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Medicare Patients: Harmed By Unreported Hospital Errors, Report Finds

Posted on 01/6/2012 by | Personal Health and Well-being | Comments

Bulletin Today | Personal HealthAn alarming new federal study finds that hospital employees report only one out of seven errors, accidents and other mix-ups that harm Medicare patients while they are hospitalized. The New York Times reports that even after hospitals investigate preventable injuries and infections that have been reported, they rarely change their practices to prevent these problems from happening again, according to the study by the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). Of the 293 cases in which patients had been …

If you need another reason to eat well…

Posted on 04/19/2010 by | Archived Contributor | Comments

Personal HealthThere is this article from Vital Signs in the New York Times to help convince you! Your diet may actually lower your risk for Alzheimer’s disease.. According to a new study, older folks who ate a diet rich in “fish, poultry, fruit, nuts, dark leafy greens, vegetables like broccoli and cauliflower, and oil-and-vinegar dressing” were at less of a risk of developing the disease over a four year period than those who ate a diet higher in dairy products, butter, …

Breast Cancer Debate On Screening Older Women

Posted on 08/8/2008 by | General News | Comments

Personal HealthThe New York Times had an interesting piece on a heated debate about the fact that women in their 80s and 90s aren’t being urged to get mammograms on a regular basis.

Boomer Blog Watch: The New Old Age

Posted on 07/18/2008 by | General News | Comments

Personal HealthJane Gross of the New York Times pens a blog discussing issues impacting older Americans.