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  1. Family Caregivers Placed Under A Tremendous Amount Of Financial And Emotional Stress
    18 Dec, 2018
    Family Caregivers Placed Under A Tremendous Amount Of Financial And Emotional Stress
    Family caregivers are put under a tremendous amount of financial and emotional stress.  The New York Times recently ran a story about Hollis Jackson, Jr. who became a widower at the age of 34 when his wife got brain cancer.  He had to bring up their two children, ages 4 and 7, although his mother, Susie Mae, helped.  Years later, Susie Mae has dementia and acute arthritis and now Hollis is returning the favor, becoming the primary caregiver for her.  “That’s my mom,” he told the New York Times.
  2. Medicare Part B In A Pickle Over Rising Drug Prices
    18 Dec, 2018
    Medicare Part B In A Pickle Over Rising Drug Prices
    There is no question that prescription drug prices are out of control, but getting big pharmaceutical companies to taper price increased voluntarily has been challenging.  President Trump has tried a number of tactics to get drug prices reduced, most recently with Medicare developing an “international pricing index” to use it to calculate a “target price” in the U.S. comparable to what people pay overseas.  The proposal is expected to produce a 30% reduction in spending on these drugs by
  3. Nearly 7% Of Cancer Cases In The U.S. Linked To Obesity
    18 Dec, 2018
    Nearly 7% Of Cancer Cases In The U.S. Linked To Obesity
    A new study has linked obesity to 4% of cancers worldwide.  It’s well known that obesity causes diabetes, heart disease and high cholesterol.  However, many people were unaware of the link between cancer and obesity.  The study found that the situation is even worse in the U.S. than on a global basis, with 6.9% of cancer cases in the U.S. linked to obesity, according to the study which was published in the Journal CA, a cancer journal for physicians.  13 different types of cancer were linked
  4. Big Problems Found At Assisted Living Memory Care Facilities : Unprepared For Alzheimer's Patients
    17 Dec, 2018
    Big Problems Found At Assisted Living Memory Care Facilities : Unprepared For Alzheimer's Patients
    The New York Times investigated the state of Assisted Living Facilities in three states (including California) with disturbing results.  In South Carolina, a woman with dementia slipped out of her assisted living facility and was found dead in a pond behind the facility with puncture wounds on her ear, temple, jaw and cheeks.  Her pacemaker was later found inside an alligator in the pond.  She had wandered away from her room and nobody noticed that she was missing for seven hours.  Assisted
  5. Pebble Beach, CA  Senior Caregiver Home Care Aide HCA Jobs Available All Over Monterey County
    17 Dec, 2018
    Pebble Beach, CA Senior Caregiver Home Care Aide HCA Jobs Available All Over Monterey County
    Pebble Beach, CA Caregiver Private Duty Home Care Aide HCA Senior Companion Jobs Available (Also Aromas, Big Sur, Carmel, Carmel-by-the-sea, Carmel Highlands, Carmel Valley, Castroville, Corral-de-Tierra, Del Rey Oaks, Gilroy, Gonzalez, Greenfield, Hollister, King City, Monterey, Marina, Moss Landing, Morgan Hill, Paicines, Pacific Grove, Prunedale, Salinas, Seaside, San Juan Bautista, Sand City, Soledad and Tres Pinos) Our reputation for having the best caregivers (Home Care Aides or Senior
  6. Risk Of Heart Attack High On Christmas Eve
    17 Dec, 2018
    Risk Of Heart Attack High On Christmas Eve
    Swedish researchers have found that, sadly, the number of heart attacks spike on Christmas eve.  The study, which was published in the BMJ (formerly the British Medical Journal) looked at 283,014 cases of heart attacks over a 16-year period.  They found that the risk of heart attack is 37% higher than normal on Christmas Eve, although on Christmas Day the risk drops 29%.  Other studies have found that earthquakes, hurricanes, stock market crashes, wars and high-stakes World Cup soccer matches