Category Archives: Health reform

CDC: Severe flu season possible

The federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta released the following statement today, noting that early data suggests a potentially severe flu season this winter: Early data suggests that the current 2014-2015 flu season could be severe. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) urges immediate vaccination for anyone still unvaccinated this [...]

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Volunteer – Here are ways it’s good for you

Check out this graphic to learn how volunteering is not only good for those you help, but your own health as well.  

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Trouble with your Medicare Part D prescription denial?

If you are having trouble with your Medicare Part D prescriptions, especially if you have been denied a prescription at the pharmacy counter, you’ll want to read this statement issued today from the nonprofit consumer group Medicare Rights Center: Today Senate and House cosponsors of the Medicare Part D Beneficiary Appeals Fairness Act (S.1365 and [...]

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Elder care home oversight focus of Eggman bills

Assemblywoman Susan Talamantes Eggman, D-Stockton, just introduced two bills, AB 1571 and AB 1572, to improve oversight and standards of care at senior residential facilities. Eggman, a former social worker, is part of a coalition of legislators who have authored a package of bills known together as the Residential Care Facilities for the Elderly (RCFE) [...]

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ER Wait Watcher: Which ER will see you the fastest?

Heading to the emergency room? ProPublica provides a great tool to help. You may wait a while before a doctor or other treating professional sees you — and the hospital nearest to you might not be the one that sees you the fastest. Click here to look up average ER wait times, as reported by hospitals [...]

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