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News, Opinions and Advice regarding the U.S. Home Health Care Industry

Medicare Drug Premiums Will Rise for Many

October 14th, 2006 by RespiteMatch.com

Bush and the Democrats differ, but experts say many seniors who don’t switch plans face hikes.

By Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar
Times Staff Writer

October 13, 2006

WASHINGTON — Two weeks after the Bush administration announced that Medicare prescription premiums would stay about the same next year, a new analysis by congressional Democrats indicates that for a majority of middle-class seniors, rates will jump 13% — well above the overall inflation rate. Read the rest of this entry »

Cattle ranch tied to E. coli source

October 14th, 2006 by RespiteMatch.com

Exact strain of bacteria in outbreak found in dung near spinach field.

By Dorsey Griffith - Bee Medical Writer
Published 12:00 am PDT Friday, October 13, 2006

Cow dung from a cattle operation next to a spinach field implicated in the recent E. coli outbreak has tested positive for the exact same strain that sickened 199 people and killed three in the United States in recent weeks, federal and state health officials announced Thursday. Read the rest of this entry »

Thoughts of the day

October 14th, 2006 by RespiteMatch.com

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THE DAILY MOTIVATOR
Saturday, October 14, 2006

Today is the day
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Is there something special you’ve been meaning to do? Today is the day to get started.

Is there something you know that needs to be said? Today is your chance to effectively and compellingly express it. Read the rest of this entry »

Thoughts of the day

October 14th, 2006 by RespiteMatch.com

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THE DAILY MOTIVATOR
Saturday, October 14, 2006

Today is the day
+++++++++++++++++++

Is there something special you’ve been meaning to do? Today is the day to get started.

Is there something you know that needs to be said? Today is your chance to effectively and compellingly express it. Read the rest of this entry »

Thoughts of the day

October 14th, 2006 by RespiteMatch.com

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THE DAILY MOTIVATOR
Saturday, October 14, 2006

Today is the day
+++++++++++++++++++

Is there something special you’ve been meaning to do? Today is the day to get started.

Is there something you know that needs to be said? Today is your chance to effectively and compellingly express it. Read the rest of this entry »

Lucentis Stalls Blood Vessel Growth in Macular Degeneration

October 5th, 2006 by RespiteMatch.com

By Judith Groch, MedPage Today Staff Writer
Reviewed by Rubeen K. Israni, M.D., Fellow, Renal-Electrolyte and Hypertension Division, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
October 04, 2006

Review
MIAMI, Oct. 5 — Lucentis (ranibizumab) is an effective treatment for neovascular age-related macular degeneration, according to two large randomized controlled trials.

One of the reports found that over two years, on average, patients receiving injections of Lucentis gained more than one line of visual acuity on a standard eye chart, whereas those receiving sham injections lost more than two lines.

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Funeral and Memorial Planning

October 5th, 2006 by RespiteMatch.com

Funerals and memorial services are like weddings in some respects — they are important social occasions that are done infrequently in one’s life and can be expensive. Most people don’t arrange funerals often enough to get good at it, so the mechanics of planning a service can add a lot of stress at a time when grief and bereavement can be overwhelming.
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Thoughts of the day

October 5th, 2006 by RespiteMatch.com

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THE DAILY MOTIVATOR
Thursday, October 5, 2006

Why do you?
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Why do you cling to outdated assumptions? Let them go and free your mind to be filled with more valuable, effective thoughts and perceptions.

Why do you miss out on so much of life in an attempt to maintain a sense of comfort and security? The real security comes from being willing and able to gracefully handle all of life’s ups and downs as they come your way. Read the rest of this entry »

Didn’t expect to win the Nobel Prize so soon’: Nobel laureates

October 3rd, 2006 by RespiteMatch.com

STOCKHOLM - This year’s Nobel Medicine Prize laureates, US researchers Andrew Fire and Craig Mello, said Monday they were shocked to receive the prestigious award just eight years after making the discovery for which they were honoured.
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Common Questions About Constipation

October 3rd, 2006 by RespiteMatch.com

Constipation is a decrease in the frequency that someone moves their bowels and may result in difficulty passing stool, discomfort, or worry. Constipation may occur with illness or other changes in your life. Constipation can be managed and usually prevented.

The best treatment for constipation is to prevent it.

Common Questions About Constipation
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Thoughts of the day

October 3rd, 2006 by RespiteMatch.com

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THE DAILY MOTIVATOR
Tuesday, October 3, 2006

Beyond your beliefs
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Your limits are as real as you perceive them to be. What if you changed your perceptions?

There is a world of possibilities beyond the comfortable and familiar boundaries that you’ve accepted for yourself.
Imagine going into and exploring that world. Read the rest of this entry »

Seniors at risk from drug plan gap

October 2nd, 2006 by RespiteMatch.com

A UH researcher finds that 28% cut back on medications when coverage changed
By Helen Altonn
haltonn@starbulletin.com
Seniors could cut back on or stop medications after a Medicare health plan stops covering brand-name drugs, falling into a gap nicknamed the doughnut hole, a Hawaii researcher reports.
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Alternative Treatments for Pain

October 2nd, 2006 by RespiteMatch.com

Your Health Care team may recommend that you try other treatments along with your medicine to give you even more pain relief. These treatments may even help to make your medicines work better and relieve other symptoms. It is best if you use these treatments with, not instead of, your medicine.
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Thoughts of the day

October 2nd, 2006 by RespiteMatch.com

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PLEASE NOTE: See below for a special message regarding the MONTHLY MOTIVATOR

THE DAILY MOTIVATOR
Monday, October 2, 2006

What is right
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Focus your thoughts on what is right with your life. There is so very much that you have to choose from.

Abundance is as close to you as your next thought. A thankful attitude will connect you to that abundance.
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Thoughts of the day

September 25th, 2006 by RespiteMatch.com

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THE DAILY MOTIVATOR
Monday, September 25, 2006

Well on your way
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Keep your eyes on the goal and your feet on the path. Let the long-term consequences of your efforts encourage you forward as you give your focus to the task at hand.

Any achievement is within your reach because the next step is always accessible to you. You can take that step any time you decide to do so.
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