Diagnostics
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Colon Cancer Diagnosed at Earlier Ages

Liz Seegert - February 2, 2016

Colorectal cancer is the third most commonly diagnosed cancer and second leading cause of cancer deaths in the United States. Disease risk increases with age, but those of certain ethnic…

Finance
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Poll Finds Overwhelming Support For Medicare Paying For End-Of-Life Talks

Liz Seegert - October 2, 2015

via Kaiser Health News The public overwhelmingly supports Medicare’s plan to pay for end-of-life discussions between doctors and patients, despite GOP objections that such chats would lead…

Public Health
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Multiple Lifestyle Interventions May Help Those at Risk for Alzheimer’s

Liz Seegert - July 27, 2014

image: Robert Wallce, Flickr Creative CommonsPhysical activity, nutritional guidance, cognitive training, social activities and management of heart health image: Robert Wallce, Flickr Creative CommonsPhysical activity, nutritional guidance,…

News
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Drug Risks Outweigh Benefits for Some Type 2 Diabetes Patients

Liz Seegert - July 2, 2014

For patients with type 2 diabetes – especially those over age 50 – the negative impact of side effects like weight gain and burdens like frequent insulin…

Public Health
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Most Breast Cancer Patients May Not Be Getting Enough Exercise

Liz Seegert - June 13, 2014

A new study in the journal CANCER, a peer-reviewed journal of the American Cancer Society, finds that most participants in a large breast cancer study did not…

Geriatrics
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Providers Hesitant to Discuss End-of-Life Care with Some Patients

Liz Seegert - June 11, 2014

Who should discuss end of life care with patients, and when? Who should discuss end of life care with patients, and when?Providers are unsure when to approach this…

Geriatrics
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America’s Aging Eyes

Liz Seegert - May 15, 2014

  Excerpted from my post at Covering Health, the blog of Association of Health Care Journalists. Sitting in the waiting room of my opthalmologist’s office was an…

Home Health
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Sedentary Older Women Face Greater Risk of Premature Death

Liz Seegert - January 26, 2014

We all know that exercise is crucial to better health. For older women however, that can often be challenging, particularly during the winter. We all know that…

Mark Your Calendar: 2014 ACA Dates to Know
Health Reform
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Health Reform
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Mark Your Calendar: 2014 ACA Dates to Know

Liz Seegert - January 7, 2014

Whether you signed up for a new insurance plan through one of the state exchanges, endured the glitches on the federal web site, or simply plan to…

eHealth
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Will Virtual Consults Solve the Provider Shortage?

Liz Seegert - December 14, 2013

I’ve attended several health conferences over the past couple of months and whether the conversations are about the Affordable Care Act allowing more people to get preventive…