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Addressing obstacles on the road to diabetes control

Addressing obstacles on the road to diabetes control

Race and ethnicity are important variables in how information is received, perceived and acted upon. By Cindy Sanders What is the best way to get—and keep—diabetic patients actively engaged in the lifelong self-management of their condition? The individual or institution that comes up with a definitive answer to that question will surely be remembered in the

Medicare Part D and patient assistance programs

Programs serve necessary purpose, subject to fraud and abuse. By Rene Savarise The Department of Health and Human Services through its Office of Inspector General (OIG) periodically issues guidance alerting the healthcare industry of problems and special areas of concern. One such area warranting the OIG’s attention is Medicare Part D and financial assistance programs created to assist eligible patients with their

New director brings new vision

Personal experience helps shape focus of breast cancer program. By Courtney Bisig From prevention and early detection to the latest in breast cancer treatment, the Norton Cancer Institute Breast Health Program is uniquely designed to care for the specific needs of women with breast cancer and related conditions. Combining the latest cancer-fighting technology with renowned patient navigation and support services, the breast health

CenteringPregnancy empowers women with high-risk pregnancies

By Elizabeth Adams With pillows propped behind their backs and workbooks in hand, a group of women in their third trimesters of pregnancy gathered at UK HealthCare’s Polk Dalton Clinic. They took turns meeting privately with a midwife. They chatted about baby movements with nurses, who measured their blood pressures. Then they formed a circle to discuss topics such as signs of labor, benefits of breastfeeding and

Eighth annual MediStar Awards introduces new format, awards and recognition.

The eighth annual MediStar Awards introduced many new changes this year, to the delight of attendees. The exclusive event held on May 13, 2014 at the Hyatt Regency Louisville, kicked off with a Volunteers of the Year reception provided by new partner, Community Health Charities. After which, attendees, and the more than 30 honorees joined MediStar guests for a pre-MediStar Awards’ ceremony cocktail reception. Guests noshed on

Bariatric design strategies

Evidence-based design respects the dignity of obese patients. By Thomas Hammer Hospitals are struggling with ways to serve the growing number of obese patients. As a result, healthcare systems are turning to design professionals for bariatric design strategies to accommodate the additional services these patients will require. In addition, healthcare organizations are being forced to change their delivery of care model in addition to the

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