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Month: December 2017

Understanding Common Holiday Injuries (And How To Prevent Them)
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Understanding Common Holiday Injuries (And How To Prevent Them)

'Tis the season to be jolly...and also to get injured, according to Andrew Foster, emergency medicine specialist at SSM Health in Madison, Wisconsin. Foster says that the holiday season is responsible for causing countless injuries, especially in senior citizens. "Especially when it gets slippery," Foster told Channel3000.com. "Anybody falling, but especially elderly people, so just be careful when you're shoveling and you're putting salt out." According to current data, the U.S. needs about 52,000 more primary care physicians by 2025 to meet our healthcare needs. This is largely attributed to the fact that older adults (seniors) will account for roughly 20% of the U.S. population by 2030. Foster says that thousands of people, especially elderly people, end up in the emergency roo...
3 Countertops That Are Perfect For The Eco-Conscious Homeowner
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3 Countertops That Are Perfect For The Eco-Conscious Homeowner

An international study by Unilever revealed that one-third of consumers are now buying from brands based on their social and environmental impact. Oftentimes, eco-friendliness is also a major factor when it comes to which home improvement projects homeowners are tackling as well as which materials they're choosing. Kitchen remodels are among the most common, and many homeowners want to upgrade to eco-friendly countertops but don't quite know where to begin. Here are just a few materials to consider for eco-friendly countertops. Wood Believe it or not, recycled and reclaims woods are starting to be embraced by eco-conscious homeowners nationwide. They're typically referred to as 'butcher's block' and are made of smaller pieces of wood. As a great way to use repurposed materials, butcher's...
Post ACA, Coverage For Mental Health Reaches More Individuals Than Ever
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Post ACA, Coverage For Mental Health Reaches More Individuals Than Ever

A new study from the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill shows that the likelihood of an individual to seek treatment for a mental health condition increased significantly following the implementation of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), better known as Obamacare. The study was published in the medical journal Psychiatric Services and found both specific and overall increases in mental health coverage under the ACA. Mental health patients are now 8% less likely to be uninsured, 4% less likely to report unmet needs because of cost, and 6% more likely to report a steady care source. The conclusion is that accessible mental health care results in more people seeking treatment. That said, there are still serious barriers to affordable mental health care including an intense social ...