A Voter’s Guide to Healthcare Reform
by Joyce Frieden
News Editor, MedPage Today
Washington Watch 02.08.2016
MedPage Today brings you a “voter’s guide” to the candidates’ positions
on healthcare reform.
Wondering which of the presidential candidates are most likely to value the interests of those with chronic pain and illness? Thanks to MedPage Today, we have a better understanding of who stands where on health care. Unbiased reporting with facts and links to each candidate’s website make up this voter’s guide on healthcare reform.
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Your Discharge Planning Checklist:
For patients and their caregivers preparing to leave a hospital, nursing home, or other care setting
By the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services.
You and your caregiver can use this checklist to prepare for your discharge.
During your stay, your doctor and the staff will work with you to plan for your discharge. You and your caregiver (a family member or friend who may be helping you) are important members of the planning team. You and your caregiver can use this checklist to prepare for your discharge.
- Use this checklist early and often during your stay.
- Talk to your doctor and the staff (like a discharge planner, social worker, or nurse) about the items on this checklist.
- Check the box next to each item when you and your caregiver complete it.
- Use the notes column to write down important information (like names and phone numbers).
- Skip any items that don’t apply to you.
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Can Love Help People Heal?
The Community Pain Center had the pleasure of speaking with Dr. Dean Ornish at the 2014 Lifestyle Medicine Conference. We asked him, “How do we change the perspective on using love in medicine?” His response surprised us. Watch the video below to see why.
Who is Dean Ornish, MD?
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How to Enjoy the Holidays Despite Chronic Pain
By Laura Walker, CPC Content Director
Whatever your holiday plans may be we hope that a top priority is to have compassion and take good care of yourself. The holidays don’t have to be stressful. Here are some strategies for enjoying the festivities just by changing your
- Just say “NO.” If you don’t feel up to hosting the get-together, be OK with someone else taking it on.
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