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what all services does home-based healthcare assistance cover?

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Dr. Peter Kurzweil
Internal Medicine 50 years experience
Very little, but...: The key to good health is to remove the fear, the anonymity, the loneliness, the isolation inherent in the settings one is in: most hospitals, most assisted living home, most nursing homes, most group homes, many doctor centers. The demise of the family unit and all the things inherent in that, are all on the rise. Home is where the heart is; we've lost our way. Can we find our metaphorical home?

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How can I evaluate the quality of online healthcare material?

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Superb question: Becone an experienced, knowledgable, wise, well-read and educated physician... Well, i suppose that answer is not very helpful. The most important assessment of the material is an assessment of the source. Reliable sources generally come out of well respected institutions, that have oversight committees that evaluate all before publishing, usually preceding on-line; 2 examples: jhh journal, nejm.
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Yes and healthtap helps. You know that only licensed physicians can answer and the system of agrees helps demonstrate validated information.
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