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Looking for health information for an elder. Where do I go?

Looking for health information for an elder. Where do I go?

American Geriatrics: America geriatric society, local departments of aging, local unirversities & hospitals with geriatric programmes & websites like medscape etc. ...Read more

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What all health information is protected?

What all health information is protected?

Basically all: Personal health information (phi) holds a special place in the federal hipaa law. What you share with your health care providers is confidential and can only be shared with others with your permission. Insurance companies are entitled to certain information in order to pay bills on your behalf. Also, if there is a workers' compensation claim, your right to privacy of this information is waived. ...Read more

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Is there any health evaluation model to predict the current health risk?

Is there any health evaluation model to predict the current health risk?

Physical: The only health evaluation model is a good physical and general lab tests and if indicated X-rays. There are certain blood biomarkers available to predict ones susceptibility to certain cancers and other diseases ...Read more

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What is health information privacy vs conficentiality?

What is health information privacy vs conficentiality?

Same thing: Hipaa (health information portability & accountability act) is the name of the us federal law controlling the confidentiality of medical records. The basic idea is that your med records are yours, so you have the right to say who can & can't see them, but the law also makes it easier for all of the doctors who are treating you to share information appropriately so things don't get missed. ...Read more

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Improving Oral Health (Checklist)

Keep sugars and sticky starches to a minimum
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Improving Nail Health (Checklist)

Cut the nails straight across
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Do not dig into the corners when cutting nails
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Avoid harsh chemicals
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