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Medicare Changes Mean Lower Drug Costs

By : on : October 9, 2018 comments : (Comments Off on Medicare Changes Mean Lower Drug Costs)

Good news: Changes made this summer to physician-administered and Part B medications should result in lower costs for patients. In August, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced that it will provide Medicare Advantage (MA) plans the ability to apply step therapy for these drugs in a manner that both decreases costs and […]

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Treating Incontinence After Prostate Surgery

By : on : September 21, 2018 comments : (Comments Off on Treating Incontinence After Prostate Surgery)

Experiencing urinary incontinence after prostate surgery is a common occurrence, with nearly 70 percent of men having some loss of bladder control for up to two years after the procedure. Although the condition can be embarrassing, it’s possible to limit the side effect with physical therapy, which aims to strengthen the pelvic floor muscles. These […]

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Improve Your Quality of Life During Healthy Aging Month

By : on : September 19, 2018 comments : (Comments Off on Improve Your Quality of Life During Healthy Aging Month)

Now in its second decade, Healthy Aging Month is marked each September as a reminder that there is no time like the present to start living better and enjoying life at each stage. Much of what is celebrated during the month is the belief that aging doesn’t have to mean we lose our independence – […]

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Why Seniors Need Immunizations, Too

By : on : August 14, 2018 comments : (Comments Off on Why Seniors Need Immunizations, Too)

When most people think of immunizations, they think of children. The truth is that senior citizens can also greatly benefit from getting vaccinated to help prevent the risk of illness from infectious diseases. Because their immune systems may not be as robust as younger adults, seniors can be especially susceptible to complications from diseases that […]

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Medical IDs: The Most Important Piece of Jewelry

By : on : August 5, 2018 comments : (Comments Off on Medical IDs: The Most Important Piece of Jewelry)

For those with certain major health conditions, the decision to wear a medical ID bracelet can save their life. First responders are trained to look for medical IDs when treating someone during an emergency. Usually found around the wrist or neck, the IDs can alert medical personnel to health conditions, medications taken, allergies or treatment […]

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Walk & Talk on Health & Wellness

By : on : August 15, 2018 comments : (Comments Off on Walk & Talk on Health & Wellness)

Join us on August 20th at 2:30 at Perrysburg Commons for a walk and talk about health and wellness with ProHealth Physician Assistant Sara Martino. There’s no need to register and the public is welcome to attend.

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Getting a Reluctant Patient on Board with In-Home Health Services

By : on : July 20, 2018 comments : (Comments Off on Getting a Reluctant Patient on Board with In-Home Health Services)

Although the benefits of home health care are well established, your loved one may still resist the idea of having medical professionals provide services in their home. Reasons for resisting home health care services can vary widely. It could be that the patient doesn’t think their health care needs are that extensive, they’re afraid of […]

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Embracing Independence with Home Care

By : on : July 18, 2018 comments : (Comments Off on Embracing Independence with Home Care)

In-home physician care, physical therapy and mobile diagnostics and radiology services allow people to get the professional medical attention they need in the comfortable environment they want – their own home. Utilizing home health care services actually provides independence to the patient and the caregiver, assuring both that the patient has another set of eyes looking […]

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The Benefits of Home Health Care

By : on : June 25, 2018 comments : (Comments Off on The Benefits of Home Health Care)

The numbers don’t lie – a new report finds that about 70% of home health patients in Ohio become more mobile after receiving care. The Commonwealth Fund’s 2018 Scorecard on State Health System Performance revealed that this key measure of home health care rose significantly throughout the country. Ohio’s percentage has risen 10% over the […]

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Help Seniors Stand Up to Falls

By : on : June 21, 2018 comments : (Comments Off on Help Seniors Stand Up to Falls)

One way to follow National Safety Month’s theme to “Keep Each Other Safe” is to take steps to protect senior citizens against falls in their homes. ProHealth knows that senior falls are a growing problem. Each year, more than one out of four people age 65 and older fall, but less than half of them […]

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