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Claudia Nichols
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The U.S. basically does not support long-term care. The backbone of the "system" is family members as caregivers; the few who must reside in SNF's usually must pay via Medicaid -- which means they are forced into impoverishment. Deplorable.
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Many themes within this TED presentation by Simon Lewis: I post here to inform of what wondrous achievements medical technology can achieve, IF what is possible can be accessed. 
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Thanks to Kazan Law for sharing:
 
When a WWII vet goes to see a race.
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Any other military retirees having difficulty interacting with the DoD's Defense Finance & Accounting Service/Retired & Annuitant Pay? Please do contact me with your issues and/or solutions, especially if you reside in the Bay Area. I'm considering appealing to our formidable Congressional representative here in the Bay Area, Jackie Speier; it would help if she was aware of others in the same predicament. 
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I'm really glad that Mayor Ed Lee has gotten the message and is ready to join the fight against evictions. Although it's hard to tell exactly what he's proposing, except to try to get the state Legislature to modify the Ellis...
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Healthcare Educator and Patient Advocate
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Healthcare Education; Appeal of Healthcare Insurance Claim Denials; Audit Medical Bills; Assist Seniors with Resources for Seniors; Healthcare Research; Obtain, Organize, Review Medical Records for Comprehensiveness and Accuracy; Transitional Care Planning; Advance Healthcare Planning; Palliative Care Options; Estate Planning; Consensus Building; Public Speaking; Healthcare Literacy Outreach; Rare Disease Research; Monitor Compliance with JCAHO Best Practices.
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  • Pilot Health Advocates, Inc.
    Founder & President,, 2010 - present
    Pilot Health Advocates® helps patients and their caregivers navigate the U.S. medical maze. Your healthcare choices deserve unconditional support, whether your focus is upholding your rights as a healthcare consumer, locating resources for seniors, learning options for those with disabilities, resolving insurance issues, improving the quality of your medical treatment, obtaining pain management, or negotiating a crisis situation.
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Pilot Health Advocates® - Navigating the healthcare system with expertise.
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I'm the founder of Pilot Health Advocates® in San Francisco, California. My company's mission is to empower patients and their caregivers through education and advocacy. 
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Matt Wallace: How to prevent conflicts about medical care in your family
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Music therapists and medical and healthcare professionals will meet here in a bid to propagate music therapy in the treatment of several dis

As D.C. Struggles To House Homeless, Veterans Program Is Bright Spot
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How we can fight evictions -- at home
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Further to David Brooks’ 12/5/13 Op-Ed, “The Irony of Despair”
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The following correspondence of December 21, 2013, is best understood in context with my post of December 19: Bullies and Psychiatric Illnes

Bullies and Psychiatric Illness: David Brooks’ Shameful Op-Ed
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David Brooks' destructive, shameful, appallingly simplistic, ignorant, mean-spirited foray into the extremely complicated field of psychiatr

Medicare’s Failure to Track Doctors Wastes Billions on Name-Brand Drugs
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The failure to track doctors who shun cheaper generics racks up huge costs for taxpayers in Medicare Part D, which fills one of every four U

Black Hat: MACTANS Hacking Apple iOS with a Battery Charger - eSecurity ...
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Researchers from Georgia Institute of Technology disclose potential new vulnerability in Apple devices.

Improved Information for Stakeholders in Medicare
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The Medicare Rights Center has recently released the new website, Medicare Rights.org.This redesigned website will make it easier for benefi

Medication search - Search Help
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When you search on Google for the name of a medication, such as a prescription or over-the-counter drug, you might see a section to the righ

Behold, Curbed's Map of San Francisco's Best Secret Gardens
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With Spring in full bloom we thought it best to publish a map of some of San Francisco's best secret gardens. On our map you'll find histori

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Conard House Inc
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Conard House is one of only a few progressive organizations in the States (another being Fountain House in New York). Seeking to break the cycle of acute episodes followed by halfway houses and reverting back to hospitalization, CH provides residential living within the community, supports its residents with life-management skills (balancing checkbooks, cooking, purchasing groceries) and techniques for autonomous management (within a supportive network) so that chronically ill persons may reclaim their lives. Read more about this fabulous nonprofit on its website. Even better, make an appointment to meet with the leaders of the organization and take a tour of the housing and on-site support that restores functionality and hope to those stigmatized by psychiatric disease.
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