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    The Role of the ACA in the Recent Growth of Community Health Centers

    Community health centers are the largest source of comprehensive primary care available today. The number of health centers and their capacity to serve has grown under the Affordable Care Act (ACA), largely due to increased patient revenues resulting from the expansion of Medicaid and private health insurance. The program has also drawn substantially increased direct federal investment that...

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    Using Data to Combat the U.S. Opioid Crisis

    The opioid epidemic is one of the biggest cost drivers in healthcare, especially now that drug overdose is the leading cause of accidental death in the United States. In 2014 alone, over 47,000 lethal drug overdoses occurred.

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    Managing Symptoms in Palliative Care

    Meet Marvin. Marvin is a 68-year-old retired welder who lives with his wife in their home by the ocean. He suffers from occupational emphysema, a breathing disorder, and lives most of his life in his air-conditioned living room in a recliner, watching TV. Marvin tries to avoid going outside, as the moist, warm air often exacerbates his respiratory symptoms. He develops severe shortness of...

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    What the Endrew F. Supreme Court Case Means for Public Education

    Endrew F. is a student with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). He attended public school from preschool to the fourth grade. During those years, Endrew, or Drew, received special education services including an individualized education program (IEP). An IEP is federally mandated through the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) and...

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    13 Reasons Why: They Are Talking, And We Should Be, Too

    Hype over a television show, particularly one with a riveting storyline, may seem like nothing out of the ordinary. Though I am showing my age, I recall the drama at school when everyone burst in that morning after J.R. Ewing had been shot. My graduate school classmates analyzed and overanalyzed the characters from Melrose Place. However, the impact of social media has presented a vehicle for...

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    Throwing It All Away: The Hidden Hazards of Medical Waste Disposal

    Sam and Sally have lived in their cozy home together for their entire 50-year marriage. Sam has diabetes and takes insulin, and Sally has breathing problems from a condition known as COPD. Sally also has poor blood flow in her legs which has recently caused a wound to form on her ankle. The nurse visits daily to assess Sally’s ankle wound and change the dressing.

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    Did We Create the Opioid Epidemic?

    We’ve all heard these phrases like the ones below since childhood, from people in positions of authority:

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    12 Best Practices for Actively Recruiting Senior Care Providers

    The #1 challenge senior care organizations will face this year is solving the employee recruiting crisis. If you or your recruitment team is guilty of making ‘panic hires’ and/or sitting behind a desk sifting through thousands of resumes garnered from a public job-site – you are doing it wrong!

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    CMS provides First Look at Potential New SNF Payment System

    Buh bye RUG IV, hello RCS-1? 

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    May 4th is Child Mental Health Awareness Day

    Child Mental Health Awareness Day is an annual event that shines a spotlight on the behavioral health of children, teens and young adults. Child Mental Health Awareness Day 2017, or simply “Awareness Day 2017,” is on May 4, 2017.

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