Thursday, Apr 24, 2014

Health

LeBlanc: Are you prepared for the possibility of alzheimer's?

I am the first to agree that no one wants even to imagine a dementia related disease entering his or her family's life. Speaking from firsthand experience, I truly hope that it never does. However, this is a "What if?" conversation everyone should ha...
Published: 04/20/14
Medicare: CMS giveth and CMS taketh away

Medicare: CMS giveth and CMS taketh away

For all who commented on the Feb. 4 CMS call letter... Medicare Advantage plans did get a minor uptick of about .4 percent. The comment period ended April 7 when the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services made the announcement. Many plans regarde...
Published: 04/20/14
Mother of autistic son ready to help others facing struggle

Mother of autistic son ready to help others facing struggle

Raising a child with autism, while challenging, is somewhat easier today than a few years ago when little was known about the neurological disorder that affects one in 68 young people.
Published: 04/19/14
The challenges of keeping autistic child on task

The challenges of keeping autistic child on task

EDITOR'S NOTE: This is the second in a series of four stories focusing on autism that will be featured in Hernando Today's Health & Fitness section during the month of April, which is Autism Awareness Month.
Published: 04/12/14
Updated: 04/13/14

LeBlanc: Finding a happy medium when managing dementia

Caregivers of dementia patients also easily can be called "managers." Believe me, there are countless matters that need management. But even with all the doom and gloom, I have found a bright spot! I have met and befriended several people, diagnosed ...
Published: 04/13/14

The changing face of aging

Growing old is inevitable. But how we approach aging and the complexities of planning for aging can make a huge difference in the quality of our lives in years to come, and in the emotional burden we place on our family.
Published: 04/13/14
Spring Hill doctors received highest Medicare reimbursements

Spring Hill doctors received highest Medicare reimbursements

TAMPA - Two Tampa clinical labs received the highest Medicare payments in the state for 2012, according to long-awaited data on the government insurance program for older people, and three doctors from the same Spring Hill practice received the highe...
Published: 04/10/14
Twins with severe PDD pose special challenge

Twins with severe PDD pose special challenge

EDITOR'S NOTE: This is the first in a series of four stories focusing on autism that will be featured in Hernando Today's Health & Fitness section during the month of April, which is Autism Awareness Month.
Published: 04/05/14
Updated: 04/06/14
Wever: Life requires us to bounce back

Wever: Life requires us to bounce back

Got bounce?
Published: 04/06/14

LeBlanc: When a dementia patient is hospitalized

Without any doubt or hesitation we now can declare that maintaining a daily routine for dementia patients is vital. But when something happens and a hospital visit is required, their world will be turned upside down and, if you are the caregiver, so ...
Published: 04/06/14

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