GETTING HELP WITH YOUR TREATMENT

Patient Access Network Foundation (PAN) is committed to helping patients in need get access to their medications by providing co-payment assistance. Patients can submit their application online by answering basic questions. Please check the specific disease page to see if funding is currently available. Please note that only eligible patients … [Read more...]

SWALLOWING DIFFICULTIES – A SERIOUS PROBLEM

SYMPTOMS, THERAPIES & TIPS Especially during the holidays, swallowing issues need to be kept in check. Drinking plenty of fluids is critical, however, drinking the right texture of fluid is also critical. Liquid that is too thin for some swallowers will increase choking and cause aspiration as well as aspiration pneumonia. It is estimated … [Read more...]

IMPORTANT DECISION AFFECTING OVERTIME PAY TO HOME CARE WORKERS

By Ronald Fatoullah, Attorney at Law Effective October 13, 2015, home care workers (home health aides, personal care aides and certified nursing assistants) will be subject to the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) rules, which offer minimum wage and overtime wage protections.  The 1974 Amendments to the FLSA exempted certain categories of … [Read more...]

PRE-DISPUTE NURSING HOME ARBITRATION CLAUSES

Proposed Rule Could Undermine Last Remaining Defense for Individuals Seeking Re-Establishment of Constitutional Right to Trial Washington, DC — An NPR article published in October, “Suing a Nursing Home Could Get Easier Under Proposed Rules” by Ina Jaffe, brings to light the issue of elder abuse in long-term care facilities and how pre-dispute … [Read more...]

WHAT YOUR PEE IS TELLING YOU

By Everyday Health Guest Columnist Troy Sukkarieh, MD, Published Apr 6, 2015 There is no perfect urine. Your quality and quantity of your urine can change based on your health and lifestyle. However, it’s important to know what is normal for you. This way, you can relay any serious or bothersome changes to your doctor. Urine has been a useful … [Read more...]