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National Council for Aging Care

Type: 
Web site
Description: 

 

At the National Council for Aging Care we promote education and awareness about the many considerations and issues facing seniors and their caretakers today. Aging.com is a resource hub for seniors and their families to learn more about planning for healthy aging. If you have more questions, our experts can help you find the information you need to help you make the best decisions about insurance, government assistance, and other resources

Contact information: 
National Council for Aging Care 1200 G St NW Washington D.C. 20005 Toll Free Phone: 877-664-6140 Website: http://www.aging.com/

Cancer Financial Assistance

Type: 
Web site
Description: 

American Life Fund is a national cancer financial assistance company that assists cancer patients with selling their life insurance policy for funds. These funds pay for cancer-related expenses such as medical bills, living expenses, etc. They help you leverage an asset many don't know to be liquid much like your house, car, or boat. They have helped thousands of individuals with cancer attain financial relief.

 

Contact information: 
877-261-0632

Shipley Prostate Cancer Research Center

Type: 
Web site
Description: 

The Shipley Center's website offers easy-to-follow, impartial information on practically everything anyone needs to know about prostate cancer. There’s “Prostate 101,” an overview about the prostate, information about prostate cancer and getting a second opinion, and a checklist of symptoms; information on screening; treatment options; and the state of research.

Source: 
Boston University School of Medicine
Contact information: 
mpober@bu.edu
Publish date: 
September 19, 2017

CMS Begins Reporting on Hospital Return Days!

Type: 
Web site
Description: 

What are the Hospital Return Days?

Hospital Return Days are the average number of unplanned days patients who are hospitalized for certain conditions spend back in the hospital soon after they are discharged. Hospital Return Days include time spent in the emergency department, under observation, or in an inpatient hospital unit. CMS (the agency behind Medicare & Medicaid) recently updated its Hospital Compare website to provide information on hospital return days for patients who visit the hospital for a heart attack or heart failure. A video, which is available on www.corevideos.org, provides more information on hospital return days, and why they’re important!

How is this information useful to me or my family?

This information can help you, or a loved one, learn more about your local hospital and make an informed decision when it comes to your medical care.

What other information is available on Hospital Compare?

Hospital Compare provides you with a lot of interesting information. For example, it can tell you how often people die after visiting a hospital for a certain condition, how often complications occur after certain surgeries, and how likely patients are to return to a hospital for unplanned medical care within 30 days of leaving the hospital.

Information is available for a variety of medical conditions and surgical procedures, including:
*  Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
*  Heart Attack
*  Heart Failure
*  Pneumonia
*  Stroke
*  Coronary Artery Bypass Graft (CABG)
*  Hip or Knee Replacement
Using this information, you can choose the hospital that is best for you.

For example, you can see how hospitals in your area compare with each other--and with the nation as a whole—when it comes to treating a heart attack. 

Why does CMS publicly report this information?

CMS’s goal in reporting this information is to improve health care. CMS evaluates hospital quality of care and gives incentives to hospitals to make improvements that result in better care.

How do I find this information on Hospital Compare?

You can access the website, for free, at www.medicare.gov/hospitalcompare/search.html. Enter your zip code, select a hospital (or hospitals) to compare, and view the Complications tab, Readmission & Deaths tab, or the Payment & value of care tab to see updated results.

Don’t pass up the opportunity to take advantage of this valuable information!

Free Walking group for cancer patients - North of Boston

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Meeting/Event
Description: 

This is a facebook group for people going through the same thing as I am. Recovering from Cancer. Up until December I was a workout nut. Boxing, boot camp and I ran 35 road races in 2016. I've had a double mastectomy and implants, and next is Chemo and Radiation. I want to stay active and walk as much as possible now and later back to running. I'm cleared to walk. Who wants to join me?

 

I will post every time I go for a walk. No pressure, just come walk at your own pace and get moving. 

 

I can motive YOU to get up and moving. Believe it. Do it with me.

Contact information: 
Jeannine Pelkey on facebook Emerald Walking Club on Facebook

My Adult Brain Stem Tumor Story

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Web site
Description: 

I am 37 year old and on May 27th, 2016, I was diagnosed with a Brain Stem Glioma C71.9 .Since this is a very rare tumor to find in adults, I decided it'd be a good idea to share my story and experiences.

Source: 
www.brainstemtumorlady.com
Author/Speaker/Performer: 
Angelica B
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Conversations with Scientists- Cancer: Past, Present and Future

Type: 
Audio/Video
Description: 

The first session is an audio introduction, but the other sections are informative and entertaining presentations by the researchers and faculty. The presentations cover everything from the formation of cancer cells to clinical trials. 

 

Contact information: 
Suzette M. Svoboda-Newman, M.S. Advancing a Healthier Wisconsin Endowment Research and Education Program School of Medicine Medical College of Wisconsin (414) 955-4681 snewman@mcw.edu

Reel Recovery - Midwest

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Support groups
Description: 

Reel Recovery provides free 3-day fly-fishing retreats to men with any form of cancer.  We host a retreat annuallyin September. The 2016 retreat will take place on Sept 7-9th at the Stoney Creek Hotel in Onalaska, WI.  The retreats combine fly-fishing instruction along with courageous conversations.  All accommodations, meals and gear needed are provided. More information can be obtained through reelrecovery.org

Source: 
reelrecovery.org
Contact information: 
Jeremy Southworth - Midwest Coordinator jsoutherworth@centurytel.net (608)769-5857
Author/Speaker/Performer: 
Jeremy Southworth - Midwest coordinator
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Prosthetic Breast Forms

Type: 
Organization
Description: 

We provide handmade custom prosthetic breastforms that are knitted and/or crocheted. Our breast forms are made by volunteers and are provided at no cost to anyone who has had a mastectomy or lumpectomy. Our generous volunteers buy the yarn, lovingly donate their time to produce beautiful custom forms, and pay the shipping costs. We do not accept monetary donations. All we ask is that recipients share our website information with others who may need our beautiful and truly awesome breastforms.

Only the highest quality 100% cotton fiber yarn is used, which is cooler, lighter and much more comfortable than traditional silicone prosthetics. There are color options available and recipients may choose a breastform with or without nipples. 

Contact information: 
Ginny Bender ginnybender@gmail.com
Author/Speaker/Performer: 
Ginny Bender
Publish date: 
August 17, 2015
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Hope Connections for Cancer Support

Type: 
Organization
Description: 

Hope Connections for Cancer Support helps people with cancer and their loved ones deal with the emotional and physical toll that comes with a cancer diagnosis.  We provide, free of charge,  support groups, educational workshops that provide learning opportunities and  and mind and body classes help rebuild strength and reduce the high level of stress that comes with a cancer diagnosis to cancer patients, their caregivers and survivors.

Our programs are available to anyone affected by cancer regardless of the cancer diagnosis, stage of disease, age, economic status , race, religion, sex or where they receive/received  their medical care.  We do not provide medical treatment or advice.

Publish date: 
July 17, 2015

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