CMS Expands Telehealth Coverage for Audiologists- Speech-Language Pathologists

CMS has added a number of CPT codes to the list of audiology and speech-language pathology services provided by telehealth that will be covered by Medicare during the coronavirus pandemic.

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Short Bursts of Exercise Slow Cognitive Decline

Want to keep your brain sharp as you age? Exercising for as little as 10 minutes a few times per week can help stop mental decline in its tracks Continue reading

Cheese Is One of the Most Neuroprotective Foods

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  • Out of 49 whole foods, cheese was “by far” the most protective food when it comes to avoiding age-related cognitive problems
  • Those who ate cheese daily had better fluid intelligence scores over time; red wine and lamb consumption also had a favorable effect
  • The researchers concluded that modifying your daily meal plans may minimize cognitive decline while adding cheese, red wine and weekly lamb may improve long-term cognitive function
  • When you eat natural cheese, you get valuable fats, proteins, vitamins, minerals and amino acids that protect your brain and overall health; raw grass fed cheese is best in terms of nutritional punch

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Washington is Awash in New and Reintroduced Telehealth Bills

In advance of the next session of Congress, lawmakers are scrambling to file new bills or resubmit old bills that aim to expand telehealth access and coverage through and beyond the coronavirus pandemic.

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Why You Need More Omega-3

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  • According to recent research, adults with high glutamic acid decarboxylase (GAD65) antibody levels (a marker for Type 1 diabetes) and low omega-3 levels had a more than fourfold higher risk of autoimmune diabetes
  • In earlier research, GAD65-positive individuals who ate one or more servings of fatty fish per week had a 49% reduced risk of latent autoimmune diabetes compared to those who got less than one weekly serving
  • Only fatty, cold-water fish contain significant amounts of omega-3 fats. Examples include wild-caught Alaskan salmon, sardines, anchovies, mackerel and herring. Farmed salmon is among the most toxic foods available and is best avoided
  • Farmed salmon also have the nutritional drawbacks of containing only half the omega-3 of wild salmon and four to eight times less vitamin D, while having more than 5.5 times the amount of harmful omega-6
  • Processed vegetable oils are primary source of omega-6 linoleic acid (LA), but animal foods such as farmed salmon also contain high amounts of it, thanks to the fact that the animals are fed LA-rich grains. There’s evidence to suggest excessive amounts of LA play a role in most chronic diseases, especially top killers such as heart disease

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Telehealth, mHealth Make Nurses Pivotal Presence in Healthcare

Telehealth and mHealth technology have propelled the nurse from a note-taker and hand-holder to a controller and dispenser of information. And they’re using those skill to improve care management and coordination.

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Simple Virtual Solutions Promote Senior Care Beyond COVID-19

Simple Virtual Solutions Promote Senior Care Beyond COVID-19

Amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, Partners in Primary Care leaned on telehealth for continued patient care. These solutions will continuing improving care coordination for its senior population long after the pandemic has ended.

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Eating coriander protects your heart from damage

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Vitamin B12 Fights Nerve Pain and Defends Your Heart and Brain

Vitamin B12 Fights Nerve Pain and Defends Your Heart and Brain

Did you know that a deficiency in vitamin B12 could be an underlying cause of nerve pain and is associated with higher risks for heart disease and increased symptoms and severity of brain disorders? Foods rich in B12, like fish, meats and dairy, are a natural way to restore your health

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This Is the Primary Benefit of Niacin (B3)

This Is the Primary Benefit of Niacin (B3)

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  • Niacin plays an important role in photoprotection from the effect of UV radiation on DNA damage and oxidative stress and helps guard against the rising prevalence of skin cancer
  • Some research has also found long-term benefits from taking niacin that lower your risk of all-cause mortality
  • B vitamins help support your immune system. B3 is a precursor to NAD and may help prevent some of the worst COVID-19 outcomes from cytokine and bradykinin storms
  • Seek to get your B3 from food; high dose supplements may trigger a niacin flush in which your skin will get red and tingle. Although it is irritating, it is harmless

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Walnuts Can Help You Beat Stress

According to one study by researchers at Penn State University, a diet rich in walnuts and walnut oil may prepare the body to deal better with stress.

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25 Cancer Stem Cell Killing Foods Smarter Than Chemo & Radiation

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High Doses of Omega-3s May Slow Alzheimer’s Progression

Omega-3 fatty acids are known to be good for heart health, but did you know that in high doses they may also slow cognitive decline? Continue reading