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Sign of Medicaid Improvements to Come?

March 1st, 2013 · No Comments · Blog writing, Feature writing

In 2006, Massachusetts instituted a plan requiring its residents to have health-insurance coverage, whether from their employer or self-paid. This program is the model for the Affordable Care Act (ACA — also known as “Obamacare”). Two years earlier, the state began a program to promote coordinated health care and social services for “dual eligibles” — [...]

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Another Flu Season – Ahh, the Memories

February 28th, 2013 · No Comments · Blog writing, Feature writing

Flu season will forever remind me of my father. “That’s an odd association,” I can almost hear you saying. “Was he particularly prone to the illness? Did a particularly bad case of it hit him hard?” Well, no to both those questions –aside from all his chronic conditions, Dad was generally healthy as a horse. [...]

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Caregiving and Learning to Breathe

February 8th, 2013 · No Comments · Blog writing, Feature writing, Writing

One goes through so many emotions as a caregiver- fear, sadness, anger, joy, surprise, just to name a few- but the one emotion I probably felt most often was simply, overwhelmed. It wasn’t really until Dad already had spent six months or so in his nearby nursing home that I finally learned how to just [...]

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Managing Life’s Wounds

January 25th, 2013 · No Comments · Blog writing, Feature writing

Wound care is a tough job, for many reasons. First, there’s the “ick” factor — many of us can get squeamish around open wounds. Second, there’s a real fear that doing something wrong could mean more pain or a serious infection for a loved one. I had to meet both these reactions head-on while Dad [...]

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