Sedentary Older Women Face Greater Risk of Premature Death

We all know that exercise is crucial to better health. For older women however, that can often be challenging, particularly during the winter. But getting up and moving around for even 10 minutes at a time, several times a day, has a positive effect on all-cause mortality, according to a new study in the American…

Mark your calendar – 2014 ACA dates to know

Whether you signed up for a new insurance plan through one of the state exchanges, endured the glitches on the federal web site, or simply plan to keep the health insurance you already have, everyone will be affected by at least some Affordable Care Act provisions. Here are some key issues to be aware of […]

Will Virtual Consults Solve the Provider Shortage?

I’ve attended several health conferences over the past couple of months and whether the conversations are about the Affordable Care Act allowing more people to get preventive care, using more home care instead of institutional care, or caring for our aging population, one topic that consistently comes up is the projected shortage of primary health […]

Long Term Care Commission Report Falls Short

This blog post first appeared on HealthCetera, from the Center for Health, Media & Policy at Hunter College, where I’m a Senior Fellow. The Federal Long Term Care Commission issued its final report last week –adopting 28 recommendations addressing home and community based care, increased support for family caregivers, better workforce training and compensation, and a push away […]