The Unexpected Acrobat

The Unexpected Acrobat By Joan Aragone   Maybe it was the cold weather, or the polluted air, or what seemed an unending color scheme of brown, navy and black, but on this winter Sunday in Beijing, I needed a break. It was the late 1980’s and I’d been teaching in a university program with excellent [...]

Are you “admitted” or “under observation” at the hospital?

Health and Aging News, February 27, 2015 Today’s blog highlights an important but little known regulation regarding hospital stays for patients on Medicare. On the books since 2008, the rule makes a distinction between patients who are “admitted” to a hospital and those who are “under observation.” It’s important to understand the difference. Otherwise, financial [...]

Documentary on Alzheimer’s, News on Nursing Home Inspections

Notes on Health and Aging September, 2014 By Joan Aragone MOVING DOCUMENTARY ON ALZHEIMER’S TO AIR SEPT. 8 A year after New England wife and mother Pam White began a memoir of her late mother’s diagnosis of early-onset Alzheimer’s Disease, White herself, then 61, was diagnosed with the disease. Her mother Marian Williams Steele (1915-2001) [...]

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