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The Modern Patient’s Right to Privacy

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It used to be very clear that communications between a doctor and patient were confidential. However, as the healthcare community started relying on electronic equipment to transfer medical records, different issues arose. The federal Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act or HIPAA specifically states its respect for each patient’s right to privacy. But the true […]

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Electronically Transferred Medical Records

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Because of technological advancements, medical information and records are no longer found solely in the treating doctor’s office, but are often transferred electronically to other treatment providers, insurance companies, law enforcement agencies and government programs. As a result, should incorrect information be included in a specific patient’s file, the consequences may be much more far […]

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In Case of Emergency, Who Will Speak for You?

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If you have a medical emergency and become incapacitated or unable to speak for yourself, you will want to make sure that someone else can speak for you. Advance directives are the legal documents that identify the person or persons you have chosen to speak for you should you become incapacitated. Since seniors often have […]

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Be Sure to Get the Right Amount of Sleep

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Although most retired people are not as busy as they used to be, many report that they get very tired during the day, yet have trouble falling asleep at night. The inability to sleep is one of the most common complaints that older adults report to their treating physicians. Seniors who do not get enough […]

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Curb-to-Curb Transportation

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Anyone who cannot drive and has a disability that makes reliance on public transportation difficult may be eligible for assistance from Access Paratransit. To apply, you must call 800-827-0829 (and then Press 1).  You will be asked a few basic questions including, “What places do you usually travel and how often?” If your answers show […]

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