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Better Care Needed for Sepsis Patients

Health-care practitioners need to provide more individualized care to patients who have suffered sepsis so they won’t have to be readmitted to a hospital, researchers said.

A study published in JAMA looked at data from 2,6000 survivors of sepsis, a critical illness that shuts down internal organs following an infection. About 42 percent of the patients returned to the hospital within three months.

Help for Navigating The Medicare Maze

Navigating the Medicare system can be frustrating and even frightening for many people, but the National Council on Aging has created an improved site to make it easier.

Water Wisely for a Beautiful Garden and Landscape

By Melinda Myers

Too much or not enough water and never when you need it. That seems to be the long time plight of gardeners. Add to this extended droughts, flooding and watering bans.  What is a gardener to do? Become a water-wise gardener.

BP Screenings Beyond Your PCP’s Office Improve Hypertension Detection

Expanding blood pressure screenings to non-primary care settings can help identify more patients with high blood pressure, commonly called hypertension, and could contribute to better hypertension control and management, according to a Kaiser Permanente study published March 13th 2015 in The Journal of Clinical Hypertension.

This is Your Brain on a Mozart Violin Concerto

According to a study done at the University of Helsinki in 2015, listening to classical music enhances the activity of genes involved in dopamine secretion and transport, synaptic neurotransmission, learning and memory, and down-regulates the genes mediating neurodegeneration. Several of the up-regulated genes have previously been shown to be responsible for song learning and singing in songbirds.

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