Exercise and Bone Health. Oftentimes, my patients ask me the question: How does exercise improve my overall bone health? Frequently, they are familiar with the benefits of exercise, in terms of reducing the risk for heart disease and stroke, and preventing obesity. However, not as well understood is the importance of exercise and bone health, using regular physical activity in building and maintaining healthy bones.
Prevent hip fracture with these 4 tips. This is important information to share with your loved ones over holiday visits! Hip fractures are serious injuries that most often occur in people aged 65 and older. Women are especially vulnerable to hip fractures with approximately 70% of hip fractures occurring in females. Most hip fractures require surgery, hospitalization, and a considerable amount of rehabilitation. Read more on how to prevent hip fracture in this article by guest blogger Dr. Adam Rana of Maine Medical Partners.
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Bundled payments for care improvement initiative: the next evolution of payment formulations: AAHKS Bundled Payment Task Force.
The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act contains a number of provision for improving the delivery of healthcare in the United States, among the most impactful of which may be the call for modifications in the packaging of and payment for care that is bundled into episodes.