Older men sometimes undergo unnecessary prostate cancer tests according to study

According to a new study published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology, many older men are undergoing PSA screening tests for prostate cancer that may be unnecessary and that may lead to unnecessary or ineffective treatment.  The conclusion in the study states: Rates of PSA screening in the United States are associated with age and […]

Four Things Seniors Need to Know About Scleroderma

Photo by Sami Keinänen -(cc) What is Scleroderma? Scleroderma is a hardening of the skin and tissue that may range from mild, localized cases to systemic cases that affect major organs. Symptoms may vary depending on the severity of the condition and which parts of the body are involved. They may include: Hard, tight, or […]

Home Health Care in Solana Beach: New Osteoporosis Treatment

Women Under Home Health Care in Solana Beach Find More Convenient Bone Fracture Prevention Doctors expect about half of all women over the age of fifty to experience a bone fracture caused by osteoporosis at some point. That is a very high statistic, especially when you consider just how painful and dangerous a bone fracture […]

News for Recipients of Home Care in San Diego County: Study shows that Avastin helps fight macular degeneration

Avastin helps fight macular degeneration: study – Sun May 8, 7:37 am ET  WASHINGTON (AFP) – The anti-cancer drug Avastin is as effective in fighting macular degeneration as Lucentis, which, however is 40 times more expensive than the cancer fighting medicine, according to results of clinical trials published in the United States. However, the costs […]

Four New Benefits for Medicare Recipients With In-Home Care

A new article in U.S.News & World Report says that the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services mailed $250 rebate checks totaling nearly $1 billion to almost 3.8 million Medicare recipients with high prescription drug costs in 2010. Medicare Part D recipients who spent more than $2,830 out-of-pocket were automatically mailed the one-time payments provided […]

Study Finds Home Care with Hospice Care Increases Quality of Life for Cancer Patients

According to a new study published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology, the Quality of Life (“QoL”) of terminally ill cancer patients and their caregivers is significantly improved when they are cared for and eventually pass away at home with hospice care than in other settings.  According to the study’s conclusion: Patients with cancer who […]