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The Commonwealth Fund, a private foundation, has released its 2016 Scorecard on Local Health System Performance (LHSP). This is the foundation’s second evaluation; the first report was released in 2012. This year the scorecard measures changes in local area performance over recent years.
Ever have an idea for a new product or a solution to a problem? Most people do, but they don’t know what to do with their ideas. That’s where the Inventors Network KY comes in. The Inventors Network Kentucky is a 501c3 non-
Don’t have a garden but want to start one this spring? Then get started this winter! Go ahead and plan and plot where your garden will be. Winter is not an off-
More and more older people are returning to school these days than at any other time in history. Longer lifespans with better health, a desire for career advancement or career change and the wish to learn new things are just a few factors behind this surge of people seeking education in their golden years.
Distance makes the heart grow fonder, right? Phooey, it stinks! Forming and maintaining bonds with grandchildren long distance can be challenging and sometimes frustrating. Luckily, technology helps bridge the gap of physical distance.
Have you considered starting your own grandparent blog? Maintaining a blog can improve your life and skillsets in many unexpected ways. It will help you:
No one needs to be told the younger generations are attached to their technology. It used to just be computers, but now it’s smart phones. These days, if you want to stay in contact with your grandchildren – and sometimes even your children – you’d be wise to learn a few basic methods of keeping in touch in the digital age.
According to the National Funeral Directors and numerous other sources, the average cost of a traditional burial is presently $7,000 to $10,000. Traditional funeral services typically include embalming and dressing the body, renting the funeral home, holding a viewing, transporting the body via a hearse to the funeral site and purchasing....
Infusion therapy involves administering medications intravenously by needle or catheter rather than orally. It is used when a patient’s condition is so severe that oral medications are not effective. Injections can also be delivered into muscles or epidural routes – the membranes surrounding the spinal cord.
Medicare open enrollment starts Oct. 15 and continues until Dec. 7 this year. This is when you can enroll in or change Medicare Advantage, Medicare Supplements or Prescription Drug Plans. Medicare is the federal health insurance program for people age 65 years or older, certain younger individuals with disabilities and people....
A power of attorney (POA) is a document that allows a person or organization to manage the affairs on behalf of another individual. Most people know at least this much about POAs, but not all POAs are created equally. They all appoint an attorney-
Memory disorders are frightening and frustrating not only for the person suffering from them, but also their loved ones. Fortunately, Lexington has a unique program to help patients and their families and caregivers. More than five years ago, Greg Cooper, M.D., Ph.D., east regional president for Baptist Health Medical Group, saw the need....
An ulcer is an open sore on an external or internal surface of the body. It is caused by a break in the skin or mucous membrane that fails to heal. Ulcers in the gastrointestinal tract are the most common complaint. There are two types of gastrointestinal ulcers: duodenal and gastric.
Curiosity, exploring interests and engagement are a few crucial ingredients to healthy and happy longevity. Enrolling in a class just for the love of learning is a great way to do this. The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) at the University of Kentucky offers educational and enrichment courses, forums, shared interest groups, trips and....
Have you ever considered moving overseas to teach? Requirements vary among different countries. The highest-
Gardens are great, but they require a lot of time, labor and money. They also require land space and good soil. Container gardening skirts all these obstacles, offering reduced time, effort and costs, and can be enjoyed in an apartment or other home lacking a yard. Vegetables and herbs can be grown in containers on a balcony, patio or walkway.
Do you have a hobby? Hobbies can give meaning and purpose to your life in retirement. As Robert Putnam points out in his book, Bowling Alone, it’s easy to discount the importance of hobbies and social engagements. Putnam details the widespread decline in civic engagement, from PTA memberships to neighborhood potlucks....
Ask any grandparent what he or she enjoys doing, and he or she will probably say, “Spending time with my grandchildren.” While just being in their grandchildren’s presence and talking with them is joyful enough for grandparents, it’s even better if the time spent together fosters bonding and exploring.
The July 1 rollout of Kentucky HEALTH has been halted by U.S. District Judge James E. Boasberg. The changes would have eventually affected 480,000 adults, or one in three Kentuckians, by December. They would have required enrollees ages 19-
Having health documents in place can assure your wishes are clear. They can save your loved ones from added anguish in the aftermath of your illness or death. Without your guidance in writing, your health care treatments and last wishes could be left up to estranged family members, doctors or even judges.
High adventures on the seas and relaxing on a cruise ship make a great vacation for singles, couples or families. Many cruise lines offer distinct ships designed for these different travelers. Multi-
Homemade gifts are ideal for loved ones to whom you want to give something highly customized and personal as well as for less intimate acquaintances such as neighbors and coworkers. Your gifts can be edible or decorative or wearable – whatever you wish. Here are some suggestions.
Nothing’s finer than good food shared with good people. Whether the feasts are closely coordinated or shared potluck style, each and every holiday dish is prepared to be a standout crowd pleaser. But some dishes culminate in a caloric overload laden with decadent ingredients. It’s simple to recraft recipes to be....
A power of attorney (POA) is a document that allows one person to manage affairs on behalf of another individual. POAs appoint an attorney-
Voicemail is easy to set up – it’s quite similar to the old-
Facebook is a fun, convenient way to stay in touch with friends and family. Whether they live around the corner or in a distant corner of the world, Facebook lets you keep up with their daily activity. You can also find old friends and colleagues or make new friends with shared interests.
A do not resuscitate order (DNR) alerts all medical personnel that you do not wish to be resuscitated in case of a medical trauma. It expresses your choice to die naturally rather than be brought back to life. Emergency medical personnel must use all available measures – no matter how invasive – to save anyone’s life....
Memoirs and family histories are legacies that last generations and endure through the ages. They help both the writer and the succeeding generation of readers embrace their own identities while also giving a sense of continuum, belonging and meaning.