Get it straight: The Affordable Care Act
The American Hospital Association (AHA) is troubled by the administrative burdens placed on hospitals due to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. The AHA wrote a letter to the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform detailing its concerns and suggesting certain “standard regulatory issues that need to be simplified, modernized, or eliminated.”
Cancer projection is on the rise
A new report has projected that by 2030 the worldwide incidence of cancer will increase by 75%. Cancer trends vary by country and are based on development; countries with a low Human Development Index (HDI) experience a higher rate of cancer related to infection, such as cervical cancer. Countries with a high HDI experience higher incidences of cancer related to “westernized” lifestyles, such as lung cancer.
Saving lives at any age
A campaign was recently launched to help educate older adults about the importance of registering to become an organ, eye, or skin donor. The campaign was started to help dispel the myth that anyone over age 50 isn’t allowed to become a donor or receive a donation.
Don’t forgo dark chocolate!
A new study suggests that eating a little bit of dark chocolate (about 3.5 ounces) every day may reduce the odds of stroke and heart attack in high-risk patients.
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Organ donor considerations
Denise Atwood, JD, BSS, RN; Randy Uttley, MBAHA; and Debra Ortega, BS