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One of FBI's most wanted terrorists captured in Somalia

CNN World - 10 hours 21 min ago
A Somali-American on the FBI's Most Wanted Terrorists list has been captured, Somali intelligence officials said Tuesday.
Categories: International News

Building a Better Bridge From Hospital to Home Health Care

Lifestyles - 10 hours 24 min ago
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(NewsUSA) - There are many things that American health care professionals do well, but transitioning patients from hospital to home still isn't one of them.

From anxiety about at-home care to confusion with instructions and medications, to lack of appropriate equipment, coupled with little to no communication between doctors and patients, it's no wonder that hospital readmission rates remain at an all time high, according to a 2012 report from the Alliance of Community Health Plans.

A Pittsburgh-based health care services company, however, believes this doesn't have to be the case. Instead, a new program by AdvaCare is helping patients and doctors come together.

"By becoming an advocate for both patients and physician's, AdvaCare has found a way to bridge treatment for patients from hospital to home and help reduce overall health care costs," said AdvaCare Home Services President Tammy Zelenko.

Zelenko noted that the Patient Partner Program, which recently launched, decreases health care costs for patients by reducing the number of hospital readmissions, emergency room visits, and additional health complications that can occur during the hospital-to-home transition.

No small undertaking, but a necessary one since, according to the report, the U.S. loses $26 billion annually in Medicare readmissions, which means that AdvaCare's program could be just what the doctor ordered.

And if insurance won't cover the cost of a home health care provider, be prepared for some sticker shock. According to disabled-world.com, depending on what city you live in, the average out-of-pocket expense of hiring a home health care aide is $29 an hour or $18,000 a year for someone to come in three times a week for 12 months. In Los Angeles, the price tag goes up to $50 per hour.

For its part, AdvaCare helps patients with the transition from hospital to home by monitoring its patients and providing detailed, individualized patient care plans and in-home assessments.

"The program offers physicians and doctors an additional route that helps save lives and money," Zelenko said. "The focus is not only to help patients adjust to their diagnoses, but to make lifestyle changes, and educate them on their chronic diseases. Through this level of dedication, AdvaCare is helping hospitals avoid costly readmission penalties, allowing more involved patients to better manage their healthcare," she said.

For more information, visit www.advacarehsppp.com.

Rapist on victim: 'She should just be silent and allow rape'

CNN World - 10 hours 27 min ago
The father of a New Delhi gang rape victim, whose shocking attack on a public bus provoked outrage around the world, is calling for the immediate execution of the convicted rapists after one of them blamed the dead woman and told documentary filmmakers that "she should just be silent and allow the rape."
Categories: International News

Iran: Netanyahu trying to disrupt nuclear talks

CNN World - 10 hours 28 min ago
As much as Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu wants to convince U.S. politicians to be wary of a nuclear deal with Iran, he has two other big players he also wants to sway -- Iranian officials and his own people.
Categories: International News

Over 500 Pakistani parents arrested for ...

CNN World - 10 hours 34 min ago
Police have arrested at least 513 parents in the northwestern Pakistani city of Peshawar for not allowing their children to get the polio vaccine, an official said Tuesday.
Categories: International News

Best Buy is not the next RadioShack

Business News - 10 hours 41 min ago
Best Buy is not RadioShack. It's turnaround is legit.

Bulldogs Travel To Vanderbilt Looking For Sweep

Bulldog Beat - 10 hours 51 min ago
STARKVILLE, Miss. – With the 2014-15 campaign nearing an end, Mississippi State plays its final road game Wednesday at Vanderbilt before playing host to Missouri Saturday in the regular-season finale at Humphrey Coliseum.

iPhone is back to being the world's top selling smartphone

Business News - 11 hours 31 sec ago
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Zakaria: Netanyahu sets a bad precedent

CNN World - 11 hours 2 min ago
CNN's Fareed Zakaria explains the issues surrounding Benjamin Netanyahu's upcoming speech at congress.
Categories: International News

Deposits Being Accepted Now For New Dudy Noble Field

Bulldog Beat - 11 hours 4 min ago
STARKVILLE, Miss. – Seat and premium area deposits can now be made toward the new Dudy Noble Field as Mississippi State Athletics unveiled pricing information for fans on Tuesday. The new $40 million project aims to remake the Bulldogs' home ballpark into the finest in college baseball.

'Orange Is the New Black' returns

CNN Entertainment - 11 hours 10 min ago
Netflix announced the return of "Orange is the New Black" in June. If you're new to the show, allow us to catch you up on who's who in the Litchfield Correctional Facility.
Categories: Entertainment News

The disturbing consequences of ultra-connectivity

Business News - 11 hours 27 min ago
Smartphones and mobile devices have given each of us a 'second brain,' allowing us to navigate new cities without getting lost and speak fluently in different languages.

Who is Benjamin Netanyahu?

CNN World - 11 hours 31 min ago
CNN's Elise Labott profiles the Israeli Prime Minister.
Categories: International News

Obama attacks Netanyahu's credibility

CNN World - 11 hours 33 min ago
The differences between President Barack Obama and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu were on display Monday when the two offered dramatically divergent takes on a nuclear deal with Iran -- even as Netanyahu struck a conciliatory tone during his visit to Washington.
Categories: International News

Lethal injection explained

Health - 12 hours 5 min ago
As manufacturers cut off supplies of lethal injection drugs, states look for new drug combinations for executions.
Categories: Health

IHOP declares 'national pancake day'

Business News - 12 hours 10 min ago
Dig in: It's national pancake day.
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