Helpful Health Care Links: November 7, 2014

Vintage Hipster Face Geometric Pattern.This week, our helpful healthcare links focus on a variety of topics — a highlight on men’s health and Movember fundraising and tips for preparing your family and friends to make medical decisions on your behalf. We also included a shocking article from Kaiser Health News that reveals a backlog of 11,000 nursing home investigations in California. All are worth your time. And, as always, if you ever come across a healthcare story that you think merits more attention, please send it our way!

California Audit Finds Backlog Of 11,000 Nursing Home Investigations

California’s public health department has failed to manage investigations of nursing homes statewide, resulting in a backlog of more than 11,000 complaints – many involving serious safety risks to patients.

How To Prepare Others To Make Medical Decisions For You

Preparing yourself or your loved ones to make medical decisions on your behalf may be difficult or uncomfortable. But no one is too young to consider the choices they may have to make when faced with failing health.

The Nations Raising The Most Money For Movember

It’s that time of year again. Movember, the annual month-long mustache-growing marathon, is kicking off around the world. Challenging men to grow mustaches to raise awareness of men’s health, the idea has gained serious Mo-mentum since it was developed in Australia back in 2003.

Can Google Find The Cure For Autism?

To fast-track autism research, Google has partnered with scientists in using data analytics to find the condition’s roots and possibly cure.

In Men’s Fight Against Aging, How Much Risk To Take?

The Food and Drug Administration is trying to decide whether or not testosterone replacement therapy is safe.


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