Posts Tagged ‘healthcare’

Using Medicaid to Get Needed Home Care

Written by NY Press on . Posted in Healthy Manhattan, News Our Town, News West Side Spirit, Our Town, Special Sections, West Side Spirit

By Roy Herndon Smith People often call a geriatric care manager when they are in crisis. Unfortunately, lack of information or faulty information about Medicaid often contributes to the crises. For example, George’s 85-year-old father, Tom, who was healthy and living alone, was out shopping when he stumbled, fell and could not get back on [&hellip
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House Calls in the 21st Century

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By Laura Shin Dr. Alexander Krishtul began visiting his patients in their homes several years ago as a favor. It became so popular that he made it a regular part of his business. Today, house calls are a defining part of his practice and are also his favorite. “I love it,” said Krishtul, physician at [&hellip
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Understanding Artificial Insemination and IVF

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by Laura Shin Trying to conceive a baby can be a challenging time for some couples, and when it comes to understanding the different fertility treatments that are available, it can be even more stressful. In vitro fertilization (IVF) is an effective and well-known procedure. It involves removing eggs from the woman’s body, fertilizing the [&hellip
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Tapped In

Written by Megan Finnegan Bungeroth on . Posted in News West Side Spirit, Notes From the Neighborhood west side spirit, West Side Spirit

NeighborhoodChatter Compiled by Megan Bungeroth & Amanda Woods UWS Slasher Convicted A state Supreme Court jury found Upper West Side resident Julian Kurita guilty of second degree murder last week. Kurita was convicted of killing his father, Fumitaka Kurita, in their shared Upper West Side home on July 19, 2010. That night, police received a 911 [&hellip
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Myths About Medicaid

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Lunch at Retirement Home Myth: I cannot become eligible for Medicaid because my assets are too high. Fact: Applicants for Community Medicaid in New York State must have less than $14,250 (for a single person) or $20,850 (combined assets for a married couple). An applicant’s residence does not count as an asset if the market value of the home, [&hellip
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Health Care Fantasies and Realities: ‘Obamacare’ debate overlooks how the healthcare system actually works

Written by Josh Rogers on . Posted in Breaking News, Opinion and Column, Opinion Our Town, Opinion West Side Spirit, Our Town, West Side Spirit

By Josh Rogers John Edwards’ name resurfaced in the news last week with a report that he was a client of the Upper East Side’s “Millionaire Madam” during his 2008 presidential campaign. Regardless of the truth in the allegation, there was a better reason to bring him up again. It’s hard to remember, but before [&hellip
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Notes from the Neighborhood

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Ahigial Lee Zhou plays chess at the P.S. 6 Chess Tournament 2012 on March 11. Compiled by Megan Bungeroth and Grace Ragi HOSPITAL APPOINTS LGBT HEALTH LEADER Beth Israel Medical Center announced this week the appointment of nationally recognized LGBT health expert Barbara E.Warren, PsyD, as director of its newly established LGBT Health Services program. Warren will work to develop partnerships between the hospital and local LGBT organizations and continue [&hellip
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