Serving the Sandwich Generation
Modern Health Talk is about TECHNOLOGY Solutions for safe and healthy living at home. We’re passionate about Universal Design principles, Universal Broadband Adoption, and connecting people with assistive technologies and home health solutions that enable independent living.
Our target audience is the empty-nested baby boomer whose time is split between her adult children (and grandchildren) and her elderly parents, often as an unpaid caretaker, motivated by love, duty, and a need to preserve family assets. This growing demographic also has a new appreciation of their own own mortality.
We know already that you’re relatively affluent & tech savvy, because you found us online and are likely looking for ways for you or a loved one to stay safe, healthy & happy at home as long as possible. You may also be looking to downsize or remodel a home and value features that will help you to stay there and age-in-place.
The Modern Health Talk community is positioned between Online Support Groups and Technology Websites. Our blog features hundreds of useful Articles, and we have the web’s most extensive list of online Resources.
Modern Health is a confluence of innovations and trends addressing the rising costs of medical care as our population ages, including:
- Reforms to Medical Care Delivery & Payment Systems and the Laws Regulating Them
- Prevention through Health & Wellness
- Personal & Electronic Medical and Health Records
- Mobile Apps and on-the-go access to Health Info & Services
- Remote Monitoring of Medical & Environmental Sensors
- Innovative Technologies and new In-home Medical Devices
- Assistance Devices that Overcome Disabilities
- Universal Design in Products & Homes that work well for Everyone
- Patients Connecting Online with their Family, Caregivers & Doctors
- Inspiring Stories about Individual Use of these Modern Technologies
To explore and share information about Modern Health Solutions:
- Read the ARTICLES (see tab above) or browse by category, date, title, or tags (right);
- Search the entire site by Keyword or Phrase (top right);
- Reply to articles to add Comments & ask Questions;
- Share your own articles, and include any pictures to post;
- Assess your health and that of your family and home, to see how Safe it; and
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5 Most Recent ARTICLES:
- Obamacare: What’s at Stake if it’s Repealed By Kathleen Sebelius, Secretary of Health and Human Services More than three years ago, Congress passed the Affordable Care Act and President Obama signed it into law. Last year, the Supreme Court upheld it. Millions of Americans have already benefited from its provisions, and millions more are looking forward to benefits that will soon go into effect. And in November, the American people re-elected the president as an affirmation of the law’s promise that no person should go broke if they get sick. Yet today, for nearly the 40th time since it’s been the law of the land, House Republicans staged yet another repeal vote in their latest attempt to turn back the clock on progress and deny Americans health insurance coverage they can count on. For the 37th time, Congress is voting to repeal the health care law, the Affordable Care Act. Learn what’s at stake for Americans if the law were repealed. Here’s what Americans would lose if repeal actually happened: Repeal Decreases Access ...
- Healthcorpus, an avatar to cure miscommunication Do you have an ache or health question? Would you like to know more about a body part or learn more about a health topic? With healthcorpus, you can click anywhere on the virtual body to show where it hurts and describe symptoms. That way you can better describe your condition to family, friends or your doctor. You and your doctor can also use healthcorpus to find the most relevant medical articles and information related to your selection. Create a page and edit text – Start writing your health-related pages straightaway. Format as you like, include images and link to content on the web. Click body to add a marker – Browse the human anatomy, find relevant body parts and click to mark the locations you want to highlight. Drag marker to text – Drag and drop the marker into your text to link your note with the body. Keep it private or share it – Once your page is written, you can keep ...
- Top 5 ways Getting Older gets us down By Sandy Getzky Few things in life are guaranteed, yet getting older seems to come with some rather predictable frustrations. I’ve assembled the top five ways that getting older can bring us down — and how to get over all that and live life to the fullest. Remember that no matter how drab things get: getting older always beats the alternative. 1. Body Pains “Sometimes I call my grandson for a joint to help the joint pain” As we get older we are constantly worried about: “what will go next?” These days it seems like hands go first. Typing becomes slower and more painful. Growing up I was told a stiff handshake was a sign of a strong, assertive individual. Now I meet people and just hope they go for the hug and spare my fragile digits. Then comes (or goes) the hips — if I had a nickel for every person over 50 who complained about their hips I’d have at least enough to pay for ...
- Secret Hospital Charges Now Revealed, Wide Disparities Hospital Prices No Longer Secret As New Data Reveals Bewildering System, Staggering Cost Differences By Jeffrey Young and Chris Kirkham When a patient arrives at Bayonne Hospital Center in New Jersey requiring treatment for the respiratory ailment known as COPD, or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, she faces an official price tag of $99,690. Less than 30 miles away in the Bronx, N.Y., the Lincoln Medical and Mental Health Center charges only $7,044 for the same treatment, according to a massive federal database of national health care costs made public on Wednesday. I encourage you to read the rest of the article and join in the conversation here at HuffPost. What follows is one more snippet from the article any my personal perspective. Overhaul of Taxes & Fees Upper-Income Households — Starting Jan. 1, individuals making more than $200,000 per year, and couples making more than $250,000, will face a 0.9 percent Medicare tax increase on wages above those threshold amounts. They’ll also face an additional 3.8 percent tax on ...
- TIME & SLEEP — America’s Real Deficit Crisis By Arianna Huffington (comment at Huffington Post) Are you busy right now? Are you already behind on what you wanted to accomplish today? Or this week? Or this year? Are you hoping this will be a short post so you can get back to the million things on your to-do list that are breathing down your neck? Okay, I’ll get on with it: Our culture is obsessed with time. This is our real deficit crisis, and one that, unlike the more commonly discussed deficit, is actually getting worse. In order to manage time — or what we delude ourselves into thinking of as managing time — we rigidly schedule ourselves, rushing from meeting to meeting, event to event, always just a little late and trying to save a bit of time here, a little bit there. We download apps for “productivity” and eagerly click on links promising time-saving life-hacks. We fear that if we don’t try to cram as much as possible into ...