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November 28, 2023 | Volume XII | Issue 48

Applying an Evidence-Based Approach to Comprehensive Dementia Care Under the New GUIDE Model

Health Affairs reports:

In July 2023 the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation (CMMI) announced a new alternative payment model (APM) to cover the delivery of comprehensive dementia care called Guiding an Improved Dementia Experience (GUIDE) Model. The GUIDE Model was carefully crafted by CMMI through consultation with national experts and people with lived experience with dementia, including those with cognitive symptoms and their caregivers. This new payment mechanism can improve access to effective care for people living with dementia and their caregivers. It will provide participating sites (health systems, medical groups, and community-based organizations) with a...

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Fauci Now Says Americans Should Get to Choose if They Want to Take the Covid Vaccine

Jonathan Miltimore

New data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention show COVID-19 cases are again rising in some parts of the country.

The CDC’s map indicates that several states are experiencing a “substantial increase” in cases (more than 20%), including Texas , New Mexico, Kansas, and Nebraska, which saw a 57.3% spike from the previous week.

The local surges in COVID are a reminder that although the pandemic is over for many of us mentally, the virus continues to take its toll. Throughout September and October, more than a hundred Americans died every day from COVID on average, according to statistics. And history suggests those numbers will increase sharply during the winter months of January and February.

Despite this, there is little talk of reinstating the various draconian measures the government used to enforce compliance from 2020 to 2022. Indeed, even Dr. Anthony Fauci is singing a different tune.

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China says a surge in respiratory illnesses is caused by flu and other known pathogens

AP reports via Local10.com:

BEIJING – A surge in respiratory illnesses across China that has drawn the attention of the World Health Organization is caused by the flu and other known pathogens and not by a novel virus, the country's health ministry said Sunday.

Recent clusters of respiratory infections are caused by an overlap of common viruses such as...

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Researcher explains connection between ultra-processed foods and depression

PBS NewsHour

The food we eat affects us in many ways. A recent study from Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School found a link between the consumption of ultra-processed foods and an increase in the risk of depression. Ali Rogin speaks with Olivia Okereke, an associate professor of psychiatry at Harvard Medical School who worked on the study, to learn more.

View the video HERE.

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