Nursing Home Initiative on Behavioral Health & Antipsychotic Medication Reduction

{music} (Dr. Patrick Conway): Good afternoon and welcome to the introductory event for CMS’ National Initiative to Improve Behavioral Health and Reduce the Use of Antipsychotic Medications in Nursing Home Residents. I’m Dr. Patrick Conway, Chief Medical Officer for the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) and Director of the Office of Clinical Standards and Quality. CMS is developing […]

The Basics of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)

(SFX MUSIC) My name is Lisa Postow and I am a program officer in the Division of Lung Diseases at NHLBI, the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute. COPD, short for Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, affects millions of Americans. Approximately 16 million people over the age of 18 are diagnosed and it is estimated that millions more have COPD without […]

Coping with chronic back pain

Back pain which has been severe or has gone on for a long time becomes difficult to cope with. It starts to affect your mood and behaviour and that in turn, affects your ability to tolerate the pain and even how strongly you feel it. It’s important to take control of your mental state. And one way is by learning […]

How to Give your Child Liquid Medication

Administering liquid medications to your child can be tricky, but taking care to give them correctly is important to the health of your child. Today, we will present to you an easy way to remember the tools needed to give medicines to your child — the 3 R’s: right medicine, right dose, and right time. Right Medicine When your child […]