Dental care is something that not only has to be taken into account in childhood and adolescence. Good old age hygiene should also be observed in old age. Oral hygiene is even more important, as the enamel layer of the teeth becomes thinner as the age increases and the tooth holder also loses substance.
Who doesn't long for summer after the long, cold and often rainy time? But when the thermometer rises above 25 ° C, many are moaning. As beautiful as it may be when the sun is shining early in the morning, it can be exhausting. Especially people with cardiovascular problems suffer from heat. There are some simple tricks with which the hot time can be mastered well.
Life expectancy has increased significantly. In order to counteract the risks of aging diseases, it is only more than advisable to exercise enough.
The Sulzbach Eye Clinic in the Saar Knappschafts Clinic has implanted the new “Zephyr IOL” lens for the treatment of cataracts for the first time worldwide. With their help, the risk for a night star is significantly reduced.
No other area of healthcare has seen more reforms and profound changes than nursing in recent years. Reason enough for the Verband der Ersatzkassen eV (vdek) to ask once and discuss what the Federal Ministry of Health is currently planning and how the cost-intensive initiatives of the federal government that have already been decided are to be financed.
The deadline for submitting the vdek Future Prize 2019 is approaching: Individuals, teams, organizations and associations in the healthcare sector can still submit their applications to the Verband der Ersatzkassen e. Submit V. (vdek). The submission deadline is April 14, 2019!
With the project "YOGA with children in kindergarten and school from 5-12 years" a joint prevention and educational project of the associations of the statutory health insurance companies in Saarland and the State Institute for Pedagogy and Media (LPM) has started for the first time. The project will be funded over a period of four years by state funds and health insurance funds with a funding volume of around 100.000 euros.
In total, the replacement health insurers will give over 2019 euros in GKV community funding for self-help in 185.000 to support the socially important task of self-help. In addition, the replacement health insurers, together with the other statutory health insurers, are awarding the Saarland Self-Help Prize for the second time in 2019. Self-help groups and organizations in the field of health-related self-help can apply until May 31, 2019.
6.495 hospital beds were available to Saarland patients in 2017, and the average length of stay in inpatient treatment was 2017 days in 7,1, as in the previous year. Saarland hospitals had the highest occupancy rates nationwide. In the same year, the Saarlanders had a choice of 301 pharmacies for the supply of medicines, based on the number of inhabitants that was 3.303 inhabitants per pharmacy. Saarland still has the highest density of pharmacies nationwide in relation to residents and pharmacies.
The replacement health insurers and the Association of Statutory Health Insurance Physicians (KV) Saarland have been involved in the project "RESISTANCE AVOIDANCE BY APPROPRIATE USE OF ANTIBIOTICS IN ACUTE AIRWAY INFECTIONS" since 2017 to reduce unnecessary antibiotic prescriptions. The joint project already seems to be having an impact; since the start on July 1, 2017, the number of antibiotic prescriptions in Saarland has dropped.
The replacement funds share the disappointment of the Saarland hospital company (SKG) over the decision of the state government not to adequately increase the investment funds for the hospitals in Saarland. From the point of view of the alternative health insurers, the funds provided for in the 2019/2020 double budget are not sufficient to stop or reduce the investment backlog in Saarland clinics.
Self-help is listening, being there for each other, helping each other, being active together. To present this complexity and to give self-help a face is the goal of the nationwide photo competition of the Association of Replacement Funds. The best photos of the competition form a traveling exhibition that has been on display in the Hochwald clinics in Weiskirchen, Saarland, since November 5.11.2018, XNUMX.
More and more Saarlanders are opting for a replacement fund. In 2018, the community of Techniker Krankenkasse (TK), BARMER, DAK-Gesundheit, KKH Commercial Health Insurance Fund, hkk - Handelsealth Insurance Fund and HEK - Hanseatic Health Insurance Fund were able to gain additional insured persons.