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How to Save Money on Prescription Medications

Prescription medications can be frighteningly expensive, even with insurance coverage. Have you ever suffered sticker shock? It’s happened to me on several occasions, including a co-pay of $450 for a medication we didn’t even end up using! These high prescription medication prices are hurting our collective health and our wallets. How widespread and serious is […]

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The Benefits of Participating in Hospital Rounds

I’ve been shouting this message from my rooftop for years* – patients who communicate effectively and actively engage in their care have better outcomes and a reduced risk of medical errors. However, for hospitalized patients, this can be tricky. Ideally, doctors would include patients and/or family members in their daily “rounds” conversations. But, not all hospitals […]

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Top Innovations in Medicine for 2019 – part 2.

What’s on the horizon for medicine that will change the way doctors treat patients? Every year Cleveland Clinic gathers opinions from their doctors and researchers to determine a list of 10 innovations in medicine they think will shape healthcare for the coming year and beyond. Today’s post covers the innovations 6-10 for 2019. Read last week’s post […]

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Can you Trust a Nurse Practitioner? Yes!

Nurse practitioners (NPs) provide care in doctors’ offices and hospitals throughout the US. You might have an NP whom you see on a regular basis, or you might see an NP when your doctor’s schedule is booked solid. Can you trust a nurse practitioner to provide high quality care? Do they know what they are […]

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Five Benefits of Telemedicine

Perhaps there is no specialist near you who can treat your condition. Maybe you are frail and weak, and therefore can’t manage a trip to the doctor’s office. Or, perhaps you don’t have transportation, can’t find affordable transportation, can’t get out of work, or have caregiving responsibilities. There are countless reasons that make traveling to […]

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Dangers in Hospitals

We go to the hospital for care and recovery. Certainly no one wants to get sicker in the hospital, but it happens more often than most people realize. There are dangers in hospitals, and other healthcare facilities, that can cause serious harm, even death. Each year ECRI* compiles of a list of top health technology […]

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