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Medicare Authority Can Drive Improvements in Medical Delivery System

Ask the experts and they are likely to tell you that the Medicare provider payment system needs a major overhaul to eliminate wasteful spending and to facilitate more efficient and better care coordination. In fact a Medicare Payment Advisory Commission report recommended just this in August 2009....More...

Treating a Sinus Infection - Cure Your Sinus Infection Now!

Treating a sinus infection can be done in one of two ways - by focusing on relieving the symptoms, or simply by eliminating the cause. Most (if not all) of the over the counter medications that we can use for treating a sinus infection are only good for relieving the symptoms, and often, are really ...More...

Should You Make Token Payments on Medical Bills?

According to a 2009 CNBC Business News Report, medical bills are claimed in over 60 percent of all bankruptcy claims in the United States, and 75 percent of the individuals who discharged medical bills via bankruptcy had health insurance. Medical problems and financial difficulties are not mutually ...More...

The Difference Between HMO and PPO

When choosing health insurance, you may have the option to pick the network of care providers that you like best or that fits your particular situation. The two networks are HMO and PPO. HMO stands for health maintenance organizations and PPO for preferred provider organizations. There are significa...More...

Is the Health Care Sector Recession Proof?

Does the healthcare sector of a country bear the brunt of the falling economy or is it shielded from the same? Does the healthcare sector of a country like India or any third world country stand in a vulnerable position whenever the economy plunges down? This is what the article highlights and gives...More...

Making the Best Use of RN's

It seems that work that was formerly done by RN's is now being done by nursing assistants, LPN's and others with less certification. It is not always obvious to the patients and their families if the caregiver is a RN. This article focuses on making the best use of RN's in a healthcar...More...

Diarrhea - An Overview

Diarrhea is a common problem that has many causes. Most cases are self-limiting, but some cases need evaluation by a health care provider. This article will look at diarrhea and provide an overview of the condition including who with diarrhea should be concerned....More...

Going Global: The Life of a Traveling Nurse

As a traveling nurse, you get to experience and travel the world, while getting paid for it. It is stressful, exciting, worrisome, fun-filled and adventurous all at the same time. If you love to travel, enjoy change, want to explore the country and the world and are in the nursing or healthcare prof...More...

Time to Get Out the Blankets!

It's that time, it's getting colder at night and in the early morning... if you haven't already got the blankets out, you're probably thinking about it. This is a great time to air out your blankets and quilts, so you're not breathing anything... extra. Especially if you&apo...More...

Cold And Flu Season - Boost Your Immune System!

During cold and flu season, step up the hand-washing routine reminders. Since the two illnesses share some similar symptoms, and both come during "cold and flu season," the two often run together in people's minds. While there is no way to cure the common cold or the flu, there are se...More...

Problems in Elderly Assisted-Living Care

If you've found it necessary to put your elderly loved one into an assisted-living situation, you may have concerns about what to expect there. Most assisted-living facilities do a fine job in caring for our nation's elders, but some grapple with serious problems. The key to finding a decent facilit...More...

Safety Measures to Reduce the Risks of Exposures to Hazardous Drugs

Almost all the useful medicines are made from hazardous drugs. These drugs are highly lethal and can badly contaminate the surroundings when exposed. These contaminations can induce various health defects on the living beings present there. To develop a single medicine, series of steps have to be fo...More...

The (Aging) Parent Trap

When people think about midlife (and the crises that surround it), they don't always consider their unique relationship with their aging parents. That adds a whole other dimension to the mix!...More...