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Writing On the Wall: The CFPBâ€™s Aimed at Healthcare Providers â€“ Are You Ready?
(HealthNewsDigest.com) - On July 18, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) - chief Federal regulatory body over the financial services industry - held a field hearing to introduce the long-awaited publication of its Outline of Proposed Debt Collection Rules.
Aug 16, 2016 - 1:39:54 PM
3 Reasons Why Water Testing is Critical for Care Providers
(HealthNewsDigest.com) - As a care provider, your to-do list never ends. You wear a lot of hats, you keep balls in the air, and your plate is always full.
Jul 21, 2016 - 9:58:43 AM
How Much Medicine Does Healthcare Throw Away Each Year?
(HealthNewsDigest.com) - Pharmaceutical products tend to have pretty long shelf lives: three to five years is not unusual for lots of products. So you would think that wasted medicine and product expiry is not one of the more significant issues facing healthcare.
Jul 14, 2016 - 9:57:14 AM
A Look Into Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy (DMD)
(HealthNewsDigest.com) - Hearing a health provider say "It's a boy!" during an ultrasound can be one of the most exciting moments that expecting parents experience as they embark on their pregnancy journey, eagerly anticipating the birth of a healthy child.
Jun 28, 2016 - 2:23:08 PM
Why Are Prescription Drugs So Expensive?
(HealthNewsDigest.com) - There are four reasons why prescription drugs have become so pricey, says IPI resident scholar Dr. Merrill Matthews today inÂ Rare.
Apr 1, 2016 - 1:55:47 PM
Healthcareâ€™s 2015 Data Breaches: Why the Cloud Isnâ€™t Responsible
(HealthNewsDigest.com) - A person's healthcare records contain a wealth of sensitive information. This doesn't involve just their medical history, but it also contains a fairly comprehensive range of facts about them as an individual.
Mar 25, 2016 - 10:00:47 AM
Birth Control Coverage Should Always Be Guaranteed
(HealthNewsDigest.com) - Tens of millions of U.S. women and couplesÂ use birth control-in fact, almost every American who has had sex has done so.
Mar 22, 2016 - 12:44:34 PM
How a Hybrid Concierge Program Enabled me to Care for ALL of My Patients
(HealthNewsDigest.com) - Like a lot of physicians, there came a time in my practice when I knew something had to change.
Mar 14, 2016 - 11:29:46 AM
A Cardiologist Moves to Concierge Medicine
(HealthNewsDigest.com) - "I am worried about you... about your health.Â Every time I see you, you are going non-stop."
Mar 9, 2016 - 4:54:09 PM
What is Your New Yearâ€™s Resolution?
(HealthNewsDigest.com) - As a caregiver, it is not uncommon to put your loved ones' needs and overall wellbeing before yourself. While this compassion towards others is noble, it's equally important to prioritize your own health.
Jan 4, 2016 - 2:12:28 PM
How to Have Your Cake and Eat it Too
(HealthNewsDigest.com) - While celebration is always in the air during the holiday season, the reality is that this is a time of sheer delight for many, yet pure torture for those suffering from Diabetes.
Dec 9, 2015 - 11:08:12 AM
Singing the Holiday Blues?
(HealthNewsDigest.com) - It's the most wonderful time of the year.Â But sadly, not for everyone.Â Whether it's dealing with loss, getting over an addiction, being new in town.....
Nov 25, 2015 - 10:48:00 AM
Taking the "Dys" Out of Your Holiday Functions
(HealthNewsDigest.com) - Dread of family holiday get-togethers has almost become a cultural clichĂ©.
Nov 24, 2015 - 7:42:31 AM
5 Strategies to Avoid and Relieve Bloating
(HealthNewsDigest.com) - All of us know that uncomfortable bloated feeling now and then. Our waistline expands. Our clothes get tighter.
Aug 27, 2015 - 4:22:31 PM
Hypnosis: What You Don't Know
(HealthNewsDigest.com) - Â Parsippany, NJ, September 2014 - Many people have very limited knowledge and faulty understanding of hypnosis. Everyone has seen nightclub or television acts in which a hypnotist induces a trance-like state in a group of audience members and then uses the power of suggestion to have them do his bidding, often to entertaining effect
Sep 23, 2014 - 11:08:12 AM
Smartphones: An Innovative Way to Increase Patient Drug Adherence
(HealthNewsDigest.com) - Studies show that improved medication adherence-getting people to take medicine prescribed for them-can greatly reduce total healthcare use and costs as a result of reductions in hospitalization and emergency department use
Sep 22, 2014 - 3:48:45 PM
Specialty Pharmacy: The Big Picture and Why You Should Care
(HealthNewsDigest.com) - When it comes to drug management, there are many differences between traditional pharmaceuticals and specialty pharmaceuticals. Unlike traditional pharmaceuticals, specialty pharmaceuticals cost on average $1,200+ per month and often exceed $100,000 per year per patient with few lower cost alternatives. Specialty pharmaceuticals are also typically:
Jul 24, 2014 - 1:50:28 PM
Think You Are Allergic to Penicillin?
(HealthNewsDigest.com) - Many Americans believe that they are allergic to penicillin. In fact, one in ten Americans reports that they have a serious allergy to this popular antibiotic. However, the truth is that 90 percent of people who believe that they are allergic to penicillin actually aren't.
Mar 12, 2014 - 11:34:19 AM
Physician Reimbursement: Why it Matters for the Future of American Health Care
(HealthNewsDigest.com) - Most Americans would agree that when it comes to professions, being a medical physician has always been among the more lucrative career choices. However as 2014 rolls on that mode of thinking might become quickly outdated.
Feb 20, 2014 - 4:30:10 PM
Youth Concussions: A Neurosurgeonâ€™s Point of View
(HealthNewsDigest.com) - An interesting article appeared in USA Today a couple of weeks ago and discusses a lecture that Sandra Chapman, Ph.D. gave to a group of football coaches at a conference in Indianapolis.
Feb 6, 2014 - 2:18:02 PM
When Domestic Violence Enters a Healthcare Facility
(HealthNewsDigest.com) - Nearly three out of four of Americans personally know someone who is or has been a victim of domestic violence according to theÂ Allstate Foundation National Poll on Domestic Violence.
Jan 13, 2014 - 12:29:30 PM
Time for Change
(HealthNewsDigest.com) Â - Significant shifts are adding complexity to the healthcare system as new challenges interface with new opportunities. New technologies and expanding data are driving new processes. Rising costs and unacceptable outcomes are causing healthcare leaders to shift from an illness based system to a wellness driven model.
Nov 20, 2013 - 6:03:34 PM
Employees Embrace the Shift to Part-Time
(HealthNewsDigest.com) - There is plenty of uncertainty surrounding Obamacare with one of the biggest question marks being how the Affordable Care Act is affecting employment trends.
Oct 29, 2013 - 5:56:42 PM
End of Life: Can There be Both Death and Dignity?
(HealthNewsDigest.com) - How will I die?Â It's a question we likely all occasionally pose to ourselves but often feel powerless to control. Some states are changing that as they wrestle measures to support the right of patients to determine their life's end.
Aug 13, 2013 - 1:57:20 PM
Anxiety Disorders are Treatable Conditions
(HealthNewsDigest.com) - If you see a man walking with a cane, you might think, "Poor guy. I wonder what happened." If you see a young child in a wheelchair you might say to yourself, "Poor kid. I hope she gets well soon." But an anxiety disorder, on the other hand, doesn't come with any "props" and there are no visible signs or giveaways.
Jul 16, 2013 - 6:00:10 PM
How Locum Tenens Helped Me Land My Dream Fellowship
(HealthNewsDigest.com) - When you come from a family of physicians as I have, it is often encouraged to continue on in the family business. In my case, this meant working as a full time OB-GYN in a local facility or private practice after finishing my residency and graduating.
Jul 9, 2013 - 6:33:09 PM
Keys to Lifelong Bone Health
(HealthNewsDiget.com) - People don't often think about their bone health when making choices about their overall wellbeing - until they suffer fractures or other negative effects of bone-density loss, usually later in life. Many believe osteoporosis, a serious bone disease that affects 44 million people in the United States, is an inevitable fact of aging, but this is not true.
May 30, 2013 - 4:46:47 PM
Eating As Though the Environment Mattered
(HealthNewsDigest.com) - Imagine taking 6-20 plates of food and dumping them in the trash, perfectly fresh and edible. Off they go to the landfill. Obviously, none of us would behave so wastefully.
May 15, 2013 - 4:07:28 PM
Are Hair Transplant Surgeons Really Necessary?
(HealthNewsDigest.com) - Several robotic devices including the NeoGraftÂ® have been introduced to assist with hair transplants. These devices, aggressively promoted to the public, are in some cases intended to help inexperienced doctors speed the learning curve and begin performing hair transplants.
May 15, 2013 - 2:33:40 PM
Celebrating World Water Day by Reducing Water Use in the United States
(HealthNewsDigest.com) - The United States is one of the world's biggest users of water-many Americans use as much water as approximately 900 Kenyans. As a result, water resources in the U.S. are shrinking. In the last five years, there have been water shortages in almost every part of the country, including the worst drought in at least 25 years, which hit 80 percent of the country's farmland in 2012.
Mar 18, 2013 - 1:30:46 PM
Girls Will Be Girls
(HealthNewsDigest.com) - HBO recently debuted the premier episode of the second session of The Girls. That very same night Lena Dunham, the show creator and Hollywood wunderkind, took home two Golden Globes for her show. Even though Girls is in its infancy, the show, which depicts the lives, loves and calamities of four female friends, is quickly earning its place in popular culture.
Jan 16, 2013 - 3:37:52 PM
Should I Get Cortisone Injections for My Low Back Pain?
(HealthNewsDigest.com) -Cortisone injections, specifically to the spine, have been on a dramatic rise over the past 10 years. Specifically, epidural injections in the lumbar spine (low back) are cortisone injections inserted into a specific location in the spinal canal of the lower back.
Nov 30, 2012 - 3:17:59 PM
Why Trusting Your Gut Is More Important Than You Think
(HealthNewsDigest.com) -Â Plainview, NY,Â Â - It is common to ignore a chronic stomach ache, blaming stress or a bad diet. But this may be a mistake. In recent years doctors have found that gastritis and peptic ulcers are often related to the presence ofÂ Helicobacter pylori, otherwise known as H. pylori, a type of bacteria found in as many as two-thirds of the people in the world. Moreover, researchers are making additional links between H. pylori and Parkinson's disease and cancer.
Nov 30, 2012 - 3:15:28 PM
How to Balance Childhood Brain Deficiencies
(HealthNewsDigest.com) - The brain and body are a reciprocal feedback system with the growth of one dependent upon the functioning of the other and vice versa. However if your child has a brain imbalance, a deficiency in either the right or left brain, the road to recovery often lies in external factors.
Nov 15, 2012 - 2:26:48 PM
Acquired Brain Injury Patient, Teacher Shares Strategies for Daily Living
(HealthNewsDigest.com) - When Joanna McVicker was a little girl, she loved exploring the outdoors, especially spending time with horses. But at the age of four, she was kicked in the head by a horse, resulting in an acquired brain injury (ABI) that has ever since affected Joannaâ€™s cognitive functioning.
Oct 10, 2012 - 3:38:44 PM
Avoiding Costly EHR Mistakes
(HealthNewsToday, electronic health record (EHR) systems play an increasingly important role in improving providers' administrative operations and streamlining the delivery of patient services.
Sep 11, 2012 - 11:42:11 AM
Sudden Cardiac Arrest â€“ Everyone is a Potential Lifesaver
(HealthNewsDigest.com) - Sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) differs from a heart attack in a couple of important ways. First, SCA is the leading cause of death in the U.S., according to the Mayo Clinic, and is more common than heart attack. Second, SCA can be successfully treated by a bystander with an automated external defibrillator (AED), according to several peer-reviewed medical studies.
Aug 28, 2012 - 4:21:30 PM
13,000 BPS Board Certified Pharmacists - And Growing
(HealthNewsDigest.com) - More than fifty percent of Americans use at least one prescription medication, and U.S. drug expenditures now exceed $320 billion a year.Âą With increasing challenges in the delivery of healthcare, coupled with the complexity of medication regimens, the number of BPS board certified pharmacists is growing exponentially, resulting in lower healthcare costs, fewer medication errors and improved patient care.
Aug 22, 2012 - 12:53:23 PM
How to Have Your Own Olympic Moments
(HealthNewsDigest.com) - The Olympics are here which is always an inspiring time. In fact, you can use that inspiration to motivate yourself to become greater than you thought you could be.
Jul 31, 2012 - 6:42:27 PM
Reaching a Retirement Plan Remedy for Healthcare Employees Through Education and Communication
(HealthNewsDigest.com) - Employees in todayâ€™s financial environment realize the importance of saving for the future and accumulating enough assets to take them comfortably through their retirement years â€“ especially as the economic downturn of recent years has depleted retirement account balances for many. And in todayâ€™s financial climate, one of the only vehicles many have for saving is through their employer-sponsored retirement plans.
Jul 31, 2012 - 11:38:05 AM