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Medicare 2014 Open Enrollment Is October 15 – December 7

Medicare’s 2014 Open Enrollment period through December 7 is when Medicare patients can review or change their health and prescription drug plan coverage options. Continue reading

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When Illness Strikes – What To Do First

Any serious diagnosis thrusts patients and their families into an unfamiliar world of doctors, tests and treatment options. Here are my suggestions as you begin the journey through illness. Continue reading

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Holiday Grief – Survival Tips

The holiday season – beginning with Thanksgiving and through the New Year – can be unbearably hard if you are grieving the loss of a loved one. Here are my tips to survive. Continue reading

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Medicare 2013 Open Enrollment Period October 15-December 7

Medicare’s 2012 Open Enrollment Period will run from October 15 through December 7. During this period, people with Medicare can change their Medicare health and prescription drug plan coverage options. Changes that are made on or before December 7 will take effect on January 1, 2014. Continue reading

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Obamacare Insurance Exchanges Launch Today

The Affordable Care Act insurance exchanges launch today. Here is what you need to know about the insurance mandate, exchanges and subsidies. Continue reading

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The Affordable Care Act Explained

The Affordable Care Act Explained by the team at Patient Navigator LLC. Topics include patient protections, insurance mandates and exchanges, Medicare and Medicaid. Take time to become an informed healthcare consumer. Continue reading

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Tongue-piercings: who knew they could help you get around?

A magnetic tongue stud and a series of magnetic sensors attached to a retainer in the mouth may someday allow paralyzed patients to use their tongue to pilot a motorized wheelchair, according to scientists at Georgia Tech. Continue reading

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Study documents adverse effects of pitocin on newborns

On May 7, 2013 the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists released its comments on the results of a study of the adverse effects of Pitocin on newborns. I can only hope that the doctors who routinely prescribe this drug for all their laboring moms actually pay attention, and try to practice evidence-based medicine.re we seriously only now looking at the potential adverse reaction for the babies? When a huge percentage of moms get induced and even more have their labor augmented with pitocin, shouldn’t we have looked at the effect on babies BEFORE we started using it routinely?

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Transportation Help After Medical Services

Easter Seals Project ACTION and the American Medical Association have a new pocket guide for patient transportation options before or after a medical procedure. Continue reading

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Health Care Reform Changes in 2013

There are some notable health care reform changes in 2013 that may affect you. Here’s what to expect this year. Continue reading

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