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When Serious Illness Strikes – Four Things You Must Know

Four things you must know when serious illness strikes: Get Smart Fast. Get Organized. Stand Your Ground, Nicely. Always Follow Up. Read this article for detailed helpful hints. Continue reading

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Roadmap: Successful Medical Communication

Being diagnosed with a serious illness is a frightening experience. It is important that you research and educate yourself about your disease and learn to communicate with your medical team. An informed patient gets better results. Continue reading

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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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Patient Navigators – Who We Are and What We Do

Patient advocacy, or patient navigation, is gaining attention as an emerging profession, both in the media and in the popular lexicon, because it fills so many gaps in the current American health care system. This is especially true today as we continue implementation of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, which is changing the landscape for consumers in how health care is delivered and paid for in this country. 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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