Category Archives: Women’s Health

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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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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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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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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Clinical Cancer Advances in 2012

We hear so much news about cancer research, drugs and treatments that it is easy to feel overwhelmed and confused. Here is a report that makes sense of it all. Continue reading

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Acupuncture and Chronic Pain Study

A recent meta-analysis published in online edition of the Archives of Internal Medicine has concluded that, “Acupuncture is effective for the treatment of chronic pain and is therefore a reasonable referral option.” Continue reading

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Battling Through: How My Family Beat Cancer

When my wife was diagnosed with mesothelioma, I wasn’t sure how to react. Now I can only think of it as an emotional learning and caregiving experience. Continue reading

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Medicare Open Enrollment Period Oct. 15 – Dec. 7, 2012

Medicare’s 2012 Open Enrollment Period from October 15 through December 7 is a good time to review your coverage and benefits. Continue reading

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The Doctor-Patient Relationship

In all cases, physicians and patients owe each other certain basic obligations. Here is our list for a better relationship. Continue reading

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Umbilical Cord Blood – Should You Pay to Save It?

Blood from your baby’s umbilical cord, when properly collected and preserved immediately after delivery, contains viable stem cells that can later transform into a variety of different cell types. But it’s not a panacea. Continue reading

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