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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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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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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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Becoming a Patient Navigator

Patient navigation and patient advocacy are dynamic and growing professions. This article explores the background and current landscape of patient navigation and advocacy. Continue reading

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How We Make Medical Decisions

The bewildering sensation of too much information, yet not enough knowledge to use it, is the reality for many people faced with a serious illness or condition. How do you decide what to do? Continue reading

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What’s On The Health Reform Horizon?

There are several important changes on the horizon this year as additional provisions of the health care law are implemented. Here are a few. Continue reading

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