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Telemedicine via Skype

With healthcare costs skyrocketing, some physicians are getting creative to try to make care more affordable: they are seeing patients via Skype. 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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Patient Navigator and Advocate National Conference

Register Now for the November 2-3 National Association of Healthcare Advocacy Consultants Conference – the premier education and networking event for healthcare advocates. 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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Virtual Colonoscopy – Is It For You?

In a new study led by a physician at the Mayo Clinic’s facility in Phoenix and published in the journal Radiology, the investigators determined that the virtual technique was just as effective for patients over age 65 as those aged 50-65.

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A Different 1% of the Population

According to an analysis by the IMS Institute for Healthcare Informatics, about 1% of the privately insured population drives about 25% of overall health costs. Continue reading

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Health Literacy Spotlight

Only 12% of Americans have proficient health literacy skills, so the majority of adults may have difficulty completing routine health tasks like understanding discharge instructions or diabetes care. There is a strong, independent association between health literacy and health outcomes. 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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When Women Should Seek a Second Opinion

Women, in particular, are sometimes reluctant to seek a second opinion. Learn how and when a second opinion can be life-saving. Continue reading

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Back Pain Help Comes in Many Forms

Yoga, pilates, chiropractic care and acupuncture offer natural therapies for back pain. Surgery may end up being necessary, but the patient should explore these alternative other options first. Continue reading

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