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THE IMPORTANCE OF HEALTHCARE INFORMATION TRANSPARENCY Transparency requires trustworthy communication and accountability to ensure healthcare services are patient-centered, safe and cost effective. However, our fee-for-service healthcare system, and the fear of law suits from HIPAA violations, have created obstacles to transparency in costs, medical outcomes and quality of care.   Currently there is a trend changing [...]

Oct 26, 2018

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The Women's Business Development Council of Florida hosted a discussion in Tampa, FL, on August 22, 2018, which was centered on three ways companies can make a difference.

Sep 15, 2018

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Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) in the military is different than Traumatic Brain Injury with civilians in some key ways. While both can cause similar physiological damage, and can produce identical signs and symptoms, there is some evidence that there is a higher incidence of emotional trauma following a Military TBI. Additionally, due to in the [...]

Feb 16, 2018

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Great strides are happening in the medical field of Genetics. It is fascinating, exciting, and highly informational. But what is genetic testing and how is it done? What is informed consent, and what are the benefits and risks of having this information available? Learn more about genetic discrimination, what to look for, and your legal [...]

Jan 10, 2018

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We have all been in situations where we felt totally out of control. It’s a terrible feeling, and leaves us feeling inadequate. When it involves a healthcare crisis, it can also leave us scared, and can have far reaching consequences that affect not only us, but also our loved ones. Making critical healthcare decisions should [...]

Dec 11, 2017

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In today’s corporate setting, HR managers sometimes have insurmountable challenges in dealing with and managing employee healthcare and wellness issues. Since medical problems affect the ability to run a business and thus affect the bottom line, the pressure is huge to maintain a steady workforce and continue to produce quality work in a timely fashion. [...]

Nov 23, 2017

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What are Opioids? Opioids are a class of drugs that are specifically used in the medical field to manage and relieve pain. There are two kinds of opioids: semi-synthetic and synthetic. Semi-synthetic opioids are derived from the opium in poppies and chemically enhanced in a laboratory. Synthetic opioids are completely manufactured to be chemically similar [...]

Sep 04, 2017

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Formal outdoor activities attract roughly 49.2% of all Americans every year - approximately 43,000,000 people. That does not include being in their own backyard, walking the dog, cutting the lawn, school sports or daily yard activities. One of the lurking dangers for outdoor work or fun is a group of plants that can cause an [...]

Aug 03, 2017

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According to the CDC, over 500-600 people a year die of a heat related illnesses. In these instances, death is always preventable. Education and awareness, recognition of the symptoms, immediate response, and decisive action can save a life. This article will clearly define the environmental hazards that put you at risk, symptoms to be aware [...]

Jul 17, 2017

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Having your medical insurance company refuse payment for ANYTHING has to be one of the most maddening and helpless experiences healthcare has to offer. For those of us lucky enough to have medical insurance of any kind, we depend dearly on its support, emotionally for reassurance, and more importantly, physically for health and life itself. [...]

Jul 08, 2017

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In a world of complicated and ever changing healthcare, Health Advocates can make a significant impact on the quality and cost of healthcare a company provides its employees. An experienced and targeted approach can efficiently expedite the trajectory of care - moving an employee through the system quickly and expertly, which in turn lowers the [...]

Jun 19, 2017

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What is Diabetes? Diabetes is a disease where a form of sugar called Glucose (commonly referred to as blood sugar) backs up in your bloodstream because your body is unable to properly use and store it. There are two major types of diabetes Type I (formerly called juvenile-onset or insulin-dependent) Diabetes, is a result of […]

Nov 08, 2016

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Breast Cancer A cancer that forms in the cells of the breasts. Common More than 200,000 US cases per year Treatable by a medical professional Requires a medical diagnosis Lab tests or imaging always required Breast cancer can occur in women and rarely in men. Symptoms of breast cancer include a lump in the breast, […]

Oct 03, 2016

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 Heart Attack in a Nut Shell:  A Simple Guide to Understanding Acute Myocardial Infarction (MI) – otherwise known as a Heart Attack My aim is to provide an overview into what threatens heart health, and for this paper, specifically Heart Attacks. In doing so I want to create a paper that is simple to read […]

Oct 02, 2016

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