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Hospital Discharge Often Includes Confusing Change In Medications

If you are hospitalized and given new medications ask about them and understand them. Mistakes and misunderstandings are not uncommon.

06/15/2015

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Improving Communication Could Reduce Health Care Mistakes

There is no doubt communication is crucial in health care where the stakes can be tremendously high.

06/12/2015

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Women Of Reproductive Age Prescribed Opioids At Alarming Rate

A new study finds nearly 4 or 10 women of reproductive age and 30% of women with private insurance filled an opioid prescription between 2008-2012.

03/13/2015

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Addictive Painkiller Is Number One Prescription Drug In America

What do you think is the most prescribed drug in America today?

06/20/2014

What Should I Do If My Insurer Denies A Claim?

If your insurer denies a claim, you have two options for appeal: internally with the insurance company and externally with the government.

03/12/2014

How Do I Use My Health Insurance?

A main goal of Obamacare is to switch the nation’s healthcare system from one that focuses on treating illness to one that works to prevent illness and promote health and longevity.

02/26/2014

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Poor Communication Leads To Non Compliance In Healthcare

Non compliance is the medical term used for when patients don’t follow through with what the doctor has advised or prescribed. Usually, poor communication is to blame.

09/13/2013

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Dramatic Increase In Women Overdosing On ‘Legal’ Drugs

In the past 6 years, more women have died from opioid pain reliever overdoses than from motor vehicle-related injuries.

07/09/2013

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Mixing Medications May Be Problematic

As a consumer, as someone who takes medicine, you need to play detective. If you are experiencing unusual symptoms after taking medications it is worth checking into.

05/23/2013

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Tips For Discount Drugs

It pays to be a smart consumer and, as people are being asked to be more responsible for their health care expenses, it is becoming clear that it is important in this area as well.

04/03/2013

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Red Cross Ready To Assist Over 20,000 Across The Region

Red Cross trucks are stationed throughout the Delaware Valley, ready to set up shelters quickly

10/27/2012

Local Allergist Helps Patients Help Themselves

  A local allergist is trying to help patients get and stay healthy while avoiding the high cost of care. 

07/28/2010