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2015 Medicare- Know the Benefits You’re Entitled to at the Best Price!

This is a guest post written by Amy Bigelow. Medicare’s Open-Enrollment Period Runs from Oct. 15 through Dec. 7, 2014 During this time, beneficiaries can make changes to their Medicare and Medicare Advantage plans. It’s time to enroll in Part … Continue reading

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Word to the Wise: Be Aware of Tick- and Mosquito-borne Diseases

Mid-summer is upon us and it’s time to enjoy the great outdoors! However, trekking through woods and trail does come with a caveat. This is also the time of year we have to worry about vector-borne diseases. A “vector-borne disease” … Continue reading

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Be Careful when Taking Acetaminophen!

For years, acetaminophen has been widely used and considered safe for lowering fever and relieving aches and pains. Advertised as the pain reliever most recommended by doctors, Tylenol is typically found in every medicine cabinet. However, people need to be … Continue reading

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RN HEALTHCARE ADVOCATE CASE REVIEW: Prescriptions, Your Pharmacist and Best Ways to Avoid Mistakes

If you’ve ever gotten the wrong prescription, you know that it can be costly and a nuisance at the very least. But did you know that medication errors can cause harm and even be fatal? Medication errors that cause harm … Continue reading

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Heart Disease & Women: 7 Warning Signs You Should Not Ignore

Over my 25 years as a Registered Nurse , I have seen cases where women present signs of a heart attack, yet treatment is delayed.  This is often because the warning signs are more subtle in women.  Women also tend … Continue reading

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What are Accountable Care Organizations- the Short Version

Is the term “Accountable Care Organization” popping up in your conversations about health care and insurance? Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs) are on the horizon, so it’s important to know what they are. Accountable Care Organizations are groups of doctors, hospitals, … Continue reading

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Affordable Care Act- 2013 Timeline

With President Obama at the helm for another term, you can be sure that the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act is here to stay! Action by the federal government, hospitals and providers is underway to fully implement each phase … Continue reading

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