A debt unlike any other.
[credit provider=”Flickr / Laura4Smith” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/blushingmulberry/4182291013/in/photostream/”] I pride myself on being young and healthy.This is exactly the attitude I had just before the crown on my tooth cracked after I bit into an apple.
[credit provider=”Flickr / Anoto AB” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/anotogroup/3464773467/in/photostream/”] Could we be seeing the end of routine doctor visits?Scientific American reports that researchers are testing a new system for electronic doctor visits that could potentially eliminate the need for patients to see a doctor for routine illnesses.
[credit provider=”Wikimedia Commons” url=”http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:WPADoctorNursePatientNOLA.jpg”] Doctors have long toyed with the idea of hosting extended hours in the evening and weekends to help patients avoid costly trips to the emergency room or hospital.In making their office less like a business space and more like a “medical home,” the doctors believe they’d […]
[credit provider=”flickr/seattlemunicipalarchives” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/seattlemunicipalarchives/4058808950/sizes/o/in/photostream/”] Even when healthy, some people religiously head to the doctor every year for a physical exam, which is often covered by health insurance.But a new review from Danish researchers concludes there is little benefit to such routine exams on healthy people.
[credit provider=”Image courtesy of ZocDoc”] ZocDoc, the online service that lets you find and book appointments with doctors online, wants to eliminate one common headache for new patients: paperwork. Rather than sit for 20 minutes filling out a trees’ worth of medical forms in the doctor’s office, people using Check-In, […]
[credit provider=”Tech Crunch via flickr ” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/techcrunch/7256172462/”] Today’s advice comes from Cyrus Massoumi, CEO and founder of ZocDoc, via his interview with TechCrunch.“If you look at all of the technology that we developed across our entire engineering team of the last four and a half years, there are really only four […]
[credit provider=”Flickr / AKZOphoto” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/akzo/6920056322/in/photostream/”] You go to the doctor. Your doctor writes you a prescription to cover an ongoing ailment that you’re suffering. He mentions a few side effects. You’re uncertain about taking this medication and don’t want to spend a lot of money on an expensive prescription that […]
[credit provider=”Defective Heart Girl Problems” url=”http://defectiveheartgirlproblems.wordpress.com/”] On April 19, Dr. Allan Stewart told Summer Ash that she needed open heart surgery. Summer is a postdoctoral researcher at Columbia University in the Astrophysics department.She blogs at Newtonianism for the Ladies, tweets as @Summer_Ash, and is the in-house Astrophysicist for The Rachel […]
[credit provider=”Flickr / illuminaut” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/illuminaut/3991207189/”] Health care is an unavoidable aspect of being human, and even with stellar medical coverage, it deserves a line item in your budget.According to the latest News and Numbers report from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, the average visit to a doctor’s office costs $199—but […]
[credit provider=”YouTube/SourMcSkittles” url=”http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8xzVOsYGRp8″] Scientists have developed a simple blood test that may be able to predict whether a person is at high risk of suffering from a heart attack two weeks in advance, Medical News Today reports.The test came as a result of a study, published in the journal Science Translational Medicine, that measured […]
[credit provider=”dchrisoh” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/dchris/3074947072/sizes/m/in/photostream/”] Sometimes all these acronyms can make your head spin. All you want to do is pick an insurance plan that will cover your needs — so which one is right for you? Read on to find out: You should pick a PPO if: You like the flexibility […]
[credit provider=”Flickr”] More than 80 per cent of medical bills contain errors, according to Medical Billing Advocates of America.However, Tomer Shoval, founder of the personal health care management site Simplee, told Mint.com. “that finding and fixing errors can save you hundreds, if not thousands, of dollars.”