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A Canadian Pharmacy is a Lifesaver for Some Americans
Many of you may have heard about the ongoing war between the Canadian pharmacy and the American pharmacy. The American FDA has recently been trying to crack down on prescription drugs imported from Canada to the United States. But why is this? What e [...]

Alert: New HIPAA Rules Could Affect Your Organization's Email System
On April 21, 2005, a new Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) security rule went into effect. The requirements of this rule, which are basically information security best practices, focus on the three cornerstones of a solid in [...]

An Explanation of Medical Billing Software -
Medical billing is an increasingly popular office or home-based small business opportunity that involves using skills and knowledge in medical terminology, insurance claims, and customer service to ensure that physicians and clinics receive payment f [...]

An Explanation of Medical Billing Software Prices -
Medical billing software prices can vary widely depending on the size and scope of your practice and the software package you choose. Medical billing software is offered in many forms to the discerning customer. Innovations in the technology of medic [...]

An Introduction to Medical Billing -
A growing number of professional, experienced health consultants and medical claim processors are needed in the country today. Healthcare is such a large and technologically driven industry that knowledge and procedures used today are likely to be se [...]

Are You Sometimes Confused by Written Medical Instructions?
Now, imagine what it would be like if you were sick, scared and had only third grade reading skills. Your doctor tells you, "You've got to follow these instructions exactly, or you could die." About 200 recent studies have shown the reading diff [...]

Arizona Drug Rehab Finding Help in Arizona
The state of Arizona has one of the worst drug problems in the United States. Historically and currently, the state is known as a transhipment location for a variety of drugs, including heroin, cocaine and marijuana, which are imported from other cou [...]

Bariatric Surgery Costs -
The cost of Bariatric surgery can be quite high. The typical price of an operation can be $25,000 or more. Medical insurance coverage varies by state and insurance provider, and although some states have legislation in place that requires insurers to [...]

Be Wary of Discount Prescription Drug Cards
The newest thing in the American medical savings game is prescription drug cards, where users pay a monthly fee (anywhere from $10-100, approximately) that nets them discounts at their local medical establishment. Doctors, pharmacists, dentists and e [...]

Before You Look for Health Insurance
Copyright 2005 Richard Keir Shopping around for medical insurance can be a confusing business. You need to keep your wits about you and keep track of the benefits and costs of each policy and each type of policy. Too often we tend to look at the pri [...]

Caregiving across the Miles—Tips for Successful Long Distance Caregiving
Caring for a parent or a loved one is a difficult job. Your duties as a caregiver become increasingly difficult as the miles increase between you and your loved one. The following are a few helpful tips in order to plan ahead in the event your loved [...]

Dead Sea Minerals - Health from the Lowest Point on Earth
A study involving a European occupational therapist suffering from psoriasis who had obtained compensation from her health insurance in order to undergo therapy at the Dead Sea has lead to great interest in health funds in Denmark, Germany and other [...]

exercise
America is getting more obese every year. Even our children are becoming dangerously obese, even though we are more self conscious over our appearance. So what's the magic bullet to getting trim and fit. Well, I'll be honest, there isn't any. First, [...]

Health Care Costs Are Rising At Epidemic Proportions - Here's How To Protect Yourself
Health care costs are now approaching 15% of our national economy and the economic repercussions have been felt by most American families as employers are unwilling to absorb the bulk of the health care cost burden. In 2004, employer health insuran [...]

Health Insurance - Are You Covered?
With the ever-increasing cost of health care, procedures and medicines, it's no wonder that the cost of health insurance has also dramatically risen over the past few years. But as that's happened, insurance companies and the government have seen the [...]

Health Insurance and health care
Health insurance is something that everyone needs today. The rising cost of visiting a health care provider or a hospital stay makes it imperative that everyone have some type of health care coverage. Government statistics estimate that over 40 milli [...]

Health Plans
Copyright 2005 Dave Markel Choosing a health insurance plan that is best for you and your family is one of the most important decisions you'll ever make. Choosing between health plans is not as easy as it once was. Although there is no one best plan [...]

How To Choose A Health Insurance Plan
Are you thinking about purchaseing health insurance? With so many different alternatives, it is difficult to know which to choose. When choosing a health insurance plan, never base your decision solely on the monthly premium. There are many other c [...]

How to Shop for Individual Health Insurance
Copyright 2005 Keith Thompson If you find yourself in the position of shopping for an individual health insurance policy, there are certain things you'll want to keep in mind. Whether you are coming out of a job that covered you before, or are at th [...]

Is Cosmetic Surgery Right For You?
For most of us, we go through the majority of our lives not even noticing our skin; then one day we wake up and notice we just got older. I remember that day! We might begin to look tired with bags under our eyes, our eyelids look a bit droopier a [...]

Is Pet Health Insurance an Option?
Most pet owners aren’t aware that health insurance for their loved animals has been available for about 15 years now. However, both the availability and restrictions on most plans have made this type of health insurance out of reach for most pet own [...]

Long Term Health Care Options
As you grow older, housing may pose more and more of a concern, especially if your health is failing. If you are worried that you may not be able to take care of your basic needs as you age, such as cleaning, cooking, bathing and maintenance, then lo [...]

Lose Weight - Do You Really Need To?
If you are overweight, you may be more at risk of developing disease. That should be reason enough to lose weight. Weight related conditions include: Premature death Cardiovascular disease High blood pressure High Cholesterol Stroke Gallbladde [...]

MEDICAL BANKRUPTCIES: WHAT YOU CAN DO TO PROTECT YOURSELF
First the bad news: about 2,000,000 personal bankruptcies each year are caused by unexpected medical expenses. Of all those people, 1,500,000 have (or had) health insurance before they ran into difficult financial straights. But wait a minute. Isn' [...]

Medical Billing Companies: An Overview -
Every healthcare provider, including dentists, surgeons, doctors, or chiropractors, is entitled to receive money for their services. Medical billing companies are setup to make it easier for them to wade through the murky waters or regulation and ins [...]

Medical Billing Software: An Overview -
Medical billing software, also referred to as electronic medical billing software, is now one of the most important components of a successful medical practice. Healthcare professionals from many different specialties can benefit from some level of m [...]

Medicare and Hearing Aids -
While approximately .08% of children born in the U.S. have some degree of hearing impairment, the vast majority of audio-impaired people are over age 50. Because the people in this age range often have limited resources for health coverage, purchasin [...]

No Excuses Exercises
It's old news that exercising is the single best way to spark up your weight loss efforts. The activity perks up your metabolism, and eats up more calories. In addition, the more you exercise, the better the effect. Exercising builds muscle mass, whi [...]

Parkinson’s Disease & TAI CHI THERAPY
Copyright 2005 Bill Douglas In a special to CNN, the Mayo Clinic’s mayoclinic.com reported that, “Parkinson's disease is progressive, meaning the signs and symptoms become worse over time. But although Parkinson's may eventually be disabling, the [...]

purchaseing Used Electric Wheelchairs -
Mounting health costs and cuts to government funding are making wheelchair users seek heaper alternatives like used electric wheelchairs. Secondhand electric wheelchairs are no doubt heaper than new ones but a lot of care should be taken when purchas [...]

The Need for HIPAA Complaint Medical Billing Software -
The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) includes seven sets of rules that will affect your practice. The Department of Health and Human Services, or DHHS, issues these in the form of the "Notice of Proposed Rule Making [...]

The Need for Pre-Employment Drug Testing -
Employers have many reasons for requiring pre-employment drug testing. One of the most obvious reasons is that of safety. Those handling dangerous equipment or those who drive commercial vehicles have a greater chance of accidents or inflicting injur [...]

THE TOP FIVE HEALTH INSURANCE PLANS
Since competition in terms of health insurance is on the rise, it is no wonder that more and more forms of health insurance are being designed. Among these, there are few that are popular and they are briefly described below. Individual Insurance: [...]

Travel Nurses Provide One Solution To Nursing Shortage
Copyright 2005 Terry McDermott America is in the midst of a nursing shortage that is expected to get worse as baby boomers age and the need for health care increases. Complicating the nursing shortage problem is the fact that nursing schools and uni [...]

Treatment Options for Prescription Drug Addiction -
There is help available for people addicted to prescription drugs. There are countless inpatient and outpatient programs around the world that are specifically created to help people kick their drug addictions. These programs usually include detox ce [...]

Understanding Health Insurance Coverage: A Primer
Health Insurance Coverage: What are ‘Covered’ Services? Health insurance coverage is a contract used to determine medical benefits that are covered, or not covered, between you and your insurance provider. The insurance company, based on a fee tha [...]

What should you do if diagnosed with asbestos-related disease?
Asbestos is a toxic chemical substance that has been used directly or indirectly in hundreds of products across the globe. It is incorrect and inappropriate for human beings to have excessive exposure to asbestos. This might result in malignant mesot [...]

What to look for in good Health Insurance
Copyright 2005 Mike Spencer Health insurance is a kind of protection that provides payment of benefits for covered sickness or injury. Included in health insurance are various types of insurance such as accident insurance, disability income insuranc [...]

Why hire a virtual top doctor consultant
When you need a specialist, how do you go about finding one? Do you look in the Yellow Pages, go to an HMO or walk-in, rely on a hospital referral, a friend, an online directory of doctors, or perhaps a referral from your primary care physician? Lo [...]

Why Our Healthcare System Isn't Healthy
Most people are well aware that an estimated 45 million Americans currently do not have healthcare, but is the crisis simply the lack of health insurance or even the cost of health insurance? Is there a bigger underlying problem at the root of our he [...]

Yoga: A Beneficial Exercising Regimen
Yoga is an ancient proven tradition that exists for thousands of years and also one of the most ancient cultural heritages in India. The word yoga means, "to unite". But it does not only mean contemplation but also communion and yoking all powers of [...]

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