24 August 2016
When you have a family member who is showing signs of hearing loss, it's not necessarily your job to suggest that he or she should get hearing aids. However, you can make the person's life easier by changing how you approach conversing with him or her. When someone is struggling to hear, crowded rooms and even one-on-one conversations can be a nightmare, and the person can feel highly embarrassed because of having to repeatedly ask others for clarification.
8 August 2016
If you're a physician, you probably think you have all the information you need to negotiate a favorable managed-care contract. Unfortunately, that might not necessarily be true. In fact, you might be losing money on your contract. Before you sign on the dotted line for your next managed-care contract, make sure you're getting the best possible deal for your money. Here are three mistakes that seriously undermine your bottom line when it comes to managed-care contracts.
12 July 2016
Substance abuse doesn't just affect the abuser. It affects the entire family. In fact, substance abuse affects everyone that is in the abuser's circle, including friends and co-workers. If you have someone in your life who's abusing drugs or alcohol, you want to help them. If you've tried everything to help your loved one, don't give up. Here are three things you need to know about substance abuse and how it affects your loved one.
15 June 2016
Carpal tunnel syndrome can get in the way of your enjoyment of everyday life and prevent you from partaking in activities you used to love. Luckily, there are some exercises you can do to gain relief from the pain and stiffness. Perform these exercises daily, and you should notice that your symptoms become less severe over time. Fanning the Fingers This exercise helps stretch out all of the muscles in the back of your hand and wrist, which reduces pressure on your nerves.
1 June 2016
Early detection of breast cancer is crucial to fighting the disease. Because of this, some medical care providers are turning to 3-D mammograms. As with any diagnostic tool, there is some debate as to whether or not it is the best method of detecting breast cancer. If you are considering a 3-D mammogram, it is important to weigh the benefits and risks. Why Should You Have a 3-D Mammogram? One of the main benefits of a 3-D mammogram is that it is thought to be more effective in obtaining clear images of dense breast tissue.