BLUE CROSS BLUE SHIELD OF NORTH DAKOTA Health center superheroes use MediQHome to help patients
By Ryan Schuster
A group of superheroes have helped Robin Dyke improve her health. No, really.
The super-human doctors and staff members at Coal Country Community Health Center in western North Dako... Posted on 5/10/13 at 4:35 PM
REAL MONEY Nine Steps to Dealing With Medical Debt
A broken bone, mental health therapy, a long-term illness, a car accident, a premature baby. All of these situationsand so many more unexpected onescan land a family in medical debt. And you cant comp... Posted on 4/16/13 at 9:27 AM
HEALTHBEAT The EHR: Love it, hate it; here to stay
In a world where information technology is inextricably entwined in how we live (when was the last time you spent more than 24 hours without online access?), it's often baffling to see how slowly heal... Posted on 4/15/13 at 12:50 PM
SENSE AND CENTSIBILITY How to plan for medical costs in retirement
Recently I discussed the benefits of retiring debt-free and why its important to eliminate credit card debts, mortgages and auto loans. Not only will you have more financial flexibility, but high medi... Posted on 3/29/13 at 10:02 AM
New studies show the toll that stress can take on the heart. Researchers have found higher rates of cardiac problems in veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder, in New Orleans residents six years after Hurricane Katrina and in Greeks struggling through that country's financial turmoil.
It's a medical nightmare: a 24-year-old man endures 350 surgeries since childhood to remove growths that keep coming back in his throat and have spread to his lungs, threatening his life. Now doctors have found a way to help him by way of a scientific coup that holds promise for millions of cancer patients.
FREETOWN, Sierra Leone (AP) — An outbreak of cholera in West Africa has infected more than 13,000 people and killed at least 258 people in Sierra Leone and Guinea, authorities said as they appealed for international assistance.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A Pennsylvania woman whose autistic adult son was not recommended for a heart transplant said she wants to bring more attention to the decision-making process so that those with ailments or disabilities are not passed over without careful consideration.
CHICAGO (AP) — Life's a picnic this year for the small, sneaky mosquitoes that carry West Nile virus and pose a deadly risk to humans. Hot, dry weather in the Midwest has created the perfect conditions in still-damp ditches and underground storm water basins where the Culex mosquito breeds.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana's decision to deny Planned Parenthood Medicaid funds because it performs abortions denies women the freedom to choose their health care providers, a federal hearing officer said.
Work on the Jamestown Medical Building is right on schedule, according to a hospital administrator.
“I think there’s a lot of excitement from employees and a lot of patients ask what’s going on,” said Todd Hudspeth, Jamestown Regional Medical Center president and CEO.
Test-tube babies have higher rates of birth defects, and doctors have long wondered: Is it because of certain fertility treatments or infertility itself? A large new study from Australia suggests both may play a role.
A three-person team of clinicians from Jamestown Regional Medical Center recently participated in a day-long, interactive Clinical Design Day training, held in Chicago, developed and facilitated by VHA Inc. The CDD training employs a cultural, sociological and anthropological methodology to aid hospitals in their efforts to improve patient safety.
CHICAGO (AP) — New research gives clear proof that weight-loss surgery can reverse and possibly cure diabetes, and doctors say it should be offered sooner to more people with the disease — not just as a last resort.
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