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Washington state to require all health providers to undergo suicide prevention training

November 28, 2017 | By | Reply More
Washington state to require all health providers to undergo suicide prevention training

Most people who die by suicide don’t see a mental health counselor but commonly interact with healthcare providers in the weeks leading up to their suicide.

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Screening for memory loss can help guide life choices

November 28, 2017 | By | Reply More
Screening for memory loss can help guide life choices

A quick, simple screening tool can help detect memory loss and other mental changes that might be affecting a patient’s ability to manage on their own.

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Fight fraud: Guard your Medicare card

November 28, 2017 | By | Reply More
Fight fraud: Guard your Medicare card

If you have Medicare, you can protect your identity and help prevent health care fraud by guarding your Medicare card just like you would a credit card.

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Marketplace confusion opens door to questions about ‘skinny’ health plans

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Marketplace confusion opens door to questions about ‘skinny’ health plans

Consumers coping with the high cost of health insurance are the target market for new plans claiming to be lower-cost alternatives to the Affordable Care Act that fulfill the law’s requirement for health coverage.

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Parents not liable for medical debts of adult children on shared insurance

November 28, 2017 | By | Reply More
Parents not liable for medical debts of adult children on shared insurance

Are parents responsible for adult children’s medical debts? Should people squeeze in appointments and expensive procedures before year’s end because of changes that might come with the GOP tax bill? Should consumers pay a broker to help them enroll in a plan?

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Women also use drugs – not that you can tell from drug policy

November 27, 2017 | By | Reply More
Women also use drugs – not that you can tell from drug policy

In the UK, men are more likely to try drugs than women and they significantly outnumber women in accessing treatment, reinforcing the view that male drug use is the norm. But the number of women who use drugs is probably massively underestimated.

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Retail rage: Why Black Friday leads shoppers to behave badly

November 24, 2017 | By | Reply More
Retail rage: Why Black Friday leads shoppers to behave badly

Black Friday creates a competitive environment since not all shoppers can get what they want. Thus, this competitive environment causes both positive and negative emotions. Consumers are thrilled when they get what they want and frustrated when they do not.

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Three or four cups of coffee a day does you more good than harm – study suggests

November 23, 2017 | By | Reply More
Three or four cups of coffee a day does you more good than harm – study suggests

Drinking moderate amounts of coffee – about three or four cups a day – is more likely to benefit our health than harm it. This is important to know because around the world over two billion cups of coffee are consumed every day.

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How Obamacare changed the love lives of young adults

November 23, 2017 | By | Reply More
How Obamacare changed the love lives of young adults

The ACA provision that allows children to stay on their parents’ health plan until age 26 has led young adults to delay decisions to start a family. Health insurance eligibility also seems to have influenced choices women made about contraception, leading to a decrease in abortions as well as birth rates.

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Doctor’s Rx for a stiff knee: A prescription for 90 Percocet pills

November 22, 2017 | By | Reply More
Doctor’s Rx for a stiff knee: A prescription for 90 Percocet pills

I recently hobbled to the drugstore to pick up painkillers after minor outpatient knee surgery, only to discover that my doctor had prescribed me 90 Percocets. Talk about using a shotgun to kill a mosquito.

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