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TBI: Some Surprising Statistics

February 9, 2016 by Bernadette Coleman

A traumatic brain injury(TBI) is a blow to the head that disrupts the function of the brain. Not all hits to the head result in a TBI. Injuries can be mild to fatal, it just depends on how hard the head was hit and the speed of the treatment that was given after the injury. Here are some surprising statistics regarding TBI.[read more]

Kindred Healthcare Inc. To Pay $125 Million to Settle Allegations of False Claims

February 9, 2016 by Katie Brant

Kindred Healthcare Inc. (Kindred), the largest skilled therapy provider in the nation, has agreed to pay $125 million to settle allegations that it violated the False Claims Act (FCA). Kindred is accused of billing Medicare for therapy services that were unnecessary or never occurred, the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) announced January 12, 2016.[read more]

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How the Healthcare Industry Has Reduced Aggravation For Patients

February 8, 2016 by Ryan Kh

The delivery of health care has changed significantly in recent years. Technological advances have made better treatment possible, while changes on the regulatory landscape and in the best practices for providing service have also had a significant impact. As a result, patients' lives are improving dramatically.[read more]

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Get Your Sleep: All You Didn’t Want to Know About Sleep-Related Health Problems

February 4, 2016 by Daphne Stanford

The basic findings from all of these studies seem to agree that a sufficient amount of sleep is crucial to basic functioning, and it can also prevent or delay a number of serious health conditions such as diabetes and dementia. Sleep is precious, so do what you can to get as many hours as possible, each night.[read more]

Medical Social Worker Career Analysis

February 3, 2016 by Michael Jones

Dealing with a hospitalization can be overwhelming. A physical illness or accident causes more than just physical issues. There are also psychological, emotional, and practical matters to consider, which is where a medical social worker can help.[read more]

Colon Cancer Diagnosed at Earlier Ages

February 2, 2016 by Liz Seegert

Colorectal cancer is the third most commonly diagnosed cancer and second leading cause of cancer deaths in the United States. Disease risk increases with age, but those of certain ethnic backgrounds are being diagnosed with the condition at younger ages than ever before, say authors of a new study from the University of Missouri School of Medicine.[read more]

Can Physicians Take Vacation?

February 2, 2016 by Michael Kirsch

How long can you be away from your job before your performance ebbs? Do physicians lose their cognitive and procedural skills after a period of time? I’m not sure this has been tested but I believe the question is a reasonable one for patients to consider.[read more]

A Business Approach To Reducing Healthcare Costs

February 1, 2016 by Stephen Schimpff

“Helping employees improve their health is right for the company’s bottom line and is doing right by our employees. Healthier employees are happier, demonstrate less absenteeism and presenteesism, and are more productive. This is a win for everyone involved.” Quoted from John Torinus, Jr., in The Grassroots Healthcare Revolution.[read more]

The Latest on Burnout in Healthcare: What You Can Do

January 28, 2016 by Annette Hogan

Physician burnout is getting worse. Researchers report "a 10 percent increase in the prevalence of burnout among U.S. physicians over the last three years." Here's what you can do.[read more]

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Can Cannabis Treat ADD or ADHD?

January 27, 2016 by Phil Cohen

Among the plethora of conditions that cannabis has been known to treat, scientists are just finding out that ADD and ADHD are two of them. In fact, it is becoming apparent that marijuana may be more effective at treating these disorders than Adderall, the leading pharmaceutical drug.[read more]

Is Generally Regarded as Safe (GRAS) safe enough?

January 27, 2016 by David E Williams
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A look at the FDA loophole that allows companies to add ingredients to food with little to no government oversight.[read more]

The Internet as a Resource for TBI Patients and Their Families

January 26, 2016 by Bernadette Coleman

The Internet is an excellent resource for a wide range of medical information, including traumatic brain injury. There is a wealth of information, personal stories, and more that TBI patients and families can utilize. While it can be a very important tool, it is important to take the information online with a grain of salt and always double check information with your treating physician.[read more]