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Information-Based Careers for Lab Scientists

November 25, 2015 by Daphne Stanford

As a healthcare professional, have you considered more information or office-based positions that still require a good deal of specialization?[read more]

Is Pharma “Educating” U.S. Patients in the Wrong Way?

November 25, 2015 by Andrew Schorr

What gets patients angry—besides being upset about their diagnosis—is high drug prices. And direct-to-consumer ads rub salt in the wounds.[read more]


Addiction: The Road to Recovery After the Hospital

November 24, 2015 by Viatcheslav Wlassoff

The prevalence of addictions has risen sharply in recent years. According to the CDC, 2.5% of people over the age of 12 have illegally used drugs in the past month. Since addictions are more common than ever before, medical professionals are looking for new ways to help treat their patients. Many doctors are trying to treat addictions with the use suboxane. However, others prefer alternative treatments.[read more]

Head of the DOJ's Antitrust Division Raises Concerns About Two Proposed Mega-Mergers Between Leading Health Insurers

November 20, 2015 by Katie Brant

The anticipated mergers between four leading health insurers, namely, Aetna Inc. and Humana Inc., and Anthem Inc. and Cigna Corp., are causing quite a stir among the American Medical Association (AMA) and antitrust enforcers. They view these mergers as being detrimental to competition and a possible violation of antitrust laws and principles.[read more]

HIPAA Basics For Licensed Health Care Professionals: Privacy, Security, and Breach Notification Rules

November 16, 2015 by Katie Brant

The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) recently issued a HIPAA fact sheet for health care professionals and organizations. We could all use a little refresher from time-to-time.[read more]


The Healthcare Costs Associated with Alcohol Addiction

November 16, 2015 by Viatcheslav Wlassoff

For most people, alcohol is a social drug – used in moderation. There are even studies that show that light alcohol consumption can have health benefits for certain populations. However, there are those for whom alcohol is an addiction. And it's costly.[read more]

Emergency Nurses: An Overabundance of Violence

November 11, 2015 by Annette Hogan

As part of a normal workday, emergency nurses witness the injuries and human suffering that result from violence. But what about when emergency nurses become victims of violence?[read more]


Is a Career in Naturopathic Medicine Right for You?

November 10, 2015 by Viatcheslav Wlassoff

Here’s a fact: naturopathic physicians benefit the lives of their patients, and encourage a healthy lifestyle that’s built on the principal belief that wellness is about more than the body; it’s about the mind and soul too. If you believe in conventional medicine, as well as the healing benefits of alternative medicine, you’re the perfect person to explore this growing field.[read more]


Who is responsible for patient engagement within pharma?

November 10, 2015 by Paul Tunnah

As someone spending a lot of time working with clients on both digital communication and patient engagement, there are often remarkable parallels between the two. Of course, patient engagement is frequently digital, but I’m talking more about the parallels in how pharmaceutical companies structure themselves to deliver in these areas.We...[read more]

How to Prepare for a Second Opinion Doctor Appointment

November 10, 2015 by Joan Justice

Second Opinion Doctor Appointment

A second opinion will help you learn more about your illness and treatment options. But doctor appointments can be scary, overwhelming and intimidating. Here are some tips to help you make the most of your second opinion appointment.[read more]

Does Your Medical Practice Website Relieve Patient Anxiety?

October 28, 2015 by Jonathan Catley

Creating the right website for your practice can relieve patient anxiety and eliminate their fear of the unknown - bringing them straight to your door.[read more]

When Is External Peer Review The Right Choice For Hospitals?

October 20, 2015 by Josh Nelson

The term "peer review" makes people think about picking up a chart, opening it, looking at the documentation, asking questions, and assessing it. However, peer review is much more. It is a truly professional review by a peer or body of peers that monitors both physician competence and professional conduct in order to promote the highest...[read more]