Friday, February 28, 2020

Misconstrued

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) exists to ensure public health is protected. The agency ensures “the safety, efficacy and security of human and veterinary drugs, biological products and medical devices.” (They are also responsible for ensuring the safety of the nation’s food...

The Beginning of the End

Twilight years are those near the end of life. It’s a time when individuals are seeking a comfortable existence in a safe and secure setting. It’s ironic that an Annville, Pennsylvania nurse chose the name “Twilight Beginnings” for her business, which provided psychiatric services...

X-rated Rx

The Rx symbol is found on doctor’s prescription pads, as well as on signs in pharmacies. (Here’s your medical lesson for the day: Rx is derived from the Latin word “recipe,” which means “take”.) A Mount Holly, North Carolina physician was definitely “on the...

Say It Isn’t So

Speech therapists diagnose and treat patients that have communication and swallowing disorders resulting from strokes, brain injuries, hearing loss, developmental delays or other problems. Their job is to create and implement a treatment plan that will improve the patient's quality of life. An article...

Follow the Rules!

It’s not uncommon for healthcare providers to get caught not following healthcare laws regulating prescription medications and billing to Medicaid and Medicare. And when they do, the penalties are often steep. An Ashland, K.Y., physician learned this the hard way after settling civil claims...

Stop the Bleeding in Health Insurance Exchange Fraud

The Affordable Care Act (ACA) has provided millions of Americans an opportunity to get health insurance and has generated positive benefits for insurers, as well. However, the way that people now purchase health care plans – through online health care exchanges – has opened...

A Need for Respite

Everyone needs a break at some point, especially primary caregivers of people who cannot care for themselves. This duty often falls on the shoulders of family members, who can become exhausted by their efforts. When some periodic relief is needed, a home...

Piggy Bank

Around the 15th century, dishes and pots were made out of a type of clay called “PYGG.” When people during that day and time were able to save an extra coin or two, they would drop it into their PYGG clay pot. Fast forward...

The Doctor Will See You Now

Doctor visits are expensive in terms of time and money. It’s not uncommon to arrive on time for an appointment, then be kept waiting for what seems like forever to only get a few minutes with a physician. According to a survey on how...

Fatal Fraud

Fraud is generally not considered fatal, just costly (and really aggravating) for victims. In fact, criminals, who may have previously committed crimes such as selling drugs, often turn to fraud because they can make a good amount of money without as much risk. Today,...

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