Archive for July, 2009

Protect Your Heart While Traveling

Thursday, July 9, 2009 12:21 No Comments

While planning your next business or pleasure trip, you might want to choose your hotel based on an amenity that has potentially more importance than an in-room spa or 24-hour room service. If you have (or are at risk of) heart disease, you might want to check if your lodging has installed automated external defibrillators […]

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Keeping Health Care Costs Low –Stay Out of the Emergency Room

Monday, July 6, 2009 17:32 No Comments

Even the simplest Level 1 visit to the Emergency Room in the US will cost at least $250 (about twice the cost of a visit to a primary care physician), and the cost can rise dramatically from there. Prevention being better than a cure, consider doing the following to avoid that expensive health care: o […]

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Healthcare Lessons Learned While on Vacation

Saturday, July 4, 2009 21:41 No Comments

While on a romantic getaway in Northern California last month, my garden variety ear infection turned into a painful nightmare, despite 2 previous rounds of antibiotics. Here’s what I learned the hard way: *Double check that you packed your cell phone charger. *Have your doctor’s office or cell phone number (or both) in your cell […]

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Keep Health Care Costs Low — Stay Out of the Emergency RoomThis 4th of July

Thursday, July 2, 2009 22:33 No Comments

The National Council on Fireworks believes that Americans can be “Sparkler Smart” this Fourth of July while celebrating our nation’s birthday. But statistics indicate that not everyone knows how to be safe with sparklers or other fireworks. In 2007, almost 10,000 people ended up in U.S. hospital emergency rooms to be treated for fireworks related […]

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