Doctors and Patients Need to Start Agreeing More

Doctors and Patients Need to Start Agreeing More

May 4, 2016 | by Ben Rowley

A study by the University of Iowa suggests that when a doctor and a patient agree regarding their attitudes on health care values, patients do a better job when it comes to taking their medications...
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  Values in Medicine, General Healthcare, Feature Article
health care, health care costs, health decisions, public policy, communication, patient-doctor relationship, compatible doctors, physician decision-making,


The Real Reason Your Doctor Won’t Prescribe You Antibiotics

The Real Reason Your Doctor Won’t Prescribe You Antibiotics

May 3, 2016 | by Ben Rowley

Your throat feels like the Sahara desert and for three days you've only been able to breath through your mouth. Your nose feels sunburned even though you've switched to the fancy lotioned tissues for a dollar fifty more. People look at you with suspicion in the grocery store as you fight the urge to cough over crates of pristine vegetables...
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  Values in Medicine, Feature Article, Editorial
wasteful spending, health decisions, health care costs, prescription drugs, antibiotics, upper respiratory infection, common cold, family physician,


Seven Tips to Save Money on Your Medical Bills

Seven Tips to Save Money on Your Medical Bills

April 29, 2016 | by Ben Rowley

Use an outside lab. You don't have to have your blood drawn at the doctor's office. If you need blood tests (if not an emergency) you can have blood drawn at an outside lab for a fraction of the cost...
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  Values in Medicine, General Healthcare
patient rights, health care, prescription drugs, labs, wasteful spending, medical bills, patient-doctor relationship, health decisions, communication,


How Much Does Healthcare Cost In Your State?

How Much Does Healthcare Cost In Your State?

April 29, 2016 | by Ben Rowley

A recent report by the Health Care Cost Institute revealed that healthcare costs continue to vary widely throughout the United States. The report analyzed the costs for the most common hospital procedures in 41 states, showing that identical procedures may cost nearly twice as much in different areas of the country.
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  General Healthcare
wasteful spending, health care costs, public policy, hospital procedures,


6 Tips to Build a Healthy Relationship with Your Doctor

6 Tips to Build a Healthy Relationship with Your Doctor

March 30, 2016 | by Ben Rowley

We all want health-care providers who are experienced and skilled, but some factors that seem to have less to do with medical abilities may be equally important to your care. Here are six concerns that commonly crop up in the doctor-patient relationship, and what to do to make yours much better...
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  Values in Medicine, Feature Article
compatible doctors, health care, patient rights, communication, health decisions, patient-doctor relationship,


White House Announces New Initiatives to Fight Heroin Epidemic

White House Announces New Initiatives to Fight Heroin Epidemic

March 29, 2016 | by Ben Rowley

Several new initiatives to combat opioid addiction were announced by the Obama administration on Tuesday...
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  News, General Healthcare
prescription drugs, opiod dependence, expanding care, methadone, obama, white house, health care, access to care, public policy,


97% of ED Docs Order Unnecessary Imaging Tests

97% of ED Docs Order Unnecessary Imaging Tests

March 24, 2016 | by Ben Rowley

The surprising non-medical reasons why emergency room doctors order too many tests...
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  General Healthcare, Feature Article, Editorial
patient rights, compatible doctors, health care costs, wasteful spending, emergency medicine, malpractice, physician decision-making,


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