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Alternative medicines and herbal supplements are gaining popularity, but are they safe? Get the latest information about the market and the effectiveness of these products. Helpful Guides and Links:
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Long Term Care Insurance

Long Term Care Insurance

Long term care insurance can help pay for nursing home care or in-home health care when you get older. Here are some rules of road when you're ready to buy a policy.

Technology and medicine meet in iPills

We've entered the era where medicine is going into full sci-fi mode in the quest for better diagnostic and treatment tools. The New York Times  reports HQ Inc.'s CorTemp pill is just the latest at the cross-section of technology and medicine. It has a built-in battery and wirelessly transmits real-time ...

New data gives more reasons to buckle up

New data gives more reasons to buckle up

Clark discusses findings in a new report that will convince you to never skip the seatbelts when in the car.

How much should insurers pay to save a life?

I read in The Los Angeles Times  a story that really got me thinking about health care in our country. Jalal Afshar was a member of the HMO Kaiser Permanente, an insurer with a true staff model that gives you less out of pocket than in more traditional health care ...

The potential benefit of prostate cancer screening is early detection of cancer, which might make treatment more effective.

New prostate cancer test offers options

A new type of prostate cancer test will allow men more ability to weigh their options for treatment than ever before. "The new test, which is called the Oncotype DX Prostate Cancer Test, is one of more than a dozen coming to market that use advanced genetic methods to help ...

New device offers challenge to Epipen for allergy sufferers

They say necessity is the mother of invention. I would add that it's also the mother of entrepreneurism too. Eric and Evan Edwards are the developers behind Auvi-Q, a new auto-injector that contains a single dose of epinephrine for adults and children with life-threatening allergies. The Edwards brothers grew up ...

Hospital costs still not being clearly disclosed to cash payers

Cost transparency at hospitals still leaves something to be desired even in an age when "consumer-driven health care" is the buzzword of the future. The Associated Press reports that researchers at two universities were charged with calling hospitals in every state, more than 120 hospitals in total, to find out ...

Having trouble remembering to take your medication?

Some time ago, my allergist wrote me a prescription that contained 10 pills at a cost of $11/pill. After the pharmacist revealed the total cost, I nearly needed to visit the emergency room when I fell down and hit my head! Medicines can be so expensive. But there are ways ...

Medical tourism - Close to home

Medical tourism - Close to home

Medical tourism doesn't have to take you to far-flung Third World locations. You can now be a medical tourist in the good ol' USA, traveling the country for discounted medical care.

Purchasing medications on the internet

Purchasing medications on the internet

Have you ever bought medicine from an online pharmacy? Here's why it could be a bad move for your fiscal and physical health.

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