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Healthcare & Health Insurance

While trying to catch up on my reading in my RSS reader, a post from another blogger spark my memory of the medical bill mistake made by the hospital after the birth of my daughter last year. If you remember my discussion about delivery cost, I should only have to pay my co-pays for my […]

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I posted recently on my mommy blog today about how to get affordable pregnancy health insurance if you live in California. Every baby deserves a healthy start, and prenatal care is vital to the future health of your baby. Here’s an excerpt from the post: Access for Infants and Mothers (AIM) is part of California’s […]

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This post is in association with Alexander Harris. The battle with breast cancer can be a tough one for women to fight. The emotional impact of a breast cancer diagnosis can be even more stressful than the medical issue itself. Early detection of breast cancer leads to a more favorable prognosis for women. In fact, […]

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This seems to be the season for hospital stays. Recently it seems like every third friend or co-worker I talk to has a family member or friend on an extended hospital stay. Besides showing up for visits and bringing meals, none of them thought about doing anything extra to make the patients’ hospital stay more […]

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This weekend I found out that my mom is taking a generic maintenance drug for high blood pressure. Since she her blood pressure sometimes get as high as 150/90, her doctor wanted my mom to try taking half a tablet of a generic high blood pressure medication on a daily basis. The generic medication already […]

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Previously I discussed how to reduce the cost of prescriptions with generic drugs. Today I want to talk about how to reduce cost of medicine with pill splitting. Many prescription drugs cost the same regardless of the tablet size. That’s right — 20 mg of Lipitor cost the same as the 40 mg version. Why […]

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Generic drugs are one of the best ways to reduce cost of prescription medication. Within the next few years you will see a flood of expensive brand name prescription medication lose their 20 year patents. Any qualified drug manufacturer that meets FDA standards can produce cheap, high-quality copies of what had once been an expensive […]

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Do you know that your doctor is your best ally when it comes to keeping down the cost of prescription drugs? However, the cost of prescription drugs is not the first thing your doctor thinks about when she pulls out a prescription pad. The existing health insurance system makes it easy for her to prescribe […]

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In the United States you cannot purchase a prescription medication without a prescription from a doctor. You probably believe your doctor learn about new drugs from reading scientific research from medical journals, from his own experience prescribing medicine to his patients, or from discussions with his colleagues. This is only half the truth. This post […]

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It was pretty neat clicking through my online health record to find out why I had an appointment with my doctor on May of 2007. But as I click through the appointment list, I notice that the online health record also list my “official weight” at every visit. I knew I should have taken off my shoes before hopping on the doctor’s scale!

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