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Free Therapy in Nature

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Author: 
Ann Steeves
Wednesday, August 7, 2013

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Health cost is an unavoidable topic for the future of the Health Care industry. Mental health care, especially, is often neglected because of the perceived cost of treatment.

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Employee Wellness Programs

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Author: 
Kelley Simpson
Wednesday, May 22, 2013

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Employee Wellness Programs Cutting Healthcare Costs

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Prescription Frenzy

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Author: 
Rebecca Lastra
Tuesday, March 20, 2012

The amount of pharmacies we can bring our prescriptions to can seem overwhelming at times; and given the current economy, we always want to make sure we’re getting the best deal. But how can you possiblely visit each pharmacy near your house and check how much each presciption costs? Luckily, this little thing called the “internet” has completely revolutionized our lives over the past couple decades. From hotels,  books, to even electronics, it seems that we can compare prices on just about everything these days.

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Less Bills for Pills

Friday, March 2, 2012

Friday, March 2, 2012

Do you pay outrageous amounts of money for your medications?  The FDA just issued guidelines that will allow drug companies to make duplicates of certain medications called biotech drugs.  The result of this will be increased market competition and decreased cost for medications.  Biotech drugs are expensive, injectable medications.  Prior to the recently developed Read more

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Susan G. Komen Defunds, then Refunds Annual Support for Planned Parenthood

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Author: 
Ann Steeves
Thursday, February 16, 2012

With the rising costs of healthcare, many Americans turn to community health centers for important services at affordable prices. One of the nation’s leading centers for women’s health is Planned Parenthood, with nearly 800 health centers nationwide. Their outreach efforts help communities receive access to breast health education, breast screenings, and mammogram referrals, among other services. Their services reach disadvantaged women in underserved areas, often at whatever price the women can afford. As a result, the organization relies heavily on financial donations.

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“The specialist will see you now”

Thursday, February 2, 2012

Author: 
Katrina Heisler
Thursday, February 2, 2012

Have you noticed that your doctor has been referring you to a specialist more often then diagnosing and treating you in their office? Well, according to a study published in the Archives of Internal Medicine the likelihood that a doctor refers a patient to a specialist has doubled from 1999-2009. This means that the estimated number of visits that resulted in a referral jumped from 40.6 million to 105 million.

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Time is Money

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Author: 
Rebecca Lastra
Wednesday, December 21, 2011

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Imagine being able to rake leaves or mowing lawns in exchange for a doctor’s visit. Well in Falmouth, Maine, there are thirty-three patients who do just that. An article published by NPR examines the structure behind True North’s system of “time dollars” and how patients can qualify for the program.

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How much do medical procedures really cost?

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

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As healthcare costs continue to increase, patients should be more aware of the procedures and the costs that linger. Every procedure and visit costs money. If a person has health insurance, it costs the patient through a co-pay and deductible if they have one. The remainder of the bill then goes to the insurance company and ultimately to employers.

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Brand Name Frenzy

Friday, October 21, 2011

Author: 
Rebecca Lastra
Friday, October 21, 2011

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Throughout our lives, we have been trained that purchasing any product with a respectable name attached to it deems it more effective than any generic product. Primarily through media and word of mouth, we have defined that labeled brands are better products and they usually cost significantly more. Sometimes it is worth the extra couple of bucks, but other times it is completely irrelevant. One product that most Americans get hung up on, is if they should buy a generic or brand named drug.

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Why buy what you can drink for free?

Friday, September 23, 2011

Author: 
Katrina Heisler
Friday, September 23, 2011

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Paying more than the price of a gallon of gas for a product that American’s could consume for free would be foolish, irrational, and uneconomical, right? Then why do we spend nearly $21 billion purchasing something that can be easily be acquired by flicking on your faucet? I’m talking about water.

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