The 1994 Target Cities Project stated that patients who had been to a drug treatment program, attended a 12-step program and had counseling sessions had an 87% chance of abstinence six months post treatment.
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The first (patient-initiated) federal mental health parity case in the country, the United States District Court for the District of Vermont, has found in favor of the plaintiff/patient.
Medical study shows that women who wear a bra 24 hours a day have a 113-fold increase in breast cancer than women who wear a bar 12 hours a day.
Hospital emergency departments eager to woo patients are implementing online reservation systems. The wait times have dropped from 58 minutes to 47 minutes at the 100 hospitals that have implemented this system.
CareFirst Blue Cross is giving “Medical Loss Ratio” rebates to members who purchased their catastrophic insurance plans. HealthCare Advocates can assist you in obtaining your rebate.
“Inhaling alcohol” is becoming more popular, but it is illegal in most states due to the health risks.
Review your health plan coverage or you too may owe $140K. See: http://www.latimes.com/business/la-fi-healthmarkets-insurance-20121124,0,4892336.story
Multistate Meningitis outbreak due to contaminated medication – the link to the CDC advisory: http://www.cdc.gov/hai/outbreaks/meningitis.html
It is flu season and time to get your flu shot. What is different this year? Obama-care made it a law that that preventative care is covered at 100%. So, if you obtain your flu shot from an in-network provider, the preventative care will be free of charge. If you decide to obtain your flu shot from a local pharmacy, it is likely that you will have to pay $30 +/- for the shot.
IUDs, is it time to remove or replace yours? An intrauterine device (“IUD”) expires 5 years after implantation. At that time it must be removed or replaced. If it is not, a woman may experience pain, abnormal bleeding and possible pregnancy. Please consult with a physician for your specific needs.