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HIPAA stands for Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act.  HIPAA is a law that was passed in 1996 offering protection for patient’s medical information.  It oversees who can view and receive your health information and gives you the right to a copy of your record....

The winter season can be a busy time for many of us.  The last thing we often want is to get sick with a cold or flu or watch a loved one go through it.  So, don’t let sickness bring you down this winter season! ...

The winter season is a great time of year, but it often involves spending more time indoors.  If you are anything like me, staying indoors can be an excuse to change your normal routine and stray away from exercising.  However, the winter months should still...

Whether you are a patient, caregiver or assisting someone navigating their healthcare, it is important to plan ahead and protect your health in case of an emergency.  Your ability to bounce back from an emergency is more successful if you are prepared.  No one expects...

There are medical specialists for the heart, the skin, cancers, child health, the respiratory tract, the nervous system and much more.  Geriatrics is a medical specialty that focuses on the healthcare of those who are aging.  As all of us age and as many are...

Seeing a healthcare provider can be overwhelming, confusing, or intimidating for many people.  Without experience in the healthcare field, medical information is new and can take some getting used to.  Whether you are seeing a new provider, going with a loved one to an appointment,...

Earlier this week we explored what a certified nurse aide is, and what the necessary skills are.  Here is a closer look at the job requirements and job outlook of a certified nurse aide.  These are important to be aware of if you are considering...

A large part of healthcare for the elderly or those in emergency situations can be dictated by advance care planning.  Advance care planning is predetermined healthcare that one would want if they were too ill to communicate it to their healthcare provider(s) them self.  Because...

Hospice care and Palliative care are treatment services provided to patients with serious illnesses.  Their purpose is to provide medical care in a way that is comforting to the patient and they are designed to alleviate the patient’s discomfort.  Hospice care and Palliative care are...

This summer are you looking for a new career path?  Or are you considering advancing your career?  Consider exploring a home health aide!  Here are three questions and answers about what a home health aide is all about. What is a home health aide? A home health...

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