Monthly Archives: October 2012

Texas Lottery Game to Help Vets Sees Sales Slow

Did you know there’s a Texas lottery scratch-off game specifically to benefit veterans? I admit I had no idea this games has existed since 2010. Maybe that’s because I never buy lottery tickets? I really don’t encourage anyone else to … Continue reading

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Featured Link — Web Resources for Prescriptions and Over-the-Counter Medication

This page of resources for prescription and over-the-counter medications at http://www.lifeinsurancequotes.org/additional-resources/prescriptions-and-over-the-counter-resources is courtesy of the Life Insurance Quotes Web site.

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Study — Ginkgo Doesn’t Prevent Alzheimer’s Disease

There’s some bad news for those hoping for a simple solution to the Alzheimer’s problem. Apparently taking ginkgo doesn’t help humans the way it might help animals. Here are excerpts from a recent article in USA Today: Taking the popular … Continue reading

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When Alzheimer’s Turns Violent

Dealing with a family member who has Alzheimer’s or other form of dementia is difficult and emotionally wrenching for many reasons. When that dementia takes the form of violence, it introduces an entirely new and very disturbing factor into an … Continue reading

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Counting on an Inheritance? Count Again.

Are you a Baby Boomer expecting an inheritance from your parents? Better think again. Here’s a headline from a recent article in the Wall Street Journal. The bad news: Many baby boomers are likely to get less money from Mom … Continue reading

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Veterans Wait for Benefits as Claims Pile Up

The frustrating delays involved in collecting benefits from the Department of Veterans Affairs are legendary. And despite recent efforts on the part of the VA to streamline their procedures, there has been little improvements in those delays. In our practice … Continue reading

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Glossary of Health Insurance Terms

Health insurance companies, and their agents, speak a different language than we do. If you’re buying health insurance, or just dealing with a company or an agent, you need to know some of their language. This brief glossary is excerpted … Continue reading

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Are Hospitals Less Safe Than We Think?

Bad doctors. Prescription errors. Surgical slips. Medical mistakes injure or kill hundreds of thousands of Americans every year. Why patients are kept in the dark. When I was a medical student, modern medicine began to seem as dangerous and dishonest … Continue reading

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Dallas Hospitals Are Unsafe, But Growing

If an unsafe hospital is growing in size, is that a good thing or a bad thing? Is the hospital unsafe because resources are being devoted to new buildings rather than to patient oversight? Or is the hospital expanding in … Continue reading

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A Decade of Doubled Health Insurance Costs: Reasons Why

This guest post is by Roderick McCormick. Roderick is a full-time pediatrician who likes to spread his knowledge of health and wellness. With a knack for putting medical jargon in easily-understandable layman’s terms, his writing is in high demand.  Rising health … Continue reading

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