Yearly Archives: 2012

Is Dad in pain?

The prevalence of pain is twice as high in the elderly population as it is in individuals less than 60 years old. Some studies show that 25% to 50% of older persons living in the community suffer from pain problems, … Continue reading

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Cardiac catheterization and communication

Cold Comfort by Mary T. Shannon Leaning against the hospital bed’s cold metal rails, I gazed down at my husband lying flat on his back. Under the harsh fluorescent ceiling lights, his olive skin looked almost as pale as mine. … Continue reading

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The Leapfroggroup rates hospitals

The Leapfroggroup is a nonprofit patient safety organization originally set up to rate hospitals. It has three goals: inform Americans about their hospital’s safety and quality Promote full public disclosure of hospital performance information Help employers provide the best healthcare … Continue reading

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Organizing physician office records

You would like to have your physician office records so you can be more informed about your condition, you have questions about your care, or you are changing doctors. It can be difficult to obtain the records of your physicians … Continue reading

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Kinds of Medical Records

Your healthcare providers have created a whole host of medical records about you. You may want to obtain your own records because you are changing physicians or you want to be informed about your health care and condition. Standards govern … Continue reading

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