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Insurance Confusion — Breast Cancer

06/8/2017
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We have all seen the catchy T-shirts for the Susan B. Komen walks “Protect the Tatas.”  Few adult diseases have received as much fund-raising attention as Breast Cancer, and for good reason. Did you know that according to Florida law, your insurer must pay for reconstructive surgery if the policy provides […]

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Elder Abuse: Awareness Day Aims To End It

06/2/2017
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Neglect of the elderly, an all-too-often occurrence in nursing homes and other community settings, will take center stage June 15, 2017, during World Elder Abuse Awareness Day. The day brings about a 24-hour period in which voices far and wide can express opposition to cruel actions targeting those too fragile […]

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What is the National Practitioner Data Bank (NPDB)?

03/24/2016
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According to the NPDB website, it is an “electronic information repository created by Congress.  It contains information on medical malpractice payments and certain adverse actions related to health care practitioners, entities, providers, and suppliers.” Unfortunately, the reports containing this vital information, which are contained within this repository, are confidential and […]

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Prescription Drugs — Confusing names and sounds can be dangerous

12/8/2015
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Approximately 1.3 million people are injured annually in the United States due to medication errors by pharmacies.  The most common mistakes made by pharmacies include improper dose/quantity, wrong patient, or improper instructions on the vial.  The most common error involving medications was related to administration of an improper because medicine, […]

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