Health and Healthcare

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Posted 9/4/17 at 4:05 AM | Sylvie Simms

Measuring America’s Heart Health | Cardiovascular disease is the #1 cause of death among both men and women in the US. This has killed more people than cancer and chronic respiratory disease combined.

Posted 9/3/17 at 7:58 PM | Welby O'Brien

Suicide Hits Closer to Home for Many - Can We Help?

All around us we hear more and more of those we care about threatening, attempting or committing suicide. Many of which are our own loved ones.

I recently awoke to a shocking comment under one of our Love Our Vets – PTSD Family Support posts. It said, “I was done…ready to quit. END IT ALL. And then this post came across my feed. THANK YOU for giving me hope!” September is “National Suicide Prevention Month,” and September 10 has been set aside as “World Suicide Prevention Day.” Test YOUR awareness with these facts from

Q: How many people attempt suicide each year in the U.S.?

A: Approximately 750,000.

Q: On average, how often does one person die by suicide somewhere in the world?

A: Every 40 seconds.

Q: Are people who die by suicide weak?

A: No. Most people who die by suicide are very strong, but they have untreated depression. FULL POST

Posted 9/2/17 at 6:18 AM | Emelie Hyde

Cosmetic Surgeries can go Fatal

Is there any reason why you would resort to cosmetic surgery? There are many reasons why women undergo this type of procedure, even though they know the risks involved, such as death. According to a University of London study, low self-esteem, low satisfaction with life and constant exposure to media stereotypes are the main reasons why women undergo cosmetic surgery.

Fatal decisions!
The International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ISAPS) states that these procedures involve risks and side effects, so it is very important for women to be well informed about the type of surgery if they actually want to prevent a fatal outcome, like the one of the following models. If you want to see some of the failed surgeries before and after pics, here you can

1. Catherine Cando- The 19-year-old woman dies after undergoing liposuction because of poor medical practice. The Ecuadorian beauty queen won a bonus for surgery after being crowned Miss Durán in October 2014. Although she was not sure whether to undergo the procedure, in November of that year she decided to accept the surgeon's proposal. FULL POST

Posted 8/29/17 at 7:01 AM | George Smith

Important Tips to Consider When Buying Health Insurance in Australia

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The question of whether you should get health insurance or not beggars no answer because buying health insurance cover is a must. Health cover ensures that you can financially be taken care of when you fall sick as well as get some tax benefits. However, private health insurance does not exist; instead there are private hospital insurance plans that you can purchase if you take time to compare health insurance policies available to you such as a plan with a 20% co-payment clause from your own pocket.

Many people prefer to purchase health and life insurance plans towards the end of every financial year because it provides a way of saving on tax. Due to the constant escalation of medical costs, having health insurance is unavoidable. One thing that makes it a difficult task is the fine print and industry jargon used, and the confusion brought by indecision about what you want. Here are a few important tips to help you solve the insurance puzzle.

Make a Comparison of Plans Available Online
Health plans can be compared online across several frames of reference such as costs and duration. Find an aggregator of various financial products to help you understand what kind of policy best suits you needs. Things to look for include benefits for maternity, free medical examinations, ambulance charges, convalescence benefits, coverage for day care, no-claim bonus, OPD coverage, treatment coverage, and options for non-allopathic treatment. FULL POST

Posted 8/28/17 at 6:19 AM | Boris Dzhingarov

10 Natural Remedies Everyone Should Know

Everything we’ve ever needed for health and happiness has been provided. We have an incredible planet with natural plants and properties that will support us for our entire lives. If we know how to make the most out of foods, spices, plants, herbs, oils, and other natural components, we’ll be prepared for whatever life throws our way.

We often rely on the expertise of others to put together ointments and medication for our health, but there’s plenty we can do for ourselves. There are dozens of natural home remedies for the most common illnesses.

1. Sunburns

Everyone knows the pain of spending too much time in the sun. A mild sunburn is red, painful, and itchy, and a more severe burn can make you sick to your stomach with intolerable pain. To speed the recovery and staunch the resulting symptoms, externally apply any of these natural remedies:

• Chilled cucumber slices
• Plain yogurt
• Aloe Vera gel
• Witch hazel
• Oatmeal bath
• Mint
• Vinegar

2. Menstrual Cramps

Men will never understand the pain, sickness, and discomfort that overcomes a woman at the beginning of her cycle. Menstrual cramps are brutal, and most women don’t know how to alleviate the discomfort. A heating pad can help, but any of the following remedies taken internally can work wonders the next time you have cramps: FULL POST

Posted 8/14/17 at 4:14 AM | Mark John

Ten Ways To Promote Your Digestive Health

Your digestive system is responsible for breaking down the foods that you consume into nutrients and molecules that your body needs. When you neglect your digestive health, you can begin to experience a number of problems, including digestive disturbances, bloating, nutritional deficiencies and trouble digesting food. Let's take a look at ten ways that can promote your digestive health to ensure that it runs efficiently and you remain healthy.

1. Dietary supplements – A supplement specially formulated to promote digestive health will contain antioxidants to help counteract free radicals and inflammation. There are many essential oils like clove oil, thyme oil and oregano oil that can kill parasites, improve circulation, decrease inflammation in the gastrointestinal tract and increase digestive enzymes and digestive juices in the gastrointestinal tract.

2. Drink plenty of fluids – One of the most important things you can do to improve your digestive health is to ensure you remain properly hydrated. Your digestive tract needs plenty of fluids to function properly. The fiber you eat pulls water from the colon to create bulkier and softer stools which are easier to pass. FULL POST

Posted 8/11/17 at 1:08 AM | Sylvie Simms

Weight Loss Surgery: Gastric Bypass Versus Gastric Sleeve | Not sure if you want to go with Gastric Bypass or Gastric Sleeve? Our infographic shows you a full comparison between the two procedures.

Posted 8/7/17 at 8:48 AM | Brian Wallace

CBD Oil Saves Lives

The war on Cannabis is no longer something that can be justified. It helps too many people overcome very serious and difficult health issues. For some children with seizures CBD oil derived from hemp or cannabis is the only thing that can help them overcome and survive their illness. Unfortunately many parents find it is not legal in their state so they either have to move or they have to treat their children illegally. Learn more about the miracle of CBD oil.

Posted 8/6/17 at 4:17 AM | Boris Dzhingarov

5 Ways to Be Healthier When You Work in an Office

Working in an office can have its pleasant sides, especially if you are doing something you enjoy and like the people you work with. However, office work doesn’t generally present the best conditions for optimal health, thanks to the long periods spent sitting down looking at visual displays, being close to lots of other people (and their germs), and the lack of exercise during the day. If you are an office worker, adopting strategies to keep yourself healthy can not only improve your general wellbeing but also make you feel more motivated and productive – improving your performance as well as how you feel. Here are five ways to be healthier when you spend most of your working week in an office:

1. Take Regular Breaks

Taking breaks is very important when you use a computer monitor, but you do need to ensure you take them away from your PC. The important thing is to rest your eyes, and so browsing the web for five minutes every hour doesn’t achieve this. Get up and walk somewhere, even if it is just to the drinks machine or a colleague’s work area.

2. Stay Hydrated

Most people don’t drink enough water, and at the office it can be easy to slip into only ever drinking coffee, which actually dehydrates you more. Forget those tiny cups of water from the office water cooler – fill up a two litre bottle with water and keep it on your desk, aiming to drink the whole thing by the end of the day. Being even slightly dehydrated affects your mental performance, and drinking plenty of water will help you stay on top form. FULL POST

Posted 7/31/17 at 3:58 AM | Rob williams

Stay in Compliance with 2018 ICD-10-CM Updates

Are you finding it hard to keep up with the pressure of annual code updates?

Your practice faces 845 + ICD-10-CM changes, including 454 additions, 142 deletions, and 250+ revisions that could impact how you code your cases. And the challenges coming your way involve more changes than originally proposed.

In this article, we unpack the key additions and revisions for your specialty:

Cardiology and Vascular Surger

Important changes for cardiology include new codes for myocardial infarction, including a new specific option for type 2 (I21.A1). You’ll also find new codes accommodating types of right heart failure, such as acute (I50.811), chronic (I50.812), acute on chronic (I50.813) and unspecified (I50.810). Pulmonary hypertension code choices also expand under I27.2- that allow you to better define cause. Additionally, there are some easy-to-miss changes for cerebral infarction, embolism and thrombosis, and varicose veins.


Eye coders will have plenty of updates to take care of. Some of the changes are as simple as spelling correction, but you’ll find numerous changes that will have a real impact on your coding. You’ll have dozens of new ICD-10-CM codes in the degenerative myopia (H44.2) category, now requiring you to have very specific information about the type of myopia. And the good news for eye care coders is that ICD-10 now includes codes for bilateral blindness of different categories. FULL POST

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