Has your doctor given you "the look?" The have you been checking Dr. Google look? Dr. Google continues to be a tough competitor for the medical field. And that can be a good, very good, bad or very bad competitor indeed for the doctor as well as the patient. Easy access to the internet offers a wealth of information as never before offered to the consumer with the click of the mouse. But did that click of the mouse bring you accurate information? Checking Your Symptoms Online - Does It … [Read more...] about Is Dr. Google Right? Are Online Symptom Checkers Accurate?
Over 118 million Americans enjoyed gardening in the Spring of 2016 and the growth and popularity of gardening continues to grow as illustrated by Statista. According to Google Trends gardening is starting to make a gradual comeback in popularity and this comes as no surprise as people have started to become more conscious over their health and well being. Some may view gardening as a hobby or activity that is simply done for the aesthetic or physical purposes but you may be surprised to know … [Read more...] about Health Benefits Of Gardening For Seniors
It is never too early or too late to begin a fitness regime. I liked Martina Navratilova's philosophy as the Health and Fitness Ambassador for AARP and author of " 10 Simple Steps To Get Fit" on how to begin a fitness routine. She emphasized a few of the key ingredients for senior fitness: Start slow, choose something you like and something you are fairly good at. Makes sense - why exercise at something you don't like? I'm not a fan of the treadmill, so for me it is best avoided due to … [Read more...] about Senior Fitness Tips 2015
Have you ever been surprised to discover an abnormal test result? Surprised because the result either had not been communicated to you or communicated in an untimely manner? The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has instituted a new federal rule which requires lab results be released directly to patients. This rule supersedes the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) and the Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments (CLIA). In the United States, CLIA … [Read more...] about Your Rights To Lab Results