Category: Healthcare Politics

Getting Nursing/Care Home Patients Better Care

[ 0 ] January 8, 2014 |
Getting Nursing/Care Home Patients Better Care

Recent analysis suggests that nursing and care homes have fallen short of doctors and that residents are no longer being properly taken care of. As a result, the question arises as to what health care should officials do to make sure their patients get the health care they deserve? There are plenty of nursing homes […]

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An Argument Against Preventative Health Care For the Elderly

[ 0 ] July 12, 2013 |
An Argument Against Preventative Health Care For the Elderly

The goal of preventive health care is to delay potential diseases and illnesses in order to prevent premature death. However, the theory of prevention does not address many aspects related to health care for adults whose lifespans have exceeded the average. In recent years, numerous concerns have arisen regarding health care and aging. Preventive interventions […]

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The Uses Of Medical Marijuana In Treating Pain

[ 0 ] November 23, 2012 |
The Uses Of Medical Marijuana In Treating Pain

In medical science, the search is always on for new medications to treat what ails us. Researchers in universities and health centers evaluate many different chemicals to understand their potential uses in improving health. Pharmaceutical companies are eager to develop and make new medications available because they understand the enormous payback that can be realized […]

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The Unintended Consequences Of Avoiding End Of Life Planning

[ 0 ] September 29, 2011 |
The Unintended Consequences Of Avoiding End Of Life Planning

Talking about death is one those activities that can make even the most talkative extrovert become quiet and uncomfortable. So if we have trouble talking about it, then it is no surprise that planning for death is one of those activities that too many of us choose to bypass. Our inclination to avoid the uncomfortable […]

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Is Patient-Centered Medicine Bad For Overall Health Care Quality?

[ 0 ] June 26, 2010 |
Is Patient-Centered Medicine Bad For Overall Health Care Quality?

Though a recent report ranking the health care systems of 7 industrialized countries received the most attention because the US was in last place, other interesting results from the study bring into question patient-centered medicine.

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Counterfeit Drugs, Real Money, Real Health Risks

[ 0 ] November 22, 2009 |
Counterfeit Drugs, Real Money, Real Health Risks

While many of us are trying to save cash in these trying economic times, the ever increasing risks of counterfeit drug products originating in countries like India and China means that it is important to remember that you get what you pay for and a cheap drug may be too cheap.

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The Advantages Of Health Promotion: An Ounce Of Illness Prevention Or Ten Pounds Of Cure

[ 0 ] October 27, 2009 |
The Advantages Of Health Promotion: An Ounce Of Illness Prevention Or Ten Pounds Of Cure

Though the US is on the verge of what could be sweeping changes to its health care system to provide greater coverage at potentially less cost, the US and other countries still have not taken the steps to truly reduce costs by actively promoting preventative medicine.

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