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Archive for the ‘Tips & Resources’ Category

Finding Out About a Doctor

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Posted on November 28th, 2016 by Teri Dreher, under Take Charge, Tips & Resources

How do you check on a doctor to make sure the doctor is in good standing? No one wants to go to a doctor and have a medical procedure, such as a spinal fusion, a hip replacement or knee replacement and be worse off than when you started. For... Continue Reading »

Blood Sugar Problems

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Posted on November 22nd, 2016 by Teri Dreher, under Tips & Resources

November is National Diabetes Awareness Month Unfortunately, most Americans don’t realize that blood sugar problems can be considered an epidemic. According to the American Diabetes Association (ADA), more than 29 million Americans have... Continue Reading »

Antioxidants

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Posted on November 14th, 2016 by Teri Dreher, under Nutrition, Tips & Resources

As you age, keeping healthy and fighting disease is what your body’s immune system is all about. Do you know what your body uses as weapons to stave off the toxins you are exposed to every day? It is antioxidants. Did you ever hear of... Continue Reading »

Dementia

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Posted on November 9th, 2016 by Teri Dreher, under Alzheimer's and Dementia, Tips & Resources

Most people with dementia would like to continue living at home. Their loved ones would like to be able to see that happen too. If conditions are right, your family member can continue living at home until the end of their life. They will be able to... Continue Reading »

Hiring an Expert to Dispute Your Hospital Bill

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Posted on October 31st, 2016 by Teri Dreher, under Insurance & Billing, Tips & Resources

John Riley had a stack of medical documents that proved his hospital had overcharged him. His health plan and the hospital had agreed that his colonoscopy 18 months ago should have cost $450. Why did he keep receiving a bill for $1,580.00? For more... Continue Reading »

What Should You Ask Your Doctor?

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Posted on October 17th, 2016 by Teri Dreher, under Medical Planning, Tips & Resources

How many times have you visited your doctor and never asked any questions about the prescription he or she has just handed you? How many times have you left your doctor’s office and wished you had asked questions about why you still don’t feel... Continue Reading »

Preventing Falls

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Posted on October 10th, 2016 by Teri Dreher, under Tips & Resources

How often has a friend of yours called letting you know that her 80-year-old aunt fell and broke her ankle and her hip. This is not an uncommon scenario. Older adults fall because they aren’t steady on their feet and lose their balance. Today’s... Continue Reading »