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Are you being charged a fair price for your medical procedures?

Having an unnecessary medical procedure can endanger you!  For example, every year one out of 10 people get CT scans, which deliver up to 1,000 times MORE potentially cancer-causing radiation than a conventional X-ray.  Always ask your doctor to describe the benefits of any medical procedure as well as the risks.  Since the cost of…

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Nights and Sunday’s

Coping with the death of a spouse is a terrible experience.   And you don’t know “which one of us is going to have to deal with that”.  Whenever me and my husband have talked about it (when we had to) during the preparation of our will, I told him “Honey, I want you to die…

How Can You Save on Prescriptions?

When your doctor’s prescription pad comes out always ask “Why” she’s recommending a particular drug.  Then ask if there is an effective lower-cost alternative: an over the counter product or a generic.  Ask if she has any free samples.  Ask if you can take half the pill or maybe take it every other day.  If…

Medication Reconciliation

Please tell me who thinks about this – – “Medication Reconciliation”?  Not many.  Who knows about it?  Probably even less.  Do you know it is recommended before you are discharged from the hospital to reconcile your medication?  If you don’t know your medications – trade or generic and the dosage amounts of each (of course…