Monday, August 29, 2011

What your doctor might not know about HIPAA

Are doctors, other health care providers and insurers going overboard about protecting your medical information?  Here's what they might not know about HIPAA:

All about neuromyelitis optica

One of the most frustrating things for patients who suffer from neuromyelitis optica is getting a misdiagnosis of multiple sclerosis:

Monday, August 22, 2011

Recall after a screening mammogram

Being asked to come back for more imaging after a screening mammogram is a fearful experience.  Here's what you might expect:

Friday, August 19, 2011

All about cracked tooth syndrome

If you've experienced sudden, sharp pain that makes you gasp when you bite into a piece of food, you might be suffering from cracked tooth syndrome.  Here's what you need to know about this annoying condition:

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Saturday, August 13, 2011

Assumption of Mary: Catholic holy day of obligation

Here's an overview of this important date on the calendar of the Roman Catholic Church.  When August 15 falls on a Monday, U.S. Catholics are not required to observe the requirement to go to church to mark the holy day.

Friday, August 12, 2011

Localized scleroderma: morphea

Scleroderma cases fall under one of two umbrellas:  systemic or localized.  Patients with morphea suffer from one of the localized subtypes.  Here's how it differs from other types of scleroderma:

Monday, August 8, 2011

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

The 10 biggest mistakes made by people who use coupons

Who doesn't use them these days?  They can help balance a family budget.  However, using them to their best advantage requires avoiding these six common mistakes:

Does your hospital have a drug shortage?

Drug shortages, particularly among those medications used mainly in hospitals, have become a serious concern across the U.S.: