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Is Your Medicare Safe?

If you are one of the millions of Americans who now depend — or soon will depend — on Medicare to cover the bulk of your health care costs, the most recent report from Medicare trustees may have you losing sleep. In their annual report, released on June 22, 2016, the trustees project that Medicare’s Hospital Insurance Trust Fund will ...

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Feds Bust Up $1 Billion Medicare Scam in South Florida

Federal law enforcement authorities in late July 2016 broke up what has been described as the biggest individual Medicare fraud scheme in history. Indicted was the owner-operator of a chain of skilled nursing/assisted living homes, who together with two alleged co-conspirators was charged with bilking Medicare out of more than $1 billion by filing claims for services that were either ...

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Why Telemedicine is Taking Off in Prisons

Why Telemedicine is Taking Off in Prisons

Correctional facilities across the United States are increasingly turning to telemedicine as a way to improve the health care of their inmates while also saving money in the process. The virtual approach to health care also offers benefits on the security front, sharply reducing the time that inmates spend outside the prison walls. Actually, prisons were among the first institutions ...

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Seniors Give the Best Sex Advice

Seniors Give the Best Sex Advice

Young people sometimes find it difficult to think of older folks as sexual beings. In her thoughtful commentary on sexuality among the elderly, British geriatrician Belinda Kessel, M.D., suggests that this could be because to do so would mean “accepting their parents as having sexual interests.” However, despite the doubts of their children and grandchildren, many seniors continue to enjoy ...

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Telemedicine Companies Set Sights on Mental Health

Telemedicine Companies Set Sights on Mental Health

Telemedicine is slowly but surely revolutionizing the way Americans meet their health care needs. Although the cutting-edge technologies of telemedicine generally broaden consumer access to and lower the cost of multiple disciplines of medical care, they seem better suited to delivering certain forms of care than others. And among those health care specialties in which telemedicine truly excels, mental health ...

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How Does Metrogel Work?

How Does Metrogel Work?

Metrogel, a topical formulation of the antibacterial medication metronidazole, is a prescription drug that is used in the treatment of a skin disorder known as rosacea. A relatively common form of adult acne, rosacea affects more than 16 million Americans, according to the National Rosacea Society. There are four main forms: Erythematotelangiectatic rosacea, characterized by facial redness; papulopustular rosacea, marked ...

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8 Ways to Get Rid of Unwanted Facial Hair

8 Ways to Get Rid of Unwanted Facial Hair

All women have facial hair, but for most of them, particularly those with lighter-colored hair, it poses no particular problem. But up to three out of every 20 premenopausal women suffer from hirsutism, a condition in which facial and body hair is excessive and unwanted. The onset of menopause and the hormonal changes that accompany it can exacerbate the problem ...

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How Your Erection Can Give You a Heads-Up for Life-Threatening Conditions

How Your Erection Can Give You a Heads-Up for Life-Threatening Conditions

Persistent difficulty in getting and keeping an erection is not just a symptom of erectile dysfunction. It can also be an early warning sign that more serious health conditions lie ahead unless you make some big changes in the way you live your life. It is now widely recognized that erectile dysfunction is most often caused by an insufficient supply ...

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Telemedicine Kiosks: A Closer Look

Telemedicine Kiosks: A Closer Look

One of the most visible signs of telemedicine’s explosive growth across the United States is the upsurge in the number of telemedicine kiosks popping up in the workplace and elsewhere around the country. These kiosks offer health consumers convenient and relatively inexpensive video access to expert health care providers who can quickly assess common symptoms and prescribe the best course ...

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11 Facts You Need to Know About Testosterone

11 Facts You Need to Know About Testosterone

As most people know, testosterone is the primary sex hormone in males. Despite the very important role it plays in men — and to a lesser extent in women — the sex hormone’s complex nature is less widely understood. Here are the answers to some of the most frequently asked questions about testosterone. Where Is the Hormone Produced? In men, ...

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