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How do you know if a medical practice has a good bedside manner?

Posted By: Kristen Delia meta_seperate Date Posted: May 13th, 2014 meta_seperate Categories:

Good bedside manner starts with individual employees. Meet a patient advocate, Rose Young. Rose has “genetic” problem-solving and computer skills. She started her career in the medical billing industry, including a stint at an insurance company. She completed training billing advocacy. And, she has personal experience caring for an ill family member. These are just [...]

Seven common errors for those with asthma

Posted By: Theresa R. Prosser, Pharm.D meta_seperate Date Posted: April 3rd, 2014 meta_seperate Categories:

Allergy season is getting underway and that means people who suffer from asthma need to take extra caution to stay healthy. Theresa R. Prosser, Pharm.D., BCPS, AE-C, FCCP, professor of pharmacy practice at the St. Louis College of Pharmacy shares these seven important errors that people with asthma often make: Stopping controller medicines. Continue a [...]

Non-invasive procedure gets atrial fibrilllation under control

Posted By: Elizabeth White meta_seperate Date Posted: January 27th, 2014 meta_seperate Categories:

Mary Ann Enstall, 71, was diagnosed with atrial fibrillation (A-Fib) more than 15 years ago. At the time, she opted to hold off on a surgery her physician recommended. Last year, however, Enstall’s symptoms suddenly became more evident, particularly the fatigue. And, during a routine physical, her internist became concerned with her rapid heartbeat. A-Fib [...]

Timing Is Key When Having A Baby

Posted By: Rosanna Gray-Swain, MD meta_seperate Date Posted: August 13th, 2013 meta_seperate Categories:

Deciding when to have a baby is one of, if not THE , most important decisions a woman makes in her life.  Many factors influence the decision. Over the last few decades, there has been a trend to delay childbearing amongst women in industrialized nations. In the United States, the mean age at first birth [...]

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