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What Does WalMart Cost The TaxPayer in Medicaid in Your State?


WalMart is large American corporation that tends to hire people for less than 30 hours a week and pays minimum wage. "That's their right" I hear you saying. And that is true, they have the right to hire people for $7.25 an hour and they have the right to employ them for less than 30 hours a week. And they have the right to do this while making … [Read more...]

Europeans Moving Closer to a Cure for Alzheimer’s


For 10 years, researchers from Canada and Europe have been involved in the Billion Euro Human Brain Project. What is this project about? It's about mapping the human brain. To know where Omaha is or New York, we use maps. To find out where Parkinson's or Alzheimer's might be, we needed a map. The map that these researchers created would be … [Read more...]

4 Ways To Protect Yourself When Entering A Hospital

1. Check the hospitals' credentials. Make sure the hospital is accredited by The Joint Commission, the chief hospital accrediting organization in the U.S. You can check on the hospital by clicking here. 2. Ask questions. Data show that patients who actively participate in their own care, they have better outcomes. My dad was always afraid to … [Read more...]

What is this IPAB that Controls Health Care Charges of Medicare?

The Independent Payment Advisory Board, or IPAB, is a  15 member Panel of health care specialists. It was created in 2010 by sections 3403 and 10320 of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act  (Obamacare). The 15 health care specialists are appointed by the President of the United States and ratified by the Congress. These Specialists are … [Read more...]

What Has The “Affordable Care Act” Done for Medicare?

Some politicians, in the summer of 2010, told seniors that The Affordable Care Act would (a) slash Medicare by $500 billion and (b) implement death panels. Some politicians are continuing these claims during the Presidential campaign. Neither of these claims are correct. If you are conservative, you can be angry at me for saying that. But it is … [Read more...]

U.S. Health Insurance Companies: Who Are They?

There are 38 Major Medical Health Insurance Companies operating in the United States. The Insurance Commissioner of your state decides who can and cannot operate in your state; therefore not all insurance companies operate in all states. Your commissioner may also assist you with any complaints you may have with a health insurance … [Read more...]

Health Care Cost Containment: Govt Regulation or Free Market in Health Insurance?

Efforts in the United States to control health care costs ($2.6 trillion in 2010) are largely divided by the debate over (a) stronger role for government regulation or (b) market-based models that encourage greater competition. We are a nation that believes in competition. We believe that through competition, the best product or service is … [Read more...]

Medscape from WebMD is a great Mobile APP


Yes! Apps are great! We tested Medscape from WebMD on the DROID and here's what we found: 1. Interaction Checker: This feature is terrific for checking the effect of drug interactions. That is, interaction checker will tell you if something bad might happen if you take two drugs together. 2. There's a reference manual that allows you to find … [Read more...]

5 Drugs Used to Treat Alzheimer’s Disease

Alzheimers Pills

If you suspect that your parent has Alzheimers, taking your parent to the doctor for testing as soon as possible is imperative. A careful clinical diagnosis of Alzheimers is correctly diagnosed 70% to 90% of the time. While there is no cure for Alzheimers, the symptoms of the disease may be alleviated to some by some drugs. Below are the 5 drugs … [Read more...]

Seniors: 5 Simple Tips For Fall and Trip Prevention


My dad had double vision when he entered his 90's. Nothing that the eye doctor did seemed to really help and my dad really didn't want an operation on his eyes. So my brother did what he could -- he simply had one of dad's eyeglass lenses darkened. And that seemed to work. Most people do experience some sort of vision impairment as they age. … [Read more...]