Helping seniors to managing medications, why elderly have hard time with prescriptions, understanding, taking and managing

If you have an elderly loved one in your life, you may struggle with how to manage their medications so they can take them properly, when they are suppose to and the right dosages. ...more

GRRRRRR....D

Over the last few years, I've developed these white spots on my arms and legs.  When I pointed these out to my dermatologist he was very reassuring and told me:   DOCTOR: Welcome to getting old.   To which I responded:   JESSICA: Thanks f*@er  doc. ...more

First, I think dermatologists are creepy because they work with people's skin but NEVER seem ...more

Switching From Your Parents' Insurance To Your Own

I haven’t been feeling well for the past few days, so yesterday I decided to make a doctor appointment. Sounds easy enough, but then I realized that I had new health insurance (my own instead of my parents’ insurance) and no doctor where I live now. One of my housemates told me I just needed to call a doctor’s office, ask if they were taking new patients, make sure they took my insurance and set up an appointment. Two problems I ran into: places weren’t taking new patients and other places were booked for the next couple days. I finally found a place ...more

Consumer Reports: high-tech births=poor outcomes

Consumer Reports isn't just for researching your next car purchase or washing machine anymore. That's right, that longtime resource for product reviews has broadened its scope to include health and wellness. In a recent article Consumer Reports tackles the topic of childbirth, concluding that "Too many doctors and hospitals are overusing high-tech procedures." ...more

yay for shopping for childbirth methods and approach in the same logical comparison model as ...more

Does your Doctor need some Advice?

If you’ve been diagnosed with high blood pressure, did your doctor advise you to get more exercise? ...more

Retro cool...

Certain things will automatically earn people a special place in my heart. Today it was the fact that the Dr. I went to see had a typewriter. ...more

When we were away a couple of weekends ago, some sales company or something tried to call us. ...more

NO AND MARRIED, MY TWO FAVORITE WORDS

I went to see my new internist today. Why new? you ask. Well, because the one I was seeing also sees my ex and our last phone call led me to believe that he's none to thrilled with me anymore. I got the recommendation from my neurologist. Ohh, a neurologist huh?....at least that's what I would be thinking so for those of you who are curious, I get a few migraines every year and I went for my annual check up. ...more

Confessions of an Insomniac: The "Thing" that haunts Thursday

I woke up with a huge lump on my head. I could not figure out where it came from, but I really did not care. I did the girlie thing … I tried to cover the unsightly problem with a little makeup and powder. I went to work as usual and hoped no one would notice. Unfortunately, I have never been good at keeping secrets … especially not my own. Read the rest of this entry >> ...more

Is there an insurance company in the house? US healthcare cutting its own throat

This morning I phoned our pharmacy to check on a prescription for my daughter. She uses, very sparingly, a very expensive acne cream called Differin®. The last time we got it filled was in March, to the tune of a co-pay of $121.00 against a total cost of $168.99. So now you see why she uses it sparingly. ...more

Requiring an insuror's approval should be illegal. It suggests distrust of doctors, I ...more