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How to Get your Hospital Bills Lowered

How to Get your Hospital Bills Lowered

Last year, Americans borrowed $88 billion to pay for healthcare expenses that their insurance didn’t cover. Forty-five percent of those surveyed said they scared a significant health occurrence would cause them to go bankrupt. Two out of three patients are unable to...

Signs that You Need to go to the Doctor

Signs that You Need to go to the Doctor

A slight deviation from your body's physiological functioning can cause significant pain and health problems. It is crucial to realize the critical physiological signs whenever you get sick to ensure that you seek medical attention promptly. Failure to recognize the...

Myths About the Flu Vaccine

Myths About the Flu Vaccine

Every year around flu seasons, hundreds of people share their thoughts on the vaccine: why it’s not worth it, why it’ll just make you sick, and how they haven’t had one in twenty years and have never gotten ill. There are a lot of myths and misconceptions surrounding...

How to Advocate for Yourself at the Doctor’s Office

How to Advocate for Yourself at the Doctor’s Office

Visiting the doctor is not supposed to be an action that evokes fear, yet it does for so many people. Some of them are worried about conditions that they might have, and others are afraid of having to advocate for themselves. Individuals who fall into the latter group...

Is Crowdfunding the New Health Insurance?

Is Crowdfunding the New Health Insurance?

In 2015, the average cost of a hospital stay for cancer patients was $31,390. That’s half of the median household income for that year. It costs, on average, $292,000 to treat the most common type of childhood cancer. While some can rely on comprehensive insurance to...

What Can Be Done About Physician Burnout?

What Can Be Done About Physician Burnout?

Today’s physicians are expected to juggle more tasks, stay aware of constant changes to government and insurance regulations, and spend more time with patients than ever before. This increased amount of responsibilities leads to higher levels of stress, which in turn...

Skills Needed to Succeed in Emergency Medicine

Skills Needed to Succeed in Emergency Medicine

While all medical specialties result in saving lives, in no other specialty but emergency medicine do you get to have a hand in saving lives every single day. If you’re considering specializing in emergency medicine, you need to possess these skills for success....

Will Woebot Solve Our Mental Health Crisis?

Will Woebot Solve Our Mental Health Crisis?

A human relationship is based on trust and, in some ways, bravery. The choice to come forward to talk about our fears, our struggles, our tragedies can be a difficult one; human communication demands that we reach out to and confide in another person. Making that...