July 10, 2012
Hypertension A blood pressure reading is derived from measuring the force of your blood flow against applied pressure. Generally, you should see your healthcare provider to have your blood pressure tested. The doctor measures your blood pressure using an instrument called a sphygmomanometer.
July 5, 2011
The other big healthcare election-year issue is over how to give more senior citizens access to an outpatient prescription drug benefit. Today, Medicare only covers prescription drugs dispensed when the patient is hospitalized. Unless a senior is covered by Medicaid or has purchased a private plan that includes outpatient drug coverage, those over age 65 [...]
May 24, 2011
Why not do something as seemingly simple as X marks the spot? “For the most part, it was resistance on the part of the surgeons — ‘This couldn’t happen to me,’ or ‘The patient will lose confidence in me,’” says Croteau, “When we’ve talked to patients, they think it’s a great idea.”