Healthcare Headaches


September 2010


Thinking of Trying a Low-Carb Diet Plan? 3 Things to Consider

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I first heard of the Atkins diet back in medical school 12 years ago when one of my classmates abruptly began eating steak without potatoes and hamburgers without the bun. I was skeptical that this odd regimen would work, but his experience and subsequent research has shown that low-carbohydrate ...

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TAGS:
health care
diet and nutrition
family health
food and drink
weight loss
obesity
heart health
cholesterol
heart disease
cancer

Heart Failure Treatment: Counseling Not Necessary

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Heart failure is the most common reason seniors wind up in the hospital, and many patients are hospitalized again and again. They find it's just too difficult to properly manage their condition with its complex drug regimens, dietary restrictions, and frequent monitoring—all of which have been ...

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TAGS:
health care
heart failure
heart health
therapy
patients
patient safety
medical quality
family health

Drug Discount: 5 Ways to Save at the Pharmacy

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With our nation still mired in a deep recession, many of us are having a tough time paying for prescription drugs—especially those for chronic conditions like heart disease and diabetes. In fact, a Consumer Reports survey last year found that 28 percent of Americans have taken drastic steps to cut ...

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TAGS:
health care
pharmacies
prescription drugs
generic drugs
over the counter drugs
drugs
savings
diabetes
heart disease
personal finance

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