• September 21, 2017 /  Healthy
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    The healthcare reform bill has passed in the US Senate. However both the US House of Representatives and the US Senate bills have yet to address important details affecting patient care. Oversight concerning the determination of medical necessity as well as provider network inclusion issues have greatly affected medical reimbursement and patient access to care. Many insurance companies reimburse medical expenses based upon a determination of medical necessity by the carriers claims department. In the absence of external oversight or regulation, the insurance carrier is free to deny care solely based upon their on private internal review.

    Another key issue not addressed is how provider networks create financial barriers to care. Many insurance carriers reimburse medical expenses at lower rates or refuse reimbursements for out-of-network providers. Medical practitioners may also be excluded from insurance company networks for a variety of reasons. Practitioners may be required to limit medical procedures for patients and the number of office visits as a precondition for inclusion in the insurance network. Medical practitioners may also be required to accept lower rates of reimbursement for services provided to patients as another precondition to network inclusion. Some medical networks charge medical practitioners a fee for inclusion in networks.

    The patients right to choose their own medical practitioner is not federally guaranteed by law. Additionally, there is no guarantee an insurance company will pay for medical services and patients often have no way to determine what will be paid until after a claim is submitted and a response is generated the insurance companys claims department. The federal government seeks to mandate health insurance coverage for all US citizens yet has not stipulated that insurance companies must reimburse patients for medical expenses nor is there language to address oversight of the determination of medical necessity.

    The determination of reimbursements is often based on what is termed as usual and customary. Insurance companies have sole discretion over this aspect of reimbursement for general health insurance policies and may choose to exclude many procedures, office visits, and medical tests whether or not teams of doctors agree that such medical services are vital to the patients survival, recovery, or comfort.

    The US House of Representatives and the US Senate have not addressed these details which represent core issues affecting healthcare outcomes for patients. Until these unresolved issues are rectified, it is unclear whether or not US citizens with health insurance coverage will have adequate access to medical care.

  • September 19, 2017 /  Healthy
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    Dubai HealthCare City is unique, because it is a city within a city, where both the pharmaceutical industry and health care are under one roof.The developers and the owners are the Dubai Holding. This project will cost $1.8 billion.The following institutions will be housed here:

    * research – and rehabilitation centres, * medically training institutes, * private hospitals and clinics, * pharmaceutical offices and spas.

    This project has been devised for promoting health tourism. For this reason there are also some flats, residential villa’s and five star hotels, which are surrounded by an man-made lake.The HealthCare City in Dubai will be situated on the Old Metha road,beside the creek and nearby Al Wasl hospital and Wafi City.By early 2010 it will have its own Dubai Metro station on the Green Line. By the end of 2008, 17 hospitals are planned for DHCC with a total of 780 beds. The hospitals which are under construction can be categorised as follows:

    * General Hospital I – Cardiology* General Hospital II – Obstetrics* General Hospital III (150 beds)* Long-Term Care Facility (100 beds)* Nursing Home (50 beds)* Orthopaedic Hospital (20 beds)* Plastic Surgery Hospital I (25 beds)* Plastic Surgery Hospital II (25 beds)* Rehabilitation Hospital (300 beds)* Sports Medicine Hospital (100 beds)* Long-Term Care Facility (100 beds)* Urology Hospital (30 beds)* University Hospital (400 beds)

    By the end of 2008, the University Hospital is projected to be ready. At present, candidates for the postgraduate training course are sent to Boston (USA). But the Ultimate goal is to set up a training hospital and a postgraduate medical training centre, which will be associated with the Harvard Medical School. This academic centre promises the most exhaustive medical reference search in the country, by having a research centre of the sciences of living and the Al Maktoum Medical Library.The research centre of the sciences of living, is an auditorium with 300 seats.Therefore it is a large project with also a nursing school in the expectation, which will accommodate 200 students, offering basic and masters level training.

    At present the HealthCare City of Dubai functions partially. There are approximately 760 staff members, of which 130 doctors. According to the expectations phase 1 & 2 will be fully operational by 2010.

    Up till now the next list of private hospitals and offices has been announced:

    * American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery Hospital* American University of Beirut Medical Centre* Dr. Sulaiman Al Habib Medical Center* Eleva Women’s Hospital* London Great Ormonde Street Hospital Dubai Office* Mayo Clinic Middle East* The City Hospital (Welcare, Varkey Group)* The Creek Hospital Dubai (Welcare, Varkey Group)* University Hospital* Universitatsklinikum Hamburg-Eppendorf The following pharmaceutical companies are already operational with offices and laboratories in Dubai Health Care City: * AstraZeneca* Johnson & Johnson* Novo Nordisk* Wyeth Pharmaceuticals

  • September 17, 2017 /  Healthy
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    Sprout Healthy Vending is offering an organic healthier snack food option for children at school.

    About half of America’s elementary school students still have access to sugary snacks and other unhealthy options in school. Sprout Healthy Vending an organic vending machine distributor is hoping to change that with their new opportunities for schools.

    For years kids at schools have had access to sweet candies and sugary soda pops. In some cases kids would even skip lunch and opt for the unhealthy goodies packed into their schools vending machines spending any monies given to them by parents on things like chocolate candy bars and sugar packed dare I call them “refreshments”. How could a child any child resist?

    Sprout’s organic vending machines are now offering parents piece of mind with a much healthier snack to offer their children Sprout machines will include such items as dried fruits, baked chips, healthy whole grain bars and all natural juices.

    Schools who join the Sprout venture will have the opportunity to put the new vending machines in the cafeterias and around campuses as part of a healthy eating initiative. The options are similar to what one might find in a more traditional vending machine. But unlike the unhealthy options, these alternatives have no artificial preservatives and are mostly gluten-free. The machines have already become more popular with students, who realize that changing their eating habits now will have lasting benefits when they are older. Nutritionists say that school vending machines stocked with potato chips, cookies and sugary soft drinks contribute to childhood obesity. Teaching children about healthier options is also the goal of the placement. If kids have the option to choose and are educated about the heath values of the choice options it might help fight child obesity and aid in healthier consumption.

    The Obama administration is working on setting nutritional standards for foods that children can buy outside the cafeteria. With students eating 19 to 50 percent of their daily food at school, the administration says it wants to ensure that what they eat contributes to good health. Representatives of the food and beverage industry say they generally support selling healthier snacks and drinks in schools. This could lead to stricter guidelines for what is offered in snack machines that are vending snacks to kids in school. as the US government readies for these new rules requiring healthier foods to be sold beyond the cafeteria Sprout Healthy vending is gearing up for their contribution to the cause building machines and stocking them with healthy goodies ready for placement in schools.

    Interested in getting involved? Whether you are a parent,on the school board or an entrepreneur seeking a great opportunity contact to ask how you can get involved. Call 800.450.7648 now.

    Jason Bean is an expert on healthy vending machines and healthy snack options. For more information visit: Sprout Healthy Vending

  • September 12, 2017 /  Healthy
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    Congratulations! Youve lost excess weight by taking control of your bad eating habits and you have never felt more confident. Now you need to know how to maintain your healthy weight loss so that you continue to feel good. The good news is that by undertaking a healthy weight loss regime instead of a fad diet, it will be easier to maintain your new trim figure! The following tips are not only easy to follow but are essential for overall health and wellbeing.

    1.Regular Exercise

    As part of your healthy weight loss programme you probably engaged in an intensive cardio and strength training programme. While it is important that you continue to exercise, regular exercise means that your diet can relax a little, you dont have to continue such an intensive regime. Instead, aim to exercise most days of the week for at least 30 minutes.

    2.Be Smart When Throwing a Party

    When throwing a party people usually supply lots of goodies; crisps, chocolate, sausages, chips etc! Now that youve achieved healthy weight loss dont be sucked in to gaining back the pounds; if you are throwing a party in your home take the time to plan delicious food that is healthier than those normally found at such soirees. Crisps can be of the baked variety, chocolate can have high coca content and you can cook tasty appetisers that your guests will love but wont ruin your new waistline!

    3.Eat Small Quantities

    Although you may organise a healthy dinner party, dont expect everyone else will too. If you find yourself at a party, surrounded by tempting, unhealthy food, you should remember that unless you eat large quantities you wont regain the weight that easily. So treat yourself to a few items on the table, the important thing is that you know when to stop.

    4.Remember to Check Why Youre Eating

    Its important to check that youre not eating because you are bored or stressed. If youve had a bad day, dont reach for the biscuit tin, go for a walk instead or meet a friend for a chat. You may not feel like exercising at the time but you will feel so much better afterwards.

    5.Plan Your Meals

    By making a healthy breakfast each morning, packing a healthy lunch for work and having a planned healthy meal each evening, you will minimise the potential for snacking on junk food. Make sure that you bring plenty of fruit, nuts and seeds for snacking on in work. If you know youre going to be home late some evenings make a healthy meal the day before and pop it in the oven when you get home from work.

    If you follow all of the above easy tips you will be on track to maintain your amazing new figure, good luck!

  • September 8, 2017 /  Healthy
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    Baking season is upon us-Now everyone can indulge and enjoy the sweet pleasures of the Holiday Season without the blood sugar spike , no sugar crashes, no weight gain. Yes, you can with Whey Low natural sugar made Healthy!

    Dixon/CA/USA, September 19, 2011 — ALivingEarth.com is now offering WheyLow sugar made healthy that all, the Weight-watchers, the Health-conscious, even Type 1 & Type 2 Diabetics can indulge and enjoy. Whey Low sugar substitute has health benefits; making it part of the daily diet will help achieve & maintain a healthy & attractive body image.

    -I’m happy to recommend another sweetener, called Whey Low, that taste, looks, bakes, even feels exactly like common table sugar. But instead of causing a spike in your blood sugar, it reduces your body’s glucose response. In fact, it’s 60-80% lower on the glycemic scale than regular sugar. Plus, 75% fewer calories!- Dr. Julian Whitaker, MD.

    Whey Low is an all-natural blend of fructose (fruit sugar), sucrose (table sugar), lactose (milk sugar) – for those with a lactose concern, the minuscule a amount of milk sugar in this product will not interfere with the body’s ability to digest dairy products. These three natural sugars that comprise Whey Low work synergistically in the small intestine to interfere with the normal absorption of each other into the bloodstream.

    Whey Low was developed by Dr. Lee Zehner after his wife, Sue, was diagnosed with Type 2 Diabetes. Sue Zehner loves baking and cooking; with Whey Low she can now ‘bake her cake and eat it too” and so can you.

    For every one’s sweet pleasure Whey Low comes in: Whey Low Granular; Whey Low D – Sugar for Diabetics; Whey Low Gold – Brown Sugar; Whey Low Powder; Whey Low for Ice Cream; Whey Low Maple. For traveling connivence, Granular and Type D come in sticks.

    Why Whey Low is the Most Sensational Sugar Substitute Ever:

    It’s 100% Natural It Tastes Exactly like Sugar…Guaranteed! It has 75% fewer Calories than sugar It’s 70-80% lower Glycemic Index than sugar It has Only 1 Effective Carb per Serving It is Easy to Use! Whey Low is a One-for-One substitute for sugar in ALL food applications. Whey Low is perfect for baking. Cakes and cookies cannot tell the difference, and neither will you.

    So whether a Low-Calorie, Smart-Carb, or Low-Carb Dieter, a Type 1 or Type 2 Diabetic, or simply Health-Conscious, Whey Low is the choice. So what’s taking you so long? Your taste buds are waiting.

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  • September 2, 2017 /  Healthy
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    The new BSc healthcare management degree from the University of Southamptons Faculty of Health Sciences is called the BSc in healthcare: management and policy research.

    It is an innovative and pioneering course, which has been developed in response to a need for more highly skilled managers and researchers.

    This healthcare management degree programme lasts four years and includes a one year practice placement, which will give you the confidence and competence you need to make a successful start to your career.

    The curriculum places special emphasis on developing your ability to identify, investigate, understand and solve problems in healthcare delivery and design.

    It also prepares you for a wide range of employment opportunities by emphasising quantitative skills and independent critical thinking.

    As a student on this BSc Healthcare management degree, you will be based at our Centre for Innovation and Leadership, where you will be part of a vibrant community of academics, as well as PhD and masters students.

    Each year of study on this BSc healthcare management degree is composed of three central components.

    Firstly, the core concepts component gives you an understanding of the issues central to healthcare systems, management and policy.

    Secondly, the methods component develops your understanding of quantitative and qualitative methods, as well as the crucial social scientific disciplines, which underpin that knowledge.

    Thirdly, the mentored independent study component is where you will undertake research with the support and guidance of senior researchers and professors.

    Throughout this healthcare management degree programme you will be assessed through essays, article reviews, group projects, presentations, exams, research reports, portfolios, short answer papers and multiple choice papers.

    All this is supported by a comprehensive feedback system, which provides a combination of individual and generic feedback designed to help you understand your performance, and also learn how to improve.

    To discover more about this new healthcare management degree, all you have to do is visit the Health Sciences website at www.southampton.ac.uk/healthsciences

  • August 28, 2017 /  Healthy
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    The Internet is a wealth of information on everything, including health care products. On the other hand, there’s a lot of bad information and products out there. At HealthySolutions, we only deal in the top of health care products. We only link to the best private label vitamin manufacturers you can find and we only want you to do business with quality supplements manufacturers as well. Supplement manufacturing can be treacherous, and as such you should only trust qualified manufacturers. So shop around on the Internet for the top supplement manufacturer you can find and afford before you do anything else. An untrusted supplement manufacturer that uses improper supplement manufacturing procedures won’t be found at www.healthysolutionsweb.com.

    HealthySolutions for Vitamins

    If you need vitamins, HealthySolutions has you covered. If you are looking for a better brand of vitamin, visit the www.healthysolutionsweb.com and look for a top vitamin manufacturer. You will find them on our site, and we can also facilitate your connection with private label vitamin manufacturers if you need something harder to find. Don’t cause yourself bodily harm or waste your money by buying a vitamin created by a second-rate vitamin manufacturer; visit HealthySolutions instead and find the great products you need.

    Take Care of Your Skin at HealthySolutions

    If you ask people what their largest organ is, many will say it is the lungs, stomach, or heart. In actuality, your skin is your largest organ, so you obviously have to take proper care of it. Often, this means using products from private label skin care manufacturers. Fortunately, we have exactly that at www.healthysolutionsweb.com. Our website is uniquely suited for connecting you with the best skin care manufacturers out there. We open the floodgates for you when it comes to finding private label skin care manufacturers that offer solutions instead roadblocks. We only connect you to the best of the best when it comes to skin care manufacturers.

  • August 12, 2017 /  Healthy
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    Medical professions have gone global. This means that now there are more job opportunities offering more practice options at desirable locations. With the globalization of medical professions, job openings for doctors have escalated in recent years. Having the right credentials associated with your name will definitely give you a good start, but if you don’t know how to navigate the job market then it can become awfully stressful. Offering such assistance is the work of healthcare staffing agencies that can represent you, and this is why these agencies are thriving so well in the healthcare industry.

    Awareness among the general public of the benefits of better health and fitness has resulted in greater demand for the services of physicians. Although there are ample physician vacancies, most medical professionalsespecially doctors who have recently completed their trainingrequire assistance in identifying suitable practice opportunities where they can implement their knowledge and gain meaningful practice experience to benefit them in the long run. Whether they favor temporary or permanent opportunities, these healthcare employees can get off to a good start in building a strong foundation for their career.

    Responsible health care agencies can solve these persons dilemma. Recruitment agencies aim to provide timely solutions to all those people who are looking for doctor jobs. There are many benefits associated with working at healthcare organizations through agency referral. The healthcare staffing agencies carefully analyze your skills and refer you for the kind of medical practice and work conditions that you are looking for. While recent graduates can get a good boost to their career as locum tenens physicians, more experienced practitioners can work on temporary assignments so that they can launch their career and earn good money at the same time. Healthcare agencies are anxious to find jobs for you as a locum doctor.

    Whatever the staffing need is, the health care employment agency always has ready solutions to offer. Hospitals and clinics often run short of doctors. The recruitment process can take a long time to conclude; therefore, the healthcare centers outsource this task to the medical staffing agencies. If you are associated with these agencies as an available locum tenens provider, then you increase the chances of enhancing your career. The healthcare staffing agencies provide both medical centers and medical practitioners with unique services that cannot be found anywhere else.

  • August 2, 2017 /  Healthy
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    Most of us are not home for lunch on most work days, and it becomes a challenge to find healthy lunch recipes which are easy to prepare, nutritious to eat, and yet do not spoil while away from home until lunch time.

    If you have a refrigerator at work, where you can store food, make full use of this facility. This will allow you more options as to what to prepare, as it will remain fresher for longer.

    Toss a few lettuce leaves, salad tomatoes and pieces of cucumbers in a bowl. Keep a few chicken strips in a separate bowl. At lunch time, add the chicken strips, a low fat salad dressing, and serve with fresh pita bread.

    A tuna salad can be versatile and refreshing, yet healthy and filling too. Tuna salad can be made ahead of time, using fresh lettuce, chopped tomato, sliced onion and tuna. Mix in a little vinaigrette, low-fat salad dressing or mayonnaise. Store in the refrigerator, and serve with a fresh roll, rye bread or crackers.

    Another simple lunch to make in the office kitchen is cream cheese and crackers. Sliced sweet pepper pickles, sliced cucumber pickles or any other pickles you enjoy can be prepared ahead. Place a spoon of fresh cream cheese on a cracker. Top with pickles and enjoy.

    Fruit salad makes a delicious light but healthy lunch. Fruit salad can be made ahead of time easily, and stored in the fridge. Dice your chosen fruits. Sprinkle with a little lemon juice, and cover tightly with cling film, making sure no air can get to the fruit. Seal tightly. Serve your fruit salad with yoghurt.

    If the office kitchen has a microwave available, you might want to try a couple of these ideas.

    Fry an onion until golden. Add a little ground beef and salt and pepper too taste. Once at the office, heat the beef in the microwave. Place a little lettuce, sliced tomato and the warm beef on a buttered roll.

    Make your favourite soup ahead of time. Freeze the soup in portions. Take a portion out of the freezer the night before work, and keep in the fridge. Microwave the soup at lunch time for a quick and healthy meal.

    When making pies and casseroles, smaller portions can be set aside for a meal at the office, easily heated quickly.

    Whatever you prefer eating for a healthy lunch, remember to always keep the staples handy: tuna, boiled eggs, crackers, cream cheese and fresh fruit. If you stick to making healthy lunch recipes, even while at the office, you will find your need to nibble in-between meals will drop sharply.

  • August 1, 2017 /  Healthy
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    Employee benefits are a key component to recruiting and retaining the best employees.Employee health benefits are usually treated as a necessary evil and while it may take a huge chunk out of your revenue, the benefits often attract better employees and help retain existing workers. Satisfied, healthy employees are more likely to help your business grow. Instead of eliminating employee benefits, businesses can provide health-care coverage on a budget with a few adjustments. With costs of medical plans escalating and new regulations looming due to health-care reform, businesses of all sizes are scrambling to manage the impact to their bottom lines, while still trying to provide attractive options.

    What is the best way for employers to address their health benefits issues?

    It is most important for employers to think about health care in terms of value, not cost. Value is the health outcomes achieved for the money spent. Cost includes not only the immediate, short-term costs of treatment but the long-term costs of ongoing care as well as the indirect cost of poor health. Every employer should work with an employee benefits consultant to offer the best possible employee benefits-particularly healthcare benefits.

    Employers can also address employee healthcare benefits by sharing information about the benefits in a credible and personal way. They must provide employees a clear picture of what options their companies offer and the reasons why. These communications should include facts such as what percentage of costs the company and employees cover, how costs are growing and affecting the company’s finances, and which plans best support each individual’s situation.

    Encouraging wellness is another successful way of addressing health benefit issues.Not only can a successful wellness program keep people away from the doctor and costs down, strong programs build camaraderie and show employees their employer cares. Some companies cover the costs of smoking cessation and weight loss programs, or reward participation in health and risk assessment screenings. To encourage healthy lifestyle choices, employers offer fitness programs and healthy menu choices in company cafeterias, sometimes at lower prices than the less healthy alternatives.

    Choosing the partner to help provide excellent employee benefits services for your organization can be tricky. Partner with an expert who can support the company and employees globally through its consulting services. You need a firm that can tailor a benefits package that aligns with your budget amidst a compensation landscape where costs continue to rise.

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