Navigation Links
Runaway Health Care Costs: 12 Ways You Can Rein Them in, from the Harvard Health Letter
Date:3/5/2009

e. If he or she doesn't know what's going on, it can lead to wasteful--and possibly harmful--overtesting and duplication of treatments.

Go generic. Generic drugs cost less than their brand-name equivalents. Also, most insurers have higher co-pays for brand-name drugs. Check with your doctor about generic options.

Fight inertia. If you're taking a medication, discuss with your physician how long you've been taking it, whether it's working, and, if it isn't, not taking it anymore.

Question the need for expensive tests. Don't push to get new, expensive tests just because you think new is better. If your doctor orders an expensive test like an MRI or CT scan, ask why it's necessary and how it will make a difference.

Stay healthy. Quit smoking, eat right, exercise, and get enough sleep. You'll reduce your risk for conditions that require medical care.

Read Full-length Article: To read the full length article "12 ways to cut health care costs," click here.

Also in this issue:

  • Adult vaccine guidelines
  • CT radiation risk
  • Abdominal fat and dementia
  • What causes pulmonary embolisms?

The Harvard Health Letter is available from Harvard Health Publications, the publishing division of Harvard Medical School, for $29 per year. Subscribe at www.health.harvard.edu/health or by calling 877-649-9457 (
'/>"/>
Source: PRWeb
Copyright©2009 Vocus, Inc.
All rights reserved  

Page: 1 2 3

Related medicine news :

1. Chicago Cubs Awarded 2008 Spirit of Youth Award From National Runaway Switchboard
2. Aspen Institute to Introduce Roadmap for Responsible Health Care Reform, New Coalition To Call For Sustainable Improvements
3. Change to Win Statement on White House Health Care Forum
4. Consumers Beware: Unlicensed Care of Animals May Cause Health Problems and Increased Costs
5. Phoenix Health Systems Launches Total Security Program for the Healthcare Industry
6. GoTrybe.com Launched in Indiana to Promote Childrens Health
7. WealthEngine Releases Best Practices Report for Healthcare Fundraising
8. Rockefeller Foundation Bestows Grant to Fund National One Health Commission
9. North American Children are Omega-3 Deficient and may be at risk for Suboptimal Health
10. Vendormate Gives Vendors the Keys to Healthcare Market
11. New Health Care Legislation Stops Opportunistic Insurance Pricing
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
Runaway Health Care Costs: 12 Ways You Can Rein Them in, from the Harvard Health Letter
(Date:8/30/2014)... Recently, Top 10 Best SEO ... and announced that BlueHost and JustHost ( http://www.justhost.com/track/seohosts ... want to buy high quality web hosting. ... best web host companies who outperform their competitors ... top-level support.” A spokesman for Top 10 Best ...
(Date:8/30/2014)... 31, 2014 Recently, iFitDress.com, one of ... new designs of classy bridesmaid dresses . For ... (from 22 percent off to 62 percent off) for ... beautiful items. , True enough, iFitDress.com is an ... occasion gowns. The company persists in making trendy products ...
(Date:8/30/2014)... Fast hosting is a great choice ... compared many professional web hosting suppliers and announces ... are the suppliers of fastest web hosting in ... good fast hosting supplier. Actually, these companies have ... speed and customer support. People can get the ...
(Date:8/30/2014)... 2014 Recently, Skmen.com, a well-known clothing ... casual dresses . Before the middle of September, all ... discounted price, from 15 to 30 percent off. ... long casual outfits are carefully made and come with ... for the wearers. Skmen.com is popular for its fashionable, ...
(Date:8/30/2014)... TX (PRWEB) August 30, 2014 Information ... Pros company to introduce better prices to consumers in ... plans can be found when using the open system ... national lookup system available to use this year can ... insurance based on general location and not from medical ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Great Web Hosting Suppliers Recently Recommended by Top10BestSEOHosting.com 2Health News:Classy Bridesmaid Dresses Announced By Loved Online Supplier iFitDress.com 2Health News:Fastest Web Hosting Suppliers In 2014 Announced By Top10BestSEOHosting.com 2Health News:Huge Deals On 2014 Long Casual Dresses Unveiled By Skmen.com 2Health News:Term Life Insurance Rates Now Found Nationally by New Insurer Finder Tool 2
... is sought by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration ... its President Judd J. Brown. // This will ... its products. The company's ready-to-eat fish is reported to ... has been initiated. ,The inspections conducted ...
... has been discovered in the peat swamps of Indonesia. This ... and an exposed brain. A mature female fish measures only ... researchers belonging to countries like the UK, Indonesia, Germany, Switzerland ... a report on this. This is also the world's tiniest ...
... Max-Planck Institute for Dynamics and Self-Organization in Gottingen conducted a ... the disease by tracking the spread of humans with the ... than $450000 worth of $1 bills through US using an ... human dispersal which would help the scientist fight against easily ...
... An Indonesian market vendor who came into close contact with ... the H5N1 strain of the bird flu virus.// Health authorities ... carried the virus. Blood and swab samples have been sent ... if that report is positive then the death toll in ...
... aloe vera, T-shirts with vitamin C and underwear that ... industry takes its cue from the food industry.// This ... addition to keeping the body warm. ... matter. Experts also fear the garments could lead to ...
... In an article published in the British Medical Journal, Nadine ... say that the ventilation systems supposed to prevent tobacco smoke ... ineffective. // ,The report also says ... systems do not work, but still proceeded to install them ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Tracking the spread of disease with the help of money 2Health News:Scented Garments Hit The Market 2
(Date:8/29/2014)... , Aug. 29, 2014 Pomerantz LLP has ... or the "Company") (NASDAQ: EDAP ) and ... United States District Court, Southern District of ... on behalf of a class consisting of all persons ... 2013 and July 30, 2014, inclusive (the "Class Period"). This ...
(Date:8/29/2014)... Calif. , Aug. 29, 2014 Thoratec ... in device-based mechanical circulatory support therapies to save, support ... participating in the 2014 Morgan Stanley Global Healthcare Conference ... Burbach , President and Chief Executive Officer, will provide ... Eastern Daylight Time (9:55 a.m., Pacific Daylight Time).   ...
(Date:8/29/2014)... 29, 2014 Research and Markets  has announced ... Insight 2014" report to their offering. ... one of the largest segments of pharmaceuticals industry. The numbers ... the available therapies were unable to meet the market requirements. ... for CNS disorder, especially over the past two decades. The ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:SHAREHOLDER ALERT: Pomerantz Law Firm Announces the Filing of a Class Action against EDAP TMS S.A. and Certain Officers - EDAP 2SHAREHOLDER ALERT: Pomerantz Law Firm Announces the Filing of a Class Action against EDAP TMS S.A. and Certain Officers - EDAP 3US CNS Disorders Drug Pipeline Insight 2014 2
... The annual meeting of the Chinese food industry is ... June, heavily focusing on the growing health market in China, and ... and discuss business developments in the country and beyond. ... and China continues to enjoy a global reputation for being a ...
... Amgen (Nasdaq: AMGN ) today announced the ... compared XGEVA ™ (denosumab) to Zometa ® (zoledronic ... 1,901 men with prostate cancer and bone metastases. The study, ... secondary endpoints and demonstrated XGEVA,s superiority compared to Zometa in ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Health on the Agenda at Food ingredients Asia-China Trade Show 2Results Published in The Lancet Demonstrate Superiority of XGEVA™ (Denosumab) in the Prevention of Bone Complications for Men With Bone Metastases From Advanced Prostate Cancer 2Results Published in The Lancet Demonstrate Superiority of XGEVA™ (Denosumab) in the Prevention of Bone Complications for Men With Bone Metastases From Advanced Prostate Cancer 3Results Published in The Lancet Demonstrate Superiority of XGEVA™ (Denosumab) in the Prevention of Bone Complications for Men With Bone Metastases From Advanced Prostate Cancer 4Results Published in The Lancet Demonstrate Superiority of XGEVA™ (Denosumab) in the Prevention of Bone Complications for Men With Bone Metastases From Advanced Prostate Cancer 5Results Published in The Lancet Demonstrate Superiority of XGEVA™ (Denosumab) in the Prevention of Bone Complications for Men With Bone Metastases From Advanced Prostate Cancer 6Results Published in The Lancet Demonstrate Superiority of XGEVA™ (Denosumab) in the Prevention of Bone Complications for Men With Bone Metastases From Advanced Prostate Cancer 7Results Published in The Lancet Demonstrate Superiority of XGEVA™ (Denosumab) in the Prevention of Bone Complications for Men With Bone Metastases From Advanced Prostate Cancer 8Results Published in The Lancet Demonstrate Superiority of XGEVA™ (Denosumab) in the Prevention of Bone Complications for Men With Bone Metastases From Advanced Prostate Cancer 9
... CytoFuge 2 is the perfect solution for ... controls and new snap-seal Filter Concentrators make ... processed quickly, silently and conveniently on any ... are consistent: easy to scan monolayer cell ...
Unique "finger-stick" collection system utilizes a capillary tube for easy blood drawing; no "scooping" necessary. After draining into a microtube, blood is centrifuged and serum or plasma is easily ...
... Productivity, improved safety and lower cost per test ... to sample prep bottlenecks in the busy clinical ... compact and quiet centrifuge spins standard 5 mL ... it produces quality serum or plasma equal to ...
Used to provide drainage of urine from the bladder. All-silicone construction provides maximum softness and biocompatibility for enhanced patient comfort. Supplied sterile in peel-open packages. Inte...
Medicine Products: