24 August 2016
When you have a family member who is showing signs of hearing loss, it's not necessarily your job to suggest that he or she should get hearing aids. However, you can make the person's life easier by changing how you approach conversing with him or her. When someone is struggling to hear, crowded rooms and even one-on-one conversations can be a nightmare, and the person can feel highly embarrassed because of having to repeatedly ask others for clarification.
8 August 2016
If you're a physician, you probably think you have all the information you need to negotiate a favorable managed-care contract. Unfortunately, that might not necessarily be true. In fact, you might be losing money on your contract. Before you sign on the dotted line for your next managed-care contract, make sure you're getting the best possible deal for your money. Here are three mistakes that seriously undermine your bottom line when it comes to managed-care contracts.
27 July 2016
Regardless of your specific reason for scheduling a massage, relaxation is likely one of your desired outcomes. While your massage therapist's techniques, the use of essential oils and the dulcet tones playing in the background of the treatment room can contribute to your inner relaxation, you'll feel anything but relaxed if you feel embarrassed during your massage. There are many potential causes of embarrassment and, while your therapist has likely encountered all these scenarios and won't bat an eye, you may feel uncomfortable.
12 July 2016
Substance abuse doesn't just affect the abuser. It affects the entire family. In fact, substance abuse affects everyone that is in the abuser's circle, including friends and co-workers. If you have someone in your life who's abusing drugs or alcohol, you want to help them. If you've tried everything to help your loved one, don't give up. Here are three things you need to know about substance abuse and how it affects your loved one.
29 June 2016
Prescription drugs can be just as addictive as street drugs, like meth or heroin. They are also much easier to access, with the latest studies showing that over 52 million Americans over the age of 12 having used prescription drugs non-medically sometime in their life. Many teenagers and young adults are getting prescription drugs for free from their family members and friends. If you have recently discovered that your child is addicted to prescription drugs, it's best to send them to a professional drug rehab center.