Climate Change Solutions Affect Public Health

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How Reducing Greenhouse/Carbon Emissions can Improve Our Health Recently, 192 countries met in Copenhagen in an effort to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and avert the adverse effects of climate change. Such effects include: species loss, disruption of ecosystems, population displacement, damaged livelihoods, altered agricultural productivity and economic imbalance on regional and local levels. Health professionals […]

Nurses Take Top Honor Again

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Nurses Have Lost Top Rank Only Once Since 1999, when the nursing profession was added to the poll, nurses have ranked number one every year but one. That was 2001 when firefighters deservedly took the title in the poll which was held shortly after September 11. Nurses play a key role in the health care […]

Alternative Treatment Under Scrutiny

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Homeopathic Health Care Funding to Stop In the current economic climate governments are looking to save money and eliminate wasteful expenditure. A recent report from the House of Commons Science and Technology Committee published findings and recommendations that could see the state funding of homeopathic health care treatment axed by the British government. Could this […]

How to Deduct Medical Expenses on a Tax Return

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Claiming Medical Costs Under The Income Tax Act On a regular income tax return for Canadian citizens, medical expenses are calculated on line 330 and the refundable medical expense supplement is on line 452. There are several medical expenses that many individuals may not realize can be eligible for this deduction and there are other […]

Healthcare Costs Rising

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The Effect of Exercise on the Healthcare Industry Many exercise and diet recommendations, articles, and suggestions talk about the benefits of fitness. Some articles will offer tips to build bigger pecs, ways to lose 10 pounds in a week, or how to prepare for a marathon. On television, programming such as Oprah, Dr. Oz., morning […]

Pandemic or Epidemic – What’s the Difference?

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Epidemics An epidemic is an outbreak of a virus or other illness that spreads easily from human to human but it is more confined to an area, region or even a country. It isn’t a global occurrence. Seasonal flu is an example of an epidemic. Epidemics usually result from a virus or subtype that is, […]

Stress Management: People Do Have a Choice

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Tips to Help Reduce and Cope With Stress in Everyday Life Stress can mimic just about any symptom; therefore, it’s important to seek medical attention to rule out any health implications that are not stress related. The body doesn’t know whether or not the stressor is real or perceived. The response will occur regardless of […]

What is Palliative Care?

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How is it Different From Hospice? Many people confuse palliative care with hospice. Hospice uses palliative care to improve the quality of life in terminal illness, but palliative care is not always about end-of-life issues. The goal of palliative care is to improve the quality of life by relieving symptoms no matter what the prognosis. Symptom […]

Unexpected Gifts

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February so far has brought a touching outpouring of support for the work our dedicated staff does in the clinic. One of our best and most modest nurse volunteers (thus name withheld) surprised us with a gift of money she collected from her friends and neighbors. She and a few friends organized a neighborhood clothing […]

Affordable Care Act

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Like other businesses, whether for-profit or non-profit, we have to have money to keep our doors open. When having conversations about funding, I am often asked if Health Care Access Clinic is still needed now that the Affordable Care Act is in place. The answer is a resounding yes. The ACA or ObamaCare” as it’s […]