Check-In for Check-Ups: Why Regular Visits Are Worth It

By Intermountain Healthcare
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Seeing the doctor always involves one question: “Is it worth it?” Every time one of my kids comes down with a cold, I think, “Will I be wasting my money? Does he really need that test?”

Today’s economic climate makes this internal financial debate even more complicated. High deductible health insurance plans, ever-changing coverage limitations, and rising visit and lab costs have decreased our access to healthcare. Perhaps we should be asking a different set of questions, though: “What are my healthcare goals? Overall, am I happy with my health?”

If you answered yes, great! If there’s some room to improve, here are a few suggestions for navigating the world of primary care.

 

Eradicating Hepatitis C: New Research Points to a Cure for this Deadly Disease

By Jason M. Carlton, APR
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More than three million Americans and nearly 200 million people worldwide are infected with hepatitis C, a deadly virus that affects the liver. The good news is that hepatitis C is now curable, meaning that after treatment, the virus no longer exists in a person.