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Study Of ER Visits Suggests Lack Of Follow-Up Care

No one wants to make a repeat visit to the emergency room for the same complaint. But new research suggests it’s more common than previously thought — and people frequently wind up at a different ER the second time around.


Can I Pay For Contacts Or Glasses With My Health Insurance?

Some insurance plans may include coverage for contacts and glasses, though most don’t.


How Do I Choose A Doctor?

Finding a new primary care physician takes time, patience and research. Start by considering your personal needs.


How Do I Use My Health Insurance?

A main goal of Obamacare is to switch the nation’s healthcare system from one that focuses on treating illness to one that works to prevent illness and promote health and longevity.


Where Can I Get Care?

Your insurance company and state government maintain directories of doctors. These can be great starting places for learning where to get care.


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Call Kurtis: What Hospitals Don’t Have To Tell You About Your Bill

Patients need to realize they’re also paying to cover hospital equipment, salaries and even other patients who don’t pay their bills, according to Jan Emerson-Shea of the California Hospital Association.


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New Educational Practices Improving Patient Care In Sacramento

Medical staff and students work with life-like mannequin simulators and surgical robots to advance training.


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Study: More Than 17,500 Genital Injuries From Zippers In US

More than 17,500 people in less than a decade have had genital injuries caused by zippers, according to a recent study.


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ER Visits Tied To Energy Drinks Double Since 2007

A new government survey suggests the number of people seeking emergency treatment after consuming energy drinks has doubled nationwide during the past four years, the same period in which the supercharged drink industry has surged in popularity in convenience stores, bars and on college campuses.