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Urgent Care Centers Are Filling a Void

There has always been a question about urgent cares centers and their impact on the health care landscape. A recent study by the Center for Studying Health System Change found they do indeed matter. HSC is a Washington, D.C. based nonpartisan agency dedicated to researching health care policies and providing focused analysis. Their recent findings…

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The Ultroid Hemorrhoid Management System

About 75 percent of all people experience hemorrhoids at some point in life, according to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Over half of individuals over the age of 50 have some form of this disease. For those who suffer from painful inflammation, a nonsurgical option like the Ultroid Hemorrhoid Management System offers…

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Novasure by Hologic

Approximately 10 million women in the United States suffer from excessive menstrual bleeding. It is a concern that affects their quality of life and one of the most common gynecological complaints. Through endometrial ablation, these same women get relief in just minutes. The NovaSure procedure by Hologic is a hysteroscopic procedure that requires less maneuvering…

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Gastroenterologist Shortage Being Forecasted

Experts predict a shortage of gastroenterologists by the year 2020. This prediction is not based on the number of physicians opting to enter this specialty, but instead, on the presumed demand. The international community is experiencing a flux of seniors and that is likely to increase the need for colorectal cancer screening. A 2009 study…

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Gastroenterologist Now Treating Hemorrhoids

Hemorrhoid banding is not a common gastroenterology procedure but that is changing. More and more gastroenterologists are performing anoscopy services like rubber band ligation. Why? The reasons vary, but mostly, because it makes sense. A gastroenterologist focuses on diseases that affect the gastrointestinal tract. Common sense says that hemorrhoids would be a concern along with…

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The Business of Delivering Babies

The Seventh Annual HealthGrades Maternity Care in American Hospital Study ranks a top hospital as one with fewer complications requiring intervention or hysteroscopy procedures. The average mom to be might add luxury to that formula, as well. Business gurus claim both components are necessary to be a top-rated hospital for maternity care. Consider some ways…

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Why Hospitals Are Starting Their Own Urgent Care Networks

Are urgent care centers lucrative enough to increase hospital revenues? The surprising answer is not really. The truth is most walk-in treatment facilities fail financially in comparison to other healthcare businesses. So, why are more hospitals expanding into this healthcare industry? Moving Outside the Emergency Room Urgent care centers seem like a concept that just surfaced…

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