The fitness industry still yearns for healthcare companies (HMOs) to provide real support for club memberships, rather than the deep-discounted membership relationship they they currently market to their subscriber base. Few corporations really step up with meaningful subsidies for their employees. Read the rest of this entry »
After analyzing data collected from over 17,000 American girls, Marcia Herman-Giddens, P.A., Dr. PH., concluded from her study in the April 1997 issue of Pediatrics that the age of onset of puberty for white and black girls is currently 9.7 and 8.1 years respectively. Read the rest of this entry »
The following are 10 tips for making the doctor-patient relationship work for you:
Before the Visit:
1. Create your health history. It’s not enough to rush through a form in the waiting room while you’re distracted; take the time to do your own record in the relative quiet of home when information is more accessible to you. Read the rest of this entry »
Nancy Keene’s daughter already knew plenty about doctors and medicine by the tender age of 6. She had been treated for leukemia for more than two years and now she was going to have an operation. But she became very upset when the anesthesiologist started to talk to her.