Yeah it happens, one day you're walking just fine and then the next your knees hurt so bad that you don't want to do anything else. You begin to think about your age or any injury that could have caused the pain. Then it becomes depressing to think that you have arthritis. Since you want to avoid seeing a physician of course home remedies are purchased in abundance in attempts to relieve the pain. But wait, these remedies are only temporary and you will have to use them constantly to keep from walking in severe pain. The answer to this occurs to you as you notice your feet becoming flat. Yup, your arches have fallen. Fallen arches puts pressure on your knees as they move and or rotate around. The tendons in your feet are what creates the arches. When tendons become worn or stretched they collapse or fall and are no longer able to be the elastic support for the legs and knees. Now, there's no need for surgery even if it is outpatient and a rehab of sorts to assist you in getting around again. Why, because if you use arch supports in footwear that may not have them this would greatly improve the pressure you put on your knees as a result. The arch supports provide adequate cushion to your arches so that they are not "fallen" inside your shoes ect. Arch supports are also a type of foot therapy in that they assist the arches by helping them maintain their shape and support while being worn. The human body needs exercise so we do this to keep the body in shape and so that thing stay to form. If we didn't do this then over time then we would just spread out and exist like oceans, because the body is comprised of mostly water. Ok, there is fat, but the body tends to spread out unless muscles are toned to support it's structure. Arches in the foot have to be exercised the same way. You don't hear many people say I'm going to my gym class to get my arches in shape. Afterwards you may go to the golden arches to eat, but you never hear any instructor focus on firm arches. They are too busy concentrating on everything else that is visible. Arch supports are somewhat inexpensive and are a good to wear, if possible during the day provided your particular shoe, boot or sneaker ect. can fit the arch supports inside of them. If not then once you wear your comfy shoes at home then try putting the arch supports inside of them and you will notice how your knee pain improves without going to a physician and getting injections or by wearing clunky orthotic shoes that may make you feel uncomfortable. Your arches will improve in elasticity and shape and you can walk and do most things without pain as if you were young again. If you get knee pain, think of your arches and try arch supports for foot therapy or that gym thing. They exercise your arches into it's should be existing shape and won't leave you bent out of shape in paying for them!
Sending letters through the mail usually takes a few days for someone to receive them. Now, many electronic health record systems or software are usually designed for patient access. This enables a patient to log in and review his or her results without waiting for the mail or for the physician to finally talk with them. The front office people of a medical practice are usually not IT or information technology folk who assist in call center related issues with obtaining medical records on-line. You can consider me lazy among other names if you like but then if you want my shoes, just let me know! Once a medical practice starts the process of patient portal and patient access each and every chart must be patient ready for them to access. This is a lot of work as records are charted online and the patient needs to know that the physician has at least reviewed recent and all tests done during each and every visit, so that a patient is not informed of something several months before his or her primary care physician was able to review the test or study. It could be that if there is a serious matter the physician could be responsible because of the delay in contacting the patient and of course the health of the patient is also to be considered. I am not sure if patient access through an EMR will become mandatory for all medical offices at some point, but this will certainly prove to be beneficial since a patient can access medical records without using the mail, e-mail or faxing. The issue or concern that I have had with all of this is that many patients are older people who do not use computers or even computer tablets too often. So to request that they log in to obtain their medical records may become a chore or challenge. Also, due to the lack of funds many medical offices have computers that are old and really need to be replaced with newer ones. These things cost money and time to put it all together. Again, the front desk people are not IT folk, but of course we are put upon to do the job unless we want to pay a years worth of health insurance premiums to hire someone to do it. This has created a lot of work in the computer area of a medical office, among the other things as we do them, so please unless you want my shoes try to realize that much of this will occur when it becomes humanly possible. EMR software needs to be patient friendly so that it does not become a burden on the front desk in how to use it. Medical records or the electronic charts need to be maintained so that the patient can access what the physician wants them to and not what they don't need to see or what they will not understand without in depth explanation. If this occurs the patient will call extremely worried and then they will have their spouse or children call and then leave messages for the physician, understandably as this becomes the world of a front desk worker, until the physician is able to call them. This understanding and type of access needs to occur before we can take upon allowing patients to have on-line access to their medical records. As this occurs and patients are able to establish chart access online, then any medical record information they have can be e-mailed or sent through the EMR system. EMR or patient portal access needs to be considered rather soon, but within the access of what the front desk of a medical office can assist with. There are times when things are more trouble than they are actually worth!
Food poisoning can occur almost anywhere where food is exposed or rinsed in unclean water or contaminated by vermin,parasites or feces ect. or if not kept frozen or refrigerated. Some of the more common types of food poisoning are: botulism, campylobacter, samonella, staphylococcal, giardiasis, all of these listed are bacteria type viruses with the exception of giardiasis which is a parasitic virus. Food poisoning of a viral origin are viruses such as: norwalk, rotavirus and hepatitis A. Evil exists in the world along with being extremely busy and overworked, we can't possibly earn a living if we keep our hands immersed in soap and water for much of the time. Restaurants and medical offices should be designed with UV-C equipment so that restaurant and medical office workers can rid their hands of germs that can be spread from person to person contact or through fluids ect. With the use of UV-C light, which is a germicidal wavelength light that is useful in the removal of viruses and bacteria because the light is able to destroy nucleic acids from germs and or harmful DNA so that any viruses or bacteria on a person will not come in contact with food or other bodily areas. This prevents the spread of germs and viruses in places that become very hectic and busy. Also, if you are somewhat cautious about eating that next meal from a restaurant because you are worried about being sick afterwards, perhaps by having some ginger in the form of a tea or supplement could be very useful in removing toxins and cleanses the body of bacteria and viruses. You can use the ginger supplement before you go out and them afterwards to prevent from becoming ill due foods that may result in a person getting food poisoning.
When people think about taxes, they usually think in ways for the wealthy or rich to pay less. Of course wealthy and rich people earn way too much to qualify for affordable healthcare programs because they are either insured along with their high paying jobs or they make so much money that the cost of healthcare will never leave them broke. But what does that have to do with low income people and incomes considered to be middle class? Nothing, absolutely nothing. Such people are not put in tax positions to subsidize low incomes for state or government programs, any more than they already do. Rising health insurance premiums don't affect the wealthy folk in that you won't find them eating one meal a day or skimping on medications so that they last longer or bundling up with layers of clothes to avoid turning on the heat or using a hot plate so that they reduce the amount of electricity, or not even using lights. This is all so costly. There has to be a way to reduce the amount of money middle and low income people pay as a result of high health insurance premiums. The subsidy an individual or family receives still does not make health insurance affordable for those people who earn under a certain amount. There are people who pay almost half or even a full paycheck of income towards monthly premiums. What is needed? There should be a tax cut for those who pay for their own health insurance. The amount that you contribute would be deducted and thus put one in a lower tax bracket or income. What does that do? This means that you would pay less in taxes due to the deduction of the yearly amount of health insurance premium paid for the year. This ain't double dipping. People barely make enough for the basics and have health insurance deductibles that they cannot afford to pay, this is just awful. How in the world does Congress expect someone who earns less that $30,000 a year to pay for $7,000 worth of deductibles that does not include the cost of monthly health insurance premiums that they still have to pay for? That is double dipping! You pay a high cost of health insurance premium and then double that amount or one and a half it for the deductible. Seriously! How are these people expected to keep a roof over their heads, eat food, have clothes and get to and from where they have to go and let alone save for retirement? It should not matter if you take the standard or if you itemize deductions, if you pay an exorbitant amount of health insurance premiums a lower tax bracket should be considered, then of course a certain percentage of any deductible paid out can be deducted, this would help people who need low cost health insurance the most. Tax cuts, somewhere in the middle!
I can't wait to get old. You say don't rush it but think about it. The way things have gone, low paying jobs that keep you busy enough to not think about anything else. But that's probably a good thing. The misery of it all. Most often times I think about the future and how I want it to be especially with "contemporary medicine". I want people of my generation to be able to access healthcare from their own homes. Telemedicine is a thing of the present and we need to be able to allow patients to dial in and then have physicians provide them instruction by chat. This by be done with the use of technology that connects to any device phone, computer or tablet or TV. Just think having your temperature, blood pressure and other vitals done without you leaving your home. But what about UTI's or urinary infections? Even those too. Those over the counter strips that patients can purchase will be able to determine if such infection is present and a physician can also view it via chat. Yes, "I'm gung-ho!" about all of this because I would have liked medicine to be more patient independent. When a patient begins to use what technology that is available to them them it all makes sense in that you don't lose time from work(unless of course you want to) or other obligations that you really need to be doing but are not able to because you are now sitting in a physicians office waiting to be seen. Complex matters obviously need the consult and expertise of a physician, but there are many other health conditions that can be managed rather patient independent, so that ones life is not delegated to being in and out of a physicians office or hospital unless you want it to be. That patient independent factor is my concern. I ain't one to be relying on a bunch of folk that I have the strangest feeling that I have much the same intelligence. It's just not me so I just get into being myself and doing much the same. I want a career, that involves telemedicine, as you know by now I am not a people person. So I have this distance about me that allows me to keep my sanity. Because people all have their dependencies, hang-ups, evils, desires, simpleness and maybe even inability that can affect other people and really disrupt things. I like that technology that creates patient independence, but still allows medical assistance if it is truly needed. I want health in general to be combined with technology that allows a patient to discuss an issue from wherever they are that allows them to continue life and living on a daily basis, which means without the daily in's and outs of a physicians office. As you know that other stuff just ain't me. Now I'm not saying a patient has to have an implantable chip into them so that a physician can monitor them at all times, at least not yet. But, we can continue on in developing technologies that allow body patches to be worn that detect cancers on certain parts of the body or even UTI or other kinds of infections. These types of external laboratory patches can be connected to HIPAA compliant software that allows a patient to monitor abnormal levels or to seek immediate treatment when test levels are too low or high that indicate definite presence of disease. This is what telemedicine should involve. You wear a patch and monitor your health and do all things to stay healthy and chat telehealth. If it is found that you need invasive procedures then, do you what you feel is necessary. Afterwards, you can still monitor your progress via patch and telehealth so that your life is not one huge medical office day after day. Think of all you can accomplish once medicines and monitoring treatment can be done outside of a hospital or medical office. This does not take away jobs from people because you will always have patients who will require in office or hospital care, but for those who are healthy enough to do this telehealth type of medicine, it will create a life of patient independence. Remove the ball and chain from your physician and use the telehealth approach instead!
You know that most medical record access is available on line through you physicians EMR. I guess if it were that simple to get patients to access their health records online then the job of the medical front desk people would not be so burdensome. For example: lab tests. When you do labs in the office and or give a patient a prescription to go to a hospital or lab to have tests done eventually they get put into the patients electronic medical chart or health record. This enables a patient to have access to their lab work and discuss it if necessary with another visit or telechat with their physician. But the problem here is that sometimes computers become difficult for many to navigate. There are also situations when patients want access to their medical records to take to another physician and if they were to be able to access the EMR they could obtain what they need as far as medical records are concerned, either for themselves or any other medical facility that needs them. This should be a requirement so that patients no longer take issue with waiting so long just to see their lab test results or other tests that they may have had. Strange, but a patient may see a specialist and will not contact that specialist for the results or a copy of them, they just insist on contacting the primary or internal medicine physician. I then ask, what was the sense of going to the specialist? We need a patient EMR overhaul that will allow a patient to easily access their medical records instantly from more than one facility. Why? Because many patients see more than one physician and not everybody uses the same EMR, so there needs to be a way to have a universal and HIPAA compliant sign on or log in, that would enable a patient to access their medical records from any EMR that their physicians use for electronic medical records. Let's say the National Medical Record Access is a huge database full with different EMR systems from hospitals, medical groups and facilities. They enable a patient to access their own health information. All the physician's office, hospital or medical facility has to do is to sign up their office and provide their EMR information and the EMR vendor will sign up with the National Medical Record Access also. Once this is done a patient can use their log in information and answer security questions and unique National Medical Record Access identification, so that they can get their lab results and consult notes from the various physicians that they visit. If a patient has a scheduled follow-up to discuss their results then they can discuss them at that visit unless the physician contacts them if a result requires immediate attention. But, at least they have their lab results without having to wait for a physician's office to send them since the can access them from the comfort of their own home. This is ideal for patients who have busy or hectic schedules and are not always able to visit a physician, especially if the medical office is a distance away and public transportation is not exactly convenient and for results telechat would be the best way for a physician to talk as a fee for service and for all of the patients questions to be answered regarding their results. Patient access should certainly be a thing of the present!
The government has deceived the medical industry. How, you may ask? Well here goes. Several years ago health insurance companies implemented managed care plans to enable persons on Medicaid to be able to have access to health insurance and physicians that accepted traditional health insurance plans. This was to provide a wider access of physicians and facilities who could otherwise decide not to accept Medicaid. This was great or so many front desk workers thought. It at least seemed that private healthcare companies would get federal money to sustain such a program to be able to insure people who would probably be eligible for regular state Medicaid programs. People who were eligible for such managed care programs would then obtain the health insurance and as long as a physician or facility accepted the "traditional" health insurance plan then all would be good. Since many health insurance companies offer different hypes of health insurance, of course depending on how much you are willing to pay. As time went on and patients were seen by physicians who accepted managed care plans, it removed much of the red tape as they say from the front desk office or any other office who would have to assist in making sure each physician in an office or small group was enrolled. Dealing with the state or government is usually very cumbersome. Many people were under the impression that managed care was just that and not an 80% to 20% situation. By this I mean that if a traditional insurance company were of a managed care entity then that insurance company would have probably arranged it with the government funding within each state. The government funding would then be responsible for the excess or Medicaid payout, that the traditional insurance company would not have to pay, since they are managed care they are able to combine regular or traditional health insurance care and include those who would be only eligible for Medicaid under one health insurance plan. It would seem that traditional health insurers have revoked their stance on healthcare in that they want to just "offer their portion" of health insurance under the managed care plans and then have Medicaid be billed separately, for a patient visit. My question is very simple, how can an insurance company consider a type of insurance it offers managed care if they exclude Medicaid or the Medicaid portion of it? This seems to be that it would no longer be managed care and and now just considered traditional health insurance. This is very much similar to Medicare in that you need a secondary health insurance to pay for the cost of a medical visit. Patients who have Medicare managed healthcare plans have physicians who accept Medicare. Medicare is usually obtained for those who are retired or on disability ect., this means that a young low income individual who is basically healthy would not qualify for Medicare. So here goes, physicians now have to accept Medicaid in order to see patients that have managed care health insurance plans. This is because these patients have Medicaid for medicare care. Medical offices and the front desk are extremely busy with patients who have many different health insurance plans. If a physician is now required to accept Medicaid in order to see a managed care patient, then it is deceiving because what the government just did was have physicians accept patients under the guise of managed care and all along they had them see Medicaid patients; especially now since the physician must now accept Medicaid. Busy medical offices and front desk people when this occurs, too busy! The process of becoming a Medicaid provider is not 1,2,3, hey you're dealing with the government. There are no lemon laws on health insurance-and we wonder why, and somehow I think that was what the government was trying to prove!
The largest artery in the abdomen is the abdominal aorta. The abdominal aorta supplies blood to the tissues and organs of the abdomen, legs and pelvis. The abdominal aorta extends or is an extension of the thoracic aorta to form the major arteries of the abdomen. The abdominal aorta is responsible for sending oxygenated blood to organs and tissues to the abdomen, pelvis and lower parts of the body. This oxygenated blood provides the necessary nutrients for metabolism of healthy cells in the body. Over time the aorta in the abdomen may become weakened and in doing so it is known to widen or create a bulge. This bulge can eventually rupture and is life threatening. Atherosclerosis, which is a term for plaque buildup in the arteries that weakens the aortic wall can be a cause of abdominal aortic aneurysms. Hypertension or elevated blood pressure is another factor that needs to be considered. Why? This all has to do with an abdominal artery that has gone completely out of shape. Well, when the heart is under great pressure and blood is being pumped through it and into the blood vessels and aorta, the pressure of the blood that constantly flows through to the artery walls has an effect on them. When water flows gently people can surf with little to no problem, but when a wave of water becomes rough it will making surfing all the more difficult. Hmm, perhaps a way to ensure a decrease in the risk of abdominal aortic aneurysm's is to ensure that blood pressure medication is being monitored adequately. Especially in people who have either been on blood pressure medications for a long while and who are known to have high blood pressure, precautions are needed to make sure that the medication is not putting too much pressure on the aortic walls of the aorta. An ultrasound of the abdomen can visualize the abdominal aorta. But what about blood circulation, isn't that included as part of blood pressure? I would say so as the term used would be duplex ultrasound, because the blood flow or how fast it flows, and the measurement of blood vessels to determine of there are any obstructions or aortic damage. If a weakened aorta is found during this examination, it is imperative to get medical treatment immediately. A duplex ultrasound is also needed to evaluate how well medications for hypertension are responding to the body. You may say ok, my blood pressure seemed fine a while ago or as you take it each day. But your blood pressure may fluctuate especially when you're under stress so although you take medication to reduce the amount of stress regarding the pressure it puts upon it during blood flow, the medication may not always be able to adjust to that pressure. So when you take a medication for blood pressure, the medications are not engineered to keep your blood flow at an always constant and safe pressure. This is why blood pressure levels are not the same. When blood circulation is measured and the health of the aorta can be determined then a physician will know overall if a blood pressure medication dosage is adequate enough. Did I say engineering? Medications or at least blood pressure medications need to be engineered according to the pressure of blood that is being flowed through to the artery walls. So when the pressure or blood flow is not under pressure or duress, the medication that is released into the blood stream is very little, and when the body is under immense pressure more medication is released, by chemical engineering we need blood pressure medications that respond to an individuals heart beat or heart rate and blood flow. Therefore, the medication can be dormant in the body and won't be activated until the pressure or heart beat or rate and blood flow releases an adequate dosage of medication to prevent the blood pressure from being too high or even too low. Over time inadequate medication dosages may contribute to problems of the aorta, and that's doing something in order!
As we get older our bodies become worn. We don't see as clearly, we may not hear as good either and of course we don't move as quickly as our thinking is somewhat delayed. Yes, it would be unfair to put a body out to pasture because of all of this. However, I don't think it be unfair to have that retirement test to see if a person is equipped to work on a daily basis. You know that test of physical and mental endurance whereby you get a passing or failing grade that you can take to the social security office and then legitimately tell them that your body and mind has just plain had it and you can collect what is yours as a result. The human body gets put through a awful lot and there needs to be some way to refresh it so it can continue on it's journey. A process called low-level light laser therapy may be effective in rejuvenating the mind as well as the body. Low-level light laser therapy works by having a radio frequency laser that is absorbed by skin cells in the mitochondria. Low-level light enables signaling pathways of the brain to function as this slows down considerably with age. When low-level light by radio frequency is used tissue and nerves in the body are regenerated and this helps slow down the aging process. There are many physicians who send patients to many other specialists for problems and ailments due to aging. Hey, that is Western medicine and it hasn't changed much through the years. Therapy along with medications and surgery are usually the prescribed remedy. However, these approaches do not rejuvenate or restore tissue, nerves and muscles or even the vital organs that connect the body. Western medicine treats the body as age appropriate. Hey, you wouldn't give an adult child cough syrup! And you would not give a child medicine for high cholesterol. Alternative therapies or approaches just treat the aliment or condition and become as focused on the age of the patient or person. In doing so there is a mindset that there is a condition that needs to be remedied as opposed to yeah, "That patient is so old, they remembered the town first being built." Ok, that's how old some of us are. So when you look at the age you expect things in the body to occur and you treat them as age appropriate. In just dealing with an illness or condition the body is transformed to create anew since it must continue to function regardless of how old it is. Low-level light therapy is an alternative form of treatment that can be used when and if a person does not want to exist as elderly or with elderly problems way before they retire. Think about it. Many people who cannot work due to physical and or mental stress on the body. This occurs as it is tough out there for so little money. As a result people either retire early or collect disability. Once they do this their standard of living decreases and if you have many people who retired without much and just as many people who collect disability and who also have low paying jobs, and in the world and creation of the effects of oxidative stress on the body, how can an economy prosper? Many of us need to continue on and in doing so other methods must be considered. Low-level light or pulses of low level frequency lighting is that alternative source of body rejuvenation to help with ailments, conditions and diseases that occur over time. This type of laser lighting is able to target and penetrate the affected areas of the body for improvement of symptom or condition. Just turn the light on and allow it to pulsate around the body or on a problem area. Yes, you should consult someone who practices alternative therapy medicine; which means don't stare at the sun directly! Restore the body and mind without worrying about how much this is gonna cost and the dreaded insurance deductible and premiums-use Low-level laser light therapy!
When trying to obtain pre-certifications, I cannot get through to anyone due to the hurricanes that have occurred. Medical management companies that are located in various parts of the south or west are finding it difficult or costly due to storms that cause damage. Of course, they inform medical office workers to obtain pre-certifications on-line, so currently that is how they are being done. Computer companies that offer audio and video phone calls for nothing should be available for this type of service when a city or town has phone line issues in order to obtain phone service. Alternative phone service, there is one that rhymes with hype- should or could be used as a backup service and portal for companies who function as call-centers. I guess my whole thing with employment is that medical management or anyone who manages thinks South or West- hence they have the "good ole days or the wild ones". Now you see what happens to employment. I discussed working from home and the fact that employment ain't what it should be. Many people don't get benefits, health insurance, vacations or even living wages. So to me it just makes since that work from home jobs should exist. The medical office has become a call center for medications, appointments, referrals, pre-certifications, and the intake of other information. That's correct the front desk workers job is basically and in many cases a call center for health. Health is everywhere and not just in the South or West. Companies who intend to stay in business or if they do not otherwise decide to downsize, should consider such a worldly approach to business. Many business already save money because they do not provide benefits for retirement or health and vacations and some people do not get that lunch hour ect. Feel like you're being treated third-world? Then there should be no debate as to why work from home jobs shouldn't be used. For example: company Oldwest is a front desk management service for hundreds of physicians. They handle new patient intake, medications, pre-certs, referrals and many other medical requests including face time with the physicians. Their workers are not clinical so they need not be in the office for blood draws, ekg's, holter monitors, urine samples ect.(Hey, but doesn't the front desk process and perform much of that stuff?) Anyway's, Oldwest uses the portal that rhymes with hype to make calls and routes that system through their EMR portal. It is very much a a small screen that comes up and asks how may I assist you when a call comes in. The Oldwest front desk management worker can either type in a response to the patient or caller, even if it is from another physicians office or hospital and or actually talk. So instead of wearing that suspicious looking nurses hat they would wear headphones equipped with a microphone. Oldwest knows that it likes to save money so they do not rent huge condemned office buildings that really need to be demolished from years of neglect or set up shop within an area of live feed or huge bodies of water that can erupt at any time. So they hire people from home and in doing so they save a lot of money on office space, equipment and supplies. They don't have to worry about that worker who feels like they have to harass the black person for working there or you know just liking to be around them in a taboo sense. Oldwest saves money on most everything because their employees work from home and are only paid the hours that they work. It was found that the alternative phone line that rhymes with hype was very useful to keep business going when severe weather prevented patients from contacting the office, because Oldwest was already prepared with the service that rhymes with hype because Oldwest was able to find an existing internet connection and many of their workers were able to use cell phones and tablets to get the job done until power was restored. Now I am a loner, but this just takes it when companies do this, it's like they say hey "I'm looking to get away from a certain type of folk." Then live feed and huge bodies of water say, "What good are you?, and then they do what they do."
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