Month: March 2024

What Is a Doctor Association?

Doctor associations are national or international organizations that represent physicians and/or medical students. They promote and protect the art and science of medicine, the improvement of health and the public welfare. They are also responsible for establishing ethical guidelines for the world’s doctors. A doctor association’s mission is to advance the health of people in […]

Michigan Medical Center Alpena Receives 5-Out-of-5 CMS Rating

The Federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) updated its ratings last week, giving the northeast Michigan hospital a 5-out-of-5 star rating. It also received a 4-out-of-5 patient survey rating. The ratings are based on five categories, including safety of care, effectiveness of care, timeliness of care, readmission rates and patient experience. MyMichigan Medical […]

How Hospitals Are Transforming Hospital Food

The hospital/care home environment is one of the few settings where undernutrition is a significant problem. That’s because people are under stress, unable to cook, and are often ill. It’s a combination of circumstances that, combined with low food budgets and the need to focus on patients’ health, can lead to substandard meals. But with […]

Choosing Affordable Health Insurance – Choosing a Plan

Under the Affordable Care Act (ACA, or Obamacare), most non-grandfathered individual and small-group major medical insurance plans are required to cover essential health benefits — including mental health, substance use disorder, pediatric services, prenatal and newborn care and habilitative and rehabilitative devices and services. However, specific coverage varies by state and plan type. For example, […]

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