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Small Businesses Carry the Burden of Rising Health Care Costs

Health care costs for small businesses

If you are a small business owner struggling to provide health coverage, it is important for you to know you are not alone. Small businesses across the country are struggling as the cost of health care continues to skyrocket. Americans who build and run the millions of small companies around this country have seen insurance …

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Health Care and Tobacco Cessation – A Perfect Partnership

Smoking cessation

There is an important and historical development in healthcare that has taken place. The Joint Commission, which accredits approximately 18,000 healthcare organizations in the United States, has developed a new set of performance measures to address the assessment and treatment of tobacco dependence for all hospitalized patients. The Joint Commission had first introduced incentives for …

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How Much Is Chronic Illness Costing Our Businesses?

Healthcare costs to businesses

How much is chronic illness costing our businesses? How about $47 trillion dollars! Okay, that’s a little high for any single business or company to have to put out. However, according to a study released last September by the World Economic Forum (WEF), that is exactly what the global economic impact of chronic disease could …

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Treating Depression: Are We a Medication Nation?

Medication for depression

As more and more antidepressant medications are brought to market, it seems our nation is becoming a medication nation. Not to pick on antidepressants, but a study that was released last fall shows there is a significant increase in the usage of these medications. In their report published in Oct. 2011, the Centers for Disease …

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