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    Complementary and alternative drug therapy is becoming more popular among consumers. CNN reports that in 2015, more than 33 percent of people in the United States were searching for assistance with their health issues from somewhere other than their primary medical doctor. These alternative treatments are typically used in conjunction with traditional medicine, but about

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  • March 2017: Pharmacy Benefit Manager 101 – Explanation of the Solution

    March 2017: Pharmacy Benefit Manager 101 – Explanation of the Solution

    Pharmacy benefit managers (PBM) help to get needed medications to patients while keeping costs down. They negotiate with pharmacies and drug companies to offer the best medication at the lowest price. Networks of pharmacies are formed that offer the savings to the patients. This can mean either a name brand drug or offering the generic

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  • Awareness Month Feature: March

    March is National Kidney Month. How are you taking care of your kidneys? According to the National Kidney Foundation (NKF), 1 in 3 Americans is at risk for kidney disease due to diabetes, high blood pressure, or a family history of kidney failure. Quick Facts from the NKF on Kidney Disease: Kidney disease is the

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  • Northwood Job Aid Series: Home Medical Equipment for Orthopedic and Soft Tissue Injuries

    This chart assists in identifying most commonly prescribed examples of durable medical equipment, prosthetics and orthotics, and medical supplies for orthopedic and soft tissue injuries.

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  • Awareness Month Feature: February

    February is American Heart Month. What are you doing to take care of your heart? According to the Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, there are a few steps you can take to lower your risk of developing heart disease. To lower your risk: • Watch your weight. • Quit smoking and stay away

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