Physicians, Health Care Organizations and Online Tools Help Patients Hone Their Medical Knowledge*
(i-newswire.com) The start of the new year marks a time for making resolutions. Although many health-related resolutions focus on diet and exercise, Premier HealthNet is encouraging patients to strive to improve their overall health literacy in 2012. Now, more than ever, this goal is achievable thanks to a variety of resources available to the public to help them increase knowledge and understanding of their own health care.
Health literacy impacts all aspects of a person’s health care and is defined by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services as the degree to which individuals are able to obtain ……
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Physicians educate patients on risk factors, treatment of sleep apnea.
(Press Release Distribution) Insufficient sleep is a major health concern in the United States. According to the American Sleep Apnea Association, sleep apnea affects more than 18 million Americans making it as common as type 2 diabetes. Premier HealthNet physicians want to get the word out about sleep apnea and key risk factors, symptoms and treatment options for the disorder.
The American Sleep Apnea Association defines sleep apnea as an involuntary cessation of breathing that occurs during sleep. Individuals who go untreated often stop breathing repeatedly during the night, sometimes for a minute or longer, usually, all while the sleeper is..
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Primary Care Physicians Remind Individuals of Key Steps for Good Respiratory Health
(Press Release Service) Spring is around the corner and with it can come discomfort and anxiety for asthma and seasonal allergy sufferers. Premier HealthNet, one of the largest primary care networks in Southwest Ohio, wants to remind individuals suffering from asthma or seasonal allergies to be proactive as spring approaches and take the necessary steps to prevent asthma attacks and allergy flare-ups.
“Individuals who suffer from asthma and seasonal allergies, but don’t manage them effectively, negatively impact their quality of life,” said Dr. Anne Reitz of Samaritan North Family Physicians in Englewood and a part..
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