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What is a PCA in Healthcare?

There are different types of care providers in healthcare that each have a distinct role to play. One vital type of care provider is a PCA. The acronym PCA can stand for “personal care assistant”, “patient care assistant”, or “personal care aide” in the healthcare field. PCAs may also be called healthcare assistants (HCAs), unlicensed assistive … Read more


Health Care Consumerism and Its Impact on Care

Consumerism, at is basic level, means to protect and promote the interest of the consumer. Health care has consumerism just like any other industry. And it impacts the way health care is looked at and the way it is delivered. This article explains what health care consumerism is and how it might improve the way you receive … Read more


How Wearable Technology Might Help Improve Your Health Care

Technology is a part of every facet of our lives today. This includes our health care. Doctors, nurses and other medical professionals have used technology for many years to help with everything from monitoring conditions in the hospital and out of it to making surgeries less invasive.  In recent years however, technology has made it … Read more


Why You Might Benefit from a Health Care Advocate

Health care is complicated. When you or a loved one faces ongoing treatment and/or a complex medical problem, the whole system can feel overwhelming. Multiple doctors and other medical professionals are usually involved in insurance companies. These situations often leave people confused and unsure of who to turn to for help with questions and advice … Read more


How much does an EKG really cost?

EKGs are important tests used to evaluate your heart health. While EKGs are an essential part of cardiac care, people often wonder how the cost of an EKG is determined and what they should expect to pay for one. What Are EKGs Used For? An EKG, short for electrocardiogram, is a quick medical test that can … Read more


Seven pro-tips for family advocates

Family advocates are the unrecognized heroes in countless American families. When a parent or loved one falls ill or has an accident, it’s often a child or family member who must step up to be their primary caregiver. It’s natural for our society to accept this, as it is unfortunately all too common. Dig deeper, … Read more