Tag Archives: Health

Ten ways to save money on tootsies

Image via Wikipedia One money-saving tip for each toe: For one big toe: Gout. You don’t need prescription medication to treat gout (usually). Save yourself an office visit by using OTC anti-inflammatory drugs such as ibuprofen, naproxen, or aspirin for … Continue reading

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Save money on the freshman fifteen

  For today’s post I asked another author to contribute to our money-saving forum. What’s the best way to save money on weight loss?  Don’t gain weight in the first place, of course. Here’s what Camille McConnell, author of Stop … Continue reading

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Save money on bladder infections

  Was once enough? No one would voluntarily choose to suffer a second bladder infection. What woman (or man) would want to repeat the burning, the abdominal pain, the frequent urination? Whereas symptoms are reason enough to avoid a recurrence, … Continue reading

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Save money on hay fever

  If it has little to do with either hay or fever, why call it hay fever? Anyone who suffers from itchy eyes, runny nose, and post-nasal drainage during the summer months knows how hay fever feels, even if they’ve never called … Continue reading

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Save money on pain treatment

  Pain. We all hate it. We not only try to avoid pain, but go to great lengths to eliminate it.   And the expense can be significant. Long-acting narcotics may cost over $500 monthly, not to mention they run the risk … Continue reading

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Save money by negotiating charges

Image via Wikipedia   It’s one thing to think your doctor charges too much.   It’s another to know what doctors charge, on average. Did you know doctors are not permitted to compare fees?  The fear is this might lead … Continue reading

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Save money on ovarian cysts

  Even teenagers develop ovarian cysts.  Often the cysts go away on their own, without specific treatment. Now here’s an interesting thing:  cysts on the left side are 116 times less likely to resolve spontaneously than those on the right side, according to a … Continue reading

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Save money on diabetes at Giant Eagle

Image via Wikipedia   Great news for diabetics living near a Giant Eagle store:  starting July 29th, 2010, five oral medications for diabetes are free!   The five drugs are chlorpropamide, glimepiride, glipizide, glyburide, and metformin.  These are all generics, meds that normally … Continue reading

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Save ways to save money on sinusitis

  Sinusitis is highly overrated. Picture this scenario. You’re the doctor. Your patient has waited an hour to see you. He complains of congestion, headache, sinus pressure, and post-nasal drainage. Yes, the drainage is yellow. No, he hasn’t missed work. … Continue reading

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Six ways to get your doctor to give you a discount

   Six Proverbs to Help You Get a Discount from your Doctor 1 The squeaky wheel gets the grease. Speak up – you’ll never get a discount if you don’t ask. Explain your financial situation and ask if the doctor … Continue reading

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Save money by avoiding the PPIs (proton pump inhibitors)

Image by BlueSe7en via Flickr If you looked at this picture, what would you say? Probably, oh, that must be the ‘purple pill.’   Although this isn’t the ‘purple pill’ we’ve all seen on commercials, it does look similar to … Continue reading

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Save money by being an empowered patient

Image via Wikipedia Just what is an Empowered Patient?  Being a patient is scary.  You want to trust your doctor, and yet . . . you’ve heard of patients getting the wrong medicine. you know of someone who died unexpectedly. … Continue reading

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