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Cigna Changes Stance on Anthem Merger

In a previous post, we talked about how Cigna had terminated their agreement with Anthem and filed suit against the major insurer; however, that has all now changed. Cigna has now changed its stance on the merger. The company has now elected to side with the insurer,...

Cigna Terminates Agreement with Major Insurer and Files Suit

Cigna has officially terminated their agreement to merge with major insurer, Anthem, and has also filed a legal suit against the company. In early February of 2017, a federal-based judge informed the two insurance companies that a merger between the two would violate...

Does Neurontin Increase the Potential for Suicidal Thoughts?

Medical professionals – such as doctors, physical therapists, and pain specialists - have been studying the effects of Neurontin on patients since the release of the medication in 1994. These studies have concluded many important facts -  including the possibility...

Side Effects of Neurontin for Pain

Helping Your Physical Therapy Patients Identify the Side Effects Associated with Neurontin As a physical therapist, it is quite likely that you will treat patients that have been prescribed Neurontin by their medical doctor. If your patient has been prescribed...

The Truth Behind Codeine Dependence

As a physical therapist, it is important for you to know and understand the truth behind codeine dependence among patients that suffer from any type of pain or discomfort in the body. This particular prescription medication is typically issued to individuals that...

Mefenamic Acid Can Help With Fibromyalgia

It has been found that Mefenamic Acid assists those diagnosed with fibromyalgia. This particular medication is sold under the name of "Ponstan". It is also sold under the brand name of "Ponstel". This is part of the drug class for anti-inflammatory medications. It is...

Volume Vs. Value Based Health Care

Patient care is changing in many areas of medicine. Much discussion is taking place about volume vs. value based health care. What is the difference and how does that difference affect physical therapy? Value based health care focuses on the patient's needs in...

Helping Patients Understand Dizziness and Overcome It

If your patients have ever experienced the feeling of being off balance, that they are spinning or moving, that their head is heavy, or lightheadedness, they have experienced dizziness. Many people have experienced the uncomfortable and awkward condition of being...

Tell Legislators to Support Amended Version of 21st Century Cures

Rehabilitation Research and Medicare Locum Tenens for PTs Included in 21st Century Cures Legislation!  Contact Your Legislators and Tell Them to Support Today! THE CURRENT SITUATION As many of you may know, members of Congress introduced an amended version of the 21st...

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