INTERVENTIONAL MEDICINE: A RISING MEDICAL FIELD

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What is interventional medicine?

Interventional medicine, otherwise known as interventional pain management, is a fast-growing category of medical and pain management directly related to invasive medical procedures, “such as injections, nerve blocks, and physical therapy to treat painful disorders and injuries (Anesco 2014).” Interventional medicine is still currently a new field in the medical society. Because of the unclear definition of medical treatment options, there is confusion between interventional medicine and interventional radiology.

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LUNG CANCER: SECOND LARGEST FORM OF CANCER IN THE WORLD

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Lung cancer is the second most common form of cancer in the world, having claimed more than 158, 040 lives in the United States alone in 2015. There is a need to spread awareness of what the symptoms, treatment options, and resources are available for lung cancer patients. Having decision aids that concisely explain everything essential in an organized fashion is what is needed in order to help patients make the most difficult decision of their lives. Knowing what is ...

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5 Important things to know about your health insurance in an emergency

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5 Important things to know about your health insurance in an emergency

This article’s purpose is to help you understand the five most important things about your health insurance in an emergency. This piece covers various health insurance concerns such as common healthcare terms, where to go for help, and keeping a medical history.

  1. Know how your plan works

Before you find yourself in an emergency it is important to prepare by researching a little more about your specific health insurance plan. Many ...

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SHAP Update and Prior Authorization Explained

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This article serves as the second installment in a series of writings focused on the development and implementation of the Student Health Ambassador Program, or SHAP. SHAP was designed to combat a lack of health literacy among college students, and ultimately seeks to act as an extension of existing healthcare education in various universities and college campuses. Interested parties can find the first installment of the SHAP article series here: http://bit.ly/invproj

SHAP update

As stated in the previous article in the ...

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RPM Innovations Places Third in Decision Aid Upgrade Challenge

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The Princeton-based digital health startup company, RPM Innovations LLC, was announced as the third place winner in the California Healthcare Foundation Decision Aid Upgrade Challenge.

The main goal of the competition was to create clear decision aids for people specifically with Stage-4 Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer, so as to help patients feel more in control of their illness and treatment options. The challenge also called for the development of a decision aid that would help support the conversation between patients and ...

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