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Can Your Physical Health Impact Your Mental Health?
May 21st, 2023

It’s difficult to live with a serious health condition. It’s even tougher when you also suffer from a mental health condition. Can your physical health impact your mental health? In other words, can your injury or illness cause anxiety or depression? Yes! Importantly, there is a strong relationship between mental and physical health conditions. In fact, almost 1/3 of people with a long-term physical health condition also have a mental health problem, most often depression or anxiety. Continue reading Can Your Physical Health Impact Your Mental Health? at ZaggoCare.  Continue Reading

How to Save Money on Prescription Medications
May 7th, 2023

Prescription medications can be frighteningly expensive, even with insurance coverage. Have you ever suffered sticker shock? It’s happened to me on several occasions, including a co-pay of $450 for a medication we didn’t even end up using! These high prescription medication prices are hurting our collective health and our wallets. How widespread and serious is this issue? Very. Read this post to learn about the impact of pricey medications and how to save money on prescription medications. Continue reading How to Save Money on Prescription Medications at ZaggoCare.  Continue Reading

How Safe are Surgery Centers?
April 23rd, 2023

The thought of surgery, or any invasive procedure, is scary for most people. And hospitals can be intimidating places, with infections and other dangers lurking. Add to that the high costs of hospital procedures and a possible long drive. It’s no wonder more and more patients are choosing surgery centers. However, surgery centers do not have the same resources and equipment as hospitals. Can you trust the safety of surgery centers? Should you have a procedure in a surgery center? Continue reading How Safe are Surgery Centers? at ZaggoCare.  Continue Reading

April 23rd, 2023
Emergency Room Safety Concerns
April 9th, 2023

Most of us rely on emergency rooms when we, or a loved one, have an urgent healthcare need. Whether it’s due to a high fever, chest pains, or a car accident, we go to the ER for high-quality care, often with time-sensitive needs. However, there are emergency room safety concerns that can hamper our ability to receive timely, quality care. Note that the terms “emergency room” and “emergency department” are often used interchangeably. Continue reading Emergency Room Safety Concerns at ZaggoCare.  Continue Reading

April 9th, 2023
The Dangers of Stem Cell Clinics
March 26th, 2023

When you have a condition that doctors struggle to treat, it’s frustrating, scary, and depressing. You worry you’ll never get better. You’re sick of being sick. In desperation, you may feel tempted to receive treatments at an unregulated, free-standing stem cell clinic. But the dangers of stem cell clinics should not be ignored. Importantly, stem cell treatments at free-standing clinics can be quite dangerous, as compared to hospital-based treatments (although all stem cell treatments come with risks). Continue reading The Dangers of Stem Cell Clinics at ZaggoCare.  Continue Reading

March 26th, 2023
Tips to Take Medication as Prescribed
March 12th, 2023

It’s important to take your medication as your doctor prescribed since it will likely give you the best chance of feeling better. However, for a number of reasons, many patients find it hard to properly follow medication regimens. In fact, it’s so hard that over 50% of US adults don’t take their medication as prescribed. This post provides tips that will make it easier for you to take your medication as prescribed. Continue reading Tips to Take Medication as Prescribed at ZaggoCare.  Continue Reading

March 12th, 2023
The Importance of Shared Decision-Making in Healthcare
February 26th, 2023

Whether you are recently diagnosed or dealing with a long-term condition, you should be involved in the decision-making process. The same is true if you and your doctor are discussing preventive screenings and/or diagnostic testing. Historically, a doctor would tell you your diagnosis and course of treatment, and you would do your best to follow the doctor’s orders. Fortunately, times have changed, and most doctors now work with patients to make treatment decisions together, called “shared decision-making”. Continue reading The Importance of Shared Decision-Making in Healthcare at ZaggoCare.  Continue Reading

February 26th, 2023
Pros and Cons of Hospice Care
February 12th, 2023

No one likes to discuss end-of-life care and death. But it’s worth having the difficult conversations because patients should be as comfortable as possible, receiving the level of treatment desired. You may be thinking about using hospice care, but before you decide, you must consider the pros and cons of hospice care. For many, the word hospice brings up negative thoughts of very sick people spending their last days and weeks in a depressing hospice facility. Continue reading Pros and Cons of Hospice Care at ZaggoCare.  Continue Reading

February 12th, 2023
Discrimination and Disparities in Healthcare
January 29th, 2023

Although we all deserve the best possible healthcare, in reality, discrimination and disparities in healthcare harm patients throughout the US. Patients can experience discrimination in healthcare based on their race, ethnicity, gender, age, sexuality, and more. Biased treatment and limited access to care can lead to worse outcomes. Unfortunately, discrimination and disparities in healthcare are systemic issues that will be difficult to overcome. What’s the difference between discrimination and disparities in healthcare? Continue reading Discrimination and Disparities in Healthcare at ZaggoCare.  Continue Reading

January 29th, 2023
Ethnic and Racial Discrimination in Healthcare
January 15th, 2023

Everyone deserves access to the best possible healthcare. But, sadly, ethnic and racial discrimination in healthcare, along with disparities, harm patients throughout the US. Many factors impact the quality of care received and outcomes for Blacks, Hispanics, American Indians, and Alaska Natives. What’s the difference between ethnic and racial discrimination and disparities? Ethnic and racial discrimination in healthcare occurs when a provider treats others differently based on their race or ethnicity. Continue reading Ethnic and Racial Discrimination in Healthcare at ZaggoCare.  Continue Reading

January 15th, 2023