Consumer Health Care Business

Small Shops Look for Smaller Health Insurance Prices:  Tax Credit Widens Health Insurance Options for Small Businesses
Health insurance is infamously expensive for small businesses. To afford basic coverage, recession-strapped small shops are passing on more health care expenses, while trying to make the shift palatable to employees.

For Small Businesses, Credit Card Fees Pay Off: Keep Your Profits: Negotiate Better Credit Card Fees
Today’s consumers are practically paperless. As the robotic retail question “Cash or credit?” sunsets into obsolescence, credit card processing has become a fact of life for most small businesses.

Consumer Health Care

When Your Kids with Bleeding Disorders Get Sick
Getting sick is a natural part of childhood, but when a child with hemophilia catches a nasty bug, parents need to take special precautions.

Should I Tell My Boss about My Depression?
Deciding whether to tell a boss about a depression diagnosis is a difficult decision that should take into account job stability and workplace culture.

How to Healthily Experience Emotions after Trauma
Staying mentally healthy after trauma takes time and patience. People who go through a traumatic event may deal with it in different ways, but it is important to know that recovery will take time and strong emotions are normal.

Trade Health Care/Business Articles

Kent’s Liquid Crystal Cluster Creates More Jobs
Liquid crystal displays largely began in Northeast Ohio, and technology insiders are working to boost the technology cluster that surrounds them with more innovation.

Advances at Ark-Tex Hospitals Boost Care and Business
Northeast Texas residents rely on the area’s cutting-edge hospital network for top-notch medical service, but local hospitals are also bringing an economic boost, as health care becomes a burgeoning industry for communities throughout the region.

White Papers

FRN Research Report February/March 2012: Treatment Outcomes for Prescription Drug Addiction at Michael’s House
While the use of illegal drugs like cocaine and heroin is falling, more people are using prescription drugs non-medically. The rate of prescription drug abuse in the United States is now second to marijuana, and the Obama administration calls the non-medical use of these drugs an epidemic.

FRN Research Report January 2012: Treatment Outcomes for Opiate Addiction at La Paloma
A growing opiate abuse epidemic has highlighted the need for effective treatment options. This study documents treatment outcomes for 444 patients with co-occurring opiate use and mental health disorders receiving residential treatment at La Paloma Treatment Center.

Health Plan Business Reports

North Carolina/South Carolina Health Plan Analysis
South Carolina’s largest insurer makes weathering the recession look easy, in part because it is much more than a small-state Blue plan.



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