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UK web-based primary care services are being suspended by the national regulator

The Care Quality Commission (CQC) in the UK has recently suspended and warned a number of healthcare service providers after discovering that the providers were endangering patients with sub-par service. The primary issues involved failures to confirm patient identities before prescribing medications, not connecting with patients’ usual GPs, among other things. One provider did not spend sufficient time assessing patients before making a diagnosis, with some patient questionnaires taking only Read

What Are the Effects of Water Damage in the Home?

Water damage is one of the problems that property homeowners dread the most. When an area experiences a heavy downpour of rain in a short period of time, or snow melts very quickly, the risk for water damage inside of a residential or commercial structure increases. Although it does not look like it, water can cost thousands of dollars to fix because it damages electronics, upholstery, wooden furniture, plumbing equipment,

The Main Business Skills and Knowledge You Will Obtain When You Complete an Online MBA

Have you ever asked yourself ‘why should I do my MBA online?’ A wide range of online MBA options are available and they include modules that will improve and enhance many of your business skills and strategies. Below are some of the main types of skills and knowledge you will develop when you complete an MBA. Accounting and Finance The financial health of any organization will determine how well it

Effective Ways That You Can Quit Smoking

As an ex-smoker I can honestly say that quitting smoking was the hardest thing I have ever done, I am not going to sit here and extoll the virtues of a non-smoker, nor will I remind you of what you already know about the numerous dangers that smoking poses to your health, because you already know that. I was already aware that I was killing myself for next to no

Prescription Drugs & Alcohol: Know the Dangers

According to the Health Survey for England, almost 50 per cent of adults in the UK take prescription drugs on a regular basis, and so it is perhaps no surprise that fatal overdoses involving prescription medications are on the rise. Medicines such as opiates (codeine), anti-depressants, stimulants and sedatives are widely prescribed by doctors for the treatment of common conditions such as arthritis, depression, and chronic pain, and as such,

3 Ways for You to Learn Basic First Aid

You might have dreamt of becoming a doctor before. Even if you have not pursued this dream, it does not mean you can’t provide basic first aid. As long as you are trained to provide this service, then you can do it. After all, these courses don’t take much time. You can even train during weekends or when you have free time from work. There are also different methods for

Why your 5 a day is so important

You have probably heard that it is vitally important to have 5 pieces of fruit or vegetables every day. But even though we all seem to be aware of this need, it is still very much the case that we’re not fully informed why this is so. Getting to know the reasons why you should have 5 pieces of fruit every day, for example, will make it a lot easier

College Costs 101 A Breakdown of University_Expenses

When you think about the cost of college, the first thing that probably pops into your mind is tuition, but there are several other expenses to consider when preparing for your first year of college. Room and Board Some colleges offer dorms for students, which often have cafeterias and meal plans available. You will usually also need furnishings for your living space. The average annual cost for room and board

Five Steps for More Effective Use of Steam in Your Shower

Using a steam bath or shower can be very effective for promoting healing in your muscles and tissues. Not only will you feel better but your stiff and sore joints will begin to loosen up and return your normal range of motion. Have you wondered what makes an effective steam session in your shower or tub? By following some of the steps below you can create the ideal steam therapy

How Renewable Energy is Impacting our Earth

The use of renewable energy is expanding in the United States. In the electric power sector, renewables are expected to grow 2.6 percent in 2015 and non-hydropower renewable power generation is expected to grow 6.9 percent. Moving away from traditional power sources to sustainable alternatives has a global impact that reaches far beyond American homes and businesses, creating beneficial changes around the world. Reducing Global Warming Emissions Image via Flickr