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What is HIPAA

What is HIPAA HIPAA stands for the Health Information Portability and Accountability Act, and was introduced in 1996 in response to many healthcare facilities switching to computerized record keeping. It is regulated by the Department of Health and Human Services, or HHS. The main goal of HIPAA is to improve…

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Avoiding Multiple Vitamin Overdosing

Avoiding Multiple Vitamin Overdosing Multiple vitamin overdose is a serious issue for older patients, especially those who can’t remember if they have taken their multivitamin for the day. An overdose happens when a person intentionally or accidentally consumes more than the recommended amount of supplements. It is a serious issue…

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Corporate Responsibility Regarding HIPAA

Corporate Responsibility Regarding HIPAA HIPAA, or the Health Information Accountability and Portability Act, is an act created to cover the electronic transmission of personal information. As more medical professionals and facilities moved files to an electronic version, an act was necessary to protect the information. HIPAA not only gives individuals…

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Binge Eating Disorder

Binge Eating Disorder: An Overview Binge-eating disorder is a very serious disorder where the person frequently consumes high amounts of food. The person is unable to stop eating, in fact, he or she feels that stopping is not an option. This is not simple overeating; this is eating to a…

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