7 Tips for Giving Smart on #givingtuesday

Posted November 25th, 2015

It’s a busy week for special days. Thursday: Thanksgiving, Friday: Black Friday, Saturday: Small business Saturday, Monday: Cyber Monday, and finally, Tuesday: Giving Tuesday. After so many days of stuffing our faces, entertaining family, and overspending, Giving Tuesday shifts the focus from gluttony and spending to giving as a holiday tradition. Let’s not forget to […]

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Five Things to Know about Medicare and Advance Care Planning

Posted November 17th, 2015

November is National Hospice and Palliative Care Month. In a major shift in policy, the federal government announced last week that Medicare will begin to cover visits with healthcare providers to discuss end of life care and advance care planning. This represents a big change in the practice, policy, and process of discussing end of […]


Thank You to Our Veterans with Cancer!

Posted November 11th, 2015

Today is Veterans Day. I wanted to take a few moments to highlight a special need of many Veterans: cancer care. Many Veterans are at increased risk for developing cancer just because they did their job protecting our country. There are approximately 40,000 new cancer cases in Veterans reported annually. As the Veteran population continues […]

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6 Insider Tips for Successful Caregiving

Posted November 10th, 2015

November is Caregiver Awareness Month. This past weekend, I had the opportunity to co-facilitate a support group session for caregivers. This group is so brave and compassionate. They were so happy to find others who could validate some of the things they were going through and help them feel not so alone. Common themes emerged […]

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National Drug Take Back Day 2015

Posted September 10th, 2015

Have you taken a look at your medicine cabinet lately? Aside from cotton swabs, mouthwash and makeup remover, are there old, outdated prescription drugs in your cabinet? How do you dispose of old, outdated, expired or unneeded medications? Flush them down the toilet? Throw them out with your household trash? Not sure? Well, the DEA […]

Christina Bach, MSW, LCSW, OSW-C

Breaking news: Supreme Court votes to uphold Affordable Care Act Subsidies

Posted June 26th, 2015

On June 25, the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) ruled (6-3) to uphold health care subsidies included in the Affordable Care Act (ACA).

Crowd Sourcing and Fundraising

Posted May 11th, 2015

As cancer costs continue to rise, we are hearing more stories about cancer patients being forced to choose between paying for the lifesaving medications and putting food on the table. The changing health insurance market has left most individuals with higher out of pocket costs for health care. Resources may exist to provide copay assistance […]

Christina Bach, MSW, LCSW, OSW-C

Breaking News: Changes to Credit Reporting of Medical Debt

Posted March 16th, 2015

Credit bureaus have made some changes to the way medical debt is included on your credit report, as well as how long it can stay on your report. Learn about these changes to credit reporting.

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Hey Healthcare Professionals! Self Care Isn’t Selfish!

Posted January 28th, 2015

Self care isn’t a new concept, but certainly one that is gaining more press as the study of workplace related burnout, compassion fatigue, vicarious trauma and secondary traumatic stress has risen.

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Today I’m thankful for…Health Insurance

Posted November 25th, 2014

Before the Affordable Care Act, it was estimated that somewhere between 46 and 50 million people in the United States were without health insurance. Through various means, the ACA hopes to give access to health insurance to 30 million of those individuals by 2020.