How to avoid falling for fake online reviews of healthcare providers

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How to avoid falling for fake online reviews of healthcare providers

At least 70% of Americans use online reviews on sites like Yelp, Google, RateMDs and HealthGrades to help find healthcare providers, according to a 2020 survey from Software Advice, a consulting firm. But there’s a huge problem with that: an untold number of online reviews on these sites are fraudulent. One recent analysis of four […]

Thinking of buying a medical alert system? Here’s what you need to know

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Thinking of buying a medical alert system? Here’s what you need to know

On a chilly, snowy day a few weeks ago, Tyrell’s grandmother slipped on the icy sidewalk outside her apartment and fell. Thankfully, a neighbor soon found her and she didn’t have major injuries. But this wasn’t the first time the 70-year-old had fallen. Ten years ago, she fell down the stairs and was unconscious for […]