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Health privacy glossary of terms

Be your own best advocate and learn to speak the language of protecting your health privacy rights.

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My health privacy

The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), along with its implementing regulations and subsequent rules that build on HIPPA, create a national standard for medical privacy. These privacy laws give patients greater control over their personal health information. Healthcare providers -- including doctors, dentists, pharmacists, psychotherapists -- as well as hospitals and most health plans, must adopt and follow policies to safeguard the privacy of your health information.

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Considering an Rx or OTC facial anti-aging product?

Want to turn back the clock without going under the knife? It’s always better to be an informed consumer, especially when it comes to your health! Before you select a prescription facial product, make sure you do the following.

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