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Should You Get the New Shingles Vaccine?

Shingles or Herpes Zoster is a condition that causes pain and a blistering rash over specific parts of the body. It occurs in people who have had “chicken pox” in the past. When a person recovers from “chicken pox” the virus can remain dormant in the body. If the virus reactivates it can cause Shingles. […]

Do you Wheeze more in the Spring and Fall?

Most of us look forward to spring after hibernating indoors all winter. We enjoy getting out and walking about, enjoying the blooming flowers and budding trees. But if you have asthma or allergies (or both), spring pollen season can take a toll on your lungs. The same goes for ragweed in the fall. Seasonal pollens […]

When is a PAP Necessary?

A Papanicolaou (PAP) test is a screening tool for prevention of cancer. Cervical cancer occurs in the bottom part of the uterus in women. The main symptom is abnormal vaginal bleeding but very often in early stages there are no symptoms. For this reason, screening is important. Papanicolaou smear (PAP) and the Human papillomavirus (HPV) […]

AbsoluteCARE Achieves HITRUST CSF® Certification to Further Mitigate Risk in Third Party Privacy, Security, and Compliance

HITRUST CSF Certification validates AbsoluteCARE is committed to meeting key regulations and protecting sensitive information.   Atlanta, GA, August 1, 2018 – AbsoluteCARE a prominent comprehensive staff model Patient‐Centered Ambulatory ICU Medical Center Company for Members with the most complex chronic conditions, which has locations in Atlanta Georgia, Baltimore Maryland, Greenbelt Maryland and Philadelphia Pennsylvania, today […]

Dr. Manasseh Receives “Defying the Odds” Award

Dr. Fredrick Manasseh, our National Director of Pharmacy Services was recently honored by his alma mater, UMKC. He received the “Defying the Odds Award”, which recognizes an alumnus who has achieved professional and personal success despite tremendous obstacles such as financial hardship, lack of or few positive role models, having been raised in an environment […]

The Differences Between Medicare and Medicare Advantage Plans

If you are feeling confused or overwhelmed by your Medicare coverage, please know that you are not alone!  It is, however, important to learn as much as possible so that you can make informed decisions that best meet your specific healthcare needs. Original Medicare includes Part A (hospitalization), Part B (outpatient medical) and Part D […]

AbsoluteCARE Team Members Receive Barbara Vick Impact Award Nominations

Congratulations to Freda, Peer Counselor, and Emily, Director of Community Engagement Initiatives, for their Barbara Vick Impact Award nominations. In addition, we’d like to congratulate Emily on her Trailblazer Award, given for her innovative approach to community engagement and her tireless advocacy on behalf of people living with HIV in Atlanta. We love these ladies and appreciate all […]

AbsoluteCARE Represented on Atlanta’s LGBTQ Advisory Board

Congratulations to Emily, our Director of Community Engagement Initiatives, for being appointed to Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms’ LGBTQ Advisory Board! http://www.projectq.us/atlanta/Atlanta_mayor_appoints_gay_liaison_names_LGBTQ_advisory_board?gid=18947

Traveling to India? Be Sure to Obtain Proper Medication.

Malaria is an active disease in India and most travelers should receive medications to prevent them from contracting malaria before travelling.  There are very few areas in India where malaria is not known to occur.  In particular, these are areas above 2000 meters above sea level in the high mountain regions bordering China and Nepal […]

High Cholesterol Doesn’t Always Require Medication

Even if your cholesterol is high, it is possible that a medical provider may suggest not taking a medication for your high cholesterol. Your doctor is taking a number of factors into account, such as which type of cholesterol is high and the calculated risk for a heart attack and/or stroke over the next 10 […]