Status Update on The Doctor Patient Relationship

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There are few things more precious than the doctor patient relationship. But, at a time of year when love is supposedly in the air, most Americans report that they aren’t too fond of their physicians. Take a look below to find out how people find Dr. Right - and what their grounds are for breaking up. You can also read the full press ... Read More...

Wellness and You

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We’re two weeks into 2015. Are you sticking with your New Year Resolution? Eating healthier and working out are the top two goals people set for themselves as the year kicks off. But if a recent Vitals Index survey is right, most people will end the year less healthy than they started. According to the report, one in four said they’re less ... Read More...

6 Common Consumer Health Care Surprises

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No matter the season, we here at Vitals don't think your health care should be a surprise. However, many Americans experience unwelcome frustration when looking for care. Here's a look at six common surprises that consumers come across as they navigate the health care system. Read the press release to find out more about how Vitals helps ... Read More...

Flu Vaccine Options: Shot, Spray or Jet-Injection

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Flu season is here, and it’s time to make plans for your family to get vaccinated. However, getting a flu shot with a needle is not your only option when it comes to getting the flu vaccine this winter. The vaccine can be administered by other methods, depending on your age and health, which is especially good news for the millions of people who ... Read More...

6 Surprising and Weird Insurance Policies

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As many grapple with choosing the right health plan for open enrollment, we thought we would pause to take stock of insurance policies. According to Investopedia, some of the earliest insurance policies appeared in Hammurabi’s Code – that ancient set of Babylonian laws believed to be the first formal, written rules dictating familial and ... Read More...

Cultivating Healthy Habits: Helping Families Access Healthy Food Options

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Over the course of a typical K-12 education, more than 2,000 lunches will be packed or purchased for each child. Even with the best of intentions, packing a nutritious lunch can become a challenge for many parents who juggle their hectic schedules as well as their kids’ school and activities. In fact, a recent Department of Public Health ... Read More...

Tips For Finding the Best Health Benefits

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Open enrollment season is almost here. While many Americans will switch their plans to save on costs, add services or change into a plan approved under the Affordable Care Act, some do nothing at all or procrastinate, not giving a thorough review to their options. When choosing your health benefits this year, follow these tips to find the best ... Read More...

11 Qualifying Events for Health Insurance Changes (After Open Enrollment)

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Open enrollment is the time each year consumers typically change their health benefits. But life, itself, happens outside of a 2-3 week window. Several events – both those that are anticipated and those that aren’t – can qualify you for a “change in life” status that allows you to change your health insurance. Note that many plans ... Read More...

Affordable Care Act- One Year Later

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Fact: Forty-eight million Americans had no healthcare insurance at the end of 2012. One year after the Affordable Care Act was put in place, we need to ask whether the law is living up to it's promise of providing better access to affordable care. So where are we now? Is medical care more affordable, as well as accessible? Vitals surveyed ... Read More...