Stroke Under 40

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Guest post by Maureen Faille For as long as I can remember, I always dealt with headaches and migraines.  Cold towels, dark rooms, warm baths and trips to the doctor’s office and emergency room became second nature to me. At one doctor’s visit, I found out that I have an irregular heartbeat also known as atrial fibrillation. I didn’t ... Read More...

Stroke and A-Fib: A Deadly Connection

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Guest post by Healthcare.com About 15 strokes every hour are caused by atrial fibrillation (A-fib), but most people don’t know what A-fib is – much less know if they have it. A-fib occurs in an estimated 2.7 million Americans and is the most common type of irregular heartbeat (arrhythmia). A-fib dramatically increases the risk of stroke ... Read More...

How to Get the Most Out of Your Corporate Wellness Program

Corporate wellness

You may have given it a cold shrug or grumbled at the “intrusive” regulations, but taking advantage of your company’s wellness program (CWP) can actually work to your benefit. Like it or not, the trend of using financial incentives to promote good health among employees is showing no signs of waning. More than 90 percent of companies ... Read More...

What to Do When You Find Yourself Without Health Insurance Coverage

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Guest post from HealthCare.com Whether you lose your job-based health insurance, turn 26 and age off your parents’ plan, or become uninsured for another reason, it can be unnerving. Suddenly, you are without the benefits that help pay for healthcare, which can cause a financial sting. It may be tempting to wait it out until you land a job ... Read More...

Meet the 2015 Health Insurance Marketplace

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What’s New, What’s Worth Noting and How to Optimize Your Experience Last October, the Affordable Care Act’s Health Insurance Marketplace opened for business and Americans participated in the nation’s first individual open-enrollment period. More than 7 million Americans enrolled in private health insurance plans between Oct. 1, 2013, and ... Read More...

A Closer Look at Vision Coverage and the Affordable Care Act

Vision Coverage

Guest post by HealthCare.com Comprehensive eye exams are an important part of preventive health care. They help detect, correct and treat vision and eye health problems early on, and they can also reveal symptoms of other health problems and diseases such as hypertension, leukemia and rheumatoid arthritis. We all know you can buy health ... Read More...

The Vitals Doctor Dictionary

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This post is part of our Health Literacy Week collection. Vitals has put together articles to help you make the right decisions about your health care. With names like gastroenterologist and pulmonologist, no wonder it’s sometimes hard to tell which doctor to go to for what issue or question. Below is a listing of some common primary care ... Read More...

Easing Your Child’s Separation Anxiety

Sometimes separation anxiety continues beyond the first day of school.

Tantrums, crying, complaints of physical symptoms and refusal to go back to school. Those are just some of the behaviors parents endure when their kids feel nervous about being away from home. Separation anxiety isn’t just limited to the beginning of the school year. It can pop up after any type of change, such as a long period of being ... Read More...

The Roaring 20s: Common Illnesses in Young Adulthood

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Most think of their 20s and early 30s as an extended adolescence: all the health that teens enjoy, plus the independence that has been craved. But for many 20-somethings, the “health” part isn’t necessarily a given. Here are some illnesses that refuse to steer clear of young adulthood. Common Illnesses Bipolar Disorder Bipolar ... Read More...

Tips for Finding Your New Doctors

Tips For Finding Your New Doctor

There are many factors that go into making the decision on who to book an appointment with when searching for new doctors. Everyone has different preferences and expectations for their doctors, which is why it's important to think about what matters most to you while doing your research. For example, do you prefer a male or female doctor? Do they ... Read More...