Health Guide for 30-40 Year Olds

Health Guide For 30-40 Year Olds

Health screenings or tests find diseases before symptoms appear and enable treatment before the condition gets out of hand. This is why it is so important for checkups and preventative care. The following health guide is geared especially for those aged 30-40. The guidelines are recommended by the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force but can be ... 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...

Health Plan Cheat Sheet

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With open enrollment right around the corner, it’s important to understand exactly what your insurance options are, and which one is best for you and your family. Use our Health Plan Cheat Sheet to educate yourself on each type of plan so you can feel confident when shopping for health insurance this year. HEALTH MAINTENANCE ORGANIZATION ... Read More...

What Kind of Health Insurance Shopper Are You?

The Premium Shopper

Open enrollment season is here. While some Americans will switch their benefits to save on costs or add services, others do nothing at all or procrastinate, not giving a thorough review to their options. In a recent Vitals Index survey, over 80 percent of respondents said they were not planning to switch their insurance this year. Yet, the ... Read More...

The Power of Patient Reviews

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Recently the media has turned its attention to critiquing the value of online physician reviews and ratings as a means of choosing a doctor. Publications from the Wall Street Journal to a recent Associated Press story (AP/RWJF survey included) suggest reviews are not highly trusted sources of information, are ineffective as a quality measure and ... Read More...

Where is America’s best access to breast cancer care?

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Diagnosis and treatment are crucial to breast cancer survival. But access to the best diagnosticians and specialists isn’t equal across our nation. Luckily, access to preventative screenings is increasing under the Affordable Care Act. Health plans must cover mammograms for women 40 and over, as well as those who are high-risk. Despite that, ... 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...

8 Ways Doctors Can Negate Negative Reviews

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Online reputation management for doctors is pivotal for new patient recruitment and overall success of your practice. Doctors need to continuously monitor what patients say about them. Patients generally want to write about their positive experiences and doctors should make the necessary adjustments to make sure they motivate those patients to go ... 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...