Did You Know? 12 Holiday Health Hazards

Holiday health hazards

When we think of the holidays we generally think of the wonderful time we'll have eating, laughing, and being around our family. What we might not think about are all the hidden opportunities for accidents to happen. Did you know that the day after Christmas is the busiest day of the year in the ER? So, what is really happening to cause such a ... Read More...

10 Celebrities Who Have Diabetes

Celebrities with Diabetes

About two out of every five Americans will develop type 2 diabetes at some point in their lives. Another 3 million Americans are living with type 1 diabetes. If you are one of the many people living with diabetes, you're not alone. Click through the photos below to discover some very recognizable people who have diabetes. ... Read More...

Be Prepared for Cold and Flu Season

flu season

Getting through the winter cold and flu season unscathed is nearly impossible – especially if you’re a parent.  Make sure you know what you’re up against, and stock the house up now with these home remedies that will ease the discomfort for all. COUGH A coughing child can keep the whole house up at night.  For children over the ... 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...

Health Insurance Glossary

Health Insurance Glossary

Shopping for health insurance can be confusing, to say the least, and with all that health plan jargon it can feel like reading another language. Make your search a bit easier this year, and use this handy Health Insurance Glossary while maneuvering your way through the benefits of each plan. Co-insurance- noun \ˌkō-ən-ˈshu̇r-ən(t)s also ... Read More...

Flu Vaccine Options: Shot, Spray or Jet-Injection

flu shot

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...

Resources for Caregivers

Caregiver Resources

Staying Healthy & Taking Care of Yourself Don't Lose Heart AARP: Care for Yourself Caregivers: Caregiver Wellness Caregiving Cafe: Caregiver Respite Care Caregiving Club: Me Time Monday Caring.com: Caregiver Wellness Lifeline: Emotional Toll Mesothelioma: 7 Tips to Stay Healthy As a Caregiver   Tips & ... Read More...

Health Guide for 40-50 Year Olds

health guide 40-50 fi

Keeping regular checkups with your health care provider is important even if you feel fine. The goals is to: Rule out any medical problems before they progress Establish a relationship with your doctor and other healthcare providers before a medical problem Bring vaccinations current Promote healthy lifestyle choices Below is our ... Read More...

Immunizations for 40-50 year olds

vaccinations for 40-50 year olds

An immunization is the process of acquiring protection from disease. This is achieved by receiving vaccines, which provide immunity from disease. These are administered by injections, orally or by aerosol. The following vaccinations should be considered in the 40-50-year age range: Flu vaccination (influenza)- Annually Hemophilis ... Read More...

Top 5 Health Concerns in the 40-50 Year Old Range

40-50 year old health

Read through to learn about the top 5 health concerns for people aged 40-50. 1. Heart health Heart disease is the #1 killer for both males and females. It’s no surprise when you consider a rise in hypertension due to job stress, lack of exercise and obesity. Symptoms of heart disease are very disabling like shortness of breath on ... Read More...