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...

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...

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...

Immunizations for Age 50+

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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 50+ age range: Flu vaccination (influenza)- Annually Tetanus-diphtheria and ... Read More...

Top 5 Health Concerns in the 50+ Year Old Range

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As the aging process becomes evident, so does our emphasis on medical conditions related to aging.  However, it is also a time when we can reevaluate our lifestyle and try to improve our daily choices to avert or delay serious illness. The following health concerns are typical of people over the age of 50. 1. Heart health According to ... Read More...

Health Guide for the 50+ Category

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Keeping regular checkups with your health care provider is crucial to detect any medical problems before they fester and escalate out of hand. Below is a screening health guide for the over 50 group.   FREQUENCY MEDICAL CONDITION HEALTHCARE PROVIDER Blood Pressure Measurement Annually if BP is 120-139/80-89 ... Read More...

Holiday Gift Guide for the Health Nut on Your List

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The holiday season is here! For many of us, that means the hustle and bustle of dashing from party to party, spending time with friends and family and, of course, picking out the perfect gift for everyone on our list. Here is a gift guide for the health and fitness enthusiasts in your life. ... Read More...

Access to Diabetes Care in the U.S.

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What is diabetes? Diabetes occurs when there is an imbalance of the hormone insulin in the body, either too much or too little. Insulin regulates the amount of sugar in our blood. Who treats diabetes? In addition to primary care physicians, diabetics rely on hormone specialists, known as endocrinologists. With diabetes becoming an increasing ... Read More...

10 Celebrities Who Have Diabetes

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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

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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...