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Nov 16, 2016
For many medical exams, tests, procedures and surgeries, patients must pay a deductible, coinsurance or copay (or a combination of the three). Most health insurance policies, however, provide full coverage for preventative care -- which means patients don’t need to pay anything for these services. Sometimes patients are billed for preventative services, though. If you’ve been billed for a preventative service, here’s how to find out if your insurance plan will cover the charges.
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Nov 14, 2016
Red meats include beef, pork and lamb which is a great source of protein, zinc and iron. These are essential nutrients that every pregnant woman should consume in adequate amounts during pregnancy. Researchers at the Harvard School of Public Health completed a study that found an additional serving of red meat in one’s diet increased the total mortality rate by 13 percent.
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Nov 9, 2016
The bacteria that causes tetanus can be found just about everywhere in the environment. In the warmer weather when there’s long days playing outside along with family cookouts, bacteria which causes tetanus is often found in the soil and can enter the body through cuts, scrapes and breaks in the skin. Tetanus can cause a serious condition known as “lockjaw.”
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Oct 26, 2016
Caring for an ill or elderly loved one is hard enough. To add to the stress, some people may not know the difference between home health and custodial care, especially as it pertains to insurance coverage. Read on to learn the information you or your family members will need to make the best decision on which to choose for quality at home care.
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Oct 18, 2016
With less outdoor activities and the holidays of winter and fall, people tend to put on more weight. If you’re on a diet during the fall and winter, here’s some tips on how to do it right.
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Oct 11, 2016
Physical activity is essential to staying healthy and fit, especially if you’re over the age of 65. There are just too many benefits of exercising for seniors to ignore, yet only 13 percent of women over 65 exercise and 17 percent of men over 65 exercise according to the Department of Health.
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Oct 6, 2016
A heart attack can be a traumatic experience. Not only is the event itself often scary, but recovery is a challenge. It can be even more so if you feel like you have become less intimate with your partner.
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Oct 3, 2016
According to a Danish study that was published in the British Medical Journal (BMJ) on Aug. 31, 2016, women who consume 14 alcoholic beverages (or more) a week reduce their chances of becoming pregnant by nearly 20 percent. However, in this particular study, the fertility of the women who consumed from one to seven servings of alcoholic beverages a week was not affected.
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Sep 22, 2016
Eczema can make you feel just miserable. You can't sleep. You can't think. You just can't do anything except try not to scratch your itchy skin. And if you're among the 31.8 million Americans who live with this skin condition, you know scratching only makes your eczema worse and exposes you to infections. To keep eczema at bay, here are some common treatments that will provide relief.
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Sep 13, 2016
Diabetes is a condition that affects millions of Americans and many might not even know they have it. The symptoms of diabetes are easy to pass off as something else or ignore entirely. But it's important to be aware of the symptoms so you can begin treatment and start lifestyle changes early. Doing so will help reduce the risk of heart disease, kidney disease, blindness, amputation and other serious outcomes.
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