How Congenital Cytomegalovirus Affects Your Child

Did you know that nearly 1 in 3 children in the U.S. are infected with cytomegalovirus (CMV) before the age of 5? According to the CDC, around 1 out of every 200 babies is born with congenital CMV, with many having long-term health problems because of it. Like shingles, the cytomegalovirus remains in the body…

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Got Thick Skin? It Could Be Scleroderma

Having thick skin can be a positive thing if we’re talking about how well you respond to criticism, but what about having actual thick skin? Thick skin could be a sign of an autoimmune rheumatic disease known as scleroderma. June is National Scleroderma Awareness Month, so to better understand this rare condition, we’re going to…

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What Is Myasthenia Gravis?

June is Myasthenia Gravis Awareness Month. This autoimmune disorder is one of many that you might be unfamiliar with, unless you or someone you care about is living with it. Myasthenia gravis, or MG, comes from the Greek and Latin words meaning "grave muscular weakness" because it causes the voluntary muscles to become weak and…

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Is The Cost Of Health Insurance Your Biggest Problem? Find An Affordable AND Comprehensive Plan With EZ

Looking for a comprehensive health insurance plan but working with a tight budget? You can absolutely find a plan that offers you the coverage you need, while still staying in your price range. But in order to find the plan that offers you the most bang for your buck, you’ll need to understand how much…

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Got A Headache? Find Out Which Kind It Is

In the classic 1990 comedy, Kindergarten Cop, Arnold Schwarzenegger’s character tells a class of rambunctious kindergartners that he has a headache, but adamantly claims, “It’s NOT a tumor!” When it comes to a headache, though, it could be caused by any number of things, including tumors: it’s important to pay attention to the symptoms! In…

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The 3 Types Of Neurofibromatosis

May is National Neurofibromatosis Month. Neurofibromatosis is a set of complex genetic neurological disorders that affects the development and growth of nerve cell tissues. Tumors grow on nerves in the brain and throughout the body, and while some are harmless, others can lead to serious damage. Unfortunately, there is no known cure for this disease.…

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8 Surprising Facts About Lupus

In 2015, Selena Gomez announced that she has lupus, and talked openly about her struggles with the condition. Roughly 5 million people worldwide could relate to her story, while others were left questioning exactly what lupus is. People who have no experience with lupus generally know very little about the dangerous autoimmune disorder, or what…

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White House Prepares Infrastructure Bill With Expanded Child Tax Credit, Free Community College & More

The Biden administration has already won some victories in the battle to provide aid to the American people. For example, the $1.9 trillion coronavirus relief package that was passed in March has extended unemployment insurance, expanded the child tax credit, provided a new round of stimulus checks, and more. Now the Biden administration is pushing…

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What Exactly Is ALS?

Think back to 2014. Do you remember the ice bucket challenge that went viral? In case you need your memory jogged, throughout that year, people were tagged on social media by their friends or family and challenged to dump ice cold water over their heads. To some it was just a challenge, but it began…

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Covid-Related Health Insurance Special Enrollment Extended!

President Biden, in his first weeks in office, implemented some major policies meant to offer relief during the coronavirus pandemic. One of the things he did was open a COVID-related Special Enrollment Period that is allowing Americans to enroll in Marketplace health insurance plans or change their plans without experiencing a qualifying life event. The…

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Lyme Disease: The Silent Infection

Did you know that nearly half a million people are infected with Lyme disease each year? In fact, Lyme disease is one of the fastest growing infectious diseases in the country, according to the CDC. One of the reasons for the skyrocketing case numbers is that research into combating the disease is chronically underfunded. And,…

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Insurance Fraud Is On The Rise, Worry Less With EZ

The coronavirus pandemic has changed almost everyone’s life and finances. It has also changed the insurance industry. Many insurance companies switched to handling all of their day-to-day operations online, including handling claims, receiving payments and selling plans. While all of this has been happening, insurance scammers have seen an opportunity to steal information from innocent…

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Biden’s Plan Making Health Insurance More Affordable for Millions of Americans

President Biden’s American Rescue Plan Act, a $1.9 trillion COVID relief package, was signed into law on March 11, and Americans have already started receiving their stimulus checks. But that is not the only benefit Americans are going to receive from the American Rescue Plan Act. The law includes a provision to expand healthcare coverage…

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Why IBS Is More Common In Women

There’s no doubt about it: women have extraordinary abilities, including an intense sense of smell and the ability to see more colors and use more brain function than men. However, with the good comes the bad, which can include being diagnosed with breast and cervical cancer, going through menopause, and experiencing more gastrointestinal issues than…

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Breaking Down Insurance Premium Costs

In order to keep your health insurance plan active, you need to pay an insurance premium every month. Premium prices depend on variables such as your age, the area where you live, and the amount of coverage you choose. But what actually happens to the money you give to your insurance company every month? How…

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Individual State Health Insurance Taxes To Watch Out For

It’s tax time again! In addition to the federal and state taxes you are required to pay, this year you might find yourself getting hit with a tax penalty for not having health insurance. But how? After all, after multiple court battles, the health insurance mandate penalty, also known as the individual mandate penalty, was…

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Ways To Use Your Benefits When You’re Healthy

If you’re healthy, you might not think you need health insurance. You might look at it as an unnecessary expense - but health insurance can be affordable! That is not the only reason you should get it, though. Having a plan offers financial protection in case of an emergency or in the event you do…

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Normal Skin Conditions

During your teenage years, you might have had your fair share of acne. And unfortunately for some people, acne is an issue well into their adult years. But acne is not the only skin condition that some adults struggle with; there are others that can be frustrating and painful. Many people are unaware of how…

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