CDC Issues Health Alert on Rare Cases of Hepatitis in Children

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has been investigating a spike in cases of hepatitis amongst children in the U.S. They have issued a nationwide alert, asking that parents and healthcare providers stay on the lookout for symptoms of this disease in children. Find out what the symptoms are so you can keep…

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What Are Oral Clefts and Can They Be Prevented?

Approximately 1 in 1,000 babies in the United States each year is born with an upper lip and mouth that doesn’t form completely, a condition known as cleft lip or cleft palate. This malformation often happens early in pregnancy, generally between the 6th and 10th weeks of gestation, and can range from mild to severe.…

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Health Insurance Tricks That Can Save You Thousands

Health insurance can be expensive, meaning many people are hesitant to purchase it, or to purchase enough coverage for their actual needs. But going uninsured, or underinsured, can be dangerous, and could end up costing you more in the long run. So what can you do? Fortunately,  there are ways that you can cut down…

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What Is a Health Insurance Plan Grace Period?

Health insurance plans need to be renewed every year. In some cases, your policy will automatically renew, but there are times when you will have to renew it on your own by speaking with your health insurance company. If you’re in this situation, and you fail to renew your health insurance policy before it expires,…

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The First Signs of Juvenile Arthritis

If your child is complaining of aches and pains in their joints, you might just write them off as growing pains. But you should be aware that consistent joint pain in children can actually be a condition called juvenile arthritis, which is a chronic disease. Nearly 300,000 children under the age of 18 are affected…

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How to Get HIV Prevention Medication for Free

According to the CDC, around 38,000 Americans contract HIV each year. But fortunately, there are now drugs available that can help prevent becoming infected with HIV, including Truvada and Descovy, known as PrEP drugs. Unfortunately, these drugs have been so expensive that they have been out of reach for many people: they can cost as…

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How to Balance Health Insurance Costs

Health insurance is a necessity, but it can be a big expense for a lot of people. That means that some people go without it in order to “save” money. But going without insurance can backfire, and end up costing you a lot in medical bills. We get it, though, the cost of some insurance…

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What the No Surprises Act Means for You

One in five Americans have received a surprise medical bill from an emergency department, and another one in five have gotten unexpected bills from non-emergency hospital stays. Surprise medical bills have been a huge problem for Americans, but on January 1, 2022, the No Surprises Act took effect. This law establishes federal protections against most…

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Autism In Children Vs Adults; It’s Never Too Late For A Diagnosis

According to the CDC, an estimated 1 in 44 children are on the autism spectrum, with boys being 4 times more likely to be affected than girls. Autism is generally detected at 18 months or younger, and by age 2, a diagnosis by a professional can be considered reliable. Recently, though, doctors have begun to…

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What Are the Federal Poverty Levels (FPL)?

Your salary and any other money your family brings into the household determine how much you will pay for health insurance. Why? Because, depending on what your salary is in relation to the Federal Poverty Level (FPL), you could qualify for tax subsidies that will reduce your premiums. Learning about the Federal Poverty Level can…

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The 3 Types of Asthma & How To Manage Them

If you’ve been diagnosed with asthma, do you know which type you have? There are actually 3 main types of asthma, and while they might have some similarities, there are different triggers for each type, as well as different treatments.  What Is Asthma? [caption id="attachment_12933" align="alignright" width="324"] Asthma is caused by swelling of the airways,…

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Clearing Roadblocks to Treating Your Stutter

For roughly 3 million Americans, stuttering is a daily struggle. Stuttering can be very frustrating,  and treatment for it can be expensive, because it requires ongoing therapy. But this National Stuttering Awareness Week (May 10–15), we want to talk about treatment, and let you know that EZ can find a plan that meets your needs,…

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Stats About Health Insurance

Everyone knows they need health insurance, but it’s one of those things that people will often put off getting, for a variety of reasons. Some people think they don’t need it because they’re healthy, or that they won’t be able to afford it, since the cost of insurance has been on the rise. Not only…

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What Preeclampsia Means For Your Pregnancy

High blood pressure complicates almost 10% of all pregnancies, and the incidence of this condition is even higher in women who have never given birth or are carrying multiple fetuses. This condition is dangerous during pregnancy because it can lead to preeclampsia, which is a leading cause of maternal and infant illness and death. Preeclampsia…

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Appealing Insurance Claim Denials

Having health insurance is important, so you won’t have to pay a lot out-of-pocket when the bill for your doctor visit or treatment comes. But even if you do have health insurance, you could end up being denied coverage for treatment, lab work, or other medical services you have received, meaning you will be required…

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Most People Are Iron Deficient, But What If You Have Too Much?

Iron deficiency is the most common nutritional deficiency, and the leading cause of anemia, in the United States. This deficiency is caused by an increased need for iron in the body, or a decrease in the absorption of iron. But in rare cases, people can absorb too much iron in their body, which causes a…

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Don’t Let Stress Take A Toll On Your Body, Get Help From EZ

It’s happening again: you're overwhelmed with everything you’ve got on your plate. You’re running late, you have to drop your kids off at school or their extracurricular activities, and on top of that, you have work and chores to get done. All of these are just some of the stressors that most people have piled…

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A Guide To Dealing With Complex PTSD

Post-traumatic stress disorder, or PTSD, is an anxiety disorder that is often triggered by witnessing or experiencing something terrible. Almost 8% of the population will experience PTSD at some point in their life. But now a newer classification of PTSD has emerged that is meant to separate a more intense version of PTSD, called complex…

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