Need to Unplug? How (and Why) to Cut Down on Screen Time

Written by Lori Hong Screens are a big part of our lives. They’re here to stay and the use of them is only growing: in fact, it’s estimated that by 2025, US households will have an average of 20 connected devices. And while there are a lot of good things about being so connected, there…

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When Is Open Enrollment for 2023?

Written by Minerva Landon When it comes to your health insurance, Open Enrollment is the most important time of the year. This is the time that you’ll be able to change your plan, or enroll in a new one that better suits your needs and saves you money. So you have to know when the…

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7 Steps to Help Prevent SIDS

Written by Minerva Landon Sudden infant death syndrome, or SIDS, is every parent’s worst nightmare. This occurrence, defined as the unexpected death of a healthy baby under a year old (usually in their sleep) is responsible for around 3,400 deaths each year. For many new parents, this terrifying possibility often means staying up all night…

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Stretch For Success

Written by Lori Hong When it comes to physical health, exercise is rightfully one of the first things people think of.  But most people think “getting in shape” just means vigorous activities like running or weightlifting. After all, “gentler” forms of exercise like stretching won’t give you a smaller waistline or bigger biceps, and if…

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Coping With Pregnancy and Infant Loss

Written by Lori Hong October is Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month. 1 in 4 women are affected by pregnancy or infant loss, meaning there is a good chance someone you know has gone through the terrible tragedy of miscarriage, stillbirth, sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS), or other death of an infant. While the loss…

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HHS Announces New Policy to Make Coverage More Accessible and Affordable for Millions of Americans in 2023

Written by Minerva Landon In April, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) announced that they have new measures that will allow consumers to more easily find the right form of quality, affordable health care coverage. Beginning November 1st, 2022, health insurance coverage will be…

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4 Things You Should Be Doing to Plan for the Open Enrollment Period

Written by Minerva Landon The Health Insurance Open Enrollment Period is coming up: starting November 1st, you’ll have around 6 weeks to find a plan that meets your needs. That means a lot of information about all the different health insurance plans available, and information about any changes to your current plan will soon be…

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What is Metastatic Breast Cancer? Symptoms & Treatments

Written by Minerva Landon “Breast cancer” can be two of the scariest words for a woman to hear. But we now know so much more about this disease and can do so much more to combat it. The first thing all women can and should do is regularly check for lumps in their breasts because…

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How the Inflation Reduction Act Will Help All Americans Save on Healthcare

Written by Minerva Landon The weekend of August 6, Senate Democrats passed the Inflation Reduction Act of 2022. This legislation will help keep some of President Biden's campaign promises, some of which are related to healthcare, like lowering the costs of prescription drugs. The revised bill is now set to be sent to the House, and…

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Is It PCOS or Something Else? Study Links PCOS to Many Other Conditions

We have come a long way in understanding polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), and how we can help women who are living with it. One of the major things that we know is that PCOS can cause other medical conditions - and because of this, this syndrome is misdiagnosed in many women, or the symptoms are…

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Treatment Options for Atrial Fibrillation (AFib)

Atrial fibrillation, also known as AFib, is the most common type of serious heart arrhythmia. While some people might never experience any symptoms accompanying AFib, others might end up with serious health complications, including stroke. In fact, according to the CDC, more than 450,400 hospitalizations with AFib as the primary diagnosis are reported each year…

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Unemployed? Get the Cheapest Functional Health Insurance With The Help of EZ

If you’ve lost your job or have chosen to leave your job, you’ve probably also lost your health insurance. And while it might seem like health insurance will be out of your reach now that you’re no longer working, there are very affordable plans for unemployed people. In fact, these plans can cost as low…

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The 8 Most Common Types of Childhood Cancer

Childhood cancer rates have been slowly rising for the past few decades. According to the American Cancer Society, an estimated 10,470 children in the United States under the age of 15 will be diagnosed with cancer in 2022. September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, so we wanted to be sure parents know what types of…

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Know The Early Signs of Sepsis Before It’s Too Late

Sepsis is the body’s extreme response to an infection, and can be life-threatening. In fact, of the over 1.5 million people in the US who are diagnosed with sepsis every year, around 30% of them do not survive. This extremely serious condition is a leading cause of death in hospitals, and is the main reason…

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Can You Get Health Insurance After An Accident?

Ah - life is just full of surprises isn’t it? It would be so much easier if we had a crystal ball telling us exactly what kind of health insurance we should get and when. Who wouldn’t want to not pay for insurance until it was needed? There may be years, even decades, where you…

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I’ve Been Diagnosed With Gestational Diabetes. Now What?

Congratulations! You’re pregnant! If your dreams of sitting on the couch using your big pregnant belly as a table for your giant bowl of ice cream have been squashed with a devastating diagnosis of gestational diabetes, look no further for tips on how to happily and healthily navigate the last months of pregnancy. While it…

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Health Insurance Premiums Expected to Rise

Inflation has been on the rise for some time now, and it doesn’t look like it’s going to be slowing down anytime soon. The rising costs of gas and groceries have been tough on many Americans, and as if that wasn’t enough, health insurance premiums are now expected to increase, as well. The reasons for…

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Fertility Treatments: What Are Your Options Under Different Insurance Plans?

First comes love, then comes marriage, then comes…infertility? While infertility affects 1 in 8 couples, unless it happens to you, it’s hard to imagine how you’ll handle it. With so many options for fertility treatment it can be discouraging, overwhelming, and downright stressful. Let’s see what your options are available to get you on the…

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