They say an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure, but did you know that 40 percent of illness is completely preventable? That’s according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), which says 900,000 Americans die each year from conditions that could be avoided through lifestyle changes and preventive care. continue reading →
I was probably eight years old when I experienced my first migraine headache. It was a frightening combination of symptoms: extreme sensitivity to light and a visual field that was almost completely overtaken by large black spots (called an aura), followed by one-sided, intensely throbbing and unrelenting head pain, sometimes accompanied by nausea. Over-the-counter medications didn’t touch the pain, though the visual aura usually subsided within about half an hour. continue reading →
When it comes to understanding health care terminology, it’s not always, well…easy to understand. As you’re reading through your benefits overview online or when you receive a medical statement in the mail, do you ever find yourself quickly glossing over the details feeling more confused than before?
If the answer to that question is “yes,” you’re not alone. continue reading →
You may not think about your health insurance ID card very often. After all, it probably spends most of its time in your wallet—until you, your doctor, or another medical provider really need it.
Let’s take a minute, though, to look at the many important pieces of information you can find on your card. After all, it’s your passport to care and coverage, so you should know what all of the fields of information really mean. continue reading →
With spring and summer breaks right around the corner, there’s a good chance you and your family will fly the coop in the not too distant future. While no one likes to think of getting sick or injured on vacation (believe me, I know!), it’s important to know the details of your health care coverage, should the need arise. continue reading →