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Our in-house team synthesizes scientific research and translates them into easy-to-digest content for you to get educated on the latest health and healthcare information.

The Newly Discovered HIV Variant and the Importance of STD Tests
Research

The Newly Discovered HIV Variant and the Importance of STD Tests

A new variant of HIV with higher virulence was recently discovered by researchers at the University of Oxford. The strain has been circulating in the Netherlands for several years, infecting over one hundred individuals. Fortunately it is treatable with the standard antiretroviral medicines available today.

Erica Kahn
Erica Kahn23 Aug 2022
Difference Between Midwife and Doula
Insights

Difference Between Midwife and Doula

Midwives are healthcare workers who help people during pregnancy and childbirth. They may also provide care to non-pregnant individuals including family planning, STI testing, and preventative care, such as pap smears. Doulas are meant to provide support to people and their families both during and after childbirth.

Dvora Kluwgant, MD
Dvora Kluwgant, MD12 Jul 2022
Best Obamacare Plans in NYC
Health Insurance

Best Obamacare Plans in NYC

Bronze and silver plans are best for young and healthy, low-income individuals while gold and platinum plans are typically best for those requiring frequent medical care.

Sophie Wei
Sophie Wei12 Jul 2022
Discount Health Programs vs. Health Insurance
Health Insurance

Discount Health Programs vs. Health Insurance

A discount health program provides members with discounts for medical services. While health insurance provides coverage for a small or large portion of your medical needs, it, unfortunately, is not always the most affordable and accessible option.

Erica Kahn
Erica Kahn23 Aug 2022
Best Health and Wellness Books to Read in 2022
Wellness

Best Health and Wellness Books to Read in 2022

This list provides a comprehensive outline of some of the best reads to improve your health and learn about the world around you. The list is divided into six categories: Mental Health and Mindfulness, Physical Health and Fitness, Food and Nutrition, Intellectual and Personal Development, and Public Health.

Alexandra Thompson
Alexandra Thompson23 Aug 2022
Signs of a Concussion and What To Do
Urgent Care

Signs of a Concussion and What To Do

If you’re experiencing other symptoms such as dizziness, headache, blurry vision, or confusion, you might have a concussion and should seek medical attention. It is important to follow a thorough first aid check after hitting your head.

Girisha Bharadwaj
Girisha Bharadwaj23 Aug 2022
How Much Does a Vasectomy Cost?
Healthcare Cost

How Much Does a Vasectomy Cost?

For patients not covered by insurance, a vasectomy typically costs $250 to $1,000 out-of-pocket. Whereas for patients covered by insurance, out-of-pocket costs typically consist of a $10 to $30 copay for the initial consultation and another copay of $10 to $100 for the procedure. The procedure is both safe and effective for men who no longer wish to have more children, and is also sometimes done as an alternative to other methods of birth control, such as condoms, outercourse, and withdrawal (pull-out method).

Kendra Bean
Kendra Bean23 Aug 2022
Companies Hiring for Remote Work
Insights

Companies Hiring for Remote Work

When looking for a remote job, read the job description carefully, and be sure to clarify during the interview if you are still unsure about the remote work policy. With an increased desire of employees to work remotely, some companies have switched to offering permanent remote options. 

Alexandra Thompson
Alexandra Thompson23 Aug 2022
Why Are My Employees Calling Out Sick?
Employer

Why Are My Employees Calling Out Sick?

Coming into the workplace when you are sick, injured, or otherwise unwell is called presenteeism. Presenteeism is the number one cause of loss of productivity in the workplace. In fact, the cost of presenteeism is estimated to be 150 billion dollars per year in the United States - a value far higher than the cost of absenteeism.

Dvora Kluwgant, MD
Dvora Kluwgant, MD13 Apr 2022
What Happens if I Stop Taking My Antidepressants?
Mental Health

What Happens if I Stop Taking My Antidepressants?

Stopping antidepressants can cause side effects such as dizziness, anxiety, nausea, and shock-like sensations, and may even lead to a relapsed depression. These effects are more pronounced in people who had been taking SSRI antidepressants than other types.

Dvora Kluwgant, MD
Dvora Kluwgant, MD12 Jul 2022
Telehealth vs. In-Person Care: Pros & Cons
Insights

Telehealth vs. In-Person Care: Pros & Cons

Telehealth appointments have become increasingly popular, but is not able to replace in-person care entirely. There are numerous benefits to using virtual care including convenience and far-reaching access to health services, but in-person care may allow for a more comprehensive understanding of the patients’ health, in addition to completion of some clinical appointments.

Kendra Bean
Kendra Bean23 Aug 2022
Will We Have Paid Family Leave in 2022?
Insights

Will We Have Paid Family Leave in 2022?

There is currently no federal obligation for employers to provide their workers with paid family or medical leave. However, there are laws in place in some states that require paid family leave for employees in 2022.

Dvora Kluwgant, MD
Dvora Kluwgant, MD16 Mar 2022