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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.

How Much Does a Vasectomy Cost without Insurance?
Healthcare Cost

How Much Does a Vasectomy Cost without Insurance?

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 Bean27 Dec 2022
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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
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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
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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
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In-person vs. Virtual care: What's the difference & Which is best
Insights

In-person vs. Virtual care: What's the difference & Which is best

Telehealth has gained significant traction, especially due to the COVID-19 pandemic, offering benefits such as accessibility, convenience, and cost-effectiveness. However, it faces challenges including quality of care, data privacy, and unequal access, particularly in rural areas with limited internet connectivity. While telehealth is suitable for routine follow-ups, minor illnesses, and mental health consultations, in-person care remains crucial for more serious conditions, initial diagnoses, and procedures that require a physical examination or specialized tests.

Kendra Bean
Kendra Bean30 Aug 2023
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Will We Have Paid Family Leave in 2024?
Insights

Will We Have Paid Family Leave in 2024?

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 2023.

Dvora Kluwgant, MD
Dvora Kluwgant, MD1 Jan 2024
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Why Do Employees Pass Over Healthcare Offerings?
Employer

Why Do Employees Pass Over Healthcare Offerings?

If your employees are choosing to opt-out on your group plan, it may be for various reasons, including cost, benefit preferences, and the provider network offered. Around 46 percent of Americans stated that it was a deciding factor when accepting the offer to their current position.

Talor Bianchini
Talor Bianchini23 Aug 2022
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Is Vaping Worse than Smoking?
Research

Is Vaping Worse than Smoking?

Using e-cigarettes can lead to issues with brain development, mental health, cognition, and worsen certain medical conditions. Even though e-cigarettes lack the primary cancer-causing “tar” in traditional cigarettes, e-cigarettes are likely to have increased levels of heavy metals, nicotine, and chemical flavoring.

Sophie Wei
Sophie Wei12 Dec 2022
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What Age Should I Get a Mammogram?
Wellness

What Age Should I Get a Mammogram?

At the age of 40, women should consider beginning annual screening mammograms as well as women who have a family history of breast cancer. It is essential to consult with your doctor when the right time to start screening is for you.

Erica Kahn
Erica Kahn23 Aug 2022
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How Much Should I Save for Health Emergencies?
Healthcare Cost

How Much Should I Save for Health Emergencies?

Experts suggest your health savings should equal your out-of-pocket maximum. Not all health emergencies are created equal so knowing the average cost of the ER and the average cost of common emergencies is a good starting point for determining how much you should have saved in case of a health emergency.

Alexandra Thompson
Alexandra Thompson23 Aug 2022
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Mask and Vaccine Mandates in the 50 U.S. States.
Public Health

Mask and Vaccine Mandates in the 50 U.S. States.

As of February 17, 2022, only four U.S. states (Hawaii, Illinois, Oregon, and Washington) continue to have indoor mask mandates. Other states have switched to requiring masks only for unvaccinated individuals and in public spaces. The remaining eleven states have not imposed any mask mandates to date. As for a vaccine mandate, 46% of the states require their residents to get vaccinated for COVID-19, while 30% have no active mandate in place.

Girisha Bharadwaj
Girisha Bharadwaj23 Aug 2022
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Health Resolutions You Should Prioritize in 2024
Wellness

Health Resolutions You Should Prioritize in 2024

Improving your health should always be a goal, but sometimes its easier to start fresh for the new year. Some goals you should consider for the new year include getting more sleep, drinking more water, and finding a type of exercise you actually enjoy doing.

Talor Bianchini
Talor Bianchini1 Jan 2024
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