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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.

Does the COVID-19 Vaccine Protect Against the Omicron Variant?
COVID-19

Does the COVID-19 Vaccine Protect Against the Omicron Variant?

The currently available COVID-19 vaccines protect against severe illness, hospitalizations, and deaths due to the Omicron variant. Breakthrough infections in people who are fully vaccinated may occur, but most vaccinated individuals have reported mild or no symptoms from the Omicron variant.

Alexis Bryan
Alexis Bryan23 Apr 2024
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What are March-In Rights?
Insights

What are March-In Rights?

The U.S. Government has the right to “march-in” and grant licenses to additional companies under federally funded patents. The two main reasons March-In rights are used are if there are public safety concerns or if a patent owner has not made an effort to execute the patent.

Alexis Bryan
Alexis Bryan23 Aug 2022
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How Can I Use HSA Funds?
Health Insurance

How Can I Use HSA Funds?

You can use the funds in your Health Savings Account (HSA) to pay for IRS-qualified medical expenses, such as doctors’ visits and medications. You can pay for your IRS-qualified medical expenses using your HSA Bank Health Benefits Debit Card or pay out-of-pocket and reimburse yourself later with HSA funds.

Alexis Bryan
Alexis Bryan12 Dec 2022
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Should I Go To Urgent Care for a COVID-19 Test?
COVID-19

Should I Go To Urgent Care for a COVID-19 Test?

Urgent care centers are a convenient way to get a COVID-19 test, but may charge a fee or require you to pay out-of-pocket if they are not “in-network”. COVID-19 tests are available in a variety of settings, including at state or locally administered testing sites, drive-thru sites, walk-up sites, and urgent care centers.

Alexis Bryan
Alexis Bryan23 Apr 2024
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What is a High Deductible Health Plan
Health Insurance

What is a High Deductible Health Plan

A high deductible health plan (HDHP) is a health insurance plan with traditionally low premiums but higher deductibles. Other types of insurance plans, such as PPO, POS, HMO, and more, can still be classified as an HDHP, depending on the deductible of the plan.

Ashley Brooks
Ashley Brooks20 Oct 2023
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When Should I Go to the Doctor for a Cough?
Tips

When Should I Go to the Doctor for a Cough?

It may be challenging to decide if your cough is worth going to the doctor. You should consider the severity of your symptoms and how long they have lasted before deciding whether to see a medical professional.

Talor Bianchini
Talor Bianchini21 Dec 2022
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What You Need to Know Before Getting an IUD
Sexual Health

What You Need to Know Before Getting an IUD

Intrauterine devices (IUDs) are an effective form of reversible birth control. Before getting an IUD, it is important to be informed on the types, risks, and potential side effects.

Alexis Bryan
Alexis Bryan12 Dec 2022
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Are At-Home COVID-19 Tests Covered By Insurance?
Health Insurance

Are At-Home COVID-19 Tests Covered By Insurance?

With new variants emerging, at-home COVID-19 tests are becoming more widespread within various drug stores. However, their costs have remained an issue for many Americans. In general, health insurance companies do not cover the cost of an at-home COVID-19 test.

Madeline Hlobik
Madeline Hlobik6 Jan 2022
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How Much Does a Flu Test Cost Without Insurance in 2024
Healthcare Cost

How Much Does a Flu Test Cost Without Insurance in 2024

Without insurance, the cost of a flu test can be expensive, averaging $134.80. This price can be influenced by the cost of the provider visit and further treatment and services.

Talor Bianchini
Talor Bianchini1 Jan 2024
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How To Tell If You Need Stitches?
Urgent Care

How To Tell If You Need Stitches?

You might need stitches if you have a cut that bleeds enough to soak through a bandage and keeps bleeding even after you apply direct pressure for 5 to 10 minutes. You will likely need to go to an emergency room to get stitches if your cut is extremely deep, spurting bright red blood, and has torn edges.

Alexis Bryan
Alexis Bryan12 Dec 2022
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Are Lab Tests Covered By Insurance?
Health Insurance

Are Lab Tests Covered By Insurance?

Most major medical insurance covers the cost of many preventative and diagnostic lab tests due to the Affordable Care Act. Without insurance, lab services can become costly. Contact us to learn more about how much you can save on labs. Lab tests not covered by health insurance are often considered unnecessary such as genetic testing or at-home drug tests.

Talor Bianchini
Talor Bianchini23 Aug 2022
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When Should I Go to the ER?
Tips

When Should I Go to the ER?

If you are experiencing a serious change in your health or a medical emergency, you should consider visiting the emergency room. Some signs you may be in a medical emergency include trouble breathing, a broken bone, or a head injury.

Talor Bianchini
Talor Bianchini12 Dec 2022
Reviewed and Fact Checked ✔️
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