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June Inflation Data: Health Insurance Premiums Peaked at 17.3% (Again)
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June Inflation Data: Health Insurance Premiums Peaked at 17.3% (Again)

The US Bureau of Labor and Statistics found that health insurance premiums have risen 17.3% in the last 12 months, only a hair shy of the record price change in August 2020 at 17.4%. In New York, health insurance carriers have proposed a nearly 19% rate hike for 2023, citing COVID-related costs and inflation. In Colorado, the monthly cost to buy health insurance is expected to rise by 11.3% in 2023. In Connecticut, carriers seek a 20.4% rate hike on individual plans.

Khang T. Vuong, MHA
Khang T. Vuong, MHA13 Jul 2022
How Can I Prevent Lyme Disease This Summer?
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How Can I Prevent Lyme Disease This Summer?

Covering your skin minimizes the risk of finding exposed skin to bite as well as avoiding walking through tall bushes or other vegetation. Avoid sitting on the ground or on stone walls. You can also modify your landscape to create "tick-safe zone".

Erica Kahn
Erica Kahn23 Aug 2022
How Much Does Life Insurance Cost in 2022
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How Much Does Life Insurance Cost in 2022

The average monthly premium for a $500,000 20-year term life insurance policy for a 40-year-old individual, is $27 per month. There are over six different types of life insurance policies available to most individuals.

Girisha Bharadwaj
Girisha Bharadwaj23 Aug 2022
How Bad Is Self-Diagnosis?
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How Bad Is Self-Diagnosis?

At its worst, self-diagnosis is life-threatening. Every time we feel symptoms developing in our body, it can be intriguing to go online, attempt to piece together information, and diagnose ourselves. However, self-diagnosis can not only deliver incorrect information but can be dangerous. While there is an abundance of information available online, nothing can replace a visit to your doctor.

Girisha Bharadwaj
Girisha Bharadwaj23 Aug 2022
Best Travel Health Insurance in 2022
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Best Travel Health Insurance in 2022

The majority of travel health insurance plans last for one year from the start date, which should be the departure day of your trip. Like traditional health insurance, most travel insurance plans have a set deductible. Usually, they are around $250 and must be paid before the insurance coverage kicks in.

Alexandra Thompson
Alexandra Thompson23 Aug 2022
5 Best Pharmacies in Williamsburg, NYC - 2022
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5 Best Pharmacies in Williamsburg, NYC - 2022

The Williamsburg neighborhood in New York City’s Brooklyn borough is home to great pharmacy stores. Even though Williamsburg has major pharmacy chains like Duane Reade, CVS, and Walgreens, some of its best pharmacies are local, family-owned, and affordable “mom & pop” businesses.

Girisha Bharadwaj
Girisha Bharadwaj23 Aug 2022
How Much Does it Cost to Test for Radon at Home?
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How Much Does it Cost to Test for Radon at Home?

Radon testing kits range in price from $10 to $200 depending on the duration of the test and if it is for professional use. Short-term kits are usually the cheapest, followed by long-term kits, and digital detectors are the most expensive. Professional radon testing ranges from $145 to upwards of $700 depending on the location, square footage, and age of your home.

Erica Kahn
Erica Kahn23 Aug 2022
Do I need a Narcan Kit and is Narcan over the counter?
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Do I need a Narcan Kit and is Narcan over the counter?

Opioid overdose continues to be the leading cause of accidental death in the United States so having and knowing how to use a Narcan kit could mean the difference between life and death. Narcan kits hold the potential to save lives by reversing the effects of a known or suspected opioid overdose in minutes. There are numerous community and government-sponsored programs that provide both Narcan kits and anti-overdose training.

Kendra Bean
Kendra Bean23 Aug 2022
Signs of Stroke in Young Adults
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Signs of Stroke in Young Adults

Although most people who have strokes are older than 60, up to 10 percent of all strokes occur in those under age 45. This includes infants, high school students, and young adults. No matter the age demographic, you can recognize the sign of a stroke with the universal acronym F.A.S.T.

Alexandra Thompson
Alexandra Thompson23 Aug 2022
Ultimate Guide to LGBTQ+ Friendly Healthcare
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Ultimate Guide to LGBTQ+ Friendly Healthcare

When looking for LGBTQ+ friendly healthcare, consider the environment you'll be in. Call in advance, ask people in your community, and use provider directories. It is essential to find a provider who is educated on the specific needs of the LGBTQ+ community and with whom you feel safe and supported. There are a number of health issues that relate to the LGBTQ+ community, which many providers are not well-versed on.

Dvora Kluwgant, MD
Dvora Kluwgant, MD7 Jul 2022
Do I Have IBS?
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Do I Have IBS?

Common mild symptoms of IBS include abdominal pain and cramping, diarrhea, constipation, gas, bloating, fatigue and difficulty sleeping. he exact cause of IBS is not yet known but it appears that symptoms result from an irritation in the way the gut, brain, and nervous system interact.

Kendra Bean
Kendra Bean23 Aug 2022
Cheaper Alternative to Cerebral Mental Health
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Cheaper Alternative to Cerebral Mental Health

To help you understand which healthcare subscription can best meet your needs, or the needs of your employees, we’ve compared four popular healthcare subscriptions: Mira, KHealth, Cerebral, and Plushcare.

Dvora Kluwgant, MD
Dvora Kluwgant, MD29 Nov 2022