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Employer Health Insurance: What is It & is My Employer Required to Offer?
Employer

Employer Health Insurance: What is It & is My Employer Required to Offer?

Employer health insurance is a benefit offered by your employer to cover a portion of your health care costs. Many times, health insurance within a company or organization is less expensive than buying a plan individually because the employer pays for a large portion of your monthly premium.

Alyssa Corso
Alyssa Corso8 Feb 2022
How Long Can I Stay On My Parent's Health Insurance?
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How Long Can I Stay On My Parent's Health Insurance?

You can stay on your parent's health insurance until you're 26.

Alyssa Corso
Alyssa Corso1 Sep 2021
When will gyms, restaurants, and hair salons reopen? Timeline in 50 states
Public Health

When will gyms, restaurants, and hair salons reopen? Timeline in 50 states

Update July 1st 2020: Reopening dates and guidelines for restaurants, hair salons, gyms, and other small businesses post Coronavirus in 50 states according to research from the University of Washington. New York City NY, Los Angeles CA, Chicago IL, Houston TX, New Jersey, Boston, Washington DC, Philadelphia PA, Florida, Maryland.

Khang T. Vuong, MHA
Khang T. Vuong, MHA12 Jul 2021
What is COVID-19 contact tracing & how does it work?
Public Health

What is COVID-19 contact tracing & how does it work?

Contact tracing is a great defense in slowing the spread of Coronavirus COVID-19. By alerting those who have been in close contact with someone who has been infected, the spread of the virus can slow along with social distancing and testing. Read more for jobs in contact tracing, the concern of privacy, and how contact tracing with be done. Contact tracing works by public health staff warning the exposed individuals (contacts) of their potential exposure as rapidly and sensitively as possible.

Alyssa Corso
Alyssa Corso14 Aug 2021
Home Exercise: How to Stay Fit During Quarantine
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Home Exercise: How to Stay Fit During Quarantine

Staying active is always important for all areas of your health. With many gyms closed, you may find it difficult to stay active. Here is a comprehensive article on staying fit during the COVID-19 lockdown and how to stay safe if going to gyms.

Alyssa Corso
Alyssa Corso14 Aug 2021
What Does Shortness of Breath Feel Like? A Lung Doctor Explains Coronavirus Symptoms
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What Does Shortness of Breath Feel Like? A Lung Doctor Explains Coronavirus Symptoms

COVID-19 is a respiratory disease, so it's widely known that there's an effect on the lungs. Some symptoms include a fever, a dry cough, and shortness of breath (difficult breathing, dyspnea, or breathlessness). Shortness of breath, or dyspnea, or breathlessness, is caused by a decline in lung function to a threshold that can produce symptoms. Dr. Haala Rokadia, MD, explains what COVID-19 is and what the symptoms may feel like, depending on the severity of the case.

Khang T. Vuong, MHA
Khang T. Vuong, MHA26 Aug 2021
How To Thank Coronavirus Helpers #HelpingTheHelpers
Op-ed

How To Thank Coronavirus Helpers #HelpingTheHelpers

There are 17 million people who work in healthcare in the U.S. and roughly half are considered frontline workers, doctors, nurses, lab techs, ambulance drivers, EMS. During this pandemic, these selfless individuals, along with other essential workers, are putting themselves on the line to save other people‚ lives and improve the overall health of community members. In this article, we will help you learn of ways to thank and help Coronavirus helpers - frontline health workers, public safety workers, and more. Thank you Coronavirus helpers!

Khang T. Vuong, MHA
Khang T. Vuong, MHA27 Jan 2021
Where to Exercise in NYC During COVID-19 Quarantine
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Where to Exercise in NYC During COVID-19 Quarantine

Although NYC has entered phase 4 of reopening, many people are disappointed to hear that indoor gyms and fitness centers are remaining closed until further notice. Not sure where to go to get fresh air during this pandemic but want to maintain a regular exercise schedule? Here are twenty parks to visit across the five boroughs.

Alyssa Corso
Alyssa Corso14 Aug 2021
Where & How To Get a Rapid Coronavirus Test in Philadelphia for COVID-19?
Public Health

Where & How To Get a Rapid Coronavirus Test in Philadelphia for COVID-19?

The number of coronavirus cases is just over 59,081 in Philadelphia and 1,968 deaths. The new “Safer at Home” restrictions are effective November 20, 2020, through January 1, 2021, whereas specific businesses must close. You can get tested at multiple locations in Philadelphia including Penn Medicine, Jefferson, and Temple. You can get a rapid coronavirus test in Philadelphia at MyDoc UrgentCare at their various locations: Temple University-Main Campus, Chinatown, University City

Khang T. Vuong, MHA
Khang T. Vuong, MHA24 Dec 2020
Where & How To Get a Rapid COVID-19 Test in Chicago?
Public Health

Where & How To Get a Rapid COVID-19 Test in Chicago?

The Chicago Department of Public Health advises people to self-screen first to determine if they meet the criteria. Test sites are available via drive-throughs across the Chicago urban areas and suburbs. Rapid tests are available at multiple clinic locations in Chicago. North Side Chicago, South Side Chicago, the Loop, Lincoln Park, Highland Park, Lake View, Avondale, Boystown.

Khang T. Vuong, MHA
Khang T. Vuong, MHA21 Sep 2021
How To Manage COVID-19 Symptoms at Home
Wellness

How To Manage COVID-19 Symptoms at Home

Currently, there is no antiviral treatment available for COVID-19. It is recommended to manage your coronavirus symptoms at home if you do not need medical attention. This article explains how to manage your symptoms from your home: Practice physical distancing, taking Tylenol could help with fever, drink plenty of fluids, rest, and monitor your symptoms often. Don't forget to keep a positive mindset and take care of your emotional health. According to the NYC Department of Health, CA Department of Health, CDC Guidelines, and physician interviews.

Khang T. Vuong, MHA
Khang T. Vuong, MHA14 Sep 2021
How To Tell People You Have COVID-19?
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How To Tell People You Have COVID-19?

A text or a call may be the best way to break the news and educate people on how to prevent further spread. In this guide, we will provide you with a framework to communicate to your loved ones if you suspect you might have COVID-19, whether it is a friend, a family, or a partner of yours.

Khang T. Vuong, MHA
Khang T. Vuong, MHA6 Oct 2021