How to tell if you have sun poisoning and what helps treat sun poisoning? Advice from a dermatologist
As we sit out in the sun and enjoy the summer, we should be cautious and attentive to our sun exposure. Sun poisoning is a severe case of sunburn caused by exposure and lack of protection from the sun. You can tell if you have sun poisoning by the symptoms you develop, such as tingling and pain on your skin, redness, and blistering. Sun poisoning is typically self-treating unless you develop a more severe condition such as skin-cancer.
COVID-19 Antibody Test Explained - Positive vs. Negative results
COVID-19 antibody tests are used to check if an individual has been previously infected with the coronavirus. A positive test could indicate the person has been exposed to the virus and a negative test may indicate the person does not have antibodies for the virus. The antibody test may not be the best choice for everyone and whether or not the test is accurate, may depend on antibody sensitivity. The test is also available at Mira as well as other urgent care centers.
How to dispute a medical bill? Steps on how to win
8 tips to help you dispute medical, hospital, or ER bill. More than half of Americans have received a surprise medical bill. And while there are various factors that are in play, you may be able to fight or dispute them. Among surprise charges, the top categories are physical services (53%), lab tests (51%), hospital facility charge (43%), imaging (35%), and prescription drugs (29%).
Is my employer required to provide health insurance in 2020?
Employee health insurance is an essential area to consider when considering a position. You may question whether your employer is required to provide a health insurance plan or not- but it actually depends on various factors. U.S. employers with 50 or more full-time employees are required to offer these full-time workers compliant health insurance coverage. These employers must also provide proof of that offer of coverage to the IRS with year-end forms 1095-C and 1094-C.
Where & how to get tested for STDs without insurance?
You can get tested for basic and full pannel STDs in New York City, Brooklyn, Queens, Manhattan, and Los Angeles with Mira ($50 or less), Urgent Care Clinic - CityMD ($350), Planned Parenthood ($130-$270), or NYC Sexual Health Clinic. Tests include chlamydia, gonorrhea, syphilis, herpes I and II, hepatitis B and C, and HIV (strains I and II).
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.
What is contact tracing and 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.
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.¬†
Coronavirus Blood Test (antibody) vs. Swab Test (PCR) vs. Rapid COVID Test - Which is Best?
The Coronavirus antibody test detects past infections, Swab (PCR) test helps you detect current active COVID-19 infection. There several rapid tests but none is qualified for traveling purposes. There are now several companies that have released at-home COVID-19 tests that patients can perform while on a video call with a physician. These tests typically cost approximately $100 and are either taken through a saliva sample or a nasal swab. Additionally, many drive-thru testing sites are asking patients to perform the test on themselves in order to decrease contact between provider and patients.
What Does Shortness of Breath Feel Like? A Lung Doctor Explains Coronavirus Symptoms
Coronavirus 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). But what does shortness of breath really feel like? When should I be worried? Dr. Haala Rokadia, MD, explains what COVID-19 is and what the symptoms may feel like, depending on the severity of the case.
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‚Äôs 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!