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How does the Inflation Reduction Act affect my Health Insurance?
Research

How does the Inflation Reduction Act affect my Health Insurance?

Signed into law by President Biden on August 16, 2022, this marks a historic piece of legislation passed to lower prescription drug prices and a milestone in reducing the cost of health care for millions of Americans enrolled in Medicare.

Regine Roquia
Regine Roquia7 Oct 2022
How Much Does it Cost to Rent a 1 Bedroom Apartment in 2022?
Finance

How Much Does it Cost to Rent a 1 Bedroom Apartment in 2022?

As of June 2022, the median rent cost for a 1 bedroom apartment is $1,876, a 23.9% increase from June 2020. Oklahoma City, OK has the lowest median rent prices for a 1 bedroom at $933 while in the San Jose area of California median rent prices for a one bedroom are $3,100.

Alexandra Thompson
Alexandra Thompson27 Aug 2022
Health Benefits for Lyft Drivers
Health Insurance

Health Benefits for Lyft Drivers

A Lyft driver can get health benefits through a family member, a health plan alternative like Mira, an individual plan through the marketplace, and a catastrophic plan.

Erica Kahn
Erica Kahn23 Aug 2022
What Are the Early Symptoms of Shingles?
Public Health

What Are the Early Symptoms of Shingles?

Early symptoms of shingles have been reported in some cases, where a person experiences them prior to having a visible rash or blisters. Other early symptoms include headache, burning, tingling, numbness, or itchiness of skin, fever, and feeling of being generally unwell.

Kendra Bean
Kendra Bean23 Aug 2022
Health Benefits As An Amazon Flex Contracted Employee
Health Insurance

Health Benefits As An Amazon Flex Contracted Employee

An Amazon Flex contracted employee can get health benefits through a family member, a health plan alternative like Mira, an individual plan through the marketplace, and a catastrophic plan.

Kendra Bean
Kendra Bean23 Aug 2022
Am I More At-Risk for Heat Exhaustion Due to Climate Change?
Public Health

Am I More At-Risk for Heat Exhaustion Due to Climate Change?

Climate change is causing more heat waves in the United States. In the 1960s, the U.S. experienced about 2 heatwaves per year and by the 2010s, experienced about 6 per year. Climate change is predicted to cause more heat-related illnesses in the future and heat can exacerbate underlying diseases. If you are experiencing heat exhaustion, try to cool down but if symptoms persist or worsen, seek medical attention.

Erica Kahn
Erica Kahn23 Aug 2022
Can Ketamine Treatments Cure my Depression?
Mental Health

Can Ketamine Treatments Cure my Depression?

Recent discoveries suggest Ketamine is effective in treating depression but should only be administered by a health professional. Self-administration of ketamine can be deadly. Ketamine therapy involves small doses of the drug, either through an infusion or a nasal spray. Studies on ketamine have shown it to be both fast-acting and beneficial in treating depression, especially when other treatments have been exhausted and proven unsuccessful.

Kendra Bean
Kendra Bean23 Aug 2022
June Inflation Data: Health Insurance Premiums Peaked at 17.3% (Again)
Insights

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
What is the Difference Between Antibiotics and Antivirals?
Research

What is the Difference Between Antibiotics and Antivirals?

Antibiotics are used to treat bacterial infections such as urinary tract infections (UTIs), pneumonia, sinus and ear infections, and strep throat. While most antivirals work by stopping a virus from entering healthy cells or by inhibiting viral DNA replication. Unlike antibiotics, antivirals mostly inhibit the growth and replication of viruses as opposed to killing the pathogen.

Sophie Wei
Sophie Wei27 Jun 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
What is the Difference Between Bird Flu and Covid-19?
Public Health

What is the Difference Between Bird Flu and Covid-19?

Bird Flu, also known as Avian Influenza A, has been found to cause viral outbreaks across the globe. Abbreviated as H5N1, this type of virus is the most common cause of flu in birds. It is a very deadly virus in birds but is rarely seen in humans, especially in North America. Risks of transmission are incredibly low, especially in humans, but it is important to understand the best ways to be safe.

Sophie Wei
Sophie Wei27 Jun 2022
How Contagious is Monkeypox Compared to COVID-19?
COVID-19

How Contagious is Monkeypox Compared to COVID-19?

According to our research, Monkeypox has a reproduction rate R of 0.85, compared to 8.2 that of the Omicron variant of COVID-19, making Monkeypox less contagious than COVID-19. Research on Monkeypox has been around for over 20 years. Monkeypox isn’t a new virus or variation. However, the viral infection has seen a spike in interest as communities in the UK and Canada have increased outbreaks.

Khang T. Vuong, MHA
Khang T. Vuong, MHA25 Jul 2022