Category Archives: Health News

Doctor’s Visits Go Virtual

Teaching your children to care for their health is a big part of harvesting their independence. From a young age you teach them to eat right, brush their teeth, shower or bathe and take care of their bodies. Each of these lessons are taught at appropriate times and now that your post high school child is heading to college the time has come for the next step in fostering your … Read More

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What’s your Medical IQ?

Hopefully your doctor knows you well, at least the information relevant to your health, after all that is part of the job description. Can you say the same for how well you know your doctor? While you may think that knowing about your doctor isn’t part of your job as an educated consumer, the fact is that staying in the dark can cost you in terms of your health and … Read More

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Kidney Donors May Now Be Facing Pointless Insurance Challenges

Not only does a kidney donor have to have a “heart of gold” to go through the process of donating a kidney, they also have to go through rigorous health screening to be approved for donating a kidney, and only the healthiest people in the USA are approved. So why are they now facing challenges in obtaining high health scores when it comes to health and life insurance premiums post … Read More

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Healthy Employees: Going the Extra Mile

A healthy diet is something we all work hard to achieve but good intentions don’t always result in success… especially when it comes to changing old eating habits. But can we change if we get paid to eat right? An initiative to offer financial incentives to employees who make healthier food choices was recently launched by Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, a not-for-profit health service company in New England. The program … Read More

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E-Cigarettes, Tobacco Products and How They Might Affect Your Life Insurance Rates

One of the fastest growing trends currently in the tobacco industry is the E-cigarette. You’ve most likely seen these pen-like devices with a glass chamber being used in public or perhaps you own one for yourself. While the rise in popularity of the E-cigarette is relatively new, the product itself has been around since the early 2000s. The first E-cigarette was produced in China, closely resembling a real cigarette in … Read More

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