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How to Understand Your Coverage When You Are Expecting

If you are expecting a baby, you will naturally want to know what your health plan will cover. Under the Affordable Care Act of 2014, maternity coverage must be provided by all health plans offered to individuals, families, and small groups. Coverage is mandatory for pregnancy, labor, delivery, and newborn

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Top Fitness Apps to Jumpstart Your New Year

In today’s world, you have countless fitness options and may not need a gym membership – fitness apps make it possible to work out in the privacy of your own home. We have compiled a list of the best fitness apps to help you start the New Year right! MyFitnessPal:

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Here’s How to Get the Most Out of Your Plan

You pay for health insurance – but may not know you could get more out of it! If you have health insurance but are unsure what it offers, you may miss out on some important benefits.  Review Your Health Insurance Plan Each Year. Every health insurance company offers a slightly

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5 Diabetic-Friendly Dinner Ideas for Thanksgiving

Let’s face it – the Thanksgiving holiday revolves around food. It’s all about getting together with family or friends to enjoy an indulgent meal. Traditional Thanksgiving dishes, like cornbread stuffing, mashed potatoes, and pumpkin pie, are chock full of carbs and sugar, which can wreak havoc on a diabetic’s blood

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How to Stay Protected This Flu Season

Influenza is commonly known as the flu. It is an infectious respiratory illness caused by influenza viruses. The two main types of flu viruses, A and B, spreading from person to person, are responsible for seasonal flu epidemics every year, as stated by CDC. Young children, older adults, and people

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How Does My Health Impact My Insurance?

The health insurance industry was radically changed with the passage of the Affordable Care Act. Prior to the passage of this law, a person who had a health condition was typically denied insurance coverage – a financial disaster for families, many of whom were forced to file bankruptcy due to

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6 Foods to Help Prevent Dehydration

Across the USA, many people live in communities that are experiencing hot, dry weather. Staying well hydrated is always important, and even more so during the hot summer months. Obviously, drinking plenty of water is vital, but there is more to staying hydrated than just consuming liquids. Electrolytes work to

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How Much Sun Is Too Much Sun?

It is common knowledge that too much sun exposure is bad for your skin. Most people also know that we need sunlight to make vitamin D, a micronutrient that aids bone growth and absorption of calcium, controls cell growth, regulates immunity, and helps prevent inflammation. Unfortunately, it can be tricky

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Is Coffee Good Or Bad For Your Health?

A cup of coffee in the morning is a long-established ritual for many of us in America. According to Gallup News, nearly two-thirds of all adults in the U.S. drink at least one cup of coffee a day. Average daily consumption is 2.7 cups, a statistic that has not changed

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