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Three ways to perform a breast self-exam

How to Perform a Breast Self-Exam

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Breast self-examination is an important step in the early detection of breast cancer. Along with clinical breast exams and mammograms, it can help detect cancer in the early stages, when it is often treatable. Women should start performing regular breast exams at home in

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Finding Health Insurance After Leaving the Nest at Age 26

As a young adult, you can remain on your parents’ health insurance plan until you reach the age of 26. At that point, it is time to find coverage on your own. Below are some guidelines to help you navigate the process. When Coverage Stops Under Your Parent’s Health Insurance

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Can I Buy Health Insurance on My Own?

You may be considering buying health insurance and could use some advice. The Affordable Care Act dramatically changed the rules, eradicating the insurance company’s ability to deny insurance for preexisting conditions. Much of the Act is still in place, with some changes. Yes, you can buy health insurance on your

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The Five Types of Insurance Every College Student Needs

Parents face many challenges in preparing a child for college. The process generally starts in the junior year, including monitoring grades, applying for scholarships and grants, and visiting various college campuses. The focus on college can become an all-consuming task. Once a college is chosen, and your child is accepted,

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8 Tips to Finding a Good Doctor

8 Tips to Finding a Good Doctor

We all want to ensure we have the best primary care physician available, but how do you find a good doctor? You may have to choose a physician in your health insurance network. All health insurance providers list the providers in their network – this is your starting point. Your

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Can I Have Health Insurance Through Work and on My Own

Can I Have Health Insurance Through Work and on My Own?

If you have group health insurance through your employer, it will not stop you from being able to purchase health insurance independently. The group health plan provided through your work may not meet the level of protection you want. You can also reject signing up for group health insurance and

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Can I Have Multiple Health Insurance Plans?

Yes, it is perfectly legal to have more than one health insurance plan. With the coordination of benefits, it can work to your advantage. If you have access to two health insurance plans, it can increase your coverage and save you money.  Why Do Some People Have More Than One

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Staying Mentally Healthy During The Winter Months

It’s easy to get the blues during the winter, particularly when the holidays are over. The skies are gray, the weather is cold, and it is more challenging to go outdoors and socialize with others. Some people solve this problem by wintering in warmer climates. If you don’t have that

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What Happens When My Kids Need Their Own Health Insurance?

As parents we provide for our children’s basic needs. That includes health insurance, so they have access to the medical care they need, when they need it. However, kids grow up, and there comes a time when they need their own health insurance. Here is some information that could help

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