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What do my benefits mean?

Health insurance has lots of terms for things that most patients do not understand or know what they mean. This article will explain what Deductibles, Co-Insurance and Co-Pays are, the differences between them and how they affect the patient. Deductibles: A Deductible is a fixed amount of money that your insurance plan has designated as […]

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Your Daughter’s First Well-Woman Exam

If your daughter’s body is changing and she has questions, concerns, or is near the end of her teen years, she needs to have a well-woman exam. Young women can feel nervous about their first gynecological visit. Learn about and understand the information for the exam and the tests to help your teen feel more […]

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The 411 on Sports Physicals

Whether your child is hoping to play football, soccer, baseball, or another sport for their school or local organization, a physical will be required. As a matter of fact, 98 percent of states require a PPE, or pre-participation physical evaluation, before your child is able to participate in any sports activity. Keep in mind that most teenagers […]

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4 Health and Safety Rules for Outdoor Summer Fun

Outdoor activities such as barbecues, picnics, and hiking are commonly enjoyed throughout the summer. But while you’re having fun in the great outdoors, you need to protect yourself from foodborne illness, dehydration, sunburn, and other hazards. Reduce the chances of illness or injury when playing or entertaining outdoors by following a few simple rules. 1. […]

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Why Should Receive a Yearly Physical as an Adult

You make sure your kids visit the family doctor once a year (or more often, if you have an infant), but you can’t remember the last time you saw the doctor outside of an illness or emergency.Physicals aren’t just for children, they are for adults as well, but many people don’t visit the doctor regularly. […]

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5 Effective Ways to Manage Your Arthritis

While there is no known cure for arthritis, you can control your symptoms with proper care. If you are one of more than 50 million American adults who have been diagnosed with arthritis, you may be looking for an effective plan to ease your pain and regain mobility. While your health care provider may prescribe medication […]

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Protect Yourself And Your Community With A Timely Flu Shot

Health experts have issued warnings of a rough winter flu season ahead. While it’s hard to know exactly how bad the flu will affect people this year, there are steps you can take to protect yourself, your family and your community. Here’s what you should know. Several Factors Hint at a Bad Flu Season Flu […]

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What Questions to Ask at Your First Prenatal Visit

That little pink plus sign flashed across the test and—you’re pregnant! Now what? To start with, it’s time to call the OB. Even though they may not need to see you right away, your doctor will want to schedule that all-important first appointment. The reality of being pregnant has suddenly hit you. Now that you […]

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After Delivery: At-Home Postnatal Care Guide for New Mothers

For most of your pregnancy, you spend your time and energy preparing for your due date. Many women research different methods of pain control, take birth classes and attend all doctor appointments to ensure the health of the baby in womb and during delivery.However, many new moms can feel overwhelmed during the first few days […]

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3 Questions You’re Too Embarrassed to Ask Your Gynecologist, But Should

Each year, millions of women head to the gynecologist for pap smears and other tests. While important for detecting cervical and uterine cancers, these visits should also be used to discuss the underlying health and wellness of the female reproductive system with your gynecologist. Unfortunately, you may be too embarrassed to ask your doctor about certain signs […]

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