If you have hit your mid-40s, something odd may be occurring. Text that was once easy for you to read is now seems smaller, blurrier and darker. If you are discovering that text is harder to see, there is a very good chance it’s time to get your first pair of reading glasses. (more…)

All persons trying to control their weight or lose weight should keep in mind that their lifestyle plays a huge part in achieving these goals. In fact, a person’s lifestyle impacts many areas of their life. Any person trying to achieve either of these goals should lead a lifestyle that complements these desires. Also consider the impact your lifestyle may have on physical exams required for insurance policies, military or government positions, etc. (more…)

Small cell carcinoma

When it comes to the human body, the lungs are one of the more important organs that keep everyone alive. There are many different functions that they do, and there are also many different diseases that can affect them as well. This article is written to give you some information into small cell carcinoma, what it is, what treatment methods can be done, and the signs and symptoms of it. But first if you are unsure as to what this condition is, here is a brief description. (more…)

Metastatic liver cancer

Cancer affects thousands of people all around the world. There are many different types and stages of cancer that can occur within a human body and this article is written to give you some information into the signs and symptoms of metastatic liver cancer and what you need to look for if you suspect this disease. But first for those who do not know, what it this form of liver cancer. (more…)

Polycystic liver disease

The liver is a vital part of the body that helps keeps everyone alive throughout their life. The livers’ role is to filter the blood, removing toxins from the bloodstream to help keep the body from becoming sick. Although it does its job well, on occasions it can become damaged and cannot filter the blood properly causing serious health issues. This article is written to give you some information into polycystic liver disease, the treatment methods, and some of the signs and symptoms that you may like to look for if you suspect you have this disease. But if you are unsure as to what this disease is, here is a brief description. (more…)

 The U.S. federal government has overhauled the drug testing program of federal employees to include testing of workers’ saliva, hair, and sweat, This change is expected to be a catalyst for business to modify their drug screening methods and procedures for hundreds of thousands of their employees. (more…)

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1. Medical Instruments operating on blood serum (BS) which determine the peak of intestinal cell-stimulating hormones are excellent instruments which determine the peak of intestinal cell-stimulating hormones and foretell the coming ovulation several hours before it starts, which allows the user to select the most reasonable time for conception. However, this instrument requires frequent blood samples for diagnostics, therefore the method is not very convenient for domestic usage. (more…)

I Thought I Didn’t Need Short Term Health Insurance…

Short term health insurance seemed like a waste of money. I had just quit my job and was actively searching for a new one — I thought for sure that I would land something in a matter of weeks, and that they would then provide me with a subsidized plan so that I would have coverage again. Why did I need a short term health insurance plan when my job search was going so well? That was my thinking up until the day I suffered from a tragic accident while driving to the market. (more…)

Skin Problems with Diabetes

While skin complaints can be a curse for many of us, those who suffer from diabetes can be particularly prone to certain types of skin problem. High blood sugar levels can cause fluid loss in the body, which in turn can lead to dry sensitive skin which is easily damaged. Neuropathy, or nerve damage, is a common complaint for those with diabetes and interferes with the skin’s ability to produce sweat, which can help to keep skin supple.

This, combined with a slower rate of healing that is another side effect of elevated blood sugar levels, means the the skin of a diabetes patient requires extra tender loving care.

Protecting Your Skin

As a diabetes sufferer, you must always do what you can to shield your skin from the elements of nature. Wear sunscreen and lip balm during the summer months, and be sure to wrap up well in winter. Wind and rain can be very harsh on your dry skin, so be sure to dress suitably when the weather is bad.

Caring for Your Skin with Diabetes

Always use gentle cleansing products with diabetes, even if you have a skin condition such as acne; your doctor or dermatologist can recommend products that are suitable for use by diabetes patients. Do not soak the skin for long periods of time; take quick showers or baths, and be sure to use lukewarm water. Do not dry skin vigorously; instead pat dry. Using moisturizer can help keep your skin supple, but try to use unperfumed if you can, and be sure to massage it fully into the skin.

Family Health Insurance and Your Special Need Child

If you have a special needs child, take close stock of your family health insurance coverage. Caring for a child with a chronic illness, disability or other health need can be financially overwhelming. If you already have family health insurance, most of your child’s health care needs may be taken care of. If your child isn’t enrolled in your coverage, be sure to enroll the child. If you don’t have good coverage, you may want to check out the State Children’s Health Insurance Program, or SCHIP.

Children and States and Family Health Insurance

Some six million children are eligible for free or low-cost health insurance in the United States, but they aren’t enrolled, according to a study by the Federal Interagency Task Force on Children’s Health Insurance Outreach. SCHIP programs are available to many families with low to moderate income, for a modest fee. All SCHIP programs are state-operated under federal guidelines. Each state has a SCHIP program. But they can be hard to find because different states may have different names for their program, as well as varying eligibility and coverage rules.

California calls its SCHIP program Healthy Families, while Florida’s is called Florida Kid Care, for example. You can find the program in your state online at http://www.insurekidsnow.gov/.

Buying Private Family Health Insurance Coverage

It’s possible to buy private insurance for your special needs child, but it could be hard to find and expensive. It also could exclude your child’s special need. Your state may offer a high-risk insurance pool. These vary from state to state, but all resemble private insurance. However, the premiums can be double the price of the open market. Also, there could be a strict guideline for eligibility and a waiting period. People aren’t eligible for these high-risk pools unless they haven’t been able to get insurance anywhere else.

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