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The Importance of Breastfeeding During the COVID-19 Pandemic

The Importance of Breastfeeding During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Across the generations, there have been reasons to find alternatives to the biological imperative to breastfeed. Modern science has provided ever safer options for mothers for whom breastfeeding is not medically possible or who choose not to do so. The first and most...
What are Non-Pharmaceutical Drug Treatments for ADHD?

What are Non-Pharmaceutical Drug Treatments for ADHD?

Yes, there are non-pharmaceutical approaches to supporting those living with ADHD-affected loved ones and minimizing their dependence on pharmaceutical drug intervention and the risk of side effects. We spoke recently on what to do if you suspect your child has ADHD,...
What Should I Do if I Think my Kid has ADHD?

What Should I Do if I Think my Kid has ADHD?

So just what is ADHD anyway? Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is a neurobehavioral disorder that affects the brain’s ability to control regular and sustained attention as well as hyperactivity in some cases. ADHD is usually diagnosed in childhood and...
Do I have “Long COVID-19?”

Do I have “Long COVID-19?”

The term “Long COVID” has been frequently spoken about in the news media as of late. If you still feel like you are recovering from lingering symptoms from a prolonged past COVID-19 infection, your symptoms may be due to a case of Long or Post COVID-19. The World...
What Does it Cost to have a Baby in a Hospital?

What Does it Cost to have a Baby in a Hospital?

Nearly 4 million women in the United States will give birth annually and in 2020 alone, approximately one in nine U.S. women of childbearing age was uninsured. If you are insured, the cost of having a baby will require you to first meet your insurance’s deductible,...
Does Insurance Cover Abortions?

Does Insurance Cover Abortions?

Due to the recent leak of a draft supreme court ruling with the potential to overturn Roe V. Wade, many Americans have questions regarding current and future abortion protections in the United States. One such common question is whether insurance even covers the cost...
Will my Health Insurance Cover Therapy?

Will my Health Insurance Cover Therapy?

According to NAMI, the National Alliance on Mental Illness, an estimated one out of five U.S. adults experience a mental health issue every year. However, many of those afflicted do not seek help for their problems due to a litany of reasons, such as the stigma...
Millions at Risk to Lose Health Insurance as Pandemic Ends

Millions at Risk to Lose Health Insurance as Pandemic Ends

A recent CNN.com article detailed the recent successes of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) as well as the approaching risk of losing coverage for many of those success stories due to the end of the pandemic’s national public health emergency. Under the current...
Moving? What a Change in Residence Means for Your Health Insurance

Moving? What a Change in Residence Means for Your Health Insurance

While the 2022 Open Enrollment window for the Affordable Care Act (ACA) ended at the beginning of the year, don’t fret if you haven’t gotten cheap health insurance coverage! We are currently in the Special Enrollment Period (SEP), which allows certain triggering...
Do I Need & am I eligible for a Second Covid-19 Booster Shot?

Do I Need & am I eligible for a Second Covid-19 Booster Shot?

Even if you are fully vaccinated against COVID-19, your immunity to COVID reduces over time. Booster shots are needed to maintain your resistance to infection and reduce the chances of the more severe consequences that might lead to hospitalization. The word “viral”...
Coffee Makes You Poop. Now We Know Why.

Coffee Makes You Poop. Now We Know Why.

A recent article from CNN.com asked the question many of us have spent our mornings pondering while on the toilet, “Why does coffee make you poop?” There haven’t been many serious studies on the subject, but other studies over the years have found coffee good for...
Am I or Someone I Love, an Alcoholic?

Am I or Someone I Love, an Alcoholic?

Most people in America consume alcohol periodically, more than 85 percent in fact. Occasional use of alcohol is not necessarily harmful. Some doctors claim that small quantities of alcohol add to the beneficial effect of a good diet in reducing the incidence of heart...
What is Alopecia? (Hair Loss)

What is Alopecia? (Hair Loss)

For many, the pop-culture debate regarding the slap heard round the world at this weekend’s Academy Awards ceremony has resulted in more questions than answers. Today we will get down to the root of one of those questions; just what is alopecia anyway? Alopecia is the...
Understanding Developmental Disabilities in Children

Understanding Developmental Disabilities in Children

Anyone considering starting a family, expecting a child currently, or just watching their current children grow will at some point worry about any possible developmental disabilities present in their child. But just what are developmental disabilities? This is...
Kidney Health During Kidney Month

Kidney Health During Kidney Month

March is National Kidney Month, but one should be aware of kidney disease year-round. But just what is chronic kidney disease? Thirty-seven million Americans suffer from chronic kidney disease, and millions more are at risk to join them, so the problem is more common...
COVID-19 and Your Pets w/ Infographic

COVID-19 and Your Pets w/ Infographic

A recent article and infographic posted by PetNewsDaily detailed the risk to household pets from COVID-19; we share the infographic at the bottom of this article. Cats, in particular, are vulnerable to COVID-19, so both pets and their owners should be sure to avoid...
Thyroid Disease Awareness

Thyroid Disease Awareness

Did you know that approximately 20 million Americans are affected by some type of thyroid disease? But just what is the thyroid, and why does it matter? The thyroid is a butterfly-shaped endocrine gland in your neck just above your collarbone, wrapped around your...
Stay Heart Healthy for American Heart Month

Stay Heart Healthy for American Heart Month

February is American Heart Month. But just what is the difference between a heart attack, heart failure, stroke, and how are they affected by conditions such as heart disease and high blood pressure? Stoke and cardiac arrest (also known as a heart attack) are acute...
Five Things You Can Get Free From the U.S. Federal Government

Five Things You Can Get Free From the U.S. Federal Government

We all pay taxes, and we all resent it. So often, it seems like we get nothing tangible in return. Still, there are many things you can get free of charge from the federal government, here are just a few: 1) Cell Phone – Recognizing that cells phones are essential for...
How to Find Affordable Health Insurance Coverage for Young Adults

How to Find Affordable Health Insurance Coverage for Young Adults

If you are currently a young adult, you probably do not remember a time before the inception of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), sometimes called Obamacare. Back then, insurance companies did not have to continue covering you through your college-age years. But one of...
Free COVID-19 Home Tests Coming to Medicare

Free COVID-19 Home Tests Coming to Medicare

As we recently reported to you on the TrueCoverage blog, health insurers were recently required by the current administration to cover the cost of several COVID-19 home testing kits per month. Surprisingly, this U.S. government requirement of health insurers did not...
How to Get Free COVID-19 Tests and Masks

How to Get Free COVID-19 Tests and Masks

With the recent surge of the fast-spreading Omicron-variant of COVID-19, it seems like every pharmacy you visit is out of tests, and every in-house testing facility features long lines and even longer waits for results. That is why the U.S. government has introduced...
Cancer Awareness, Detection, and Prevention

Cancer Awareness, Detection, and Prevention

Cancer Awareness Most people know the effects of cancer, regardless of the type, on an individual and their family. Studies have found there is a 40 percent chance of developing cancer among men during their lifetime. This statistic likely does not surprise you. It...
Congenital Disability (Birth Defect) Prevention

Congenital Disability (Birth Defect) Prevention

Not all congenital disabilities (once referred to as birth defects) can be prevented. Still, risks can be reduced by making good choices before and during pregnancy, increasing the likelihood of having a healthy baby. Identifying Congenital Disabilities By using...
Five Ways to Get Healthy in the New Year

Five Ways to Get Healthy in the New Year

Have you ever seen a list of ways to get healthy in the New Year? Bet you have. There are lots of them. Most of them will tell you to start a new trendy and complicated diet, start working out every day, or otherwise completely change your life. This will be a...
ACA: How to shop the c

ACA: How to shop the c

Want to buy health insurance but confused about where to start? You’ve probably heard the terms thrown around: exchange, marketplace and Healthcare.gov (oh my!). You’ve also probably seen advertisements from private marketplaces that claim to offer a better experience...
Special Enrollment Period & Coronavirus: What It Means for You

Special Enrollment Period & Coronavirus: What It Means for You

If you lose your employer-sponsored coverage because of a change in job during the COVID-19 pandemic — or if you can’t cover premiums for marketplace coverage because of an income loss — you might have some options. Find out more about how special enrollment...
Making Sense: An Affordable Care Act Refresher & Quick Guide

Making Sense: An Affordable Care Act Refresher & Quick Guide

The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act came into effect in 2010. Prior to the introduction of the act, insurers had the right to refuse individuals health coverage for any reason, effectively preventing many people from accessing the benefits of health...
COVID-19 Financial Protection: Managing Money

COVID-19 Financial Protection: Managing Money

The COVID-19 pandemic now affects everyone in the U.S. It also is causing trouble throughout the world. The Coronavirus affects each individual, family, community, state, and nation differently, ut COVID-19 financial protection is something on everyone’s mind....
Coronavirus Creates an Epidemic of Scams

Coronavirus Creates an Epidemic of Scams

Fake cures, phony charities, fraudulent promises of early stimulus payments—authorities are flooded with complaints Danita Sienknecht was on a car ride with her husband one recent morning when a stranger called her with an outlandish offer. If she wired him $4,000...
Moving Home? Ways to Save Money, Make Money & Manage Stress

Moving Home? Ways to Save Money, Make Money & Manage Stress

Of course, our first thoughts are ways to save money when moving home. A new home will probably be the biggest purchase any of us makes, but it is no reason for spending more than necessary on the move itself. There are two way of minimizing expenses when moving...
The science behind washing your hands? Why it works?

The science behind washing your hands? Why it works?

As COVID-19 and influenza continue to spread across the country, everyone from coworkers to the CDC wants you to wash your hands. Using face masks is ineffective (and makes it harder for health care workers to buy masks), and while hand sanitizer...
The struggle and triumph of America’s first black doctors

The struggle and triumph of America’s first black doctors

Around 1906, a young boy in Atlanta was stricken with a condition that cut off the circulation in his legs. His family feared it was life-threatening. His father, an African American minister named Briny Jordan, took him to the closest doctor he could find in the...
African American history month – Black history month

African American history month – Black history month

The annual observance of Black History Month in February has its origins dating back to 1926 when the historian Carter G Woodson, author of ‘The Journal of Negro History’, announced the second week in February to be “Negro History Week”. The flame flickered until, in...
Discovery Paves the Way for Dementia & Migraine Treatments

Discovery Paves the Way for Dementia & Migraine Treatments

Scientists from New Zealand have just made the “remarkable discovery” of the brain having its own blood pressure sensors—and they say it could pave the way towards new treatments for dementia, high blood pressure, migraines, and a dozen other conditions. For decades,...
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