How Your Computer Screen is Affecting Your Vision

During the course of most people’s days, you’ll likely use several different devices. It’s common for many professionals to check their cell phone, log on to an iPad/tablet or use a computer, all in tandem. It might come as no surprise to you that overuse of computers and technology can harm your vision. Active users often experience symptoms ranging from diminished or blurry vision to eye strain, headaches, and neck or shoulder pain.

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Which Health Plan to Choose When You Have an Out-of-State Student

Having a child move away to college can be an exciting yet emotional experience for many parents. However, while making sure your child is registered for classes and has everything they need for his or her dorm room, there’s one detail you don’t want to forget about: making sure your child is adequately covered under a health insurance policy. Of course, if your child is attending an out-of-state school, this can become even more complicated. What can you do to make sure your child has coverage so far from home? We’ve got a few tips.

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Benefits of Health Insurance

In the past, many people went without health insurance for a number of reasons. Often people see this coverage as something that’s only beneficial if you get sick. When you’re relatively healthy, it might seem like a good idea to save the money on insurance premiums. In the long-term, however, that can be a catastrophic idea. Illnesses and accidents often come with no previous warning and an extensive hospital stay without insurance coverage can virtually bankrupt even those who were doing well financially.

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Essential Health Benefits of the Affordable Care Act

The Affordable Care Act (ACA) mandates that all healthcare plans offered in the United States provide coverage for certain “essential benefits” beginning in 2014. Also known as mandated benefits, these benefits are designed to ensure every American receives coverage for their basic healthcare needs. The ACA has also mandated these benefits be extended to state Medicare and Medicaid programs.

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Simple Tips for Making Healthier Eating Choices

In today’s world of readily available processed and fast foods, it’s more difficult than ever for busy people to make healthy eating choices. However, with more than two-thirds of Americans classified as overweight or obese, there has never been a greater need for a balanced, nutritious diet. If you struggle to make the right eating choices day after day, the good news is that there are a few simple tips you can follow to get on the right track.

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What Every Doctor Needs to Know About Disability Insurance

Generally speaking, doctors tend to be proactive when it comes to planning for their financial future and retirement. Unfortunately, one aspect of financial planning that even the most responsible of doctors can overlook is that of purchasing Long-Term Disability Insurance. But what would you do if you were no longer able to feasibly practice law because you had cancer, were confined to a wheelchair, had a stroke or were unable to see? Would you and your family be able to maintain the same quality of life financially? If you’re like most doctors, then the answer is a resounding “no.”

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The Link Between Gum Disease and Health Conditions

Most people want a straight, white smile because it looks better, or makes them look younger. What many people don’t realize is that good oral health is an indication that you are generally healthy. There is a correlation between periodontal disease and a number of illnesses. According to one recent study, those with serious gum disease were up to 40 percent more likely to have a chronic health condition.

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Back to School: Health Insurance for College Students

Having health insurance is a must for any college student that is going away to school. There are a number of options available for college students depending on individual circumstances, including student plans, subsidized coverage, or remaining on their parents’ health plan.

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