Archive for the ‘Advice’ Category.

8 Tips for Taking Care of Your Aging Parents

Whether you’ve eased into the role of caretaker for your parents or become one overnight, know that you’re not alone and help is available.

8 Biggest Health Concerns for Adolescents

Consider the top eight health concerns for adolescents. Be safe out there — you only live once.

8 Perfect Hobbies for Retirees

If you’re looking for a place to start in your quest for the perfect hobby, try one of these eight activities that retirees love.

Beating the Brain Attack: An Overview of Strokes

Some people call them “brain attacks.” Some refer to them as “cerebrovascular accidents.” No matter what you call it, strokes are serious business, and can be deadly. According to the American Stroke Association, nearly 800,000 Americans have a new or recurrent stroke each year, which amounts to one stroke every 40 seconds. The American Heart […]

Understanding Funeral Expenses

Funeral expenses come at the worst time for family members and other survivors. Not only does a funeral take place in an emotionally difficult time, but the high costs often come as an unpleasant shock. Legal and financial issues already surround most deaths as beneficiaries go through probate or examine trusts. The extra challenge of […]

Baby Boomers’ Healthy Living Directory

Baby Boomers, or people born between 1946 and 1964, are beginning to reach retirement and many will be looking to maintain or improve their health throughout their twilight years, especially as rates of chronic disease continue to rise. However, in the face of misinformation about exercise programs and fad dieting, that can be a daunting […]

Seasonal Depression and Your Health Insurance

What is Seasonal Affective Disorder? Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) is a type of depression that occurs at the same time each year. Symptoms typically begin in the fall and last through the winter months, often worsening until spring. Though less common, people with the opposite pattern will see their symptoms begin in the spring or […]

Lose Weight with the Surgeon General’s Guidelines

Dr. Regina M. Benjamin, the United States Surgeon General, recommends that overweight and obese individuals lose weight to promote health and longevity. Overweight and obesity are defined by body mass index (BMI), which is based on a ratio of height to weight. A BMI of 25 is overweight, while a BMI of 30 or more […]

Patient Safety and Your Insurance Policy

Patient safety is not only the concern of hospitals, but also of the insurance companies that pay so much of the bill and are often responsible to consumers for the healthcare provided under their plans. In 1999 an Institute of Medicine report found that an average of 98,000 Americans die each year because of medical […]

The HIPAA Basics

With so much discussion concerning the future of American healthcare, it is no surprise that people are taking a closer look at their own health insurance and how healthcare works in the United States. If you have tried exploring this vast – and complicated – industry, you have probably run across the term “HIPAA.” While […]