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Choosing The Right Health Insurance For Your Family

Choosing the right health insurance plan is about more than just getting good medical care, it's also about protecting your family's financial security. According to one recent Harvard study, as many as 62% of all bankruptcies were brought on by medical expenses. It's not enough to just have a policy any more, you need to be sure that the policy you choose will provide the coverage you need without overwhelming you with additional costs you can't absorb. Read More 

3 Treatments To Avoid Chemotherapy-Related Hair Loss

While undergoing chemotherapy, you can experience a range of side effects, including hair loss. Even though there is a chance you can lose your hair, there are steps you and your doctor can take to possibly prevent hair loss. Here are some treatments that are available to help prevent hair loss.  Minoxidil Minoxidil has been used for years to help prevent genetics-related hair loss and can possibly help to prevent chemotherapy-related hair loss. Read More 

Chest Pain When You Are Active Should Never Be Ignored

You're shoveling snow from your driveway or mowing your yard and you have a sudden pain and tightness in your chest. You sit down for a few minutes and it goes away. It's tempting to ignore the pain as just the result of overworking yourself, but it may be a more major sign of a health problem. Here is why this is a sign to be seen by heart specialists as soon as you can before you experience a more painful heart attack in your future. Read More 

Congregate Housing: How To Cure Loneliness

One of the challenges of growing old is that you may find that you do not have as many opportunities to interact with others as you once did. Friends and family members are busy or are no longer with you. But there is no reason why you can't make more friends in an assisted living facility that is designed more to help residents have their social needs met. Congregate housing is one of the best options if you are lonely and need assisted living. Read More 

Important Information About 3 Common Surgical Procedures To Remove Melanoma

If you have recently been diagnosed with melanoma, you are not alone. Melanoma impacts 20% of Americans at some point during their lifetime and, in recent years, those numbers have been slowly increasing. Fortunately, more than nine out of ten people in the United States diagnosed and treated for melanoma are alive five years later. Therefore, it is easy to see why early detection and treatment, including surgery, is so important. Read More