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Cholesterol in food is no longer considered the enemy of health

If you, dear reader, are 50 years old or less, I’m sure you have grown up listening from multiple sources that cholesterol in food was almost the equivalent of a poison. Probably you told your mother, girlfriend or wife and even Granny, beware that meat or egg that has much cholesterol! Well now things are different. The US Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee (DGAC) has recently concluded that cholesterol in food “is not a nutrient whose excessive consumption should cause concern”. To put it in simple words, the committee said to no longer worry about cholesterol from your food… Faced with such shocking…

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What You should Know About Health Insurance

What you should know about health insurance is that there are many insurance companies out there that offer your protection from unexpected medical emergencies. But just like anything else, not all of them are created alike. And in this article, we are going to show you how to go about choosing a health insurance plan. It all starts with you identifying the different types of health plans available in the market now: bronze, silver, gold, and platinum. Among the four, you pay the lowest premiums on bronze, however, you have a larger co-payment percentage as most insurance companies will only…

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Michelle Obama in campaign against childhood obesity: “LET’S MOVE”

Over the past four decades, the First Ladies of the United States have realized that their position gives them a chance to do something to help the country’s residents to improve their lives. Nancy Reagan promoted the message “Say NO to drugs” for children. Laura Bush supported the promotion of reading and education in the first five years. Hillary Clinton began a national health care reform. She, along with Senators Ted Kennedy and Orrin Hatch, won approval of the State Children’s Health Insurance Program in 1997. A federal effort that provided health coverage for children whose parents could not provide…

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What Is CHIP As It Applies To Healthcare?

If you are like most people, you are probably wondering to yourself what CHIP means as it applies to healthcare. Well, we are here to tell you that is the equivalent of Medicare for children, and the abbreviation stands for Children’s Health Insurance Program. Being a government-sanctioned program, you’d be glad to know that the premiums are really low and if you qualify, you could be paying nothing at all. For only $50 per year, the CHIP program pays for dental health care including cleanings and fillings, eye examinations and glasses, regular health checkups, prescription drugs and vaccines, hospital care…

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I Benefited From Obamacare But I’m Still Not A Fan…Here’s Why…

Many people have opinions about Obamacare without having had any experience getting insurance through the government website. I was one of those people, and I get it, trust me. I’m not writing a pro-Obamacare article here, but I just want to tell you about my experiences. As I mentioned, I was not for this healthcare reform at all, and I spoke negatively about it like many other people. I’m still not for it, and I still wonder if it’s the direction for healthcare. Obamacare almost seems like a band-aid, and I found out it’s also like a bail out. People…

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All About Applying For Medicare Online

If you are at least 65 years old and have nothing in the way of a health insurance, you should know that is right now possible to apply for medicare online. Yes, you do not need to go to your local social security office. The only thing you need to do is to go to this link and click on the relevant answers to the different questions that appear. There are no forms to fill out at the social security service for you, although it is possible that they will ask for additional information. In any case, now more…

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Tips For Applying For Medicaid

While many Americans that were previously uninsured have now been able to obtain affordable health insurance thanks to the options available on the Marketplace, there are millions more that simply can not afford the coverage options available. If you are one of those that just can’t fit health insurance into your budget it is time to apply for Medicaid. The process is rather simple and with the tips here you will see that the effort is certainly worth the rewards. The first step to applying is seeing if there is an option to apply online. Almost every state now has…

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