Archives for December 2012

Does Health Insurance Pay For Weight Loss Surgery?

For decades, “weight loss” or bariatric surgery has been one of the most controversial methods of treating obesity. Most of us have heard stories of horrific side effects and even deaths, especially as a result of some of the earlier surgeries. Insurance companies often refused to pay for bariatric surgery, even if the patient was [&hellip

What Is the Difference Between Dental Insurance and a Dental Plan?

It is vitally important to take good care of our teeth and gums. Some dental problems such as an untreated tooth infection can be life-threatening. Unfortunately, prices for oral care have spiked dramatically right along with the costs of other types of healthcare. While a dental insurance policy is probably the best asset for the [&hellip

Holiday Activities Increase Your Risk of Serious House Fires

For most people, winter is a special season and a time for holiday celebration. Most people acknowledge that they are much more susceptible to suffer a cold, the flu, stress or even depression (such as seasonal affective disorder) during the colder months of the years. But fires can turn much more deadly and winter activities are [&hellip

What Are The Risks of Corticosteroids for Asthma?

Corticosteroids sound similar to illegal steroids that some athletes use to “bulk up” faster. While corticosteroids are often called steroids by medical professionals, steroids for asthma and illegal steroids are not the same medication. However, using corticosteroids for asthma or any other medical condition has a number of potential risks that patients should consider. Asthma [&hellip

What Is Asthma?

Asthma is a potentially life-threatening condition that often recurs throughout someone’s life, thus it is considered chronic rather than acute. More than 25 million Americans suffer from asthma attacks and nearly one-third of those affected are children. An asthma attack is when the narrowing of the airways that aid the lungs cause shortness of breath, [&hellip

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