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Health insurance is tricky in more ways than one. Start here to better understand the ins and outs, jargon, and more. Then learn more about options to consider and ways to navigate the system.

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CDC Expands COVID-19 Booster Eligibility to Moderna and

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For Middle-Aged Women, Carbs Might Protect Heart Health

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Health Disparities in HIV

(4 days ago) Verywell Health uses only high-quality sources, including peer-reviewed studies, to support the facts within our articles. Read our editorial process to learn more about how we fact-check and keep our content accurate, reliable, and trustworthy. National Institutes of Health.

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Fauci Says Trick-or-Treating Is a Go This Year

(1 days ago) 1 day ago · This Halloween, health experts are saying that children can go trick-or-treating in small groups—with a few caveats. Kids should wear masks and stay out of large groups. Being outdoors is a safer way to spend the holiday than attending crowded indoor parties. Children everywhere can rejoice: Halloween festivities are officially back.

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Hiking May Be More Heart-healthy Than Hammer Curls

(Just Now) In a new study, researchers analyzed the health effects of endurance exercise like biking or running and how it stacks up against resistance exercise like weightlifting. The verdict: Endurance exercise is better for your heart. For the study, researchers looked at the mitochondrial activity of 30 people who were either assigned to an endurance

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Xeroderma Pigmentosum: Overview and More

(9 days ago) Maxine Lipner is a long-time health and medical writer with over 30 years of experience covering ophthalmology, oncology, and general health and wellness. Xeroderma pigmentosum (XP) is a rare genetic condition affecting DNA repair. People with xeroderma pigmentosum are …

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What Is a Healthcare Provider

(7 days ago) Most health plans have provider networks. These networks are groups of providers that have agreed to provide services to the health plan’s members at a discounted rate and that have met the quality standards required by your insurer. Your health plan prefers that you use its in-network providers rather than using out-of-network providers.

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Nasal Sprays Could Protect You From Serious COVID-19 Illness

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Is It Fall Allergies or COVID-19

(2 days ago) Angela Underwood's extensive local, state, and federal healthcare and environmental news coverage includes 911 first-responder compensation policy to the Ciba-Geigy water contamination case in Toms River, NJ. Her additional health-related coverage includes death and …

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Free Birth Control: Types, Costs, with Insurance or Not

(5 days ago) Mary Choy, PharmD, is board-certified in geriatric pharmacotherapy. She currently serves as the director of pharmacy practice of the New York State Council of Health-System Pharmacists. There are many birth control options available, and it can be overwhelming to choose the best one for you. The

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Multiple Myeloma Diet: What to Eat for Better Management

(Just Now) Lindsay Curtis is a health writer with over 20 years of experience in writing health, science & wellness-focused articles. Learn about our editorial process Published on October 21, 2021

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More Daylight Can Brighten Your Spirits, Too

(7 days ago) Angela Underwood's extensive local, state, and federal healthcare and environmental news coverage includes 911 first-responder compensation policy to the Ciba-Geigy water contamination case in Toms River, NJ. Her additional health-related coverage includes death and …

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How Hypogonadism Is Treated

(6 days ago) Dr. Danielle Weiss is the founder of Center for Hormonal Health and Well-Being, a personalized, proactive, patient-centered medical practice with a unique focus on integrative endocrinology.She enjoys giving lectures and writing articles for both the lay public and medical audiences. Dr. Weiss is Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine at the University of California, San …

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Your 'Digital Twin' Could Help Control Type 2 Diabetes

(7 days ago) 1 day ago · Nick Blackmer is a librarian, fact checker, and researcher with more than 20 years’ experience in consumer-oriented health and wellness content. An AI-driven system that collects sensor data, lab data, and patient feedback may be able to greatly improve the …

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Anosognosia: Definition, Symptoms, Causes, Treatment

(7 days ago) Anosognosia is a symptom of some mental health illnesses, as well as neurological conditions, including stroke and dementia. Anosognosia is characterized by someone's lack of insight or awareness of their condition, which can make treatment difficult to …

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What to Eat to Manage Familial Hypercholesterolemia

(3 days ago) Adopting a heart-healthy diet in combination with medication and guidance from your healthcare practitioner can go a long way toward managing familial hypercholesterolemia (FH). To get started, fill up your plate mostly with fruit and vegetables, whole grains, beans, nuts, and lean protein sources like fish and poultry.

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How Long Does It Take for Birth Control to Work

(6 days ago) Verywell Health uses only high-quality sources, including peer-reviewed studies, to support the facts within our articles. Read our editorial process to learn more about how we fact-check and keep our content accurate, reliable, and trustworthy.

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Stage 4 Renal Cell Carcinoma: Overview and More

(7 days ago) Prognosis. Stage 4 renal cell carcinoma is the most advanced form of this type of cancer. The five-year survival rate for stage 4 renal cell carcinoma that has spread to distant areas of the body is 13%. 5 Distant areas from the kidneys include the brain, lungs, bones, and other organs or tissues.

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How Do You Know If You Have Allergies

(6 days ago) Margaret Etudo is a health writing expert with extensive experience in simplifying complex health-based information for the public on topics, like respiratory health, mental health and sexual health. Learn about our editorial process. Published on October 11, 2021. Medically reviewed by.

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Homozygous Familial Hypercholesterolemia: Overview and More

(7 days ago) Homozygous familial hypercholesterolemia (HoFH) is a very rare genetic condition, affecting about one in 250,000 people. This condition leads to extremely high LDL cholesterol levels, even in childhood and early adulthood. If left untreated, it can increase the risk of having an early cardiovascular event, such as a heart attack or stroke.

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Experts Respond to the FDA's New Sodium Guidelines

(4 days ago) 3. One teaspoon of table salt has 2,300mg of sodium. To get the health benefits of sodium, The Dietary Guidelines for Americans recommend that adults limit sodium intake to 2,300mg per day. Children ages 14 and younger should limit their intake even more. 4. However, table salt is not the only source of sodium.

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Sexual Performance Anxiety: Symptoms, Causes, Treatment

(5 days ago) For more mental health resources, see our National Helpline Database. Therapy . Psychotherapy, or talk therapy, is the primary treatment for sexual performance anxiety. Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) is the most common type of talk therapy used to treat sexual performance anxiety in men and women. This option has been found effective in

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How Burkitt Lymphoma Is Diagnosed

(5 days ago) Douglas A. Nelson, MD, is a board-certified oncologist and hematologist who previously served for 13 years as a physician in the US Air Force. Burkitt lymphoma is a cancer of the lymphatic system that primarily affects children. Early diagnosis is important because the cancer is …

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Your ‘Depression Meals’ Can Be Low-effort—and Healthy

(4 days ago) Nick Blackmer is a librarian, fact checker, and researcher with more than 20 years’ experience in consumer-oriented health and wellness content. On social media apps like TikTok, people are sharing their go-to depression meals when they have little mental and physical energy for …

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What Is an Ocular Migraine

(2 days ago) Verywell Health uses only high-quality sources, including peer-reviewed studies, to support the facts within our articles. Read our editorial process to learn more about how we fact-check and keep our content accurate, reliable, and trustworthy. American Migraine Foundation.

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Familial Hypercholesterolemia Test: Results and Treatment

(3 days ago) Verywell Health uses only high-quality sources, including peer-reviewed studies, to support the facts within our articles. Read our editorial process to learn more about how we fact-check and keep our content accurate, reliable, and trustworthy. MedlinePlus. Familial hypercholesterolemia. Updated September 8, 2020.

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How Familial Hypercholesterolemia Is Diagnosed

(8 days ago) Physical Examination. If FH is suspected, a healthcare provider may do a physical exam to look for symptoms and check the patient’s general health. Screening for FH may also be done by a primary healthcare provider as part of routine exams such as an annual physical. 6. A physical examination may involve:

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How Familial Hypercholesterolemia Is Treated

(8 days ago) Richard N. Fogoros, MD, is a retired professor of medicine and board-certified internal medicine physician and cardiologist. Familial hypercholesterolemia (FH), also called pure hypercholesterolemia, is an inherited condition that affects the body’s ability to …

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Chronic Graft-Versus-Host Disease: Overview and More

(8 days ago) Chronic graft-versus-host disease is a complication of a bone marrow or stem cell transplant. Immune cells (T-cells) from the donor tissue attack the recipient’s cells. To be the chronic form, this occurs 100 days or more after the transplant. It can affect many different areas of the body, including the skin, mouth, eyes, lungs, and

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Upright GO Posture Trainer Review

(2 days ago) Sarah Bradley / Verywell Health. Officially, Upright GO says it can start improving your posture within the first two weeks, and that seems reasonable to me; with prolonged use, I feel confident that I would be both more familiar and more comfortable with a healthier, stronger posture in other scenarios as well.

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Lettuce Water, Dandelion Tea, Rosemary Oil: TikTok's

(7 days ago) Taking health matters into one’s own hands can be empowering for some people. Like the bread-baking flurry that wiped grocery store shelves of flour and yeast at the start of the pandemic, the turn to home-based remedies is partially about being in …

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Breech: Types, Risk Factors, Treatment, Complications

(2 days ago) Monique Rainford, MD, is board-certified in obstetrics-gynecology, and currently serves as an Assistant Clinical Professor at Yale Medicine. She is the former chief of obstetrics-gynecology at Yale Health. Breech concerns the position of the fetus before labor. Typically, the fetus comes out

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What Is Heterozygous Familial Hypercholesterolemia

(1 days ago) Heterozygous familial hypercholesterolemia (HeFH) is a type of FH in which a person inherits one faulty gene from one biological parent that is paired with a healthy gene from the other biological parent. 2. This article will review the symptoms, risk factors, and treatment for HeFH.

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What to Know About Telehealth for Gallbladder Disease

(3 days ago) Jay Yepuri, MD, MS, is a board-certified gastroenterologist and a practicing partner at Digestive Health Associates of Texas (DHAT). Logging on to your computer or phone is a common way to access your doctor ever since the COVID-19 pandemic hit. These telehealth services are available for a …

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Study: Autism Diagnosis Later in Life Linked to Worse

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What Is the Most Effective Birth Control Method

(9 days ago) Anita Sadaty, MD, is board-certified in obstetrics-gynecology. She is a clinical assistant professor at Hofstra Northwell School of Medicine and founder of Redefining Health Medical. Birth control is not one size fits all. Some methods are more effective than others, but finding a method that fits

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The 7 Best Knee Pillows of 2021

(6 days ago) The 8 Best Body Pillows of 2021. Final Verdict. Our favorite choice is the Coop Home Goods Orthopedic Knee Pillow ( view at Coop Home Goods ), which offers medium-firm density with an extra, removable one-inch foam layer so you can get the exact level of support you need. On top of that, the pillow is designed to keep you cool with a breathable

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