Diabetics and the Recession
Diabetics are increasingly risking life and limb by cutting back on-or even going without-doctor visits, insulin, medicines and blood-sugar testing as they lose income and health insurance in the recession.
Finding Out Where Food Is From
Under a recently implemented federal law, almost all foods-including fresh meats and produce-are required to have labels identifying their country of origin.
Rethinking "White-Coat Hypertension"
Someone who usually has normal blood pressure goes the doctor-and the person's blood pressure zooms. This phenomenon is known as "white-coat hypertension".
Getting Wise to the
With healthcare costs continuing to grow, some employers are showing a return on investment in wellness programming, particularly employers that offer an annual health-risk assessment and counseling.
Health-Insurance Tips for the Graduate
Employers expect to hire 22% fewer new college graduates from the class of 2009 than from the class of 2008, according to the National Association of Colleges and Employers.
A Nurse Practitioner's Guide to Smart Health Choices
Many companies are utilizing nurse practioners in their wellness programs.
Often more readily available as well as less costly than physicians, nurse practioners have developed a niche in the wellness area that is growing.
Building an HSA Balance
One of the biggest concerns people often have about switching to a health savings account (HSA) is being able to cover the high deductible before the insurance plan starts paying for expenses.
Using an HSA for Retirement
Many individuals are now using health savings accounts (HSAs) as a way to supplement their traditional retirement accounts, such as 401ks.
Dramatic Events On Tax Day Show Strength, Vulnerability of HSAs
While the House of Representatives was passing a bill that could slow down adoption of Health Savings Accounts (HSAs), a man blamed by one Republican congressman for providing House Democrats with the justification defended himself and his company to his peers.
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