We’re still mulling over the implications of Angelina Jolie’s stunning announcement this week, but one note. While we applaud her bravery in bringing so much attention to an important issue in women’s health, we strongly suggest that anyone thinking of undergoing the BRAC1 gene testing to read Dr. H. Gilbert Welch’s opinion piece in CNN:
. . . → Read More: Angelina Jolie: Before You Rush Out To Get Tested…
It’s no secret that a healthy diet can go a long way to cutting down on health care costs. Now, health insurers are looking at whether they should help pay for one:
At $2.50 a pound, broccoli may seem too expensive. But cut the price by 25 percent, and our thinking about whether we should . . . → Read More: Should Health Insurers Help To Pay for Broccoli?
If you shop at Wal-Mart, this could be you in the near future:
Perched by a computer monitor wedged between shelves of cough drops and the pharmacy in a bustling Walmart, Mohamed Khader taps out answers to questions such as how often he eats vegetables, whether anyone in his family has diabetes and his age.
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There’s really no question that quitting smoking can help you cut your healthcare costs. It’s obvious. Health insurers charge smokers more for health insurance. Employers are now charging smokers more for health insurance. Some companies are even refusing to employ smokers are all because they cost so much more for their healthcare.
But if you . . . → Read More: Video of the Day: How Much Could Quitting Smoking Save You? A Timeline
If you’re one of the 45 million adult smokers in this country, you may have made a New Year’s resolution to finally quit smoking.
If so, congratulations! Quitting smoking is one of the best things that you can do for your overall health, and it’s also one of the best things you can do for . . . → Read More: Quit Smoking and Have Your Health Insurance Pay For It!
Flu season’s here! We hope if you’ve already gotten your flu vaccine, but if not, it’s time to get cracking.
But we know that at $30 a pop at your local CVS or Walgreens, it’s not exactly cheap to get a family of four ready for flu season. Here are some free or low-cost . . . → Read More: Flu Season: Where to Find Free/Low-Cost Flu Shots Near You
Need help sticking with your resolution to quit smoking or drop a few pounds? Here’s some incentive laid out in dollars and cents:
The 69 percent of American adults who are overweight or obese and the 19 percent of us who smoke pay more for health insurance because of the risks associated. People with a . . . → Read More: The Dollars and Cents of Sticking With Your New Year’s Resolutions
Have you gotten a flu shot this year? Tell us about it in our discussion forum!
Don’t forget! Getting your vaccines are an important way to keep you healthy all year and long which helps you keep your healthcare costs down!
Have you had your flu vaccine this year? Tell us about it in our discussion forum!
This is big news and something to think about:
Mammograms have done surprisingly little to catch deadly breast cancers before they spread, a big U.S. study finds. At the same time, more than a million women have been treated for cancers that never would have threatened their lives, researchers estimate.
Up to one-third of . . . → Read More: Are Mammograms Really Necessary?