Editor’s note: Today, Your Health Matters features a guest blog post from Lydia Chan, a writer who works for alzheimerscaregiver.net in Tacoma, WA.
When it comes to diseases such as Alzheimer’s disease, it’s important to prepare in advance. Studies indicate the cost of treatment for Alzheimer’s is widely variable. Treatment costs can depend on many factors, including family involvement, length of care, severity of illness, and other present health conditions that can complicate a diagnosis. Here are six ways to help you stay financially secure when dealing with Alzheimer’s disease.Read Article
From sweet corn and snap peas to berries and beans, summer is a great time to enjoy a wide variety of delicious—and nutritious—produce. Fruits and vegetables reach their best flavor when freshly picked and in season. One of the best ways to find local produce at its peak is by shopping at your community farmers[…]
You change doctors from time to time. Maybe you just moved into a new area and need a new doctor. Maybe your old doctor retired. Or maybe you simply wanted to make a switch. However it happens, your new doctor is going to need some information to provide you with the best health care possible.
Today’s blog post is written by Rachel O’Conner, a San Diego-based freelance writer who covers issues ranging from health care and technology to education and lifestyle topics. The views expressed are her own and do not necessarily represent the views or opinions of WPS Health Insurance or its affiliates.
A high-deductible health plan (HDHP) is a special type of plan that typically offers a lower premium than a traditional health plan. The trade-off is that what you pay out of pocket for medical expenses is typically more. If you’re healthy and use mostly preventive services, and therefore don’t have many medical bills, this type of plan can save you money.
In the past, I’ve spoken highly of staying late at the office, meticulously planning your diet, and ensuring you’re getting in your required exercise. Though these are all things we should keep up with the majority of the time, I recently began to think otherwise. Are they really that important in the grand scheme of things?
Has the recent change in weather brought a renewed energy to your fitness routine? With extended daylight, warm temperatures, and fresh foliage comes an increased desire to be more active outdoors. It’s the perfect time to add more activity to your life. But jumping in too quickly can lead to injuries that could haunt you all summer. Here are some things to keep in mind as you increase your activity level.