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Mypyramid Plan Gov
Sure!: They can do anything they want. They want to make money, not help people, really. If you are too sick, you won't do that. However, if they don't cover some illness, like mental illness, but would cover others, then there may be a question of failure to provide "health care parity", which is supposedly illegal. Talk to your agent and find out why. Check with the state department of insurance. ...Read more
Global health organisation warns families to prepare emergency family plan: what medicine and supplies.?
Six basic supplies: 1 water mke sure you have water for basic needs for 3 days 2 food non perishable for st least 3 days 3 first aid and supplies 4 clothing and beddings appropriate 5 tools and special items like flash lights and fresh batteries 6 battery powered communication devices and dont forget copies of important documents like drivers licence, passports. Prescription medicines and over the counter meds. ...Read more
Yes: Try googling it to see what other folks are saying who tried it. ...Read more
Help, please. Is the CDC (center for disease control and prevention) an international health agency?
Some > none!: Good question! most travel with no travel health insurance assuming perhaps that their domestic plan will cover them (no, or maybe only reimburse some expense), or that their gold credit card will help (pretty limited plan). You want an advocate you can call to pick up the ball and run with it should you be ill or hurt. Repatriation can cost $$! check out internationalsos as option. ...Read more
You pay more first: High deductible means you pay that amount for your care, first, before your insurance starts to kick in and help you pay. There may be some exceptions to this. If you are relatively healthy, this may be a good option. For example, if you increase your deductible $1000, your monthly premium may decrease $100($1200 per year) potentially saving you $200. Discuss options with your agent. Dr l. ...Read more
What health tips should I follow when traveling internationally? Diet? Sleep? Supplements? Vaccinations?
Travel advice: Advice depends a lot of what country you are traveling to. The cdc has some great information for travelers on what shots they should get before you travel, what to bring, etc. Their web address is cdc.Gov/travel. You should also make sure that if you take medications regularly that you have more then enough to get you through the trip. ...Read more
Use your resources.: If you are on dialysis, you likely have a nephrologist and a renal nutritionist to help you with this question. Do consult them, because weight loss may involve more specialized considerations for your body! (for example, watch the phosphates and salt!) also, ask these folks what exercise is best for you, as excercise may help your weight loss efforts. Good luck. Lgromkomd. ...Read more
Health insurance portability and accountability act: may I discuss client details with other employees within my agency?
Probably: If you agency is not health related, then details of your clients are assumed to be public unless there is some other confidentiality arrangement. You probably should not discuss health issues that you are privy to, but this is not a hippa issue if you are not a health professional. ...Read more
How we eat, live: Nhanes is an ongoing, episodic survey of how america eats, health behaviors, fitness, baseline illnesses, risk factors. Started in 1960;, 5000 people representative of population, get interviewed, examined and lab tests. Elderly, blacks, hispanics get over-sampled. Info used for research studies, public policy, etc. ...Read more
Why does it appear that dieticians download patient nutrition info from a standard template that popular on-line sites have? Case-by-case has ended?
Nutrition: In the nutrition world one size does not fit all - so I agree with you. Sadly, it is unlikely that the dietitians who have a fixed "menu", will ever change. How about you doing some online reading and getting a good item out to the folks who need more help. Please keep me posted. ...Read more