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On-line: International health insurance, typically with evacuation coverage, is a supplemental insurance policy to cover health expenses while traveling. There are many reputible companies who market their products online. The national health service advises: www.Nhs.Uk/nhsengland/healthcareabroad/pages/healthcareabroad.Aspx. Us state department: travel.State.Gov/travel/cis_pa_tw/cis/cis_1470.Html. ...Read more
Healthcare: Same as elsewhere, yes.Get a more detailed answer ›
See below: A prescription is not needed. Vaccine can be obtained from your provider, health department, or maybe student health. ...Read more
Not in US: Avian, or bird flu, is not currently a threat in the us and do not normally infect humans, but sporadic human infections have occurred. H5n1 is a highly pathogenic avian flu virus, that if recombined with human inf. A could result in human-to-human transmission. Best protection:avoid source of exposure (prolonged contact with sick or dead infected poultry, personal protective equipment, hand wash. ...Read more
Which vaccine is better to get: meningococcal polysaccharide vaccine or meningococcal conjugate vaccine?
Special cases: Generally medicare does not cover routine dental care, including fillings, extractions, dentures, etc. See the following site for cases where medicare will cover: http://www.Medicare.Com/services-and-procedures/dental/medicare-and-dental-plans.Html for routine care, one needs a dental care/discount plan. Clinics at dental schools may offer services at reduced rates. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
All insurers should: Major insurance companies have drug plans. The insurance companies can have their own plan, or contract with a separate company to run a drug plan. Other groups, such as aarp, may have a plan (but again, they contract with a separate company to run the plan). Plans have benefits for local retail pharmacies to handle short-term prescriptions, and mail-order pharmacies for 90-day prescriptions. ...Read more
Below: Yes: There have been numerous studies over the years, that the dosage of vaccine in Pentaxim against Pertussis is low, that it is not able to protect humans from infection in the long run. A recent study by WHO also states that pertussis (respiratory disease, which spreads through contact) is on the rise again & is prevalent among 5+ years old children in the United States & Europe, where this vaccine has been adopted as part of the national immunization schedule. This vaccine has already been banned in developed countries, on WHO’s recommendation. ...Read more
I think this: question might be outside our scope but goodluck. ...Read more
Prevnar (pneumococcal vaccine) 13 vaccine has diphtheria proteins in it. Does Prevnar (pneumococcal vaccine) 13 vaccine protect against pneumococcus and diphtheria? Thank-you!
No: The diphtheria proteins used for PCV-13 (Prevnar) are not antigenic for diphtheria. That means they are not recognized by the body to produce an immune response. They just help carry the pneumococcal proteins into the appropriate cells to create the immune response for the pneumococcal bacteria. ...Read more
TdaP: Your local health department can help.Get a more detailed answer ›
Check state board,: You can message Dr. Timson on Healthtap Concierge if he has a concierge practice. If he does not, you can go online to the Ohio Board of Medicine, and check his profile. Sometimes docs will authorize their email addresses to be made available to the public. However, many docs do not choose to publish that information widely. Spam is a huge problem for all of us! ...Read more
Does the state of connecticut have a comprehensive dental care program for adult medicaid recipients?Is there a participating provider listing online?
Same procedures: Performing dental care on a hepatitis b carrier is no different than doing modern dental procedures on a regular, non-infected person. The standard blood and bodily fluid precautions are adequate. Dental care workers should be sure their hepatitis b immunity is good, from the vaccine or from a past, resolved infection. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer