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I’ve Been Making Lifestyle Changes, But How Do I Know When It’s Time to Start Medication for High Blood Pressure?

2021-10-14T19:00:29+00:00

Key takeaways: Lifestyle changes are a vital part of keeping blood pressure healthy and controlled. Sometimes, lifestyle changes may not be enough and medication might be the best next step. There are multiple medication options for lowering blood pressure, each with their own risks and benefits. Know the key questions to ask yourself and your [...]

I’ve Been Making Lifestyle Changes, But How Do I Know When It’s Time to Start Medication for High Blood Pressure?2021-10-14T19:00:29+00:00

Why Does Medicare Have So Many Parts, and What Does Each Cover?

2021-09-16T16:13:16+00:00

Key takeaways: Medicare began with just Part A (hospital insurance) and Part B (medical insurance). Medicare now features four major parts: Parts A and B (original Medicare) and optional add-ons Part C (Medicare Advantage, an alternative that bundles the parts together) and Part D (prescription drug coverage). Medigap is the nickname for Medicare supplement insurance, [...]

Why Does Medicare Have So Many Parts, and What Does Each Cover?2021-09-16T16:13:16+00:00

FDA COVID-19 Vaccine Approval: Live Updates on Pfizer, Moderna, and J&J Vaccines

2021-08-12T15:00:05+00:00

Key takeaways: An emergency use authorization (EUA) allows for vaccines, tests, and treatments to be used during a public health emergency based on best available evidence — without being fully FDA-approved. The Pfizer, Moderna, and Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccines have been issued EUAs. Pfizer and Moderna have started the process for full approval. Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine may be [...]

FDA COVID-19 Vaccine Approval: Live Updates on Pfizer, Moderna, and J&J Vaccines2021-08-12T15:00:05+00:00

Special Enrollment period Ends 8/15/21

2021-08-10T17:33:54+00:00

We’re in the last few days of the six-month Special Enrollment Period (SEP). During the SEP, which was announced shortly after President Biden took office, consumers have had an opportunity to sign up for health coverage and, for those who qualify, take advantage of the enhanced premium tax credits under the American Rescue Plan Act. [...]

Special Enrollment period Ends 8/15/212021-08-10T17:33:54+00:00

How to Tell the Difference Between a Heart Attack and a Panic Attack

2021-07-22T14:01:25+00:00

Key takeaways:  Heart attacks and panic attacks have a lot in common, but they are different conditions. Some of the risk factors are the same. Medical tests can help determine what is causing your symptoms. It is important to get emergency medical care for serious symptoms, like chest pain or shortness of breath, even if [...]

How to Tell the Difference Between a Heart Attack and a Panic Attack2021-07-22T14:01:25+00:00

TERM LIFE INSURANCE – WHERE YOU GET ALL YOUR PREMIUM MONEY RETURNED BACK TO YOU

2021-06-17T20:13:59+00:00

Along with my ACA health plans and Short Term health plans I now have a Term Life option where you can get all your money back!   Have you heard of “Return of Premium” for Term Life Insurance? (Watch video below) https://youtu.be/n1z78rJsijU Purchase a Term Life policy for 20 or 30 years up to age 65 and “receive all your money back” when the [...]

TERM LIFE INSURANCE – WHERE YOU GET ALL YOUR PREMIUM MONEY RETURNED BACK TO YOU2021-06-17T20:13:59+00:00

What is the Difference Between the Pfizer, Moderna, and Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 Vaccines?

2021-06-16T18:00:45+00:00

Key takeaways:  There are currently three authorized COVID-19 vaccines available in the U.S. — two mRNA vaccines (Pfizer and Moderna) and one viral vector vaccine (Johnson & Johnson). The three COVID-19 vaccines cause similar side effects, including mild flu-like symptoms and injection-site reactions. Severe reactions to the vaccines are very rare. Each vaccine provides very [...]

What is the Difference Between the Pfizer, Moderna, and Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 Vaccines?2021-06-16T18:00:45+00:00

How Will the New COVID-19 Variants Affect Our Vaccine Strategy?

2021-04-01T13:52:16+00:00

Key takeaways: Viruses mutate a lot, and sometimes mutations impact how easily the virus spreads or how well vaccines work against it. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and public health partners are monitoring COVID-19 variants of concern — variants that spread more easily or reduce vaccine effectiveness. Vaccine manufacturers are working to [...]

How Will the New COVID-19 Variants Affect Our Vaccine Strategy?2021-04-01T13:52:16+00:00

Did the COVID-19 Vaccine Work if I Didn’t Feel Any Side Effects?

2021-03-18T19:00:03+00:00

Key takeaways: Most vaccinated people are protected from COVID-19 even if they don’t have side effects. Only about 50% of people vaccinated with either the Pfizer or Moderna vaccines experienced side effects other than arm pain, while 95% were protected from COVID-19 infection. Less than half of people who received the Johnson & Johnson vaccine [...]

Did the COVID-19 Vaccine Work if I Didn’t Feel Any Side Effects?2021-03-18T19:00:03+00:00

Getting the COVID-19 Vaccine? Here’s What to Expect

2021-02-18T14:23:52+00:00

Key takeaways:  Put your name on a waitlist, sign up for Twitter alerts, and register in advance if possible to reduce your wait for a vaccine appointment. Arrive early for your appointment and plan on waiting an extra 15 minutes after your COVID-19 vaccine. Some side effects such as muscle pain and fatigue are normal [...]

Getting the COVID-19 Vaccine? Here’s What to Expect2021-02-18T14:23:52+00:00
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