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Walk In Clinics

No-Frills Medical Care. Walk-in clinics have proliferated in recent years. They often cost less than private doctors or hospitals. You can walk in without an appointment and get a medical treatment or consultation. These clinics are especially useful in emergencies that are not life threatening, though for really serious cases you would want to go to …

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Psychotherapy

What Is It? American terminologies can be confusing when it comes to the field of psychotherapy. A psychiatrist is a medical doctor (M.D.) who specializes in mental illnesses. The psychiatrist is legally able to prescribe medications. A psychologist has a Ph.D. degree in psychology and may be in the professional practice of psychotherapy. People with …

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Medical and Blood Tests

When you apply for insurance, the insurance company may ask for a blood or medical test, often at their own expense. They want to make sure you don’t have high blood pressure, AIDS or any other serious disease before they give you the insurance. If you do have a serious medical condition, you may have …

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Teen Pregnancy

This material courtesy of Gail Metcalf. There is very good education in our schools now about teen sex, the precautions and devices to prevent pregnancy and STDs (sexually transmitted diseases). But no prevention method is 100% safe. And it is important to know that teen legal rights to engage in all types of sexual activity …

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Sexually Transmitted Diseases

The dread disease AIDS (Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome) is in the news constantly. AIDS first began to cause public concern as a disease affecting mostly homosexuals and intravenous drug users. Though it has not spread to the heterosexual population to the extent many experts have feared, it is still a major issue. Fear of AIDS …

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Rosacea and Stress

This material is courtesy of Daria Wilczynska-White. Did you know that 14 Million Americans suffer from rosacea? Studies show that over 78 percent of them don’t even know they are suffering from this condition and would not  know what to do about it. Rosacea is a skin condition which affects the face and while it …

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Other Health Practitioners

Many other health practitioners other than medical doctors and dentists serve the American public. They go through various types of professional education, industry and governmental certification. Podiatrists are qualified to work on foot problems, while chiropractors manipulate the bones to enhance overall health. It is wise, when contemplating using one of these practitioners, to first …

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Open Enrollment

Open enrollment health insurance plans are the plan of last resort for people who cannot qualify for health insurance because of illness, health history or high risk lifestyle. Blue Cross-Blue Shield is the most widely known open enrollment plan. The plans are run by not-for-profit corporations. By law, they must accept everyone who applies. As …

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On Your Own

Obtaining insurance on your own will take careful research. Finding a trustworthy insurance agent is the first step. Keep the deductible in mind. If you rarely have to see a physician, you might as well have a high deductible and end up paying lower premiums. An independent agent (one who handles insurance products offered by …

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Medicare and Medicaid

Medicare. Public health care in the United States, always in a state of crisis, has two major components: Medicare and Medicaid. Medicare is run by the Social Security Administration, primarily for people over age 65 or people of any age who have certain diseases such as kidney failure. Medicare covers only a portion of medical expenses. …

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