Acts of Kindness

Kindness Campaign

For me, 2018 began with a list of goals I wanted to achieve. Some were typical to anyone’s resolution list: lose weight, save money, take a vacation, and be more present. The biggest one, however, was to give back. continue reading →

type 2 diabetes is managed by diet, exercise and medication

Take the Wheel When it Comes to Diabetes

Maybe it’s happened to you. You’re driving along, and as you come to a stop light you hear it. A little squeak from your front passenger-side brake.

“Maybe the brakes are wet,” you think. “It did just rain.”

The light turns green, you get going, and as you approach the next light, you hear it again. Squeak. continue reading →

yoga for migranes

Yoga: An Alternative Therapy for Migraines

I was probably eight years old when I experienced my first migraine headache.  It was a frightening combination of symptoms: extreme sensitivity to light and a visual field that was almost completely overtaken by large black spots (called an aura), followed by one-sided, intensely throbbing and unrelenting head pain, sometimes accompanied by nausea.   Over-the-counter medications didn’t touch the pain, though the visual aura usually subsided within about half an hour. continue reading →

Health Care Terminology

Premiums, Deductibles, and Copays – Oh My!

When it comes to understanding health care terminology, it’s not always, well…easy to understand. As you’re reading through your benefits overview online or when you receive a medical statement in the mail, do you ever find yourself quickly glossing over the details feeling more confused than before?

If the answer to that question is “yes,” you’re not alone. continue reading →

Understanding Your Health Insurance ID Card

Understanding Your Health Insurance ID Card

You may not think about your health insurance ID card very often. After all, it probably spends most of its time in your wallet—until you, your doctor, or another medical provider really need it.

Let’s take a minute, though, to look at the many important pieces of information you can find on your card. After all, it’s your passport to care and coverage, so you should know what all of the fields of information really mean. continue reading →