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What to Ask Your Doctor at Your Next Physical

The next time you visit your doctor for an annual checkup, physical, or Well Woman exam, don’t just bring your insurance card. Arriving at your appointment with the right questions can help you learn more about your overall health, ensure you’re getting the right preventative care, and even ease those late-night…Read more… Continue Reading at […]

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Easily Share a Parent’s Medical Updates With a Group Using This App

My mother passed away a few years ago after living for roughly 20 years with multiple sclerosis. Over those two decades my siblings and extended family often traded responsibilities when it came to taking her to doctor’s visits, bringing groceries by the house, and helping her with errands she needed to do.Read more… Continue Reading […]

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Abortion Is Still Legal in All 50 States

If the recent wave of six-week abortion bans has you utterly terrified and spitting mad, you’re not alone. But it’s important to remember that, as of yet, no laws have changed; despite increasingly severe restrictions in many states, abortion is still a constitutional right. Read more… Continue Reading at https://lifehacker.com

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Live: Ask the ‘Am I Dying?!’ Doctors Your Pressing Health Questions 

Aaaaand we’re live! Until 2 pm EST, cardiologists Christopher Kelly, M.D., M.S., and Marc Eisenberg, M.D., F.A.C.C.—authors of the Am I Dying?! book—will be in the comments section below to address any health concerns you have. (If you need inspiration, check out our last Q&A with them.)Read more… Continue Reading at https://lifehacker.com

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Are You Dying? Ask Two Cardiologists Your Health Questions Tomorrow at 1 PM EST

So: That weird clicking sound in your knee is back again. And today, you randomly got nauseated for like an hour but then it went away and now you kinda have a headache. Oh god, didn’t you read somewhere that that’s the sign of an oncoming stroke? Does anyone else smell burned toast?Read more… Continue […]

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What to Do With Tax Form 1095-C

The Affordable Care Act requires applicable large employers—or an organization that employs at least 50 workers full time—to send Form 1095-C, “Employer-Provided Health Insurance Offer and Coverage,” to employees. If you’ve worked full time for a company for at least one month of the year, you’ll receive the form in…Read more… Continue Reading at https://lifehacker.com

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Get Reimbursed for Years-Old Medical Expenses with Your HSA

If you have a Health Savings Account attached to your high-deductible health plan, you likely know that you can use it to get reimbursed throughout the year for medical expenses. But HSAs have another benefit: There’s no time limit on getting reimbursed. As long as you had the HSA open when you accrued a medical […]

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MEMBERS ONLY: My American Horror Story

(Image source: via screengrab) When I first moved to America in the late 90’s (and then again in 2004) I remember listening to people’s horror stories about insane medical care costs. It was routine for people to face bankruptcy due to medical bills, despite having insurance. And then there were … Continue reading

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How to Get the Best Medical Care for Your Miscarriage

Miscarriage is the most common complication of pregnancy, ending around 20 to 30 percent of all pregnancies, most in the first trimester. I knew these odds before it happened to me, yet I was still caught off guard—not only by the emotional toll of the loss, but also the decisions I had to make about […]

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