3 Exercises That Are Great For Heart Health

What is exercise? Exercise is an activity that requires physical effort to sustain or improve health and fitness. Being physically active is an effective tool for strengthening the heart, keeping your weight under control, and warding off artery damage from high cholesterol, high blood sugar, and high blood pressure that could lead to heart attack […]

Medigap Coverage: How To Know What’s Right For You

What is Medigap? Medicare Supplement Insurance Plans (Medigap) coverage refers to plans that help to fill any gaps in Original Medicare (Medicare Part A and Medicare Part B) coverage. Medigap plans are purchased in addition to Original Medicare, not to replace Original Medicare. Medigap does not work with Medicare Advantage (Medicare Part C). Medigap pays […]

15 Easy Ways To Talk To Kids About Financial Literacy

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“Money makes the world go ‘round,” is a popular quote from the 1970’s musical, Cabaret. It represents a crude yet fundamental, the concept of the importance of financial literacy in society. The quote illustrates that money is so powerful that its influence is akin to the forces of nature that make Earth spin on its […]

Why You Need Travel Medical Insurance

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Travel medical insurance, also called travel insurance, reimburses a person for covered emergency medical expenses that happens while traveling. Maximum coverage can be significant enough (up to 8 million) to cover major medical expenses like emergency surgery and extended hospital stays. Plans typically require pre-certification by the insurer prior to hospital admission abroad. In instances […]

Health Insurance And Surrogacy: How Does It Work?

Pregnancy is a wonderful experience for many couples looking to grow their family. Unfortunately, there are couples who want children but are unable to have them. Surrogacy is a pregnancy option for couples who are unable to conceive a child on their own. If you are considering surrogacy as an option, here are some common […]

Medicaid And Medicare: What Makes Them So Different?

At a glance: Medicare is a federally operated program, only. Medicaid is a state and federal program. Medicare is an insurance program. Medicaid is an assistance program. Medicare is designed to help cover health care costs of any 65+, disabled, or on dialysis, regardless of income. Medicaid is income based, and designed to help low […]

Advance Directives: Information You Need To Know

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Advance directives are written, legal instructions regarding medical care preferences if one is unable to make the decisions for themselves. Advance directives guide choices for doctors and caregivers if one is terminally ill, seriously injured, in a coma, in the late stages of dementia, or near the end of life. The most common advance directives […]

Alzheimer’s Disease: 10 Eye-Opening Facts You Need To Know

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Have you ever had trouble remembering where you left your car keys? What about the name of that person you were just introduced to the other day? Memory refers to the ability to store and recall information and is an essential part of everyday life. It is easy to take memory for granted. Many of […]

7 Important Heath Issues That Impact African American People The Most

African Americans are a very vulnerable ethnic group regarding physical health. African Americans are amongst the most at-risk individuals in most major disease categories. Reasons for higher at-risk rates are speculated to involve a lack of healthcare access, a lack of doctor visits, and poor health referrals. Regardless, it is essential to know health risks […]

10 Practical Ways To Save Money On Your Wedding

Weddings showcase the magical union of one being to another. Weddings highlight the start of a new journey; A life to grow and build together. Weddings are lovely, but they can come at a very hefty cost. As of 2017, the average price of a wedding in the United States was 33,391. Costs of a […]