It's that time of year again. Adults who are 65 years or older, or disabled, have the opportunity to re-evaluate and switch their Medicare Advantage Plans.
Coverage under the Affordable Care Act is set to kick in January 1st, 2014. And the marketplace, or exchange, to choose your insurance opened October 1st, 2013.
The summer season is winding down but don't mistake the crisp air for the end of all outdoor events.
One of the biggest pushes behind President Obama's health care plan was the drive to get everyone health insurance. For those that aren't currently covered, they're encouraged to sign up on what's called the Individual Exchange, or pay a penalty that increases over time
With just weeks to go before the sounds of school buses and children fill the streets it's important to make sure all affairs are in order when class begins.
One in three adults use sunscreen. The melanoma rates among young women in the last 40 years have increased 800%. We live in a time where we know the dangers of sun exposure - yet many of us are not protecting ourselves.
She's known as one of the most beautiful celebrities in the world...."You see in ad on TV or your read something in the Wall Street Journal about this great new discovery, and if you're affected by whatever that is pertaining you, you start asking the question 'oh I'd like to try that.'"
Generics are the exact same drug that's in the brand and they're at a much lower cost.
"Falls are very serious and they're very common and what people really need to know is that a fall has many factors, a lot of them are intrinsic--within the patient themselves."
"The Mediterranean Diet is not just a diet, but a lifestyle."
From a very young age, we're taught when you fall, you get back up. But that's not always so easy. That's why Little Falls Hospital has the Wellness Program.
Part of the American Red Cross'
mission is to provide compassionate care to those in need. While most of us
think of the organization as one that collects blood and helps out during
disasters, they do much more.
Children hold a lot of wonderful qualities - their curiosity, innocence, playfulness- and they can be pretty cute. But they also tend to pass germs easily.
"There are a 100,000 plus people in the U.S. waiting for organs today, 8,000 of those are in New York State alone, every 14 minutes somebody is placed on the list, and every day 17 people die waiting for an organ."
Heart Disease is the leading cause of death for women. But, it doesn't have to be. In fact, Heart Disease can mostly be prevented.