July 28, 2014
With concern about the high and rising health cost in the United States, there is an even bigger concern about reducing or limiting the cost of medical services. One way to help reduce possible health costs is through prevention strategies. Prevention is not only the best way to reduce your chances of developing illness or a chronic condition, but it is also the key to reducing your chance of having to pay for unnecessary health costs.
Check out these simple prevention strategies you can do on... Read More
July 25, 2014
With the rising costs of medical care it is important to be a smart healthcare consumer. Urgent care facilities can be a great alternative to going to an Emergency Room which normally have high prices associated with them.
An Emergency room in usually attached to a hospital and runs twenty-four hours a day, 365 days a year. An ER is where to go in emergency situations or if you need an ambulance. However if are in a nonlife threatening situation an urgent care facility can be a smart... Read More
July 2, 2014
Currently in the US, there are roughly 1,600 walk-in medical clinics that reside in drugstores and supermarkets such as CVS, Walgreens, and Target. This number is projected to double within three years due to higher demands of newly insured patients under the Affordable Care Act. Walk-in medical clinics are so popular because no appointment is necessary, they accept a wide range of insurance, and they are open seven days a week, including evening hours. The services at the walk-in clinics are... Read More
June 16, 2014
Protect yourself from workplace injury at UNH.
Similar to medical treatment expenses, Workers Compensation costs are rapidly increasing. The majority of costs are spent on occupational musculoskeletal disorders each year. Daily work tasks that involve reaching and lifting, bending, sitting, pushing/pulling, keyboarding, using tools, operating machinery are often performed incorrectly. The stress of improper lifting and sitting techniques accumulates over time and wears the body down. Workplace... Read More
June 11, 2014
It’s important to be familiar with your go-to hospital when a family or friend or yourself isn’t feeling well or has an emergency. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control released a report that stated one in twenty-five patients who are admitted to a hospital develop a hospital-acquired infection. Most people go to the hospital to avoid further sickness, but this cannot be guaranteed. TIME released an article containing information that Consumer Reports released reports on safety and other health... Read More
May 23, 2014
Many people associate health care with high prices. However there are ways to lower your costs, like taking advantage of preventative health services. Many health plans cover the co-insurance and copayments that is associated with preventative services because it costs much less to prevent illness then to treat it. Preventative care can save you money by limiting your sick days and preventing costly doctors visits.
Preventative services include things such as flu shots and other immunizations... Read More
May 5, 2014
The dentist may not be everyone's favorite place to go and it may be tempting to ditch a few visits but skipping on these appointment could cause much more harm than an uncomfortable visit. Just think about all the things we use our mouth for, talking, singing, eating. It's important to keep our mouth healthy so that we can continue using it without any pain.
While you may think brushing twice a day will be enough, it's actually not. Dentists are trained to look for warning... Read More
April 21, 2014
Excessive medical procedures can be hazardous to your health—and your wallet. Making medical decisions without even considering cost has contributed to skyrocketing health care spending and waste. What’s most astounding is that doctors often aren’t aware of the price of the procedures they recommend. For example, a $15.44 blood test is able to check a person’s electrolyte levels, blood sugar, kidney and liver function, but there is a considerably cheaper option available. A more basic... Read More
April 11, 2014
Happy National Public Health Week!This week, April 7-13th 2014, celebrates the advances and importance of public health.Each day of the week has a different theme related to public health which you can check out in more detail at nphw.org.Today's theme is Healthiest Nation in One Generation.
Did you know that for the first time in decades, the current generation isn't as healthy as the one prior to it?For generations in the past, health was constantly improving as... Read More
April 9, 2014
“Prevention must become a national obsession”- Richard Carmody, US surgeon general 2003.
“Get out ahead” focuses on the idea that preventive care keeps people healthy by not having them get sick in the first place. For example from 2000-2004, the United States spent $96 billion dollars on health care expenditures related to smoking. Smoking is the number one cause of preventable disease and death. This is just one example of how expensive health care can be. Preventive care can teach people... Read More