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Health insurance is tricky in more ways than one. Start here to better understand the ins and outs, jargon, and more. Then learn more about options to consider and ways to navigate the system.

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Severe Allergies: Causes, Diagnosis, & Treatment

Verywell Health uses only high-quality sources, including peer-reviewed studies, to support the facts within our articles. Read our editorial process to learn more about how we fact-check and keep our content accurate, reliable, and trustworthy. Valenta R.

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How Hypoparathyroidism Is Treated

It can lead to many different health problems, including diabetes, poor absorption, celiac disease (an intolerance to gluten that causes damage to the small intestine), chronic diarrhea, and a condition called hungry bone syndrome that is characterized by prolonged and significant hypocalcemia, hypophosphatemia (low serum phosphate levels), and

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Health Disparities in HIV

Verywell Health uses only high-quality sources, including peer-reviewed studies, to support the facts within our articles. Read our editorial process to learn more about how we fact-check and keep our content accurate, reliable, and trustworthy. National Institutes of Health.

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COVID-19 (Coronavirus Disease 2019) Timeline

World Health Organization. Novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) situation report - 11. January 31, 2020. Washington State Department of Health. Novel coronavirus outbreak 2020. Updated March 3, 2020. Schencker L, Villagomez, J. First US person-to-person case of coronavirus reported in Chicago. The Chicago Tribune. January 30, 2020.

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If Depression Runs in Your Family, You May Feel Fatigue

Angela Underwood's extensive local, state, and federal healthcare and environmental news coverage includes 911 first-responder compensation policy to the Ciba-Geigy water contamination case in Toms River, NJ. Her additional health-related coverage includes death and …

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How Osteosarcoma Is Treated

Verywell Health uses only high-quality sources, including peer-reviewed studies, to support the facts within our articles. Read our editorial process to learn more about how we fact-check and keep our content accurate, reliable, and trustworthy. Cleveland Clinic.

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Take Advantage of Medicare Open Enrollment

Tanya Feke, MD, is a board-certified family physician, patient advocate and best-selling author of "Medicare Essentials: A Physician Insider Explains the Fine Print." The Medicare Annual Enrollment Period runs from October 15 to December 7 every year. There is …

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For Middle-Aged Women, Carbs Might Protect Heart Health

Angela Underwood's extensive local, state, and federal healthcare and environmental news coverage includes 911 first-responder compensation policy to the Ciba-Geigy water contamination case in Toms River, NJ. Her additional health-related coverage includes death and …

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WHO Releases First Official Long COVID Definition

Nick Blackmer is a librarian, fact checker, and researcher with more than 20 years’ experience in consumer-oriented health and wellness content. Long COVID has been used to refer to a range of new, returning, or ongoing symptoms after initial COVID-19 …

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Polycystic Kidney Disease Diet: What to Eat

Kashif J. Piracha, MD, is a board-certified physician with over 14 years of experience treating patients in acute care hospitals and rehabilitation facilities. Autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease (ADPKD) is the most common type of polycystic kidney disease. ADPKD does not have a cure

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The Connection Between Mental Health and Sleep Disorders

Sanja Jelic, MD, is board-certified in sleep medicine, critical care medicine, pulmonary disease, and internal medicine. If you are experiencing mental health issues, any changes in your sleep habits or patterns can negatively affect your health. In fact, …

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Migraine Relief: Pressure Points to Treat Migraines

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CDC Expands COVID-19 Booster Eligibility to Moderna and

Angela Underwood's extensive local, state, and federal healthcare and environmental news coverage includes 911 first-responder compensation policy to the Ciba-Geigy water contamination case in Toms River, NJ. Her additional health-related coverage includes death and …

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Reactive Attachment Disorder: Symptoms, Treatment

Reactive attachment disorder, also known as RAD, is a mood or behavioral disorder that affects babies and children. It involves difficulties with bonding and forming relationships, as well as having social patterns that are not appropriate, but without an intellectual disability or pervasive developmental disorder (such as autism) to explain

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Cystic Fibrosis Carrier: Pregnancy, Risks, and Causes

These health risks are a milder form of those seen in people with CF, and include: 8. Reduced fertility in women. Male infertility. Pancreatitis (inflammation of the pancreas) Bronchiectasis (widening of the airways leading to mucus buildup) Certain types of lung infections.

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Hypercholesterolemia vs Hyperlipidemia: Symptoms, Causes

Dr. Shamard Charles is a physician-journalist reporting on health policy, public health initiatives, diversity in medicine, and new developments in health care research and medical treatments.

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Loss of Taste and Smell: Can Allergies Cause It

Verywell Health uses only high-quality sources, including peer-reviewed studies, to support the facts within our articles. Read our editorial process to learn more about how we fact-check and keep our content accurate, reliable, and trustworthy. Cedars-Sinai. Smell and taste disorders.

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Chondrosarcoma: Overview and More

Verywell Health uses only high-quality sources, including peer-reviewed studies, to support the facts within our articles. Read our editorial process to learn more about how we fact-check and keep our content accurate, reliable, and trustworthy. Franchi A. …

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How Long Does It Take to Lower Blood Pressure

Verywell Health uses only high-quality sources, including peer-reviewed studies, to support the facts within our articles. Read our editorial process to learn more about how we fact-check and keep our content accurate, reliable, and trustworthy. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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What Is the Most Effective Birth Control Method

Anita Sadaty, MD, is a board-certified obstetrician-gynecologist at North Shore University Hospital and founder of Redefining Health Medical. Birth control is not one size fits all. Some methods are more effective than others, but finding a method that fits with your budget, goals, and lifestyle is

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What to Eat to Manage Familial Hypercholesterolemia

Adopting a heart-healthy diet in combination with medication and guidance from your healthcare practitioner can go a long way toward managing familial hypercholesterolemia (FH). To get started, fill up your plate mostly with fruit and vegetables, whole grains, beans, nuts, and lean protein sources like fish and poultry.

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Why We Need to Talk About 'Stealthing' Now

Angela Underwood's extensive local, state, and federal healthcare and environmental news coverage includes 911 first-responder compensation policy to the Ciba-Geigy water contamination case in Toms River, NJ. Her additional health-related coverage includes death and …

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EPO Health Insurance: What It Is and How It Works

EPO health insurance got this name because you have to get your health care exclusively from healthcare providers the EPO contracts with, or the EPO won’t pay for the care. As is the case with other health plans that require you to stay within their provider networks, EPOs will pay for out-of-network care in emergency situations.

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How Long Does a Yeast Infection Last

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Brain Surgery for Parkinson's Disease: Overview

Nicholas R. Metrus, MD, is a board-certified neurologist and neuro-oncologist. He currently serves at the Glasser Brain Tumor Center in Summit, New Jersey. Parkinson’s disease surgery includes surgical procedures that involve device implantation in the brain or ablation (creating a lesion in the

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How Hypogonadism Is Treated

Dr. Danielle Weiss is the founder of Center for Hormonal Health and Well-Being, a personalized, proactive, patient-centered medical practice with a unique focus on integrative endocrinology.She enjoys giving lectures and writing articles for both the lay public and medical audiences. Dr. Weiss is Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine at the University of California, San …

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Mobile Health Apps and Technology

Mobile Health and the Management of Chronic Conditions . The proliferation of mobile health means there are now hundreds of thousands of apps and wearables to help address concerns regarding our health, fitness, and various treatments. These apps and devices help us log our activity, dispense advice, and, in some cases, improve our performance.

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Fauci Says Trick-or-Treating Is a Go This Year

This Halloween, health experts are saying that children can go trick-or-treating in small groups—with a few caveats. Kids should wear masks and stay out of large groups. Being outdoors is a safer way to spend the holiday than attending crowded indoor parties. Children everywhere can rejoice: Halloween festivities are officially back.

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Physical Therapy Exercises for Achilles Tendonitis

Laura Campedelli, PT, DPT, is a physical therapist with experience in hospital-based acute care and outpatient therapy with both children and adults. There are two types of Achilles tendonitis: insertional and mid-portion. Insertional tendonitis occurs …

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Clinical Social Worker: Specialties and Training

A clinical social worker is a healthcare professional who provides physical health, mental health, family and child welfare, and correction support services and treatment by using psychosocial approaches. 1. Clinical social work includes advocacy work with local, state, and federal agencies that are client-centered to provide people with

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HPV Vaccine Hesitancy Rising in Hispanic Communities

Nick Blackmer is a librarian, fact checker, and researcher with more than 20 years’ experience in consumer-oriented health and wellness content. Vaccine hesitancy has presented public health challenges since long before the COVID-19 pandemic. …

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What Happens If a Man Takes Birth Control

Lauren Schlanger, MD, is a board-certified primary care physician with a focus on women's and transgender health. With so many cisgender females on the birth control pill, you might have found yourself wondering what happens if a cisgender man takes birth control? The short answer: not much. There

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Regularly Smoking Marijuana Could Increase Your Risk of

Marijuana Smoking and Lung Disease. Therefore, these data suggest that people with SUDs are at higher risk for breakthrough COVID-19, mostly due to comorbidities and adverse socioeconomic determinants of health. Using cannabis was the only disorder that increased risk based on substance and related behaviors alone.

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Upright GO Posture Trainer Review

Sarah Bradley / Verywell Health. Officially, Upright GO says it can start improving your posture within the first two weeks, and that seems reasonable to me; with prolonged use, I feel confident that I would be both more familiar and more comfortable with a healthier, stronger posture in other scenarios as well.

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More Evidence Childhood Trauma Affects Physical, Mental

Mental health resources, prevention, and awareness can give children with high ACE scores the tools to help prevent some of the negative effects of trauma. A recent study from the American Academy of Neurology (AAN) found that many patients being treated for neurological conditions had a history of adverse childhood experiences (ACEs).

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When Does Menopause Start

Brandi Jones MSN-Ed, RN-BC is a board-certified registered nurse who owns Brandi Jones LLC, where she writes health and wellness blogs, articles, and education. She lives with her husband and springer spaniel and enjoys camping and tapping into her creativity in her downtime. Menopause occurs when a

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