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When It’s Hot—and You’re Not Feeling So Hot
Although winter is the season when colds and flu are on the rise, summer has its health pitfalls, too. For a variety of reasons, emergency room (ER) visits peak in the summer. Health experts agree that outdoor activities are important for your overall well-being—and your peace of mind.
Where to Go for Healthcare
What’s the best place to go when you’re sick? It all depends. If you have a serious illness or condition, call 911 or go to your nearest emergency room (ER). But, if it’s not an emergency, you have several options. Those include your doctor’s office, an urgent care center and a retail clinic.
How Health Plans Work
What’s the difference between in-network and out-of-network healthcare? Do you have an HMO, a PPO or another type of health plan? Understanding how your health plan works can help you get the most out of your benefits.
Spring is the time when we turn to thoughts of gardening, baseball—and, yes, spring cleaning. While straightening up your home may be the order of the season, don’t forget the medical papers that may have piled up.
Keeping Records about Your Health
It’s important to your health, and your wallet, that you keep good records of your medical and dental care. It’s also important that you organize them in such a way that you can find them when you need them.
Staying on Top of Cost Information
Your medical records have important information not only about your healthcare but about the costs of healthcare, as well. Such records may include health insurance information, payments you’ve made and payments you will have to make.