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Having a financial safety net for when your health takes an unexpected turn is quite comforting, especially when your family is relying on you to take care of their needs. But if you have to choose between life insurance and health insurance due to your tight budget, you need to weigh the pros and cons of each carefully. The fact of the matter is that many people need both types of protection and the best thing you can do, really, is to limit coverage to what you need so you can afford to have both types of coverage. Keep in…

Looking younger than you are is part genetics, but mostly behavioral. In other words if you start off with good genes you have a head start but you can be quickly caught by people who do things to keep themselves looking young. Here is a list of those things you should do if you want to have people always guessing that you are many years younger than your actual age. Use skin products that protect it from the environment and promote anti-aging The science used in cosmetics has advanced to the point where the high quality products are very effective…

Surgery involves a medical specialist performing an invasive procedure somewhere on your body. It may be minimal or major, but in any case it creates some level of trauma to the body. Orthopedic surgery which involves specialists like orthopedic surgeon James DeVellis MD performing an operation on the skeleton and or muscles, can be particularly hard to recover from, and will often require a long rehabilitation period of several weeks or more. Here are some of the things you can do to ease your recovery and get you back in action as soon as possible. Closely Follow the Instructions from…

STIs are an unfortunate risk with all sexual activity, but how are they treated? Each STI is treated differently. Some, such as HIV, are life-long conditions requiring constant management, but many of the more common infections are simple to treat in as little as one tablet. Below we detail the treatment options for the three most common STIs. Chlamydia Chlamydia is the most common bacterial STI. It is often symptomless, but can be severe when left untreated. With chlamydia, it is vital you get treatment as it can even lead to infertility in women. Chlamydia treatment can usually begin once…

Hair loss is a problem faced by many adults. It is an issue that can affect men and women alike, especially men and women of a certain age. There are a lot of things that can cause hair loss, from the pollution we are exposed every day to the meals we have and the lifestyle we live. Hair loss used to be a problem that couldn’t be solved, but there are now solutions to help your hair grow healthier than ever. Before we get to the solution, here are the things you need to know about hair loss and hair…

More than anywhere else, people should expect to feel safe in a hospital. After all, these are the locations where we go when we are at our sickest, weakest and most vulnerable. But recent reports of infections caused by mold in hospitals have caused many people to take notice and worry about the safety of these locations. Several of these cases in Pittsburgh have been particularly alarming. Since 2014, as many as five people have died as a result of infections caused by mold in two University of Pittsburgh Medical Center hospitals. An unsettling report detailing the extent of these…

It is a terrible diagnosis to be experienced by someone that you love. It can leave both your loved one and you in a very confused, anxious, and even angry state. Unfortunately, there is no cure for this disease as yet although there is treatment for respite from some of the symptoms. While it may seem like the only course of action at times, it is best not to wallow in these news. Instead, you need to look forward and take any necessary action that will help your loved one. Here are some tips: Research the Disease Now is the…