March 29, 2020 Dinner is Better When We Eat Together

Employer Health Insurance – When it Isn’t Enough

Employer Health Insurance - When it Isn't Enough

Employer health insurance isn’t what it used to be. People who used to get a full-time job or take on a career with a company would be offered a benefits package, which included health coverage that was better than any individual plan that you could buy for the same price. However, since the recent economic situation has changed things, companies are finding less incentive to offer benefits because of the rising costs of private healthcare services. Therefore, some people are left with insurance that is less than useful and many have no employer-sponsored coverage at all. Fortunately, there are options.

No employer-sponsored coverage

When you don’t have coverage at all through your employer, you will have to find your own individual or family insurance plan. Make sure that you do a little reading about insurance so that you are prepared and can choose the absolute best insurance for your needs. If you do have employer health insurance, but it leaves something to be desired, you can find supplemental insurance that will help pick up where your employer’s plan leaves off. It’s not going to be a walk in the park, but getting extra healthcare coverage doesn’t have to be rocket science, either.

Take the time to research supplemental insurance

If you want, talk to insurance companies and let them know that you just need something to pick up the slack. Usually, they have plans that are easily customized to your needs for this exact situation. Any company that is going to get business should be willing to help you get insurance, whether you need a full policy or just a few different types of coverage to fill the gaps in your employer’s health insurance. If a company doesn’t seem helpful or doesn’t have what you want, move on.

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10 Must Haves of Medical Website Design

Medical website design is not much different from designing other websites like that of a school or a boutique hotel, but it is different. These are apparently contradictory statements, but let us explain.

You can’t go wrong with medical website design if your website has these elements:

Services Tab: This should be prominently displayed towards the upper part of the website; after all, your target audience has the most interest in what you have to offer.

10 Must Haves of Medical Website Design

Before and After Photos: These will serve to substantiate all that you have claimed under the Services column and thus strengthen the target audience’s belief in you.

Physician Photograph and Biography: This is an often neglected feature of medical website design. But if you put yourself in the shoes of your patients, you will realize that it is often the credentials of a physician that inspires confidence among your target audience and motivates them to give you a call.

Contact Form: Many among your target audience may access your website at work from where they cannot make a call. Include a contact form in your medical website design to make it convenient for them to schedule an appointment or request information.

Blogs and Other Relevant Bits of Educational Resources: Including educational resources like blogs and articles in your website will not only ensure that your target audience turns to you when they are in need of medical information but also help your search engine optimization cause.

Social Media Bar: A social media bar prominently displayed on every page of your website will encourage and prompt visitors to share your content.

Patient Testimonials and Reviews: In an industry where the word-of-mouth is still the best advertising ploy, patient testimonials and reviews are the most effective alternative promotional measures.

News and Media: If you have been …

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Cat Health – Treating Your Cat at Home

Basic Wound Care

Trim the fur around the affected area and clean the wound carefully, using a damp washcloth and antiseptic soap. This must be done each morning and evening for five days. The wound should remain uncovered for approximately three days, allowing it to drain. This helps to prevent abscess. Licking is a natural part of healing, so allow your cat to lick his wound for three days. After three days it is helpful to apply an antibiotic cream and outfit your cat with an e-collar to prevent licking. If your cat is lethargic or stops eating, he could have blood poisoning. See your veterinarian immediately.

Ear Mites

Ear mites are tiny white parasites feed on the skin debris of cats and may chew on the tissue within the ear canal. Your cat may find them itchy or even painful and typically responds with excessive scratching of his hears or tilting his head to one side. Ear mites leave behind a waxy brown substance that looks like coffee grounds.

Cat Health - Treating Your Cat at Home

To treat ear mites at home combine a clove of garlic with a cup of olive oil and let it sit overnight. Discard the garlic and put a few drops in each ear every third day, for three weeks.

Cat Flu

Cats can get the flu, and it makes them feel miserably. Their little noses and eyes run and become swollen, and they typically begin sneezing.

It is important to keep your cat eating while she recovers. You may need to warm his food or add a little garlic to make it more palatable. Take him into the bathroom with you when showering, so he can breath in the humidity. Using a soft warm cloth, wipe his eyes and nose as needed. Each day give him 250 mg of vitamin …

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2 Crucial Things You Must Do On The First Day Of Starting A Weight Loss Plan (Or Be DOOMED To Fail!)

Are you planning on starting a weight loss plan some time soon? Are you afraid of starting it due to past failures? If this is the case, then read on to see what it is you MUST do on your very first day of your journey… or else!!

You see, getting started on a new journey to lose weight can be pretty exciting and it can be pretty frightening at the same time. Those that tend to lean more towards the “exciting” aspect of getting started on their journey more than likely have adopted the 2 most critical things you MUST do on the first day of your plan.

So, if you want to be successful and have continuing motivation throughout your journey to reach your weight loss goals, whatever they may be, then I strongly recommend you do the following on the very first day…

First, Make The First Day…

The best day! What I mean by that is you must put forth maximum effort to make your first day of your journey the most successful in terms of you doing everything there is that is healthy…

This means waking up at a time that would have given you a full nights rest (7-8 hours), making sure you eat a healthy breakfast, thoroughly following whatever diet plan you downloaded, drinking plenty of water throughout the day (I recommend 1/2 your body weight in ounces), doing a good workout, and then going to bed at a reasonable time.

When you make the first day the most successful day, this sets the stage for ongoing motivation to stay consistent with reaching your goals!

On the other hand, if the first day of your plan is not successful because you skipped your workout, you skipped breakfast, you gave in to …

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Age and Weight Loss – Lose Weight At Any Age

Losing weight is difficult at any age, but it becomes increasingly harder as you get older. Thus, the younger you start to lose weight, the easier it is. When you’re younger, your metabolism is naturally faster, so easier to lose weight.

A sedentary lifestyle plays an important role in quick weight loss. Sitting in the same place and position for essentially eight hours a day five days a week does nothing to advance your weight loss. Especially, if then you go home and sit or lay on the couch for a few more hours before you go to bed. You need to make the most of your day to minimize weight gain.

Thus, if you are stuck behind your desk pushing papers for hours on end at work, then make sure to stretch and go for walks around the office or up and down the stairs on your breaks and lunch hour. It seems simple, because it is, but it can help get your blood flowing and break you out of a sedentary routine. Also, exercising before or after work is a must if you are looking for long-term weight loss and physical fitness, as well as strengthening your body to fight off chronic diseases.

Exercise also strengthens your metabolism which naturally slows down with age. Regular weight training boosts the body’s metabolism over a long period of time and burns excess calories. One pound of weight is the equivalent of 3,500 calories, thus to effectively burn one pound you will need to perform a difficult balancing act. On the one hand, eat enough to satisfy your hunger and nutritional needs, while on the other hand, doing enough physical activity to burn fat.

This is why it’s crucial to eat healthy. Consuming healthy, clean food is a must. …

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