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Long term care is any kind of personal care provided on an extended basis for people who need help with certain activities of daily living. It can include feeding, bathing, dressing, etc., and it can be provided at home, in a community center, an assisted care facility or in a nursing home.
Does insurance or government programs cover long-term care?
Unfortunately, long term care services are not adequately covered by most types of insurance or government programs. Medicare often covers some nursing care, but for a limited time. Medicaid steps in and pays for nursing home care only after most of your money is gone. A Certified Financial Planner...
What can I do if I can't afford diabetes test strips?
People without health insurance can check with a local community center or clinic to see if they can obtain free or reduced-cost test strips. Unfortunately, the American Diabetes Association (ADA) is not aware of any manufacturer that offers a compassionate use program for test strips.
Can I get health insurance coverage if I have diabetes?
Employer sponsored group health insurance plans are not allowed to turn you down based on your health status. Some employers require newly hired employees to take and pass a physical exam (or to fill out a health questionnaire) before enrolling in health coverage.
Individual health insurance policies,...
In hemodialysis, an artificial kidney removes waste from the blood. A surgeon must first create an "access," a place where blood can easily be taken from the body and sent to the artificial kidney for cleaning. The access, usually in the forearm, can be made from the patient's own blood vessels or...
Should I wear a hearing aid if I have a hearing problem?
Hearing aids are getting smaller and smaller. It is unlikely anyone will notice when you are wearing them. The truth is, people are more likely to notice your hearing loss. People who don't treat their hearing problems can become depressed and try to avoid their friends. On the other hand, studies...
How are the newer hearing aids on the market better than older ones?
Hearing aids have changed a lot in the past few years. Instead of making all sounds louder, like the old kind, newer hearing aids are better at making what you want to hear more clear. These hearing aids also have special features. They may have automatic volume control and can reduce background...
The term "diabetes" refers to a number of diseases, the most common being type 1 diabetes, type 2 diabetes, and gestational diabetes. In each, the body does not produce or properly use insulin -- a hormone that is needed to convert sugar starches and other food into the energy we need to live.
How often should I bring my baby to the doctor for a checkup?
Your doctor will suggest a schedule for your newborn's well-baby checkups, beginning in the first or second week and again at one, two and four months. After these baby checkups, routine exams should occur quarterly from 6 through 18 months. At two years, your child should begin receiving annual...
What types of doctors specialize in different life stages?
In the past, most people saw a doctor only when they were sick. But we've learned that maintaining good health requires a proactive approach. Everyone at every age needs to be concerned with getting good nutrition and exercise and should see a doctor on a regular basis.
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