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What Is Driving Up Drug Prices?

If you weren’t aware of it, one of the primary reasons that health care costs are rising once again is that drug manufacturers are inflating the prices on their wares. Last year the price on name brand, patented drugs jumped 18 percent, and that is leaving many consumers confused and unhappy.  Although medications are only […]

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How to Motivate Yourself to Exercise

One of the smartest ways to improve the quality of your life while optimizing your health is to adopt a regular exercise routine.  A combination of cardiovascular, stretching and light weightlifting is optimal, but any routine that elevates your heart rate for at least 30 minutes three times a week should be sufficient to produce […]

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10 Ways to Avoid Cold and Flu This Winter

Many experts are calling this year’s flu season one of the worst in recent memory, and with at least 37 children dead from this season’s A-H3N2 strain, it is quite likely they are right. There are many contributing factors that make this strain particularly virulent, but one major factor appears to be this strain’s ability […]

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Five Ways a Work Requirement Would Change Medicaid

In January of 2018, the Trump administration sent out letters to state Medicaid directors that outlined how they could impose a work requirement on Medicaid beneficiaries.  This would be the first time that program eligibility would be linked to employment in the history of the 50-year-old insurance program.  Ten states, led by Kentucky, are already […]

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Why Teens Need Preventive Care

It is easy to overlook your child’s health during their teen years.  They have successfully passed through their younger years when sickness was more common, and many formative physiological processes were completed. During their adolescence, they are rapidly growing and probably appear healthy.  That is why almost half of all parents forgo annual checkups for […]

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