Employers and individuals participating in Aon Hewitt’s private health insurance exchange saw reductions in their health care costs for the 2014 plan year, the benefits consultant said Thursday.Continue reading →
Fibromyalgia, like most modern day ‘syndromes,’ is considered ‘idiopathic’ – a fancy word for “we don’t know,” and often times used as an excuse for not looking deeper into the root causes of the patient’s suffering. Conventional treatment is palliative at best, and harmful at worst — all the more reason why natural approaches are so greatly needed.
Some U.S. employers are beginning to use voluntary medical benefit plans to minimize the prospects of sharp health care cost increases in the coming years as a result of health care reform.Continue reading →
Without design changes to their health care plans, nearly half of large employers could be liable for a federal excise tax created by the health care reform law when it takes effect in 2018, according to a new analysis by Towers Watson & Co.
Eating a high-quality, nutrient-dense diet is one of the most powerful ways to maintain health and prevent disease. Your gut in particular needs proper nourishment in order to allow your health to really flourish Continue reading →
For the second time this year, the House of Representatives approved legislation to ease the health care reform law’s definition of a full-time employee by changing it to those working an average of at least 40 hours per week, shielding more employers from a stiff financial penalty imposed by the law.Continue reading →
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, warning hospitals and doctors that “now is the time to prepare,” has issued a six-page Ebola “checklist” to help healthcare workers quickly determine if patients are infected.Continue reading →
Whenever the flu season nears, prudent consumers get immunized against the most virulent strains of flu that are expected. This is especially recommended for people who are elderly or have chronic lung disease, diabetes, or various other chronic diseases.Continue reading →
An increasing number of studies are showing links between healthy eating habits and the prevention of certain forms of cancer. Moreover, research has found that colorful fresh foods which tend to be high in immune-boosting phytochemicals, are particularly adept at this. Below is a discussion of the different dietary changes Continue reading →