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Medical Records Access, Who can see your information ?

The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), a federal law that sets a national standard for privacy, provides limited privacy for medical records maintained by health care providers, health plans and health clearinghouses, but a good deal of medical information

Calcium and Bone Health

Calcium and Bone Health Source: CDC Bones play many roles in the body. They provide structure, protect organs, anchor muscles, and store calcium. Adequate calcium consumption and weight bearing physical activity build strong bones, optimizes bone mass, and may reduce the
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How Sunlight Weakens Your Skin ?

by Helen Thompson Source: NPR Health   A sunny day at the beach has plusses and minuses for your health. As far as barriers go in the biological world, healthy skin is a pretty awesome one. And it’s one you definitely

Whats Not Health Insurance ?

What’s not health insurance? Among the many kinds of private health insurance sold today, you may see products that look and sound like health insurance but don’t provide comprehensive health insurance protection. Here are some examples. Source: Dread Disease Policies

Health Insurance Glossary (A-E)

 Source: Actuary An actuary is a health insurance carrier number cruncher responsible for determining what premiums the company needs to charge based in large part on claims paid versus amounts of premium generated. Their job is to make sure a

An overview of Medicaid

What is Medicaid? • Medicaid is a program financed jointly by federal and state governments, providing medical care and long-term care to many of the nation’s most vulnerable lower-income people. • Created in 1965, Medicaid pays physician and hospital bills, prescription