Travel Insurance Questions to Ask

Thankfully there is a lot of choice available in travel insurance right now because it helps consumers get a great deal on travel protection. But a great deal doesn’t only mean the cheapest deal you can find. Sometimes cheap travel insurance plans are not the best option. Whenever you travel you need to make sure you are fully covered in terms of how long you will be away, which countries you visit, which activities you take part in, and whether you have any special needs. There are some questions to ask before you can be sure that the travel insurance […]

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Health Effects of Recreational and Medical Use of Marijuana

Marijuana is a drug. It’s a drug that alters the mind. It comes from the cannabis plant. When the plant is smoked or ingested, the chemical delta-9-tetrahydrocannabionol (THC) produces psychoactive effects. Users will smoke marijuana by grinding up the cannabis plant and roll it into cigarettes, also known as joints. They may also place the crushed plants into pipes or water pipes, which are called bongs. Vaporizers are also used, and are becoming most preferred because it doesn’t produce smoke. Those who ingest marijuana make brownies, candy, cookies, and drink tea made from the plant. There are also THC-rish resins, […]

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What Does Medicare Cover While Traveling Abroad

Medicare coverage depends on where you travel. It also depends on the type of coverage you have through Medicare. If you have Original Medicare, you can go anywhere in the United States and its territories and not worry about medical care. This is the plan that most people start with when they begin receiving Medicare. You can seek medical attention from any doctor or hospital you choose. With Original Medicare, you are not covered if you are outside of the United States. This can be a problem if you regularly travel to other countries and something happens to your health. […]

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What Vaccine Should You Get Before Traveling for Rio Olympics?

Rio, Brazil is absolutely beautiful! You will love it when you go to experience the Olympic Games. It’s something you you’ll remember forever…in a good way, as long as you get the proper vaccinations. Since the Olympics are from August 5 to August 21, right now is the perfect time to start thinking about the vaccines you need to get. Even though it’s paradise, it does have some dangerous illnesses and diseases floating around, so it’s important to keep yourself healthy.   Your doctor can probably list off some of the vaccines you should receive, however, there’s a chance he […]

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What are Antibiotic-Resistant Superbugs and What Can We Do About Them?

Antibiotics are almost 100 years old. For decades we have used these bacteria-battling drugs to control and kill infections that cause illness. But in the last few years, antibiotics have lost some of their power. Some types of bacteria are winning. Antibiotic-resistant superbugs now exist that cannot be beaten with antibiotic treatment. Why is this happening, and what can we do to prevent the problem becoming a public health disaster? What are Superbugs? So-called superbugs are in the news. There are many different strains of bacteria called superbugs that are resistant to any type of antibiotic treatment. Every year more […]

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Business Travel Buyers Face Challenges in 2016

The Business Travel Show recently released its sixth annual forecast for business travel buying. This survey and forecast provides indicators that help business travel buyers anticipate coming challenges. Results of the forecast for 2016 show that business travel buyers are concerned about the coming year.                         While travel costs are rising, according to the survey, business travel budgets are increasing at a slower rate than previous years. Twenty-five percent of buyers surveyed expect budgets to drop next year, compared to only 20% who expected smaller budgets during 2015. In […]

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6 Reasons There Should Be Insurance Coverage for Yoga and Meditation Services

People have been practicing yoga and meditation for centuries. They are exercises that promote maximum health and well-being, and the benefits are long term. The popularity of these is increasing as more people see how much better they feel after using them. The problem is that even though they are great exercises to preserve health, they are not covered by insurance. This is quite disheartening since it is a prevention tool, and there are other means of prevention that are covered by insurance policies. This isn’t the only reason they should be covered by insurance, though. The following are five […]

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10 Years after Katrina, New Orleans Becomes the City It Should Have Been

Television images of New Orleans in the aftermath of the famous hurricane, Katrina, will forever be burned into the minds of millions. When you think of New Orleans, it’s still hard not to see devastated homes, boats buzzing down flooded streets, and terrified citizens camped on roofs and hanging from helicopter rescue lines. People left the city by the tens of thousands, and damages are estimated at more than $100 billion. How does a city recover from that? The answer in this case: in a million amazing ways. As New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu says, “The people of the city […]

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Birth Tourism: U.S.Citizenship Loophole?

A birth tourist is a pregnant woman who visits another country, delivers her baby,, and then returns to her own country.  This type of tourism exists in many countries in different regions of the world.  It is driven by an assortment   of personal, social, economic and political reasons.  For the parents, these may include better medical care standards, no-cost or low-cost national health programs or circumvention of one-child policies.  For their children, having citizenship in another country and holding a passport issued by that country might provide advantages.  These may include a refuge in revolution or war times, avoidance of […]

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Relaxing Beaches and Adventurous Attractions Draw Visitors to Cayman Islands

When someone mentions the Cayman Islands, you might think of white sand beaches, tropical trees and snorkeling adventures somewhere far away in the middle of the ocean. But the three Cayman Islands aren’t all that far from U.S. shores. These charming slivers of land lie in the western Caribbean Sea just an hour south of Miami, Florida. The Caymans have become some of the most popular Caribbean islands, and not just because they’re close. The Cayman Islands’ Department of Tourism recently reported 2014 was the islands’ best year for tourism in more than a decade. The number of Cayman Island […]

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Seniors & Travel: Why, How, & Travel Tips

It seems that more seniors today are traveling than ever before. There are a number of reasons for this trend. The increased medical and health technologies are now enabling people to live longer, healthier, and more active lives. Not to mention that many seniors also seem to have a better sense of adventure than in the past, or are simply looking to tick things off their bucket list. Time & Money to Spend: During retirement, many seniors find themselves with a lot of time on their hands. Plus, after years of working and saving, they often have excess spendable income. […]

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