Special Enrollment Periods: Qualifying Events and How to Apply

Normally, you have to enroll in your Healthcare Marketplace insurance plan during the open enrollment period, which is usually from early November to late January. However, there are some circumstances that may allow you to qualify for a special enrollment period (SEP) and provide you with the opportunity to choose and enroll in health insurance coverage at a time that is different from open enrollment. What Are the Events that Allow You to Qualify for an SEP? Certain, life-altering events can allow you to qualify for your own SEP. These can include Moving Getting married Having a baby Adopting a […]

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Long-lasting Insulin: An Insight into the Use, Dosage, Types and Alternatives

Long-lasting insulin, or long-acting insulin, is a type of treatment medication used by diabetics to compensate for the lack of insulin released by their pancreases. This particular type of the medication allows individuals with diabetes to receive their necessary insulin all day long, usually without requiring another dose. Long-lasting Insulin: How Does It Work? Long-acting insulin works to keep a person’s blood sugar at a normal amount throughout the entire day. This is usually because the pancreas itself does not release enough insulin––or any at all. Most individuals need insulin between meals and throughout the day to maintain a healthy […]

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How selenoprotein P is linked to diverse effects of exercise on individuals

Have you ever wondered why some people seem to get all the benefits they are supposed to get from exercise––like feeling energized, losing weight, building more toned and defined muscles, etc.––while others exercise the same amount and see no change? Are you frustrated with the way your work out regimen doesn’t seem to be making any difference in your lifestyle or your look? If so, it might have less to do with your routine and more to do with your proteins. What Is Selenoprotein P? Selenoprotein P is, according to a 2005 study published in the medical journal Annual Review […]

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Meditation Offers Solutions for the Stress of Student Life

While we often see that in film and media college life is portrayed as an exciting and carefree adventure, the reality is that for an increasing number of students, college life is extremely stressful. How stressful? According to CollegeAtlas.org, 70% of Americans will study at a 4 year college, but fewer than 2/3rds will graduate. And 30% of college and university students will drop out after the first year. There are many reasons that students today are having such a challenging time coping with the academic experience. For some students, the pressures of being away from home are something they’re […]

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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 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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