Health Insurance 101: How to Choose Health Insurance When You’re Living with Obesity

Seguros médicos 101: Cómo escoger un seguro médico si vives con obesidad

Aproximadamente 4 de cada 10 adultos estadounidenses viven con obesidad, una condición médica que puede causar problemas médicos graves tales como enfermedades cardíacas, diabetes y cáncer. Hay tratamientos, tales como cirugías y medicamentos de disminución de peso que pueden ser útiles, pero también pueden ser caros. Por ejemplo, medicamentos recetados para disminuir de peso pueden…

Pharmacy Benefit Managers Are the Most Influential Healthcare Companies You’ve Never Heard Of

Pharmacy Benefit Managers Are the Most Influential Healthcare Companies You’ve Never Heard Of

Taking prescription drugs may be more American than apple pie. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), nearly half the people in the United States report having taken at least one medicine in the past 30 days. (By comparison, just about 1 in 10 Americans say apple is their favorite pie.) Who…

Understanding the Different Types of Covid-19 Vaccines

Understanding the Different Types of Covid-19 Vaccines

Reviewed by Sabra Klein, Ph.D. + Infographic text As of May 2023, 68 million Americans in the U.S. — 1 out of 5 people —- were unvaccinated against Covid-19, had not completed their primary series or had not gotten a booster dose. Now that a few types of Covid-19 vaccines are available, experts hope more…

Selección de la cobertura de tu seguro médico si vives con obesidad

Selección de la cobertura de tu seguro médico si vives con obesidad

+ text Slide 1 ¿Vives con obesidad? Resumen de consejos para investigar la cobertura de seguros médicos para la atención de la obesidad Slide 2 La obesidad es una enfermedad que afecta a 4 de cada 10 adultos estadounidenses. Programas de medicamentos, cirugías, dietas y ejercicio, así como trabajar con profesionales de la salud mental…

How to Stay Cool About Hot Button Issues at Holiday Parties

How to Stay Cool About Hot Button Issues at Holiday Parties

Politics. Family drama. Taylor Swift’s boyfriend. It’s the most wonderful time of the year for awkward — and potientially disastrous — conversations. We’ve all been there. Standing in a group of people, looking nice in our holiday best, politely nodding while eyeing the dessert table. Then someone says something completely ridiculous and the next thing…

Opciones para las vacunas contra el covid-19

Opciones para las vacunas contra el covid-19

+ Infographic text La vacunación contra el covid-19 es la forma más efectiva que ayuda a prevenir enfermedades graves, hospitalizaciones e incluso la muerte por dicha enfermedad. Las vacunas en general tienen buena tolerancia y pueden darte paz mental de que estás haciendo algo eficaz para protegerte a ti y a tus seres queridos. ¿Qué…

Choose to Protect Yourself and Your Loved Ones: Get Vaccinated Against Covid

Choose to Protect Yourself and Your Loved Ones: Get Vaccinated Against Covid

Español + Infographic text Slide 1: Choose to Protect Yourself and Your Loved Ones: Get Vaccinated Against Covid When it comes to vaccines, you have options Slide 2: Get Protected Covid vaccines can protect you from serious illness, being hospitalized and even dying from Covid. That means getting vaccinated can help you — and the…

Doctors Thought My Chronic Pain Condition Was Flaring Up. It Ended Up Being Gout.

Doctors Thought My Chronic Pain Condition Was Flaring Up. It Ended Up Being Gout.

As told to Nicole Audrey Spector In 2009, I was diagnosed with complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS), a condition that causes chronic pain flare-ups and cannot be cured. The pain, hot and horrid, can be crushing. And it knows no boundaries, occurring throughout my body. The following year, I started experiencing a new kind of…

What You Don’t Know About Gout Could Hurt You

What You Don’t Know About Gout Could Hurt You

Gout is a common form of inflammatory arthritis that affects an estimated 9 million people in the United States, and it’s on the rise — especially in women. But gout is still not well understood, leaving many people in the dark about their risks and options. A survey of 1,000 women conducted by HealthyWomen in…

What You Need to Know About Gout

What You Need to Know About Gout

Medically reviewed by Paula Tanasa, M.D. What is gout? Gout is a type of inflammatory arthritis that occurs when uric acid builds up in your blood and forms tiny, needle-shaped crystals that can deposit almost anywhere in the body, including in the joints, bones, heart, spine, kidney and eyes. These deposits can form visible lumps…