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Emergency Room or Urgent Care? Choosing the Right One and Avoiding Costly Fees

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Starting August 6, 2018, some Texas Blue Cross Build Shield (BCBS) insurance policyholders could receive a surprise ER bill for services they thought were covered. America’s ER laid out the basics of the upcoming policy changes in this article. But these policy changes beg the question, when should patients go to an emergency room vs […]

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Blue Cross Blue Shield Won’t Cover the Cost of Some ER Visits

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Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS) of Texas is putting some of its policyholders at risk and on the hook for Emergency Room visits. As one of the nation’s largest health insurance providers, other insurance carriers are likely to follow BCBS’ example by implementing similar policies of their own serving to increase your cost of healthcare. […]

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Safety in the Sun

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Summer is here and with it, long days under the sun. But as much fun as summer can be, it’s critical to monitor time in the heat. Heat related illnesses like heat stroke are preventable, but can be deadly if left untreated. And with weeks of 100+ highs common in Texas, where America’s ER is […]

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Swimming Safety Tips

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When school is out and the temperatures rise, it’s time to hit the water. Nobody wants a fun time at the beach or pool to head south. Swimming safety takes a bit of effort, but it’s worth it for summertime fun. Here are tips from the American Red Cross for swimming safety. Buddies are Best […]

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PTSD: Symptoms and Truths

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PTSD is widely misunderstood. In honor of military appreciation month, we’re debunking damaging myths about this mental health issue. What is PTSD? There are a lot of myths and misconceptions surrounding the condition. According to The American Psychiatric Association, posttraumatic stress disorder “is a psychiatric disorder that can occur in people who have experienced or […]

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First Aid Kit Tips

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A well-stocked first-aid kit is handy for everyday accidents. Here’s what you need to keep in your first aid kit and where you should keep it. What to keep in your kit According to the American Red Cross, here is what a first aid kit for a family of four should contain: 2 absorbent compress […]

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Common Spring Accidents

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Spring; time for deep cleaning, yard work and, whoops, accidents. Here’s what to do if you are involved in any of these common spring accidents. Rusty Cuts Nick yourself on rusty garden shears or old fencing? You actually need to be more worried about the cut than the rust. You don’t need to worry about […]

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Funny Things Kids Say

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When it comes to health and how our bodies work, even adults get things wrong. It’s no wonder that kids can get a little confused. Here are some of the funniest things kids have said and asked about health. Routine Checkup? “My little sister was at the doctor’s office for her annual check up–she had […]

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