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What Should You Know About Getting Insurance Through the Federal Exchange?

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November brings with it crisper weather, family gatherings, and excitement (or sometimes anxiety) about the upcoming holiday season. For those who don’t have employer-sponsored health insurance, November 1 also marks the first day of open enrollment on the federal insurance exchange. If you’ve never purchased insurance on your own before, you may be apprehensive after hearing widespread news coverage on premium increases for insurance policies under the Affordable Care Act. However, increases in the subsidy amounts available to many consumers can help offset these costs.…

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Brain Food: Balancing Your Grocery Budget As A Student

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As a university student, whether you’re just starting your first semester or looking to finish up your last as a senior, money is always a salient topic. Eating healthy foods at regular intervals is crucial to your overall health and wellbeing – including your mental ability to do all the work you need to for your classes – but it can be quite expensive to have to purchase good food that will give you the nutrients you need, especially if you don’t have the people or space required to purchase food in bulk.…

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The Trials And Tribulations Of Fair-Skinned Women

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Being a fair-skinned woman was quite in fashion a century or two ago. In recent years, paleness has made a bit of a comeback, especially since tanning is associated with skin damage. However, may pale people feel the pressure to spray tan in order to look less ghostly. They certainly have to worry about sun damage more than their less melanin-challenged counterparts. These skin challenges tend to be exacerbated by age.…

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3 Excellent Reasons to Get a Stairlift

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Stairlifts are specifically created to help those who can’t go up and down stairs get up and down them safely. Having a stairlift of your own installed in your home can provide so many great benefits for you. This article will discuss three excellent reasons to get a stairlift.  It Gives You Access to Your Entire Home  Not being able to go up and down the different sets of stairs in your home because of mobility issues can be incredibly frustrating and disheartening.…

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Can Cold Weather Affect Back Pain?

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As the fall season ushers in relief from high summertime temperatures, there are plenty of Americans suffering from back pain who’ll look back longingly on the dog days of summer. That’s because many back pain sufferers say they experience increased aches and pains as outdoor temperatures drop. Some even claim they can tell when a cold snap is coming just by increased swelling and joint pain. But is cold weather really the culprit or is there something a bit more to this increase in chronic back pain?…

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See The Signs And Symptoms Of Glaucoma

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Glaucoma is diagnosed during your eye exam; the early symptoms may go unnoticed so screening is imperative to catch the condition early. Early treatment can preserve vision and reduce symptoms, though glaucoma itself is irreversible and incurable. Stay informed about glaucoma and know the following: Eye-pressure. There are risks associated with high blood pressure and one of these is glaucoma. Eye pressure is basically the blood pressure of your eyes, which leads to glaucoma.…

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How To Deal With Perfume Allergies

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Many people do not feel ready to leave the house unless they have applied perfume or aftershave, sometimes in large quantities. While these scents make them feel fresh and attractive, they may be causing some people to have a physical reaction, particularly if they are in close quarters with someone who is sensitive to these substances. If you are one of those people who are sensitive to perfume or other similar products, you can take steps to reduce your exposure.…

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Responding to Increasing Treatment Resistance in Head Lice

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In March of 2016, researchers from the University of Massachusetts–Amherst published a study that drew widespread attention from both the medical and parenting communities. The study found that sites in 42 of 48 states in the US had head lice with an average of three or more mutations that made the lice resistant to a popular type of head-lice treatment. The results imply that the vast majority of head lice in the United States can no longer be treated by conventional means, but what does that mean for you or your child with lice?…

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Is Your Child Walking On Their Toes? Understanding Achilles Tendon Surgery

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One of the physical indications of an autism spectrum disorder is the practice of toe walking. If you’re not familiar with the term, it refers to the act of walking on the toes while the rest of the foot stays raised off the floor. Unfortunately, walking this way can cause the Achilles tendon to grow too short. Since the tendon stretches down the back of the heel from the calf muscle, underdevelopment can cause problems with walking properly.…

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3 Ways To Make Your Smile Shine Bright And Look Right

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Whether you want to straighten your teeth or brighten them, getting the right dental procedure done or taking the right steps to clean your teeth at home is key. Here are three popular treatments that can put the perk back in your pearly whites, so you can focus on your social life instead of dental strife.  Whitening, The Professional Way With 99.7 percent of adults believing a smile is important to their social appearance, it’s no wonder so many want to brighten their teeth.…

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