Posts Categorized: Health News

Prenatal Vaccination Has the Potential to Save Thousands of Lives

A recent study conducted by the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) has confirmed the effectiveness of prenatal vaccination in the prevention of whooping cough. The CDPH studied 690 infants in the state of California who were infected with the disease and found that infants whose mothers received a prenatal vaccination for whooping cough had a…

The Dangers of Wearing Decorative Contact Lenses Without a Prescription

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Though it may be pretty cool to wear decorative contact lenses as part of a costume, to show support for your favorite sports team or just for something different, there can be some serious risks associated with non-prescription contact lenses. There are a host of problems that wearing these unregulated lenses can cause. The biggest…

Assurant Leaving California? What You Need to Know!

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Assurant leaving California?  In less than a year, Californians will have one less option when it comes to health insurance. Assurant, the large insurance company that caters to businesses, employees and homeowners, is about to get out of the health insurance business. The announcement was made in May 2015, but its impact is just beginning…

15 People Charged in Huge Insurance Fraud Bust in California

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California prosecutors have charged 15 people, including a doctor, following a 5-year investigation. The charges against them involve the fraudulent billing of around $150 million from insurers. The Los Angeles District Attorney’s Office is calling it one of the biggest insurance fraud scams the state has ever seen. The charges involve two indictments in which…

How Much Do Medical Procedures Really Cost? New Website Reveals Costs and Quality

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A lot of people don’t understand how much medical procedures actually cost until they have to pay them. This is why having health insurance is so important and why the Affordable Care Act was passed in order to provide everyone with health insurance. However, knowing the out-of-pocket costs of medical procedures is important too. Knowing this information…