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Who, exactly, is NOT aware that breast cancer exists? That women need to get mammograms…that self exams are important…that we should have an annual physical check up? Seriously, these are widely known facts.   


Wading through dental or vision insurance decisions? Let's admit, an actual root canal might be less painful.

For those who get insurance through an employer, it’s open enrollment time. You’re being handed the health insurance menu of options. For those who purchase your own insurance – you have more options, but fewer good ones. 


What’s more painful than kidney stones? Maybe childbirth, right? That’s what I’ve always heard. Not until recently could I compare the two to give my own opinion of which is worse! Last month, while moving my daughter into college, I was experiencing pain—and not just the emotional sort!


Is a visit to the dentist one of your favorite things to do? I don’t even like silverware to touch my teeth, so can you imagine what I think about dental visits?


This is a guest post by Dr. Kent W. Davidson, M.D who works with our Doctors Online partners at eDocAmerica.


When is the last time you had an eye exam? I read a report from Essilor, the world’s leading provider of eyeglass lenses, that said 99 million adults get an annual eye exam. There are approximately 200 million adult Americans, so HALF of you aren’t taking good care of the “windows to your soul.” What?

Whether you’re in the 20/20 half or the blurry half, here are 7 reasons you should schedule your appointment today!

1) Ch-ch-ch-ch-changes


This is a guest post by Dr. Kent W. Davidson, M.D who works with our Doctors Online partners at eDocAmerica.

Search the National Library of Medicine's database, PubMed, and you will find hundreds of studies that have examined coffee's impact on health. Not only does this research overwhelmingly suggest that moderate coffee consumption doesn't cause harm, it appears that drinking coffee may even offer some health benefits. Moderate coffee consumption, defined as three or four cups a day, provides around 300 to 500 milligrams of caffeine.


With healthcare these days, all the arrows are going in the wrong direction. Deductibles, out-of-pocket costs, and medical prices are all going up, while coverage is going down. And there’s no end in sight. As a result, Americans are becoming better healthcare consumers and finding ways to save. One way is a Health Savings program – sometimes referred to as a Health Discount card or program. Most people don’t want “discounted” healthcare, so “savings program” is much more palatable.


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