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January is Open Enrollment For Child-Only Health Insurance Policies in Maryland

January is Open Enrollment For Child-Only Health Insurance Policies in Maryland

The following information was sent to us by Betsy Charlow:

 

Policies Available for Children 18 and Under With No Exclusions for Preexisting Conditions

January is open enrollment for CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield and Kaiser Foundation Health Plan of the Mid-Atlantic States individual health insurance policies for children.  During January, these two companies will offer policies for children age 18 and under with no exclusions for preexisting conditions.  This is an opportunity for those families that do not have access to family policies to find coverage for their children. 

Fresh Juice Gets Makeover for New Year

Fresh Juice Gets Makeover for New Year

 

The following information was sent to us by Deborah Knuckey:

Washington-area residents can freshen up their new year’s resolutions by adding one resolution they’ll actually want to keep: drink fresh-pressed, nutritious, and delicious organic fruit and vegetable juices.

Purée Artisan Juice Bar™ opened its first stylish, modern juice bar yesterday, just in time to help locals start off 2012 in a healthy way. The area’s first 100% organic juice bar will offer healthy juices, blended and custom drinks, along with individual and group juice fasts, for those who want to kick start their 2012 health goals.

Holiday Candle Safety

Holiday Candle Safety

The Holidays are here and candles are in demand. See, hear and/or read a quick presentation on Candle Safety below.



 

Home for the Holidays- Tips on How to Recognize if Your Older Loved Ones Need Help

Home for the Holidays- Tips on How to Recognize if Your Older Loved Ones Need Help

The following information was sent to us by Carmen Artiga-Birdsall:

 

Home for the Holidays?

Use your visit to tell if a loved one needs help to stay at home safely.

Drug Related Emergencies Continue to Rise; Most Can Be Prevented!

Drug Related Emergencies Continue to Rise; Most Can Be Prevented!

McLean, VA - December 20, 2011 – Are you fully aware of the risks of your medications? A recent study, published in the New England Journal of Medicine, concluded that improved management of many commonly used drugs can reduce the number of hospitalizations of older adults due to unintentional overdoses.

This study revealed that four commonly used drugs, namely: Warfarin (Coumadin), Insulin injections, Oral anti-platelet injections (including aspirin) and Oral hypoglycemic agents (oral diabetes medications) cause two-thirds of the drug-related emergency hospitalizations in older adults (age 65 and above). And fully two-thirds of these drug-related hospitalizations are due to unintentional overdoses. By contrast, only about one percent of these hospitalizations are caused by "high-risk" medications, such as narcotics, amphetamines, barbiturates, and antihistamines.