Health

    Doctor visits and hospital stays can generate a lot of anxiety in the patient and family members.

     

    To help ease your mind, we’ve assembled a wealth of information  to get you through the before and after stage.

     

    WHN TIP – Be safe, be smart and be prepared!


     

  • Health Resources for College Students

    Heading to college? Here are some resources to keep you healthy! Government and State Resources Medline Plus MedlinePlus brings together authoritative information from the National Library of Medicine, the National Institutes of Health (NIH), and other government agencies and health-related organizations. MedlinePlus also has extensive information about drugs, an illustrated medical encyclopedia, interactive patient tutorials, […]

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  • Partner and State Links

    Health / Life Be there for a friend or loved one in need – learn great tips at What Friends Do. Extension Disaster Education Network (EDEN) has resources you can use, from food safety to field safety, from physical to psychological, and from government to community development. Here’s a general link to help you find a Better […]

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  • 5 Tips for Dealing with Mosquitoes

    Large amounts of pooled water after a flood or other natural disaster could lead to an increase in mosquito populations. The majority of these mosquitoes will be pests and will not carry communicable diseases. Here are some mosquito facts and prevention tips: Mosquitoes are most active at sunrise and sunset Local, state, and federal health […]

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  • In A Bicycle Accident? Here’s What To Do

    Immediately Be safe, be smart. Stop as soon as it is clear, safe and legal to do so. If you’re uninjured, check on others. Call 9-1-1. Include the exact location (look at street signs, landmarks) and mention any injuries. No cell phone? Ask a witness to make the call. Get their contact information in case […]

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  • What To Do After an Accident

    WHN TIP – Be Prepared: Keep a copy of both of the following in your glove compartment just in case: Car Accident-No Other Driver Involved and Car Accident-Another Driver Involved. Immediately Be safe, be smart. Stop your vehicle if it is clear, safe and legal and turn off the ignition. Determine your location, if you can. You’ll […]

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  • Going to the Doctor

    Before Your Visit Download the free My Personal Medication Record pdf from the AARP  in English or Spanish. Complete one form for each family member, and update as needed. While you’re gathering information, complete the My Family Health Portrait from the Surgeon General’s Office for background information on family illnesses and diseases. WHN TIP – Fill It Out: Our Medical […]

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  • Going to the Hospital

    Before You Go Before you go to the hospital, you need to think about what happens after your stay. Coordinate a ride home from the hospital (even if it is a short stay!). Consider having someone stay with you for a few days since you may be in some pain or even slightly immobile. Be […]

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  • 3 Steps to Appealing an Insurance Settlement

    If you have a difference of opinion on your insurance settlement, you can begin an appeal process: Step 1: Start with your agent. Not happy with the outcome?  Go to Step 2. Step 2: Call the claims adjuster at your insurance company. Still not satisfied? Go to Step 3. Step 3: Contact your state’s watchdog agency for insurance. The […]

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  • 10 FAQs About Life Insurance and Healthcare Costs

    By WHN’s Guest Columnist, M. Bryan Freeman If you or someone you care about has been diagnosed with a serious illness, you may have already discovered that dealing with actual health issues is just part of the individual puzzle you must reassess and reassemble. Financial challenges frequently accompany serious illness. A life settlement is an option […]

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  • 3 FAQs About Medical Identity Theft

    The latest form of identity theft could not only cost you money – it could also cost you your life. We spoke with Pam Dixon, the director of the World Privacy Forum, to find out more about medical identity theft and how to spot it. What Is Medical Identity Theft? Medical identity theft occurs when a […]

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