Resources to Quit Smoking

“I’m a Quitter”

You’ve decided it’s time to say #imaquitter. Now what? Maybe this isn’t your first time. Maybe you’ve tried this before and it didn’t go according to plan. No matter where you are in your journey, this mini-guide will help you take one step closer to your tobacco-free life.

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Resources for Quitters

How Can I Safeguard My Health after Quitting?

You quit smoking. You can finally say #imaquitter! Now what? The good news is – and you’re probably starting to notice – your health begins to improve immediately. Throughout the first 15 years you stop smoking, there are so many reasons for #celebratingquitters. Monitoring your personal progress and keeping track of your gains with health scans is the best way to celebrate.

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The Hidden Cost of Delaying Healthcare

Turns out, it’s not an apple a day that keeps the doctor away. Rising healthcare costs is causing more and more Americans to delay scans or even forgo preventative screening prescribed by their physician.

According to the latest Consumer Expenditure Survey conducted by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the average American spends more on healthcare than food.

Early Detection Saves Lives

1 in 8 women are diagnosed with breast cancer at some point in their lives. Half of those women have no family history.

Today, breast cancer is claiming less lives. There are three reasons for this:

  1. Advancement in breast cancer treatments. Through emerging research and clinical trials,
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How Smart Healthcare Consumers will Save Money in 2019

Whether you have a PPO, HMO, or are self-pay, there are a few ways you can save money on your healthcare in 2019.

How do I make the most of my healthcare options?

When it comes to making the most of your healthcare options, there are three things that you can do to be a smart consumer: communicate,

Finding Affordable Healthcare in 2019

How to Save Money without Sacrificing Your Care

Have you ever wondered why it’s simple to find the best deals, discounts, and quality in nearly everything except…your medical care? Patients are often faced with making difficult choices about their healthcare. At times, those choices may feel extremely limited and limiting.

The truth is,

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You’re Covered! The 4 Preventative Scans Worth Scheduling

Does your health insurance provider offer benefits that you don’t know about? When it comes to staying healthy, more and more insurance companies are recognizing the value of preventative screening.

According to Eric Hargis, public policy adviser for the Colon Cancer Alliance, “Too many Americans are dying from a largely preventable disease that can almost always be treated if found early….this will save lives.”

With the ability to be more proactive,

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3D vs. 2D Mammograms: What’s the difference?

A mammogram is a low-dose x-ray of the breasts. Mammogram screening can detect breast cancer up to three years before a tumor can be felt during a breast exam. Without a cure for breast cancer, early detection is the very best defense.

When it comes to scheduling your mammogram, you will have the choice between 3D and 2D mammography.

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What is a Radiologist doing for your healthcare?

What is a Radiologist? A Radiologist is a physician who specializes in diagnosing and treating illness and injury with medical imaging techniques. This includes ultrasounds, x-rays, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), computed tomography (CT), positron emission tomography (PET), and more. In addition to medical school, Radiologists must complete a residency of at least four years to gain postgraduate education specific to the field of radiology.

patient and radiologist at the true open mri

Open MRI: What You Need to Know

Often when people think of MRIs, they think of loud, alarming noises, claustrophobia, and long periods of stillness. But that doesn’t have to be the experience. Now, more hospitals and imaging centers are turning to open MRIs as a more comfortable and stress-free alternative to traditional MRIs. If you or a loved one has recently been prescribed an MRI,

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