FINANCIAL NEWS FOR INDIVIDUALS WITH DISABILITIES

Individuals with disabilities and families caring for disabled loved ones have new options to accumulate savings without jeopardizing their eligibility for need-based government help. The new accounts are state-sponsored and tax free and are called…

Human Papilloma Virus

In a typical year in the United States about 150 people die from meningococcus, four from tetanus, none from diphtheria, 20 from pertussis, and roughly 4,000 from cancers caused by HPV. People are more than 20 times more likely to die from HPV than from the other four diseases combined.

Eye Health

Five myths about eye and vision health from Harvard Medical School.

Harmful Dietary Supplements

  With the help of an expert panel of independent doctors and dietary-supplement researchers, Consumer Reports identified 15 supplement ingredients that are potentially harmful. The risks include organ damage, cancer, and…

Advanced Directives

This is a written statement of a person’s wishes regarding medical treatment, made to ensure those wishes are carried out should the person be unable to communicate them to their…

Antibiotics

Antibiotics are a large group of medications which treat bacterial infections. Antibiotics play an important role in modern medicine, however their overuse is well documented and associated with a host…

Bone Density Screening

For average risk women, screening bone density exams are recommended at age 65. If you are younger than 65 and believe you are at increased risk, you can calculate your…

Aortic Aneurysm Screening

If you are male and a current or former smoker, a one-time screening with ultrasound is recommended between the ages of 65-75. Please also let us know if aneurysms of…

Nurse Assisting Patient Undergoing Mammogram
Breast Cancer Screening

The current guidelines of the United States Preventive Services Task Force recommend mammograms for average risk women every two years from ages 50 – 74. Mammography for women in their…