A Fall at Home Can Cost the Bank: Why Emergency Transportation Membership Is So Important

Did you know that a staggering 1 in 4 Americans over the age of 65 falls each year? Falls in adults aged 65+ are the leading cause of head injuries and broken hips, with 1 in 10 falls resulting in serious injuries such as hip fracture, subdural hematoma, or traumatic brain injury. And falls result in more than 2.8 million injuries treated in emergency departments annually, including over...
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To Fill or To Crown, That is the Question

Sometimes you go to the dentist because you’re aware of pain and think you probably have a cavity. No problem, you think: you’ll need a filling. To your surprise, your dentist says your best option to protect the tooth is with a crown. Your dentist isn’t trying to charge you more money for a similar need.  This brief discussion will give you a better understanding of the...
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A Reason to Smile When You Need A Root Canal?

Maybe you broke a tooth or filling while biting into food. Maybe you suddenly became aware of pain below a tooth when you ate or drank something hot or cold. Or a filling you have fails. No matter what, when a dentist tells you that you need a root canal, it’s natural to have questions. What are the benefits of a root canal rather than pulling the tooth? Is there a dental plan that...
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This Alzheimer’s and Brain Awareness Month, Remember to Get Your Eyes Checked

They say the eyes are the window to the soul, but they can also reveal important clues about your brain’s health and reveal if you’re at risk for various forms of dementia, including Alzheimer’s disease.  Alzheimer’s disease is a degenerative neural disease that kills cells and damages connections between neurons. Common symptoms include memory loss, difficulty...
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