All Blog Posts Tagged 'health' (35)

Insurance Department Rejects Anthem Rate Hike, Lowers Others

CIVIC ENGAGEMENT CAN BE EFFECTIVE – GET INVOLVED IN the ACA Marketplace! 

Please Claim Your Voice as a health care consumer

Insurance department rejects Anthem rate hike, lowers others

By: Arielle Levin Becker | July 29, 2014

“The department turned down the request by ConnectiCare Benefits Inc. to…

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Added by N'Zinga Shani on July 30, 2014 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Increasing Transparency In Health Care Costs – IMPORTANT!

Increasing Transparency In Health Care Costs – IMPORTANT!

Understanding Observational Status for Medicare Users In Hospital

YOU AND YOUR PARENTS HAVE MEDICARE? DON’T GET ZAPPED WITH UNEXPECTED MEDICAL BILLS!

Hospitals, health systems, hospital-owned private practices et al are using every avenue to increase consumers out-of-pocket costs.  Facilities…

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Added by N'Zinga Shani on July 28, 2014 at 2:47pm — No Comments

Parents Have An IMPORTANT Role In Preventing Bullying

PARENTS HAVE AN IMPORTANT ROLE IN PREVENTING BULLYING.

StopBullying.Gov is a very informative web site with excellent resource information about every aspect of bullying.  We highly recommend visiting the site. 

Parents play a key role in preventing and responding to bullying. If you know or suspect that your…

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Added by N'Zinga Shani on July 15, 2014 at 5:29pm — No Comments

HealthCare Costs ALERT - Planned 12.5% Rate Increase In 2015!

HEALTH CARE COSTS ALERT– PLANNED 12.5% RATE INCREASE IN 2015!

DO YOU, FAMILY OR LOVED ONES HAVE ANTHEM HEALTH INSURANCE?

OPPOSE THIS PLANNED 12.5 PERCENT RATE INCREASE BY ANTHEM

Anthem has plans to raise health insurance premiums by an average of 12.5% in 2015. That is what they recently proposed to the Department of…

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Added by N'Zinga Shani on June 17, 2014 at 11:00pm — No Comments

Is This Care Necessary? Maybe Even Harmful? BE PROACTIVE!

REDUCING WASTE IN THE HEALTH CARE SYSTEM & REDUCING POTENTIAL HARM

IT IS IMPERATIVE THAT WE, AS HEALTH CARE CONSUMERS, TAKE THE TIME TO LEARN WHAT IS IMPORTANT FOR US TO KNOW ABOUT THE TYPES OF HEALTH CARE  TESTS WE GET AND FOR WHAT REASONS. VARIOUS LINKS IN THIS BLOG PROVIDE VALUABLE INFORMATION IN THAT REGARD.

IT IS IMPORTANT THAT PATIENTS…

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Added by N'Zinga Shani on May 7, 2014 at 3:09pm — No Comments

APRIL IS National Minority Health Awareness Month

PREVENTION IS POWER – HAVING HEALTH INSURANCE IS SMART

April Is: National Minority Health and Health Disparities Awareness Month

During April, we mark National Minority Health Month by raising awareness about the health disparities that continue to affect racial and ethnic minorities. This year's theme, Prevention is Power: Taking Action for Health Equity…

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Added by N'Zinga Shani on April 2, 2014 at 11:29pm — No Comments

HEALTH TAX CREDIT TOOL - Easy to Use - Lowers Cost for ACA

Find Out If You're Eligible for Financial Help to Pay for Health Insurance

 HEALTH TAX CREDIT TOOL - YOU MIGHT BE ELIGIBLE FOR FINANCIAL SUBSIDY TO LOWER YOUR HEALTH INSURANCE PREMIUM.…



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Added by N'Zinga Shani on February 15, 2014 at 4:31pm — No Comments

Health Literacy: 13 Mental Health Benefits of Exercise

OneWorld Progressive Institute's Health Literacy #1 – Oct. 25, 2013

13 Mental Health Benefits Of Exercise - Huffington Post - By Sophia Breene

OneWorld has done the hard work for you; we have selected the title of each of the 13 benefits and listed them below.  To get the details of each benefit, please click the…

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Added by N'Zinga Shani on October 25, 2013 at 1:44pm — No Comments

Develop Skill-Building In Adults to Lessen 'Toxic Stress' In Kids

New Video Explains How Adults Can Lessen ‘Toxic Stress’ In Kids

WBUR, Sascha Garrey, 06/25/2013



Almost one in four American children are living in poverty, according to a new report by the…

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Added by N'Zinga Shani on July 11, 2013 at 1:09pm — 1 Comment

MAY IS WOMEN'S HEALTH MONTH - See OneWorld's Daily Health Notes

WOMEN – STAY HEALTHY - BE A WISE WOMAN ABOUT YOUR HEALTH & WELL-BEING

MAY IS WOMEN’S HEALTH MONTH – OneWorld Progressive Institute Makes Daily Health Information Postings and short informative videos.  See postings for May 1 - 4th listed in reverse order.…

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Added by N'Zinga Shani on May 4, 2013 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Forgotten Would-Be Gateway Mass Murderer Pleads Guilty

Would-Be Gateway Mass Murderer Pleads Guilty

"Amanda Bowden was a forgotten woman pleading guilty to a felony charge—and pleading for permission to leave prison to get the Zoloft she needs."  According to the article in the New Haven Independent, Amanda is 19 years old.  There are many Amanda Bowdens in our society; they are mainly black and brown; occasionally they are…

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Added by N'Zinga Shani on April 26, 2013 at 12:11am — No Comments

APRIL IS NATIONAL ORGAN & TISSUE DONATION EDUCATION MONTH.

APRIL IS NATIONAL ORGAN & TISSUE DONATION AWARENESS AND EDUCATION MONTH.

OneWorld Informs the Community on Health Literacy, Education and Civic Engagement

KEEP Your Kidneys Healthy. Dialysis works, but healthy kidneys are the BEST for a good quality of life.

In Connecticut there are over 1,000 people…

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Added by N'Zinga Shani on April 15, 2013 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Attention nonprofits: funding is available under the Affordable Care Act to help your clients navigate health insurance options

More people will be eligible for health insurance as of January 1, 2014 because of the implementation of the Affordable Care Act.

 

Nonprofits, small businesses, faith organizations and others will be able to apply for funding to support the training of a staff member to help members of their communities learn about the new options and enroll in Medicaid and new subsidized insurance, as appropriate. This is part-time, temporary support intended to supplement an existing staff…

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Added by The Community Foundation for GNH on February 27, 2013 at 1:10pm — No Comments

Too Much Sitting Linked to Chronic Health Problems

Too Much Sitting Linked to Chronic Health Problems

HealthDay, 02/21/2013

Risks from diabetes, cancer and heart disease all seem to rise with more time spent seated, study finds. In this the 21st century many of us spend hours sitting at our computers or other technical gadgets. According to this and other medical reports, getting up and moving for 15 mins every two hours will help to reduce the predicted…

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Added by N'Zinga Shani on February 26, 2013 at 11:55pm — No Comments

Women's Heart Attack Symptoms & Cardiovascular Health - Key Facts

As we continue to learn about Women's Cardiac Health - CBS 19 brings us 2 mins 13 seconds of good, crisp information.  We at OneWorld reinforce what our Women's Cardiovascular Health Program, done with Yale physicians, brought you recently: Do Not Smoke; Exercise Regularly and Eat Sensibly are critical actions to preventing heart problems for women.  The short video from CBS 19 brings us good information about Women's Heart Attack Symptoms.  Please see…

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Added by N'Zinga Shani on February 18, 2013 at 10:30pm — No Comments

Looney Leads The Charge (In Dealing with GUNS In Our Community) & Gangbanger Call-In

Looney Leads The Charge  (Dealing with GUNS in our Community)

“We need to shine a light on better mental health care for younger children,” Looney said.

Each of the three working groups—mental health, gun violence and school security—are working against a Feb. 15 deadline to recommend legislation to the overall task force they are part of. At that point, Looney will be key…

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Added by N'Zinga Shani on January 27, 2013 at 7:36pm — No Comments

My Gun Vs. Your Safety - Courtesy of A NHI Link

This is a Very interesting article.  The images speak volume.

My Gun Vs. Your Safety

by marcia chambers | Jan 17, 2013 1:52 pm

 

“I feel as passionate about not owning a gun as you feel about owning one,” declared Gail Corbett, who oversees 14 classrooms, at six different schools in a nearby city.…

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How Many Parents Know the Daily Physical Activity Guidelines for Children?

Study: Few Children Meet Physical Activity and Screen-Time Guidelines 

Education Week, Bryan Toporek, 01/07/2013 …

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Added by N'Zinga Shani on January 11, 2013 at 4:52pm — No Comments

Parents, Teachers and Schools Must be Vigilant in Protecting Children from Obesity

Let’s Face It – in 99 Percent of These Cases, It Is About The Almighty Dollar.  These Industries want to make money and at any cost. This is why parents, teachers and schools must be ever vigilant in protecting children from obesity by helping them to make good food choices.  This means seeing to it that healthy, nutritious food is available.  Of course, it is also very profitable to provide healthy nutritious food to children; unfortunately, very few of these "BIG"…

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Added by N'Zinga Shani on December 9, 2012 at 4:03am — No Comments

Many Hispanics Have Heart Disease Risk Factors: Men - High Cholesterol, Women - Obesity

Many U.S. Hispanics Have Heart Disease Risk Factors

Many U.S. Hispanics Have Heart Disease Risk Factors

HealthDay, 11/05/2012

Many Hispanic adults in the United States have major risk factors for cardiovascular disease, a new study…

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Today's world requires far more than crude or cosmetic changes in our manner of living. Simplicity is not an alternative lifestyle for a marginal few, but rather a creative choice for the mainstream majority to change our overall levels and patterns of living and consuming.

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Using Temporary Signage to Increase Attendance

Before the most recent Sunday Streets Missoula, organizers tried something new: they decided to put up temporary signs around the city with information about the upcoming event. The idea was simple: the signs would both help participants find their way to certain parts of the Sunday Streets route, and also remind people that Sunday Streets [...]

Apply to Host the 2015 Open Streets Summit in your Town

The Alliance for Biking & Walking is requesting proposals to host the 2015 Open Streets Summit. The Open Streets Summit is the only North American conference devoted exclusively to growing Open Streets. The 2015 event will be the third Summit – the most recent Open Streets Summit was held in Los Angeles in April 2014 [...]

Lessons from Tucson’s Cyclovia

Kylie Walzak is program manager at Living Streets Alliance, a biking and walking advocacy organization in Tucson, AZ. Her organization puts together Cyclovia Tucson, an Open Streets that first occurred in 2010 and has grown from an annual event to drawing 25,000 twice per year. Don’t despair if you don’t have time! Our first event [...]

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Empowering economic mobility in Boston

Boston’s new Office of Financial Empowerment is gearing up to help low-income residents train for careers, find jobs and effectively manage their money. The city is working with LISC, the United Way and other nonprofit partners to open neighborhood programs based on LISC's Financial Opportunity Center model, which has provided financial coaching and services to tens of thousands of residents nationwide.

Celeb chef stirs excitement at healthy food hub

Until recently, West Harlem was a NYC community with few healthy food options for low-income residents. But that changed this month with the opening of the West Harlem Community Healthy Food Hub. Celebrity chef Marcus Samuelsson was on hand for a cooking demonstration alongside funder Laurie M. Tisch. West Harlem Group Assistance, a longtime LISC NYC partner, manages the site that provides a range of services including a client choice pantry, food stamp enrollment, nutritional counseling, and cooking classes. It’s all part of LISC’s place-based initiative funded by the Laurie M. Tisch Illumination Fund to address issues of diet-related diseases, poverty, and unemployment.

All aboard for the Green Line

When a city develops new public transit stops, communities along the line are all too often displaced and dismissed. But, not in the Twin Cities, where LISC is working with community groups and city leaders to ensure that the benefits of the new Green Line are shared by all. Built on a decade of strong planning, the redevelopment effort is bringing in new affordable housing, businesses and jobs while preserving the diversity and culture of nearby neighborhoods.

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