By: Kelley Conkling, PA-C Most people under-apply sunscreen! An average adult should use 1 ounce of sunscreen spread over entire body per application which equates to about a shot glass full. You must reapply frequently! Reapplication is recommended at least every 2 hours or immediately after swimming. The best protection is avoidance of prolonged UV… Read more »
Healthcare is overwhelming. And while we’ve attempted to break down the complexities for you in our 5 prior Understanding Your Insurance installments, it’s now time to cut to the chase around reducing costs. Here we provide 5 things you can do to lower you overall healthcare costs. Preventative Screenings One of the best ways to… Read more »
As Food Allergy & Awareness Week draws to a close, we wanted to share this wonderful infographic from FARE (Food Allergy Awareness & Education). Happy reading!
Continuing our Understanding Your Insurance series with a breakdown of HSAs, HRAs and FSAs. Our clinics receive many questions around these accounts. While we generally like to break down this crazy insurance stuff ourselves, we came across a tool published by United Healthcare that does a great job of explaining and comparing these accounts. (While we accept… Read more »
What Is Eczema Eczema is a chronic inflammatory disease of the skin, which is typically inherited. Generally eczema is a disease of childhood, but some adults can also be affected. Factors That Trigger Eczema Allergies: environmental (pollen or pets) or food. Irritants: wool, heavy detergents and perfumed soaps. Dry skin, which is problematic in Colorado…. Read more »
Healthcare plans can be so difficult to understand. During this 12 part series, Understanding your Insurance, we are breaking down each segment to enable you to make more informed healthcare decisions. Last month we examined Premiums, Deductibles and Co-Pays. There are 2 more elements that are crucial to understanding the basics of your healthcare plan,… Read more »
We were able to locate some steps to follow if you have determined your Epipen is part of the recall. Here is the list of recalled pens: EpiPen Jr 2-Pak® Auto-Injectors, 0.15 mg – Lot number: 5GN767 – Expiration: April 2017 EpiPen Jr 2-Pak® Auto-Injectors, 0.15 mg – Lot number: 5GN773 – Expiration: April 2017… Read more »
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If you’ve been recently diagnosed with asthma, it can be overwhelming. We thought it might be helpful to provide you with everything you need to know and understand about your disease. Knowledge is power, and we find that patients who understand their disease feel as though they are more in control and are able to… Read more »
By: Manujendra (Manu) Ray, MD, PhD Spring marks the return of runny noses and itchy eyes that leaves many people running to the drugstore for relief from their seasonal allergies. Others, however, have become so accustomed to the symptoms and they accept them as a part of life, which could lead to health issues, says Colorado… Read more »