Can Health Insurance Save You Money?

Health insurance open enrollment season is upon us, which means you’re trying to decide the best health insurance option for your family.

There are definitely cases where health insurance is a necessity, such as if you’re pregnant, diabetic, or suffering from chronic conditions requiring extensive medication or treatments. However, if you’re a healthy adult wondering whether it’s worth the deduction, you might want to consider whether health insurance is right for you. A huge factor to consider is whether or not your insurance plan is actually saving you money.

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Skip the Scrip: Order Lab Work Yourself

Walk into your nearest Walgreens or CVS, and you’ll experience the latest growing trend in the healthcare market: direct-to-consumer healthcare services. No longer does having your throat checked for strep require an appointment with your physician, or even waiting for hours at urgent care. Now, you can go to your local “walk-in” clinic at your pharmacy retailer and leave with a prescription to get you back on your feet in a matter of days. This growing trend of patient’s taking healthcare into their own hands isn’t only stepping on the general practice toes; it’s flooding into every area of health care, including the lab work industry. Continue reading “Skip the Scrip: Order Lab Work Yourself” »

How Can Women Prevent Top Health Risks?

Too many women believe that many of the most common health risks are inevitable. The reality is that women have much more control over their well-being than they think they do.
When women understand their common health risks, they can be more proactive about managing their health and preventing the risks from taking over their lives.

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College Students: Read This Before You Go Back to School

As August progresses, many KC teens are getting ready to start college or return back to campuses across the country. There are many things to think about, such as class schedules, football games, and seeing friends. Whether you go to school in Kansas City or attend a distant school, it’s important to include health and safety on your school checklist.  Continue reading “College Students: Read This Before You Go Back to School” »

4 Signs of Common Vitamin Deficiencies

Most Americans are lucky to have access to enough food to keep them going.

Unfortunately, this doesn’t mean that people are getting enough nutrients. The body cannot function at optimal levels when it doesn’t get enough vitamins. Worse, they may be more likely to develop a number of debilitating medical conditions.

Here are some common signs that you aren’t getting the right amount of vitamins in your diet.

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How Your Business Can Benefit From On-Site Biometric Screening

Biometric screening is a great tool for corporate wellness programs. It helps companies narrow the focus of their program, and keeps employees informed about their health. Biometric screening can keep track of several health indicators like blood pressure, body composition, cholesterol, and blood glucose levels. When your employees know their numbers, they are more likely to implement new habits or even develop treatment plans with their physicians to prevent the development of serious medical problems. Test Smartly Labs provides biometric screening in our facilities, but there are arguments to be made for having these tests done at the office, too.

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Protect Your Skin this Summer: Five Easy Tips

Last month was Skin Cancer Awareness Month. No one wants to spend their sunny days at the pool thinking about the cancer risk, but it’s important to understand how dangerous the sun is to our skin. Skin cancer is the most common cancer – 5 million new cases are diagnosed in the U.S. each year.
Fortunately, it’s fairly easy to protect your skin from skin cancer. Kansas City will be hot and sunny this summer. Here are five simply skin cancer prevention tips for you and your family:

Get Healthy Before You Embark on Summer Travels

If you haven’t already, it’s time to start planning your summer vacation! The key to having a great trip with your family is all in the preparation. There are flights to book, hotel rooms to reserve, sightseeing checklists to make, and, of course, essentials to pack.

Many of us neglect to take the necessary steps to stay healthy when we travel, but it’s a decision that is essential for a safe trip. Luckily, Test Smartly Labs has some easy tips to make sure that you have fun and stay healthy during your summer travels.

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