Medical identity theft has impacted the lives of millions of Americans. Although the crime doesn’t receive as much attention as financial identity theft, the results can be just as devastating. Thieves usually target people who they believe will fall for a scam or who won’t notice extra charges and services on their records. However, anyone with a health insurance policy is at risk of becoming a victim. You should be aware of the signs of medical identity theft as well as the steps you can take to avoid it.
As we find ourselves busier and busier, it’s easy to get caught up in the enjoyment, pleasure, and satisfaction that comes from being continually occupied. Our smartphones are with us every second of the day, and there’s always something new to check out on Instagram or Facebook, which only serves to heighten our experience of daily life passing us by faster than we can experience it. One of the ways that people have started to push back against the constant encroachment of technology and social media into our lives is through the practice of mindfulness.
Almost 20 percent of American adults deal with mental illness every year. For some, anxiety, depression, and other serious psychological disorders interfere with daily routines. For others, ongoing stress can lead to a barrage of physical and psychological ailments. Traditional medication and therapy can be effective, but these approaches to mental health issues don’t always work. Alternative treatments that address the spiritual, emotional, and physical aspects of the self have been shown to improve well-being on a comprehensive level. Traveling is a holistic approach to mental health that can teach you a lot about yourself.
It’s important to maintain regular physical activity throughout the winter, to keep our heart rate up, which in turn will help decrease our risks for heart diseases like heart failure, and coronary artery disease. Maintaining a healthy diet, exercising regularly, and staying away from harmful habits like drinking excessively and smoking are the best ways we know to avoid heart disease. Use the long evening hours this winter to pick up a new healthy activity, like some of these fun options below.
One of the most common fears out there is enochlophobia, otherwise known as the fear of crowds or large gatherings of people, and we can understand why. Aside from the potential disasters that could occur while in a crowd, some people fear the noise, the closeness, or several other factors and avoid events like concerts, games, festivals, or even parties because of it.
As defined by the dictionary, the belief is that the man flu is simply men overreacting to the symptoms of the normal flu. In essence, they’re being cry-babies. The flu provokes little to no reaction from women, but it has men overexaggerating their symptoms and acting like its life or death. But let’s take a step back. Maybe men do experience the symptoms of the flu more severely than women. It’s possible, right? A study published in BMJ has the answer.
Cancer occurs when cells in the body start growing out of control. It can originate anywhere in the body. When it originates in one of the kidneys, it is kidney cancer. According to the American Cancer Society, kidney cancer is among the 10 most common cancers for both men and women.