Health Care

4 Smart

Questions for Choosing Health Insurance

Meet Tina—your new best friend for helping you make smart choices about health insurance. Plus get the basics on how different plans work, what they cost, and how to get them.

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Do You Need

Other Kinds of Insurance?

Understanding Life Insurance

Life insurance can provide financial support to designated beneficiaries after your death.

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Understanding Long-Term Care Insurance

Long-term care insurance can help pay for medical, personal, and social services for people with chronic or disabling conditions.

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Understanding Disability Insurance

If you have an accident, illness, or injury that prevents you from working, having disability insurance can be helpful.

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Beyond the Doctor's Office

11 Questions to Ask Your Pharmacist

Your pharmacist is an important member of your health care team who can provide advice on timing your medications, common side effects, and drug interactions.

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Smoking Is Bad for Your Health

Smoking affects a person's general health in a harmful way.

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Stress and

Your Health

Stress is a normal physical response your body uses to protect itself from challenges life throws at it each day.

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Stress Relief

Techniques

There's no clear-cut way to eliminate stress—but you can get a better handle on it.

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Health Screenings

That Every Adult Should Know About

Health screenings can detect diseases and medical problems sooner. Find recommended health screening tests for men and women.

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Emotional Eating:

What It Is, Why It's Dangerous, and How to Help Stop It

Emotional eating is a coping mechanism that can lead to weight gain. Learn the difference between physical and emotional hunger, and get tips on how to help stop emotional eating.

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Make the Most of Your Doctor Visits

Prepare for your next appointment by using this worksheet to jot down questions and information you want to share.

Before Your Health Care Visit

Remind yourself of follow-up steps your health care provider recommends by reviewing this handy checklist.

After Your Health Care Visit

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