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Projected 6% increase in health care costs

The increase is appreciably lower than the 9% occurred in the decades before 2008. The raise is usually quite modest even though most Americans have health coverage many for the first time. The expenditure per capita and medical inflation are historically very modest levels a managerial officer of the declaration said Andy Slavitt CMS. He stressed that there is still work to be done and people are getting healthier every time while we reduce spending in all categories of health care.

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In 2014, health spending is projected at the level of $ 3.1 million equivalent to $ 9.695 per person. This means an increase of 5.5% over the previous year (in millions of people gained new medical coverage and chiefly expensive drugs entered the market). Spending on drugs rose only 12.6% during 2014, the uppermost rate since the peak occurred in 2002. While expenditures per insured person grew 5.4% in the area of ​​private insurance, 2.7% for those covered by Medicare and for insured under Medicaid growth was negative: -0.8%. Read more »

5 simple food habits that can help you lose extra weight

Weight control is all about making small changes that you can live with forever. As you incorporate these minor adjustments into your lifestyle, you’ll begin to see how they can add up to big calorie savings and eventually weight loss. Food is a major trigger of weight gain. In this blog I am going to describe the five simple food habits that can help you lose extra weight.

  1. Eat Breakfast

This one common characteristic is nearly universal in statistical studies of people who have achieved and maintained a large weight loss. Eighty percent of those who have been able to maintain a weight loss of at least 30 pounds for at least a year report that they always eat breakfast. Research has consistently shown that the people who successfully lose weight are the ones that wake up and eat! Furthermore, people who eat breakfast regularly have better vitamin and mineral status and eat fewer calories from fat. Experts agree that the majority of people who struggle with overeating are those who under eat during the first part of the day, specifically those who skip breakfast. So it seems that breakfast really is the most important meal of the day!

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Why does eating breakfast help people lose and ultimately maintain a healthier weight? One theory suggests that eating a healthy breakfast reduces hunger throughout the rest of the day, therefore decreasing the likelihood of overeating and making poor food choices at lunch. Read more »

How to get health insurance

How to get health insurance at low cost?

The new Patient Protection and reasonably priced Care Act improved known as Obama Care all US populace who do not have health insurance must enroll in a health plan or pay a fine. This new law establishes what Obama is that US residents must have health insurance. Ideally, these people should have access to their health insurance through their employers, but because of some deception that many employers are using to create their workers do not have 40 hours a week these people will have to buy insurance at a cheaper price in these famous health insurance supermarkets says Dr. Elmer Huerta.

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To teach and raise awareness in the middle of consumers about the new law and how populace could take better advantage of it, this morning’s advertising campaign rebelled Maryland Health Connection the new health insurance market created by the government of Maryland for more 800 thousand state residents who at present have no health insurance.  Read more »

What is the perfect time to be a mother

What is the perfect time to be a mother

Life is change constant decision taking to the path of the experiences through which we travel every day is built. However, is not the similar as deciding on a new look the time to move house or whether it is time to have children. There are decisions that are principally significant because they represent a fundamental change in our lives. Motherhood is undoubtedly one of the largest because it is not something that can be waived once we complete ​​the move.

That is why for me as for many women it is very difficult to feel that we are ready and we have found the perfect place to be mothers. Years pass and the biological clock sounds the alarm. Then comes the big question: How do I know if I am ready? Many times, it is overwhelming the view of having to care for someone who for many years will depend solely on our care. We must be well prepared for it. What do well how will I know if it is healthy how should I treat it? will I be a good mother?  All these questions and additional have crossed my mind and honestly I have no answer for them.

What is the perfect time to be a mother

I guess as you learn to live the experience but uncertainty sets before us a sea of doubt that we must go before making a decision. The best way to decide if it’s time to embrace motherhood is to reflect candidly and tranquility on at what point in our lives we are and what projects we undertake are the goals we want to achieve and how we are within 1, 5 and 10 years. Sometimes it boils not have maternal instinct because the fear of failure can block.  Motherhood involves so great physical and psychological changes that sometimes we wonder if we will remain ourselves following pregnancy if we will want our children or if things will change for the better or not. Read more »

Care for dry hair

Your hair is very dry, breaks or is extremely fragile? This is because often an insufficient sebum production, but also our bad habits and a lack of specific care. To remedy this, we present an overview of best practices to keep in mind.

On dry hair, sebum (whose key role is to hydrate the scalp) does not develop its function properly, favoring the irritation and itching. The hair loses its elasticity and becomes fragile, brittle and vulnerable, and the ends are easily opened.

It is a phenomenon of genetic origin, although the hair may also become drier due to atmospheric factors (sun, wind, sea water and pool), or habits of poor care, such as brushing too energetic and frequent use plates and drying at a temperature too high, too close together coloration or use inappropriate products.

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Basic Hair care:

The mainstay of treatment is a special for dry, smooth and rich shampoo rich in nourishing assets as essential fatty oils. It is important we wash your hair too often to not attack him.

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How to treat back pain

The back pain is the pain which occurs in the lower back. It may be accompanied by referred pain or radiating pain in the territory of distribution of a nerve (sciatica), usually L5 and S1. The natural history of low back pain is acute, generally autorresolutiva. The goal of treatment is to provide initial comfort while the patient tries to keep as active as possible.

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  1. Prolonged rest can lead to atrophy of the paraspinal muscles, chronic disability and difficulties in the rating.Bed rest for two to seven days is worse than doing or return to daily activity.
  2. Patients are recommended to stay active as possible and continue with normal activities.
  3. We suggest increasing physical activity progressively in the days or weeks following the episode.
  4. Low-impact exercises like walking, swimming, stationary bike, from the second week to avoid the harmful effects of inactivity.
  5. From 4 weeks are possible flexibility and strengthening exercises for the muscles of the trunk.This type of exercise can reduce the frequency and severity of recurrences. Never start the year in the stages of grief.
  6. You should avoid exercise or stress that can cause a relapse in the box and learn techniques for lifting and sit.
  7. A pharmacological level there is a large therapeutic range consists of 4 groups of drugs: analgesics, NSAIDs, muscle relaxants and antidepressants.
  8. Within painkillers, ibuprofen, paracetamol, diclofenac and acetylsalicylic acid are the most used and studied.The use of opioid analgesics for cases of severe pain reserves.
  9. NSAIDs have analgesic at low doses and anti-inflammatory properties at higher doses being beneficial inacute low back pain by its rapid onset of action, the most used naproxen, paroxysm.
  10. Muscle relaxants as mono therapy is not recommended.Its main indication constitutes the pain associated with muscle spasm palpable examination associated with analgesics or anti-inflammatory and should be discontinued once resolved it.
  11. On the use of tricycles antidepressants are indicated in cases ofchronic low back pain or not associated with depression. The analgesic effect is dose earlier and lower than the effect on depression.
  12. To read more articles likehow to treat low back pain , we recommend you enter our category Back and neck pain.

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How to relieve lower back pain

One of the most common conditions is the back pain and particularly in the lower area. This condition can be caused by various reasons such as herniated discs , pinched nerves, weight lifting incorrectly, bad posture, etc … See some alternative remedies to surgery or drugs Easing the lower back pain.


One of the main ways to relieve lower back pain is massaging the painful area . We can get massages ourselves, but is best done by someone else and, whenever possible, a professional to avoid further injury.

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Another way to relieve the painful area is using lumbar pillows . They are small pillows that are placed in the curve of the back when we sit in a chair. Thanks to them we can keep the back in the correct position. Read more »

Relieving pain middle back

Normally back pain in the middle zone is produced by a muscle imbalance between the muscles found in the chest and back. We also give some home remedies that can undo the pain that you have in your middle back. Read carefully.

·         Preventing back pain in the middle

Usually pain in the middle of the back are from a vice or bad habit acquired by sitting, usually at work, so we must have a correct posture when sitting , especially particularly careful. We sit with the spine straight and against the backrest of the chair. The shoulders should be parallel to the frontal plane, keeping your torso straight. The arms should form a 90 degree angle at the elbow with the forearm. It is advisable to let the hands relaxed.

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·         Exercises to improve middle back

Often hurts us back and we think it’s a problem in that area , but usually is not because the pain is radiating from problems in the area of strengthening your belly or abdomen, so a good way to improve the back is working part of the belly of our body and notice in the picture and see what exercises are best suited. Read more »

5 Steps to lose weight before bedtime

Lose weight before bedtime is possible? I know, it seems illogical but it is definitely possible. This time I’ll bring 5 Steps to lose weight. If you do not have the money or time to go to a gym, what you can do to try not to “win kilos more” is sleep properly, this can help you avoid gaining excess weight and over time, lose weight; but you must also apply these steps, just follow them and put them into practice, you will quickly see the changes.

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1. Light Dinner

The dinner is very important, try to consume your portions in small quantities. If you eat a lot at dinner, only they will achieve that calories are stored in adipose tissue, obtaining the opposite effect and gaining more fat. You must dine two hours before bedtime, so that digestion is correct, and thus our body glucose used in the processes that take place during the time of sleep is assimilated. Read more »

5 Things every house and could cause cancer

Today it seems that all chemicals on which we hear are somehow related to cancer. We are inundated with so many frightening reports, which simply do not know in what to believe and what not. The truth is I just do not know how harmful that some things can be, so the best we can do is be aware of what science tells us, and make our best decisions based on that information. These are the things that are in every house and could cause cancer .

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  1. Antibacterial soap

It has been found that triclosan, an active ingredient in antibacterial soap causes hepatic fibrosis and cancer in mice, which system is similar to humans. Researchers at San Diego School of Medicine , University of California, say that there are negative consequences for long-term exposure to triclosan. Read more »