The "what ifs" of Affordable Care

by mimivanderhaven.com on 06/22/2017 - 12:13 pm
Categories: Health & Beauty, Smart Living

By Roni Bell, HealthMarkets Insurance Agency
 
What happens to the people who either didn’t enroll in Affordable Care, hate the coverage they have, or have stopped paying their premium? Surprisingly, there are some options. 
 
1) What if you missed the open enrollment period?
Right now you’re likely without health coverage and may be faced with a tax penalty. You could qualify for special enrollment. If you don’t, we can create a patchwork of coverage to get you through the remainder of the year. You aren’t absolved from the possibility of an accident, illness or injury, so my goal is to get you some kind of protection. 
 
2) What if y ...

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Preventative joint support

by mimivanderhaven.com on 06/21/2017 - 11:18 am
Categories: Health & Beauty, Smart Living

By Mike Ventresca, Vital Choice Healthstore
 
As I took my car in for an oil change the other day, I found myself thinking about preventive maintenance. After all, the whole reason I take the car in for regular oil changes is to extend the life of the engine and reduce my chances of seeing the dreaded check engine light. In many ways, our bodies are much the same. 
 
While I think most of us would agree there’s great value in preventive health, there are some areas where it seems we often wait for the “check engine light,” or uncomfortable symptoms to appear. One of the most common areas of procrastination is joint health. Too often, people who enjoy ...

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Breaking the tabooty

by mimivanderhaven.com on 06/20/2017 - 01:54 pm
Category: Health & Beauty

By Dr. David Gutman, Advanced Hemorrhoid Specialists
 
We’ve come a long way. Topics of discussion that would never have made their way into mainstream media, or come up during a summer barbecue with friends, are now commonplace in our conversations. 
 
Brooke Shields may have started the trend years ago when she openly discussed her battle with postpartum depression. Angelina Jolie made headlines around the world when she opted for a double mastectomy. And Ben Stiller recently revealed he’d had prostate cancer. Yet there’s one thing celebrities and even soccer moms are still hesitant to discuss openly—hemorrhoids.
 
The taboo surroundin ...

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A night out with The Gage Bros.

by mimivanderhaven.com on 06/19/2017 - 02:28 pm
Categories: Arts & Entertainment, Community

The artistic energy flowing from local songwriters, all in their mid-twenties, is just incredible.
 
Making fast strides are The Gage Brothers, who have gone from playing open mics to playing premier area clubs. Older brother Ben Gage (harmonica/Cajon beat box) and his younger brother Zach Gage (guitar, lead vocals) were playing music at church and began practicing folk songs afterward at home. This led to the duo performing in Akron at open mics and taverns in 2014, eventually breaking into Cleveland’s music network a year later.
 
Local mandolinist Brendan O’Malley (Honeybucket) was the first to join them followed by singer/songwriter Chris Volpe who added banjo a ...

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