If it seems like every teenager has a smartphone glued to her hand these days, you’re not wrong. About 75% of teenagers today own a smartphone. That’s three out of every four teens with nearly unfettered access to the world wide web. Combined with time spent on streaming platforms, research for school and other digital… Continue Reading ›

Rumor has it that William Shakespeare, perhaps the most well-known name in English literature, used his time in quarantine to write some of his most famous plays, including King Lear and Macbeth. Elizabethans battled plenty of plague outbreaks during the late 1500s and early 1600s. Like the world right now, the world of the Bard… Continue Reading ›

On March 25, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Studies (CMS) released final numbers for the 2019 open enrollment period under the Affordable Care Act. The agency’s annual report slipped in underneath a flurry of news surrounding coronavirus. Nevertheless, it underscores the fact that millions of Americans still lack healthcare coverage during a global pandemic… Continue Reading ›

We rely on digital technology for just about everything these days, from work to school to booking vacations. It seems natural, then, that technology wants to revolutionize how we get healthcare, too. Known as telehealth or telemedicine, digital healthcare communication makes it easy to chat with your doctor, even when you can’t get to the… Continue Reading ›

As Stress Awareness Month, April is a great time to explore new methods for alleviating worry and tension. Perhaps you think you’ve already tried all of the stress-relievers out there, to no avail.  Think again. Along with exercise and mediation, sometimes you need an out-of-the-box idea to ease your mind and relax your body. Try… Continue Reading ›

Over 6.6 million Americans filed for unemployment benefits last week, shattering previous records and plunging the economy into deeper chaos. And while the country battles a novel virus, millions of people now face the prospect of illness without any healthcare coverage What should you do if you’re among the millions of jobless Americans and you’ve… Continue Reading ›

As America grapples with a viral pandemic, the stress of social distancing and a floundering economy, millions of people have something else to worry about: Does health insurance cover coronavirus testing? And if you have COVID-19, will your insurance pay for treatment? These are valid questions. The world has been through pandemics before, but it’s… Continue Reading ›