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Revive: Health Systems Rate Big Health Insurance Plans, 2020

See 2020 Trust Index by ReviveHealth, for overall trust levels by hospitals and health systems who contract with major health insurance plans. Trust Index Reports evaluate reliability, honesty [...]

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Men: Checklist for Staying Healthy at Age 50+

Find out what steps are recommended for men to stay healthy at age 50 and older. Checklist includes list of screening tests and preventive medicine for men. AHRQ at US Dept. of Health and Human [...]

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Knee Replacement Surgery (MedlinePlus)

MedlinePlus website on Knee Replacement Surgery shows important topics: total knee replacement surgery, joint replacement (arthroplasty), revision surgery, conditioning, rehabilitation exercises, [...]

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Suicide Prevention: Warning Signs and Risk Factors

Learn the warning signs and risk factors, to help suicide prevention. American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) provides information about preventing suicide, including what to look for, [...]

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Long Term Care Providers Overview

NPALS – the National Post-acute and Long-term Care Study (formerly called National Study of Long-Term Care Providers) provides a data overview of nursing homes, residential facilities (such [...]

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Suicide Prevention Lifeline: Call 1-800-273-8255

The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline can be reached toll-free at 1-800-273-8255 (1-800-273-TALK). There are over 150 crisis centers across the country, and you will be routed to the closest [...]

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Rhode Island – Top Ratings for Health Insurance Plans (NCQA)

Find top NCQA ratings for health insurance plans in Rhode Island. Tufts Associated HMO plan earned the top 5.0 rating from NCQA. Based on Quality, Member Satisfaction and accreditation results. [...]

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What is the Difference between a Facemask and a Respirator?

NIOSH at the CDC explains the difference between a surgical mask (loose-fitting disposable facemask covering the nose & mouth), and a respirator, such as an N95 (filtering facepiece [...]

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Generic Equivalents: FDA’s Electronic Orange Book (interactive)

The FDA Electronic Orange Book helps consumers check to see if there is a generic (therapeutic equivalent) available for a specific prescription drug. It is easy to use. Put in the brand name [...]

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Impact of Covid on Insurance Rate Increases for 2022

What impact will COVID-19 have on health insurance rate increases for 2022? According to the American Academy of Actuaries, the COVID-19 pandemic continues to bring uncertainties into developing [...]