Tick Tock!

Time is running out! And this has nothing to do with how many holiday shopping days are left this year. This is about open enrollment (Healthcare.gov) for 2018 health coverage through the Affordable Care Act (ACA)how you believe …..which ends tomorrow. From AzCentral.com: Arizonans who get health insurance through the Affordable Care Act marketplace have until Friday night to sign up for 2018 coverage. The … Continue reading Tick Tock!

How Bad Is it?

Do you know anyone who has already had the flu this year? According to the latest numbers from the Arizona Department of Health Services (ADHS), there’s a pretty good chance that you you do. That’s because this year’s numbers are way above last year’s and far higher than we typically see. From the Daily Miner in Kingman: New figures from the Arizona Department of Health … Continue reading How Bad Is it?

Alzheimer’s and…..Oil?

A couple of interesting new reports on Alzheimer’s to share with you as we head into the weekend. The first is research just published in Scientific Reports that suggests a diet rich in canola oil may be bad for your brain. Researchers found that mice which were fed canola showed worsened memories, diminished learning ability and weight gain. They also experienced an increase in the level of … Continue reading Alzheimer’s and…..Oil?

Health Coverage for Arizona Children

As Congress continues to work on a new plan to fund the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP), more than 23,000 low income children in Arizona wait and wonder how long their coverage will last. Federal funding for CHIP, known as KidsCare in our state, ran out on September 30th. Since then, Arizona has been using money left over from the prior federal fiscal year to keep … Continue reading Health Coverage for Arizona Children