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BEAUFORT — A Beaufort speech-language pathologist has agreed to plead guilty to health care fraud in a deal with federal prosecutors.  Amy Pinckney admitted in an Aug. 5 plea agreement she filed $150,000 worth of fraudulent claims for reimbursement with Tricare, a federal health insurance program...


Savings Lives Matter Raises Awareness for Heart Health by James Coulter Not even sweltering 90-degree weather could stop people from visiting Tanner’s Lakeside last Sunday for a family fun day of games, music, and education about healthy hearts. Hosted by the Culpepper’s Cardiac Foundation, Savin...



Weight loss tips: You should eat a well-balanced diet and exercise regularly for sustainable weight loss The amount of weight you lose is often considered as a benchmark for fitness. And when diets and exercise routines don't reflect a change on the weighing scale, it can often cause one t...


The 10 health insurers planning to offer group and individual health plans in Connecticut in 2022 are asking for bigger increases than they did a year ago. The annual crop of rate filings for traditional fully insured plans, which cover 222,700 people in the state, contained an average requested in...


The ACA provided premium subsidies to many individuals who needed coverage prior to aging into Medicare. The ARP has made those subsidies more substantial and more widely available – particularly for older enrollees. | Image: Chaay_tee / stock.adobe.com The American Rescue Plan (ARP) is the single...


Thanks to tax credits and an extended enrollment period in the American Rescue Plan, Alabamians are saving an average of 42 percent on their health care coverage through the Affordable Care Act.  The special enrollment period ends Aug. 15, however, so Alabamians looking for coverage are running ou...


New 'Delta Plus' COVID Variant Detected In San Francisco Bay Area: 'It's At Least As Bad' As Original  CBS San FranciscoMore than 60 cases of new 'Delta Plus' variant of COVID are detected in San Francisco  Daily MailSmoke reaches the SF Bay Area: How bad will it get?  ...



MetaBoost is a new dietary formula designed to support natural weight loss. According to the official website (metabooststore.com), it uses seven powerful ingredients that supercharge the metabolism and remove all hurdles that make losing weight hard. Boss Wellness MetaBoost comes in a pack of ea...


Anyone who received unemployment in 2021 could qualify for cheaper or no-cost health insurance through the federally run marketplace, starting this month. Since July 1, people can find lower-cost plans that save them money on premiums and out-of-pocket costs, such as deductibles and co-pays, if...


Like many transgender and trans-expansive people, Beth Gombos dreaded going to the doctor's office and felt as though medical professionals weren't prepared for or interested in understanding Gombos' health concerns and issues.  "A lot of the time we won't go to the doctor because we know we ar...


After a heart attack, changing longstanding behaviors that affect heart health can be challenging. Many people have developed habits over 20, 30, or 40 years that are ingrained and can take a significant effort to modify. Does having a partner who is supportive and participatory help? A recent...


Understanding Therapy For Addiction Recovery An integral part of rehab is therapy for substance abuse. Therapy allows patients seeking treatment to heal with a variety of options. Different rehabs will offer options depending on factors like location, cost, and intended focal group; however, man...


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