Archive for May, 2011

Womens’ Health and Vulvar Dermatology

Anne Marie McNeill, MD, PhD, is a board-certified dermatologist with a PhD in pharmacology. Her practice is located in Orange County, CA. She specializes in skin diseases and conditions of the female genital area, receiving extended study and specialized training in Vulvar Dermatology at St. John’s Institute of Dermatology in London, England.

I think that most women are unaware that there are skin diseases and conditions specific to the female genital area.

Dr. McNeill: It is true, often times these diseases and conditions are undetected, misdiagnosed, even by gynecologists, and lead to chronic pain and discomfort for patients.

Who is a “Dependent” For Health Insurance Plans

Author: Filice Insurance Compliance Department

Many health plans provide coverage for dependent children of the plan’s participants. Traditionally, health plans have had significant flexibility in determining which individuals would be eligible to be covered as dependents. However, this flexibility is affected by the health care reform requirement to provide coverage up to age 26 and by some state laws.

Whether dependent coverage under a health plan is tax-free (at the federal level) depends on whether the individuals covered as dependents also qualify as dependents under the Internal Revenue Code (the Code or tax code). An individual can qualify as a dependent under the Code by being any one of the following:

Supportive Devices (Casts, Splints, Braces)

Author: Kryijztoff (Kryz) Novotnaj, BHA, GBA, CBP, CCMA, CWS, MPHi-CE

With summer fast approaching, many people are getting outdoors, kids are playing sports, everyone is enjoying beautiful weather, and, breaking their bones. Accidents happen, and when they do, supportive devices like casts, splints and braces are necessary to the healing process.

Mission Accomplished! 346 miles, San Jose to LA on a Bike!

Author: Sheryl Driskell, Senior Account Manager Filice Insurance

For the record: all of us are alive and well! I had no idea how tired I would be each night after a day of biking, and therefore have not been able to update this blog. We have now finished four days of our trip, and have only three days to go! We have covered a total of 222.5 miles and have run into rain on the second and forth days. But let me backtrack and start from the beginning:

Using iPad’s Apps to Build Auditory Processing Skills

Author: Lisa “Luna” DeCurtis, M.A., CCC-SLP

Auditory Processing is a term used to describe what happens when your brain recognizes and interprets the sounds around you. Both Auditory Development, and Auditory Processing are the cornerstone of learning language, and essential to child language development. Some children struggle with auditory processing. The iPad offers tremendous opportunities to build their auditory processing skills. Use an HSA to pay for your child’s iPad, click here for health insurance plans with an HSA.

The Learning Process and Children, Best Techniques

Author: Lisa “Luna” DeCurtis, M.A., CCC-SLP

Today I’m here to encourage parents and professionals to focus on the learning process when playing with and teaching young children regardless of whether they’re using traditional tools or mobile technology, such as Apple’s iPad. Get an HSA for educational technology, Click here for affordable rates on health insurance.

Your baby Cannot Read, and Cannot Learn Unless He Plays First

Author – Moira Sullivan, MS, OTR/L, occupational therapist

First of all, your baby cannot read. Reading involves understanding what is written which comes only after learning from the environment. They may make sounds in response to seeing a word and hearing the sound for that word many times, but that is not reading.

Occupational therapists use play to increase motor and sensory processing skills in children. Need help paying for occupational therapy, an HSA may help, get affordable health insurance quotes.

Why use play? Play is the work of a child, it is how they learn.

Quit Interrupting, Your Kid Needs to Play!

Author – Moira Sullivan, MS, OTR/L, occupational therapist

Kids need to play. In the age of the “tiger Mom” we feel more pressure to teach our kids everything, their success depends on our constant intervention in their lives, or does it? If they play, they will be more creative, if they are more creative now, they will be more innovative later. Innovation is the cornerstone of success.

We all want our children to grow up into successful, happy adults. When I ask parents what they want for their children as adults, the answers I most often hear are good relationships, successful careers, creativity, and resilience. Health Insurance quotes for families here.

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