A growing number of retail clinics have popped up in the last five years or so at grocery stores, pharmacies, and shopping centers across the country. As soon as this fall, you may even be able to buy health insurance from these retail clinics that would cover the cost of your visit.
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While you can already buy private health insurance from services such as ehealthinsurance.com, Take Care Health Systems in Walgreens is being rumored to begin partnering with some of the nation's largest health insurers to let customers shop for insurance with different price ranges and coverage options at their local pharmacy. And with millions more people entering the health care system when universal health insurance is mandated in 2014, there may be even more money serving as an incentive for retailers to tap into the growing market of consumers looking to buy insurance.
Walgreens won't confirm or deny whether they'll start selling health insurance to customers. "We're looking at a
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A growing number of retail clinics have popped up in the last five years or so at grocery stores, pharmacies, and shopping centers across the country. As soon as this fall, you may even be able to buy health insurance from these retail clinics that would cover the cost of your visit.Read More »from Would you buy health insurance at Walgreens?
It's called A** Cam. The name was trademarked by clothing store American Rag, but we've added the asterisks. It's a closed-circuit video camera in the dressing room of the Newport Beach and Los Angeles locations of American Rag's World Denim Bar that allows a shopper to see her backside on a monitor imbedded in a mirror, so she can decide if the jeans she's trying on look as good from behind as they do in the front. (You can see it in the photo below.)Read More »from Would you want a butt cam in your dressing room?
5 Ways to Look Instantly Younger
Before you label this camera system as just another retail gimmick - hear us out. Here at Prevention, we've interviewed lots of stylists and fashion experts, and whenever we ask them how to dress so you look great for your age, they always say finding, or tailoring, clothes to fit perfectly is the most important thing. But it's hard to tell if your jeans-or any clothes-truly do fit when you're twisting and turning to look over your shoulder in a dressing room. (And don't say that there are three-way
You don't need to head for the hills to get fit in the great outdoors-these urban centers make it easy, even irresistible, for residents to get out of the gym and savor alfresco workouts. To determine which cities are the best for outdoor fitness, we factored in the quality of the parks and other green space, weather, air quality, levels of violent crime, and the enthusiasm of local residents for staying active.Read More »from The 8 Best US cities for outdoor exercise
1. San Francisco
Forget about famous bridges and other tourist draws, locals consider San Francisco's crown jewel to be the Golden Gate National Recreation Area. It's got 80,000+ acres of waterside green space surrounding the city, including 196 miles of hiking trails (bordered by towering redwoods, rocky shorelines, and stunning vistas). Not to mention it's waterfront appeal: Crissy Field, just past the entrance to the bay, is a windsurfing and kiteboarding mecca, while Fort Funston draws dog lovers eager to unleash their beasts on the sand. While less majestic, the
Most shoppers head to the farmers' market with the very best healthy shopping intentions. After all, this time of year, that's where you'll find the best-tasting local and in-season fruits and vegetables that every good diet should be based on. But that isn't all you'll get there. Farmers' markets attract you to their stalls with breads, baked goods, and other treats that can take on a bit of health halo next to all that spinach and broccoli and fresh fruit. Other food vendors flock to the scene to cash in on the crowd. And what at first seems like an innocent way to stock up on healthy fare can end up being a diet disaster. Here are six farmers' market fat traps and better ways to indulge instead:Read More »from 6 Surprise health traps at the farmers’ market
1) Artisanal Cheese
It doesn't matter how grass-fed and organic those cows and sheep the milk came from are. Most cheese has at least 100 calories per ounce. Cheddar-an artisan cheese maker favorite-has about 6 grams of saturated fat per ounce as well. And face it: When it comes to
When you sit down in a restaurant and order an app, you don't expect it to equal or exceed the calories in a main meal. Unfortunately, many popular appetizers contain astronomically more calories, fat, and sodium than you should consume or the day, let alone in your pre-entrée nosh. What's worse is that apps tend to be a shared experience, with three-or-more split between everyone at the table, so it's easy to lose track of how much you actually eat. Our advice? When you're dining out, skip the apps in favor of a small green salad and recreate these perennial favorites at home for a fraction of the calories and fat.Read More »from 6 Appetizers with more calories than an entree
6 Simple Swaps That Cut Calories
1. Stuffed Jalapeno Poppers These spicy stuffed poppers not only come at a high heat, they also come at a steep caloric cost. One plateful of these peppers tallies over 1,900 calories, 135 g of fat, and over 6,000 mg of sodium! (Yes, that's right 6,000 mg of sodium.) You could have ordered 9 chicken enchiladas and still saved 36 g of fat and
Midlife women are twice as likely as men to have strokes, an alarming fact in and of itself. But what's even more alarming is that if you crunch the numbers, it just doesn't make any sense. Men smoke more, drink more, and see their doctors less-probably to avoid confessing their sins. Cigarettes and alcohol up the risk of stroke, yet each year, about 55,000 more women than men suffer from them. Part of the reason these numbers are so out of whack: babies (not directly of course, though some moms might beg to differ). Being pregnant ups your risk, as does pregnancy-related complications, like pre-eclampsia and gestational diabetes. Prebaby birth control pills also increase your chances-so do hormone replacement therapies to relieve menopause symptoms later in life. Mood might factor in as well: new research suggests depression could boost women's stroke risk; and women are 70% more likely than men to get depressed.Read More »from The Lady Killers: 9 Ways to never have a stroke
Do You Have a Healthy Heart?
If you quit smoking, limit alcohol, eat
- The Editors of Prevention | Healthy Living – Thu, Aug 11, 2011 7:25 PM EDT
Nothing can dampen the fun of a long family car trip like a bout of nausea. Curvy country roads, stop-and-go traffic for miles, and seemingly endless hours in the car can all induce that unpleasant, queasy feeling in your stomach. Sidestep any tummy troubles while in route with these seven natural tips.Read More »from Prevention’s Quick Fix: 7 Easy cures for car sickness
More Natural Home Remedies
1. Keep Your Eyes Steady
Car-ride queasiness often occurs when your brain and body cannot agree if you're moving or not. (For example, you're sitting stationary in your seat but at the same time you're moving forward.) Focusing on a steady point in the distance will allow your eyes to see that you are indeed going forward, matching the movement that your body feels and keeping you from getting dizzy. Try and pick a specific object in the distance to gaze at like a large tree or building, if there's nothing in particular that catches your eye: Focus on the horizon.
Your Stomach Problems: Solved
2. Pick the Best Seat in the House
If you are prone to feeling
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You've waited all year for the sunny days of summer: 90 degree temperatures, weekend cookouts, and countless hours spent poolside, but it's not all fun in the sun. "While summer is a fabulous time for relaxing and having a good time, it comes with its own host of health hazards - from heat waves to potentially dangerous BBQs - we have to be on the lookout for various warm weather risks," says Randy Martin, MD of Piedmont Healthcare. Some hot weather health hazards may surprise you.
19 Unusual Health Solutions
1. Taking a Drink from the Hose
Most traditional garden hoses are made with polyvinyl chloride, or PVC, and potential cancer-causing compounds in this soft plastic can leech out into the water-meaning your swig of H20 may contain toxins. A safer option: Purchase a hose that has been labeled as drinking safe.
6 Best Water Bottles for Hot Weather
2. Wearing Contacts
On hot and humid days, people flock to air-conditioned spaces to beat the heat, but these cooled rooms also
A crispy, chewy, carb-filled crust, sweet tomato sauce, gooey mozzarella, and spicy pepperoni... you know that pizza, though irresistible, isn't exactly a health food. But even dieters indulge periodically in this classic American comfort food. There are, of course, tried-and-true ways to cut some fat from this favorite. Topping a piece with veggies, not meat; dabbing the surface with a paper napkin to soak up excess oil; and using part-skim mozzarella help make the occasional slice part of a healthy lifestyle. But recently, a trend has emerged, making pizza more fattening (and frightening) than ever. Here are three especially scary versions, plus ways to enjoy pizza in good health.Read More »from 3 Types of pizza you should never, ever eat
How Healthy Are Your Eating Habits, Really?
1) Deep-Fried Pizza
Scotland is the home of the deep-fried candy bar, so it's no wonder it invented this diet disaster as well. Pizza is dunked in doughy batter and then deep fried for a crunchy exterior. Now, deep-fried pizza has leaped across the Atlantic and
- The Editors of Prevention | Love + Sex – Tue, Aug 2, 2011 10:12 PM EDT
Surviving, thriving marriages from the popular franchise's two shows are few and far-between-for a reason. According to Rachel Sussman, LCSW, a marriage and couples counselor at Rachel A. Sussman & Associates in New York City, the reality of married life is given such short shrift, and so many of the key elements are overlooked, that these unions simply don't have the backbone to survive long term. "As you get to know someone, you need to know what you are looking for-what you will and won't settle for, or ask for," says Sussman. 'Do you want to have kids? How many? How do you handle work-life balance?' These are the questions people need to ask each other." Here, 6 more relationship mistakes the series makes:Read More »from 5 Ways 'The Bachelorette' gets relationships wrong
7 Mistakes Even Smart Couples Make
1. There's No Mention of Practical Matters
The would-be couples on this show spend an inordinate amount of time checking in to ask each other, essentially asking, "do you love me yet?" and if there's any nuts-and-bolts discussion of the