Take Advantage of Marketplace and Medicare Open Enrollment!

Take Advantage of Marketplace and Medicare Open Enrollment!

Medicare and the Health Insurance Marketplace both have an annual open enrollment period. They usually run at about the same time, though with slightly different start and end dates. This year, the Medicare open enrollment period started last week. It runs through December 7th, and new policies will be effective January 1, 2022. If you’re signing up for insurance through the Affordable Care Act (ACA) Health Insurance Marketplace, open enrollment

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Not Eligible for a Covid Booster Shot? Here’s Why!

Not Eligible for a Covid Booster Shot? Here’s Why!

In our last blog post, we explained the newest CDC guidelines for Covid-19 booster shots. Just a quick recap – it is only for those who received the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine, and only certain groups of people were made eligible. Since then, I’ve heard a lot of questions from people about why they aren’t eligible for a booster. I’ve even heard from some who’ve found a way to get one even

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Covid-19 Vaccine Boosters — Do You Need One?

Covid-19 Vaccine Boosters — Do You Need One?

Are you paying attention to the news but still unclear about today’s recommendations for the Covid-19 vaccine? If so, you’re not alone. We’ve heard about meetings of special committees, meetings of FDA and CDC, and still sometimes the information seems as clear as mud. Let’s talk about what the newest recommendations mean for you. Nothing is set in stone Keep in mind that recommendations for Covid-19 vaccines are likely to

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Insomnia – a common problem

Insomnia – a common problem

It’s been three years since this article was originally posted. But one of the most common problems patients still ask me about is difficulty sleeping. It was time to pull this article out, update it, and repost it. Ruby, the lab in the photos, isn’t with us any more. But she set a great example of what it’s like to sleep soundly, and to be alert when you’d rather be

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