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Experient Health Explains Health Care Reform and Women’s Preventative Care in Latest Blog Post

Richmond, VA (PRWEB) June 13, 2014

The health care reform law requires health plans to cover certain preventive care services for participants without any cost-sharing, such as deductibles, copayments or coinsurance. This requirement includes additional preventive care for women, Experient Health wrote in its latest edition of its Blog series to help the community better understand changes in coverage under the Affordable Care Act.

Experient Health, the health insurance arm of the Virginia Farm Bureau, has benefits consultants in every county in Virginia and are experts in health care reform. They feature an online health insurance quote engine and in their blog work to help the community live well to work well.

Under the health care reform law, more types of preventive care must be provided at no cost to women than to men. This is because women have unique health needs and higher rates of chronic disease, such as diabetes, heart disease and stroke, Experient Health wrote.

What Is Covered?

Health plans must cover certain additional preventive services with no copay, coinsurance or deductible for the patient. The following items are included in this coverage:

Well-woman visits (annual preventive care visit in which adult women obtain recommended preventive services)

Gestational diabetes screening for women 24 to 28 weeks pregnant, and women at high risk

Human papillomavirus (HPV) testing for women 30 and older, once every 3 years

Annual counseling for HIV and sexually transmitted infections, plus annual HIV testing for all sexually active women

Contraceptives and contraceptive counseling. (Certain religious employers, such as churches, are not required to cover contraceptives)

Breastfeeding support, supplies and counseling

Domestic violence screening and counseling

“Be sure to check your plan’s specific rules before receiving care,” Experient Health advised. “The preventive care rules do not apply to health plans that have ‘grandfathered’ status under the health care reform law.”

Though plans are required to provide these services free of charge, they do have the option of using cost-control measures, such as requiring patients pay for a brand name drug if a comparable generic drug is available, or charging a copayment for preventive services received at out-of-network facilities.

Questions? Contact an Exerpient Health benefits consultant today.

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Thousand Oaks, CA Dentist, Dr. Jacqueline Subka Educates About the Link Between Oral Health and Stroke, in Honor of Stroke Awareness Month this May

Thousand Oaks, CA (PRWEB) May 15, 2015

In honor of Stroke Awareness Month this May, Dr. Jacqueline Subka educates patients on the link between gum disease and stroke. As a general dentist who treats periodontal disease in Thousand Oaks, CA, the doctor understands the dangers associated with leaving gum disease untreated and provides patients with the treatments they need in order to reduce their chances of developing the life-threatening condition. While research is still ongoing, many studies have found a direct connection between patients’ mouths and their overall health. They also indicate that patients with periodontal disease greatly increase their chances of having a stroke if they leave their condition untreated.

Periodontal disease is a dangerous condition, due largely to the inflammatory response it causes within the body. Patients with periodontal disease in Thousand Oaks, CA, who fail to seek treatment from a dentist, have constantly open sores in their mouths along their gum lines. These open sores and the body’s reaction to the constant infection, destroys the tooth-supporting tissues of the jaw and leads to bone loss and eventual tooth loss. In addition, the bacteria that cause the condition may enter the bloodstream and affix to other areas of the body. When this occurs, the bacteria may cause disease in those areas and contribute to conditions such as heart disease, diabetes, and cancer, in addition to stroke.

To combat gum disease and its potentially deadly effects, Dr. Subka offers scaling and root planning as an effective treatment option. This widely used treatment allows the doctor to remove the buildup of tartar, bacteria, and plaque from below the gum line, which is where pockets of infection, or periodontal pockets form. Dr. Subka simply uses ultrasonic instruments and hand tools to gently remove the buildup of extra material to create a smooth, clean surface that invites gum reattachment.

Periodontal disease is a serious condition that patients should never ignore. Patients with periodontal disease in Thousand Oaks, CA, can all benefit from learning about the dangers of stroke and its connection to gum disease from a leading dentist in the area. Patients are encouraged to contact Dr. Subka’s office for more information and to schedule an appointment.

About the Doctor

Dr. Jacqueline Subka is general dentist offering personalized dental care for patients in Thousand Oaks, CA, since 1999. Dr. Subka received her dental degree from the prestigious University of Southern California, School of Dentistry in Los Angeles. Dr. Subka practices gentle dentistry and incorporates state-of-the-art techniques to provide the best possible care. She and her team are committed to continuing education and strive to provide high quality, personalized dental care to each patient. To learn more about Dr. Subka and the dental services she provides, visit her website at or call (805) 373-1919.

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Statistics Reveal That the Number of ‘Older’ First-Time Mothers Is Growing

Santa Rosa, California (PRWEB) September 21, 2014

According to latest National Vital Statistics Reports women aged 40–44 experienced the highest birth rate since 1966 (10.5 births per 1,000 women in 2013). Since 2000, the rate for women in their early 40s has risen steadily by 2 percent per year. The birth rate for women aged 45–49 (which includes births to women aged 50 and over) also rose, the first such increase since 2008. Ultimately the data reveals that there were more than nine times as many first births to women aged 35 and older than there were just four decades ago. Perhaps ironically, among women under the age of 30, and even more so – those under 20, first births have actually declined.

Although there are risks associated with waiting to have children, one study conducted in the UK showed that children born to mothers who are over 40 actually tend to have higher IQs and a greater vocabulary. Those children were also less likely to require hospitalization or have accidents. It was theorized that older parents are likely more vigilant and better able to help children avoid dangers. Other studies on the subject showed that women who delay motherhood actually live longer than those who give birth at younger ages. And studies consistently show that older mothers are typically better educated than young mothers.

Pregnancy and Childbirth Considerations for Older Women

After the age of 35 it may take longer for women to get pregnant due to a decrease in quantity and quality of eggs, and an overall reduction in the rate of fertilization. The chance of having twins also increases with age, particularly when the use of assisted reproductive technologies such as in vitro fertilization comes into play. Older women are more likely to develop gestational diabetes which can complicate the development of the fetus if not monitored closely by an OBGYN healthcare provider. Gestational diabetes predominately affects older women and occurs only during pregnancy. Research also points to an increased likelihood of high blood pressure developing during pregnancy. The chances of low birth weight and a premature birth are also typically greater among older mothers.

Pregnancy-related complications that might lead to a C-section delivery is statistically more prevalent in older mothers. The risk of chromosome abnormalities such as Down syndrome is also higher. And finally, the risk of pregnancy loss due to miscarriage and stillbirth as a result of a pre-existing medical condition or fetal chromosomal abnormalities also increases as women get older.

Preparing Before Conception Helps to Ensure a Healthy Pregnancy

The Women’s OBGYN Medical Group of providers emphasizes to patients that the choices all mothers, and particularly older mothers make before conception can have a lasting effect on the health of both the mother and the baby. Parents who are considering having a baby – no matter what age – are encouraged to schedule an appointment with an OBGYN physician or certified nurse midwife to take advantage of expert guidance from the start. Topics to discuss with your physician prior to becoming pregnant include:

Alcohol, tobacco, and caffeine use
Birth control
Diet and exercise
Environmental concerns
Family histories and Genetics
Medical problems/concerns
Medications and Vitamins

The Women’s OBGYN Medical Group of Santa Rosa suggests talking to a healthcare provider about overall health and lifestyle changes that might improve the chances for a healthy pregnancy as well as concerns about fertility or pregnancy will help get prospective parents off on the right foot. An OBGYN healthcare specialist will be able to advise parents about steps that can be taken to increase the odds of conception as well as options if there is trouble conceiving. Continuing prenatal visits will allow the healthcare provider to keep an eye on both the mother’s and the baby’s health.

Staying Healthy During Pregnancy

All expectant mothers require more folic acid, calcium, iron, vitamin D as well as other essential nutrients. A healthy diet is imperative as is a daily prenatal vitamin – commencing a few months before conception – is also recommended. Regular physical activity can help increase energy levels and improve overall health during pregnancy. It can also help prepare for labor and childbirth by increasing stamina and muscle strength. Avoiding alcohol, tobacco and recreational drugs is imperative, while any medications or supplements need to be reviewed by an OBGYN healthcare provider in advance.

Prenatal testing for chromosomal abnormalities is also something older women may want to consider. Noninvasive prenatal tests include a blood test that scans fetal DNA in the maternal bloodstream to determine whether the baby is at risk of certain specific chromosomal abnormalities. Diagnostic tests such as chorionic villus sampling and amniocentesis provide additional information about the baby’s chromosomes or the risk of specific chromosomal abnormalities, but also carry a slight risk of miscarriage. A healthcare provider can help parents weigh the risks and benefits.

About Women’s OBGYN Medical Group

Planning for a pregnancy can be an exciting and stressful time. Women’s OB/GYN Medical Group excels at maximizing mother and baby’s health and helping new parents to achieve the best experience throughout the process of giving the gift of life. Our provider team of expert OB/GYN physicians, certified nurse midwives, family nurse practitioners, and medical assistants provides unmatched care to patients in our region. Our friendly and knowledgeable staff is both efficient and caring; creating a pleasant and comforting clinic experience for our patients. As women proudly serving women, we understand your needs and expectations. For more information visit our website or call (707) 579-1102.

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Kemptville District Hospital announces a new program and special education session to mark Diabetes Awareness Month

Kemptville, Ontario, Canada (PRWEB) November 10, 2014

November is Diabetes Awareness Month and Kemptville District Hospital (KDH) is placing a special emphasis on the condition with a new program and a special education session.

These efforts are designed to address the fact that many people in North Grenville and South Ottawa have diabetes or pre-diabetes and don’t know it.

It is estimated that one million Canadians are living with undiagnosed type 2 diabetes. Undiagnosed or untreated, diabetes is a leading cause of heart attack, stroke, kidney failure, blindness and amputation.

The KDH Diabetes Education and Support team stresses that early diagnosis and treatment of diabetes are key to preventing its complications.

Moreover, says KDH’s Heather Kamenz, a Registered Nurse and Certified Diabetes Educator, “Type 2 diabetes can often be prevented or at least delayed through simple lifestyle changes: maintaining a healthy body weight, being physically active, following a healthy diet and avoiding smoking.”

Because people can have pre-diabetes or type 2 diabetes without having any obvious warning signs or symptoms, it is important to be aware of the risk factors, which include having high blood pressure, having high cholesterol, or being overweight, especially if the weight is mostly carried around the abdomen. (For a complete list of risk factors, visit


To mark Diabetes Awareness Month, the hospital’s Diabetes Education and Support team is pleased to announce a new Weekly Diabetes Resistance Training program. The free program, which is open to all patients with pre-diabetes or diabetes, will combine exercises that include both resistance bands and hand weights. The sessions will continue throughout the winter to help patients keep up their fitness when it becomes more difficult to get outside. The team notes that the exercises can be modified to accommodate any physical limitations participants may have.

WHEN: Wednesdays from 2:00 to 3:00 pm starting November 19

WHERE: Diabetes Education Classroom, KDH

To register, and for information on what to bring, email hkamenz(at)kdh(dot)on(dot)ca.


The KDH Diabetes team is pleased to offer a special education session on ‘Diabetes and Sleep Apnea’. This session is of particular interest to people with diabetes, as many people with the condition suffer from obstructive sleep apnea, a breathing disorder where the airway is blocked when the mouth and throat relax during sleep, often for more than 10 seconds. Presented by Respiratory Therapist Brenda Carman, the session is free of charge and open to all patients with pre-diabetes or diabetes.

WHEN: Tuesday, November 18 from 6:30 to 8:30 pm

WHERE: Diabetes Education Classroom, KDH

To register, email hkamenz(at)kdh(dot)on(dot)ca or call bookings at (613) 258-6133.


Also planned for Diabetes Awareness Month is the latest Grocery Store Tour offered by the KDH Diabetes team. Led by KDH’s Registered Dietitian and Certified Diabetes Educator, Julia Hicks, the tour will provide a hands-on opportunity to learn more about the foods that we buy, how to interpret food labels, and how to make healthier choices to ensure a balanced diet. The tour is free and open to all patients with pre-diabetes or diabetes.

WHEN: Wednesday, November 12 from 1:00 to 3:00 pm or 6:00 to 8:00 pm

WHERE: Upstairs classroom, Jonsson’s Your Independent Grocer, Kemptville

To register, email hkamenz(at)kdh(dot)on(dot)ca or call bookings at (613) 258-6133.

This special programming for Diabetes Awareness Month is in addition to the ongoing diabetes education and support services available at KDH. Whether they have just been diagnosed, or they have been living with diabetes for years, the KDH Diabetes team helps people to live well with diabetes. Through one-on-one counseling and group or individual education, they provide the information, knowledge and skills people need to manage their diabetes.

KDH’s November emphasis on diabetes education is part of the hospital’s wider focus on health education and prevention, and chronic disease management. At KDH, healthcare is not just about healing – it’s about prevention, and giving people the tools they need to manage their own health.

All of KDH’s Diabetes Education and Support services are free, and self-referrals are welcome. For more information about programs, call Diabetes Nurse Educator, Heather Kamenz, at (613) 258-6133 extension 212, or Registered Dietitian and Certified Diabetes Educator, Julia Hicks, at (613) 258-6133 extension 216.


Kemptville District Hospital is Accredited with Exemplary Standing, the highest ranking bestowed by Accreditation Canada. Committed to building healthier communities, we are a model of hospital-led integrated health services within the provincial health system. Kemptville District Hospital consistently ranks among the top hospitals in Ontario for both patient and employee satisfaction. We pride ourselves on being a good partner within the system. Kemptville District Hospital provides primary care management services, acute care hospital services, and advanced orthopaedic care.

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