Need Health Care? Consider a Health Concierge

A health concierge (also known as a health virtual assistant concierge) is a professional that provides time saving, convenient and coordinated Healthcare related solutions and personal assistance to individuals, families and seniors. The personal assistance they provide is specialized to help improve the health and Quality of Life for health conscious individuals, maturing adults looking to stay sharp, seniors, or families that need a helping hand. You may use Health virtual assistant concierge services virtually over the Internet, in person, or a combination of both.

Many people are starting to use this type of professionalas a surrogate for Healthcare. Of course, this type of health personal assistant is not a surrogate or substitute for Healthcare. However, they can be very effective in helping you get or keep Healthcare.

For those who are not currently sick a concierge for your healthcare can assist in tasks that help you prevent disease and health problems. For those who are currently battling with a health problem, a health concierge can help you travel through the Healthcare System thus saving your time money and aggravation.

If you are currently without Healthcare, a concierge for medical problems can often assist in getting you essential care you may need and a far lower cost. Much of our current Healthcare model is based on acute care. This is the type of care delivered for acute or urgent conditions and needs. However, studies show that many diseases and health problems can be eliminated or greatly reduced with preventative care.

Preventative care requires that you maintain and monitor your healthcare. If you properly maintain and monitor your health you can often prevent diseases before they happen and diminish their impact if you can’t prevent them. The medical concierge can be very helpful in achieving this. The health concierge is a professional that specializes in dealing with things that involve preventative care.

The health concierge can help monitor your health. The health virtual assistant concierge can assist you in tasks that help you monitor your own health. The health concierge has access to information and tools that make it easier to monitor and improve your medical status.

Consequently, the health concierge can not only help healthcare, they can help your access to it. When you consider that monitoring your health in an effort to prevent disease is far less costly than treatment when you have a disease, the benefits of a medical concierge become more apparent.

Describing How The Personal Training Career Is Like

If you want to become a personal trainer for money, you must first get trained and certified. This is so because many health and recreation centers and health clubs will not hire you or let you volunteer without asking for your documents first. Personal training is a sensitive career because it entails human health. Personal trainers must be well-educated not to instruct people to exercise in the wrong way. There are many bodies that are given the responsibility of accrediting personal training organizations.

The National Commission of Certifying Agencies, NCCA, is the chief accreditation body. There are others such as the American Council on Exercise, ACE, and the American College of Sports Medicine, ACSM. If you really like outdoor activity, a personal training career will be perfect for you. You will never be lonely or sorrowful in this job because it involves people. Whether these people are old, young, sick or healthy, the fact is that you will give each other company.

Also personal trainers must be flexible people who can work indoors and outdoors. When you have to help your clients achieve their fitness goals, outdoors, you should be ready to run, ride a bike, swim, and do other strenuous activities. It is a career that lets you exercise alongside your clients. You will also spend a lot of time in an office setting just trying to create customized fitness plans for individual clients. What’s more you should be ready to monitor the progress of your clients and alter specific areas as needed.

Your work will be demanding both mentally and physically as each client must exercise correctly to avoid injury. Additionally, your customers must learn each concept from you and therefore you should demonstrate to them over and over without getting angry at slow learners. Personal training is definitely an uncomplicated career. If you are looking forward to it you better get prepared to take the challenge. The work schedule of a personal trainer can vary greatly depending on whom they work for.

If they own a fitness and recreation centre, they will determine when to open it up and when to close it. On the other hand, if they are employed, they will follow the opening and closing hours of the facility they work for. Those who work with individual clients at their homes must follow their schedule. If you are partly employed, however, you will most likely go with your employer’s schedule first to keep your job and then attend to personal clients later. With regards to salary, you should consider checking the United States Bureau of Labor Statistics. For now the most important thing is ensuring that you get certified by mainly the NCCA-accredited schools. This will make you more attractive to employers in this industry.

Health Insurance – Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) – Part I

Health insurance is a widely discussed subject. It’s constantly in the news. It’s on TV, on radio, in magazines and newspapers. All the political candidates have it on their agenda. It basically touches the lives of everyone. It does not matter if you are insured, uninsured, underinsured or uninsurable. Everyone seems to be affected in one way or another.

It’s surprising how many individual do not understand basic health insurance terminology. They need this knowledge to make informed decisions when it comes to their healthcare needs. There is no way I can cover them all but I have attempted to list a few of the more common frequently asked questions. I’ve broken them down into a series. Here is Part I.

Q: “What is health insurance?”

Basically, health insurance is the promise by an insurance company or a health plan to provide or pay for health care services in exchange for a payment of premiums.

Q: “What is the main difference between individual and group insurance?”

It usually comes down to evidence of insurability. When someone is purchasing an individual insurance policy, they generally will be required to answer a health questionnaire and undergo a medical examination to provide evidence of their insurability. The insurer may decline coverage on the basis of the applicant’s medical history, health, personal habits, age, income or any other factors related to risk acceptance. Or the insurer may issue a policy with some limitations on coverage. On the other hand, most group insurance, however, is issued without the need for medical examinations or other evidence of individual insurability because the insurer will be insuring a large pool of individuals. There should be enough individuals to balance those in poor health against those in good health.

Q: “What is a deductible?”

A deductible is the amount that an individual must pay or incur each calendar year before health insurance benefits are paid for covered medical expenses. As a general rule, the higher the deductible, the lower the cost of the health insurance.

Q: “What is a copayment?”

A co-payment is the specific amount you pay for a particular service. For example, your health insurance plan may require you to pay a $10 copay for an office visit or a brand-name prescription drug, after which the insurance company will pay the remainder of the cost.

Q: “What is coinsurance?”

Coinsurance is the specified percentage of the cost of treatment the insured is required to pay for all covered medical expenses that remain after the policy’s deductible and co-payment have been met. The insurer and the insured share the expense of the medical expense.

Is Watching 3D Bad For Your Eyes and Health?

Anyone who has ever watched a 3D movie knows that if you take your glasses off it hurts your eyes to watch it, and there may be much more to it than that it seems. What if it hurts your eyes permanently or what if it hurts your mind, as your eyes are connected directly to that, you know? Okay so, this is a good question isn’t it? Is watching 3D TV, movies, or 3D commercials on your personal tech devices bad for your health?

There was an interesting article in SlashDot Online News recently titled; “3D Hurts Your Eyes” on July 23, 2011 posted by Timothy where he quotes “sajjadG” which stated;

“A research team at the University of California, Berkeley has determined that viewing content on a stereo 3D display hurts your eyes and brain, noting visual discomfort, fatigue, & headaches. 3D content viewed over a short distance from personal tech devices is more visually uncomfortable when the stereo content is placed in front of the screen. In a movie theater, it’s the opposite: Stereo content that is placed behind the screen causes more discomfort than scenes that jump out at you.”

Incidentally, after writing on 3D technology over the last good many years, and holographic technology as well, it appears we will be seeing more and more as time goes on. There was also an interesting article in the Review Section of the Wall Street Journal on July 16, 2001 (A Cultural Conversation with Lenny Lipton) titled; A 3-D Maven Weighs In, by Michelle Kung which stated; “If you’re going to charge more for a 3-D Movie, you better deliver.” Something, I myself have always believed, as I am sure most of us serious movie goers do.

This does bring up another point, that is this; if the movies are done poorly then the 3D movie might hurt your eyes worse, and if the companies making the movies don’t care, or get lazy with this technology, they “might” be harming their viewers, and hurting human health. Personally, this makes perfect sense to me, as there have also been other studies with computer monitors with certain types of screens which turned out to be bad for the eyes and brain as well.

Perhaps, there is a lesson here for early adopters of new technologies, as well as those companies always on the leading edge of these technologies. Meanwhile, it’s definitely something to consider for those of us in the industry. Please consider all this and think on it.