How To Pay Medical Bills When You Don’t Have Insurance

Health insurance can be expensive, especially if your employer doesn’t provide it for you. What if you can’t afford the monthly premiums? And what happens if you need medical attention? How can you pay for your medical bills if you don’t have health insurance coverage? Unfortunately, there are no easy answers. Both health insurance and…

Ways to Take Control of Your Asthma

Asthma is often a lifelong condition, but that doesn’t mean you or your child should have trouble breathing all the time. When you work with a doctor and pay attention to your symptoms — you may need to adjust your medications for optimal control of your asthma — you will likely be able to keep flares at…

10 things every parent can do to keep their kids safe online

By Laura Easterbrook, Child Protection and Forensic Medical Service As parents, we generally do everything we can to keep our children safe and well, from getting them to ‘slip, slop, slap’ before going out in the sun, to being careful when crossing a road and always wearing a helmet when cycling. But what are you doing to…

Impacts of pesticides on our health

Pesticides are poisons and, unfortunately, they can harm more than just the “pests” at which they are targeted. They are toxic, and exposure to pesticides can cause a number of health effects. They are linked to a range of serious illnesses and diseases from respiratory problems to cancer. Exposure Exposure to pesticides can occur in…

Separate trash: what, why, and how?

More and more people want to help the environment, as a result of which waste separation is becoming increasingly popular. But why is waste sorting so important? In this article you read everything about waste separation and which waste bins you use best for this. What is waste separating? When you separate your waste, this…

Cigarettes BIODEGRADABILITY

CIGARETTES Cigarette filters are made from cellulose acetate, a plastic which only degrades under severe biological circumstances, such as when filters collect in sewage. In practice, cigarette butts tossed on streets and beaches do not biodegrade. Under optimal conditions, it can take at least nine months for a cigarette butt to degrade. The sun may…

Cigarette and e-cigarette waste

LAND, COASTAL AND WATER POLLUTION Cigarette and e-cigarette waste can pollute soil, beaches and waterways. Studies have also shown that cigarette and e-cigarette waste is harmful to wildlife. CIGARETTES Cigarette butts cause pollution by being carried, as runoff, to drains and from there to rivers, beaches and oceans. Preliminary studies show that organic compounds (such…

10 Tips to Protect Yourself from Unhealthy Air

The American Lung Association encourages everyone to get involved in the fight for cleaner, healthier air. Here are some simple, effective tips for protecting you and your family from the dangers of air pollution: Check daily air pollution forecasts in your area. The color-coded forecasts can let you know when the air is unhealthy in…