Helpful Health Care Links: October 24, 2014

Doctor and Patient 2This week, our helpful health care links focus on two main topics — what you need to know about all of the Ebola talk going around in the news and some important things to consider about looking health insurance open enrollment deadlines. We also included a fun story from ABC News about some strange-but-true health tips. All are worth your time. And, as always, if you ever come across a healthcare story that you think merits more attention, please send it our way!


Only 11 Percent of Uninsured Know About Obamacare’s Next Open Enrollment (New York Times)

Open Enrollment is coming up in November, but a recent survey of the nation’s uninsured shows that only 11% of this demographic are aware of when Open Enrollment takes place.

As Researchers Develop Ebola Vaccine, Early Human Clinical Trials Show Promise (Washington Post)

Clinical trials on a new Ebola vaccine are considering it safe, but testing in areas of West Africa where the disease is prominent may be difficult.

6 Strange-But-True Health Tips (ABC News)

We are always trying to find ways to stay healthy. Here are 6 Tips that you may have never thought of.

Ebola Q&A: National Expert Jeffrey Band on Risks, Hospital Preparation in Michigan (Crains Detroit)

See what Jeffrey Band (Chairman of Epidemiology at Royal Oak Beaumont Hospital) has to say about the risks of the Ebola epidemic reaching Michigan and how Beaumont Hospital is preparing.

How to Pick the Right Health Plan for 2015 (Wall Street Journal)

There are many changes taking place this Open Enrollment with regards to employer-sponsored healthcare plans. Make sure you are aware of the changes and which plan will best suit your medical needs.


assisted_smallHow do you make the right decision about moving yourself or a loved one into an Assisted Living Facility without being overwhelmed? How do you even begin talking about it? MyHealthSpin’s “Easy Healthcare: Choosing an Assisted Living Facility” ebook guide gives you all of the practical advice you need to make the right choice.

Available for download NOW!