IF YOU’VE MET YOUR DEDUCTIBLE, MAKE THE APPOINTMENTS YOU’VE BEEN PUTTING OFF.
The end of the year is fast approaching, but don’t limit your To Do List to holiday preparations. If you’ve met your health care deductible, every day between now and December 31 is your chance for some last-minute, significantly less-expensive self-care. Think preventive screenings, elective surgeries and other procedures or tests you’ve been putting off.
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Congenital heart disease (CHD) refers to a cardiac problem that exists from birth, and early diagnosis – often in the fetal stage – is very important. CHD covers a range of conditions including heart valve defects and cardiovascular abnormalities, and about eight out of 1,000 newborns have a form of it. What’s more, almost 30 percent of infant deaths from birth defects are due to CHD. When tests are positive for a fetal heart defect, pediatric heart surgeons stand by at birth to provide any needed medical help. And, thanks to recent advances in early diagnosis and treatment, many children can and do live healthy lives into adulthood. But CHD is a lifelong condition that requires regular monitoring. Access the full article here!