The United States Food and Drug Administration granted emergency use authorization (EUA) for the first over-the-counter COVID-19 testing kit available at home. The Ellume COVID-19 Home Test is a rapid antigen test, which runs a liquid sample along a surface with reactive molecules. The test detects minuscule parts of proteins […]

COVID-19 testing kit available at home


A new COVID-19 innovation popped up, as a hospital in Latvia has installed the first of many COVID-19 vending machines in the European nation as countries come up with new and creative ways to slow the spread of coronavirus. The machine located at Pauls Stradins Clinical University Hospital in Riga, […]

New COVID-19 innovation


Among some of the most popular treatment options are taking prescription medication, attending talk therapy, or getting an emotional support animal (ESA).
According to the National Institute of Mental Health, approximately 20 percent of American adults are living with one or more mental illnesses. With such a large percentage of the population experiencing the effects of psychological disorders, many are searching for ways to level out their anxiety and stress. Among some […]

Mental Health Benefits of an Emotional Support Animal



Individual coverage health reimbursement arrangement, or ICHRA, is an alternative to group health plans for small businesses. This arrangement allocates $100 a month per employee that companies put toward individual coverage on the open insurance market. They can either be used to pay insurance premiums or cost-sharing to get the […]

An alternative to group health plans for small businesses


As the new year approaches, the new healthcare transparency rules will be a welcome sign to patients hit with hidden fees. On January 1, 2021, the price transparency rule, put in effect by the Department of Health and Human Services, will be activated. This rule requires hospitals to list their […]

New Healthcare Transparency Rules


Wouldn't it be convenient to get your family's annual flu vaccinations from the dentist during a routine cleaning?
Wouldn’t it be convenient to get your family’s annual flu vaccinations from the dentist during a routine cleaning? With the United Kingdom already delivering the first doses of a COVID-19 vaccine and the United States well on the way to emergency FDA approval, healthcare professionals like dentists and optometrists are […]

Vaccinations From the Dentist?



As COVID-19 cases rise in the state, additional Texas COVID restrictions trigger on Friday. Governor Greg Abbott issued executive order GA-32 on October 14, stating that these orders would take effect if COVID-19 hospitalizations account for 15 percent of a region’s hospital capacity for seven consecutive days. As of Friday, […]

Texas COVID restrictions trigger


Be sure to ask these important questions about health insurance when searching for a new plan!
Looking for new health insurance coverage for 2021? Open enrollment is open until December 15! Be sure to ask these important questions about health insurance when searching for a new plan! What kind of plan is it? Typical health insurance is for those under age 65 who make over 138 […]

Questions about Health Insurance: What to Ask When Looking for ...


Tuesday is a big day for the COVID-19 vaccines that are surfacing in the United States as the CDC is set to vote on the first vaccine recipients. This group will in all likelihood only include first responders and other frontline workers, but the specifics of who will get it […]

CDC is Set to Vote on the First Vaccine Recipients



Amazon is making waves in the sales community again with the announcement of Amazon Pharmacy and the Prime prescription savings benefit.
Online retailer Amazon is making waves in the sales community again with the announcement of Amazon Pharmacy, a new online pharmacy experience that will allow customers to conveniently purchase prescription medications, and their new Prime prescription savings benefit. Amazon Pharmacy is accessed either online or via the Amazon mobile app. […]

Amazon Announces New Pharmacy and Prescription Savings Benefit