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Flu facts for expectant moms

Information about the H1N1 vaccineRecent reports show that up to 30 percent of pregnant women who are infected with the H1N1 flu virus require hospitalization. And of the H1N1-related deaths reported in the United States, 6 percent of them – a disproportionately high percentage – are pregnant women. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control, “Getting a flu shot is the single best way to protect against the flu.” Yet many pregnant women are either hesitant to get a flu shot or have been unable to get vaccinated due to limited supplies.

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Denied health claim? Appeal it!

Denied health claim? Appeal it!Have you run into problems with your health plan? You’re not alone! Half of all consumers experience problems with them, but fewer than 1 in every 10,000 tries to fight, or appeal, when a claim has been denied. But appealing a denied claim works—maybe more often than you’d think!

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Live well with asthma: downloadable brochure

Learning you have a chronic disease can be frightening, especially when it affects your ability to breathe. The good news is that you can live with your asthma — and you can live well. Learn how to take care of your asthma, and you can have fewer symptoms and enjoy an active lifestyle.

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