That is why Susan had to pay for them out-of-pocket. Susan asked the hospital to pay for contraceptives, because it covered other prescription drugs and preventative care. When the hospital refused, she got in touch with the National Womens Law Center, Washington, D.C. NWLC attorneys immediately informed the hospital administration that these actions were illegal under Federal and state laws against sex discrimination in employment. As a result Lenox Hill authorities gave up.Apart from the Federal and state laws against sex discrimination in the workplace, 20 other states have introduced legislation forcing insurance companies to pay for prescription contraceptives if they do so with other "prescription drugs" . NWLC has issued the guide, Contraceptive Equity Laws in Your State: Know Your Rights-Use Your Rights to make it easier for women to use these insurance laws to get coverage for prescription contraceptives.The guide provides a summary of the crucial clauses concerning the contraceptive equity laws, procedures for filing a complaint if your insurance company does not cover Birth control, contact information for state insurance departments, and complaint forms. Access to contraception is a central part of womens health care. Its absolutely essential for women to know that there are new laws to help them get insurance coverage for prescription contraceptives-and that we are here to help them understand and exercise their rights, claims Judith C. Applebaum, NWLC vice president and legal director.
Learn How to Play and Win Blackjack after practicing some basic steps that can be learn easily. Blackjack is one of the more easier card games that you will come across, and its basic concept is simple: get 21 as the sum of your cards or get as close to 21 but higher than the sum of your opponent's cards.1) Do not try and reach 21.Yes. Even though blackjack is also commonly called 21, trying to reach 21 with every hand is an amateurish move. You will, most certainly, lose the hand. Statistical research conducted has shown that the odds of reaching 21 is lesser than the odds of getting more than 21. 2) Try and Beat the Dealer.Since blackjack is a one on one battle: you versus the dealer, focus on beating the dealer. Instead of trying to get 21, try to guess what hand the dealer will receive and accordingly play your hand. Remember that the dealer at a regular casino or even at an online casino has to stop taking more cards if the cards on the table add up to 17. But if their cards add up to 16 or any number less, they will have to take another card. 3) Look at the dealer's card facing up.The only way to play is to look at the dealer's card facing up. If it is a low card like a two or anything up to a 6 or 7, try and get a high number combination. If its a 9 or 10, the odds are high that he has a 10 underneath or at least he will be forced to take another card. So, reach anything up to 20 or 21, but its better to even stop at a 18 or 19 and hope they will over-run the sum of 21.How Blackjack is Played at a Casino:1) Place your bet on the table.Each blackjack table has a set beginning bet and this ranges from a dollar to ten or twenty for the high-rollers crowd. This is the amount of chips you will have to put down, and this signals to the dealer that you are taking part in the next round.2) You will get a card.The dealer then deals a card to you and all the other players who have also placed a bet down. 3) The dealer places a face-up card in front.This is one of the cards of the dealer, and since its facing up, all the players have a chance to judge the outcome of his cards.4) The dealer deals the second card.The dealer, then, deals you and all the players an additional card. This is the time to have a look at them and at the dealer's card and decide whether you wish to get another card.5) The dealer asks.The dealer now turns to each player and asks them if they wish to receive another card. If you wish it, the dealer will give you a card. Then, the dealer will ask you again. Note that the dealer will be with you until you decide that you do not want to receive any more cards. Then, the dealer moves on to the next player, then, the next, and so on.6) The dealer starts playing.Only when all the players have said that they do not want any more cards, does the dealer start playing. He takes cards until he has reached 17 or above. Then, he has to stop.7) The dealer opens the cards.When he's done, the dealer first reveals all his cards. Then, he moves from one player to the other opening their cards. After revealing each player's hands, the dealer pays out the bet or takes the bet away according to who has won and who has lost.
As with any other technological development embraced by the business world, there are positive and negative aspects to the Internet. The same holds true whenever someone tries to buy drugs online. Websites that are set up as Internet-based pharmacy operations can be both advantageous and dangerous to the consumers who go to them with their business. Since there are currently only a few regulatory boards with any international jurisdiction, it is often up to the consumers themselves to keep themselves safe from being exploited or manipulated by an unscrupulous website or online business. However, there are a number of positive traits that most online pharmacies have in common, which do bear consideration.For starters, the typical consumer would find that prices are cheaper when they buy drugs online. There are a number of factors that can contribute to this lower price, such as lower cost in other countries and a lower operational cost compared to brick-and-mortar drug stores. For those who want even more economical options, they might be pleased to find that a number of online pharmacies sell generic versions of a number of medications that are brand-name only in some territories. This can be useful if a person needs a specific medication, cannot afford the brand-name variety, and live in a country where the generic version is unavailable outside of the Internet.The convenience and anonymity of the Internet also lend themselves well to being used by consumers. Some might find it difficult to work up the physical effort needed to get to an actual pharmacy, or live in an area that does not have one within a reasonable distance of their home. In such cases, access to the Internet so they can buy drugs online is convenient and, in some extremely odd cases, may actually be the only viable option. The anonymous nature of the Internet also helps protect patient privacy, since people don't have to show their face to place an order. Some people find it uncomfortable to purchase medicine from a real pharmacy because they don't want others to know they need certain medications. The Internet helps alleviate this problem by virtue of its highly anonymous nature.However, there are a few caveats to this situation. One concern is that even though the prices of the drugs themselves are lower, whenever you buy drugs online, you end up paying other fees. Typically, the customer will have to shoulder the shipping fee for the drugs. Some pharmacies add a percentage of the fee to the cost of the drugs per order, while others will openly charge their customers the shipping fee. There may also be other fees involved in using an online pharmacy, such as a registration fee or, for some sites, a consultation fee. Prices are also subject to change, usually without warning and with much more frequency than their brick-and-mortar counterparts.Another concern regarding online purchases is in the security of the customer's financial information. Websites will only typically take orders after a credit card number has been provided. Some websites may not have adequate measures to make sure that your financial information is not obtained or misused by anyone. This same problem can extend to personal information, such as your name and address, which you need to provide when placing the order.
In the US alone, thousands of people suffer from mild to severe case of migraine attacks. Migraine, which is a known neurological disease, may most likely develop from a simple everyday nuisance to a serious life-threatening experience. Since treatments for migraine headache are very costly, very few individuals consult their condition to a doctor. There are a number of recognized causes of migraine. According to experts, migraine may be triggered by the following factors:1.Loud noises and bright lights2.Abrupt changes in sleeping patterns3.Too much consumption of caffeine and alcohol4.Fluctuations in menstrual cycle5.Too much smoking 6.Allergic reactions7.Emotional and physical stress8.Changes in weatherHowever, there are times when a migraine occurs for no reason at all. With this, experts presuppose that migraine triggers most when one is exposed to a number of environment-related factors. Doctors always advise their patients to keep a note of their headache and migraine attacks, thus, making it easier for them to identify which factors commonly trigger the painful attacks. This will also help patients differentiate simple headaches from serious migraine condition.Many people often falsely refer headache as migraine. The truth is that migraine is not just a headache. Unlike the simple headache that can be easily cured by taking medications, migraine requires consultation to a neurologist followed by a series of treatment. Majority of the recommended treatments, however, are not entirely effective. Differentiate migraine from headache: Know the indicatorsAs stated earlier, many individuals confuse migraine from a bad headache. To know if what you have is already a serious migraine condition, the following are the three indicators to consider:1.A feeling of nauseaIt is no longer a mere headache if you constantly feel nauseated. Most of the time you will feel a wave of nausea, but sometimes it goes with vomiting. Changes in body temperature coincides with this condition.2.Unbearable painAnother indication of migraine is the re-occurring pain on either the left or right side of the brain. The pain often starts in the eyes then goes down to the neck. 3.Visual defectsYou will know if it is already a serious case of migraine when you are experiencing visual disturbances. If your eyes become overly sensitive to light; you often see flashing lights before you; or you somehow develop temporary blindness, now is the time for you to visit a neurologist to confirm your condition.Most of the conventional treatments for migraines are not 100 percent effective. As such, many individuals suffering from migraine attacks resort to alternative cures. One of the known alternative treatments is the acupuncture, which helps prevent headache from further developing. While some make use of relieving scents and incense, others believe that sleep is the best solution for migraine. Since migraine attacks usually follow a series of pattern, doctors always advice patients to avoid interrupting the cycle by not taking any painkiller or other relieving treatment. Ignoring the pain is more likely to lessen the duration of the attack.
With so much news coming out about health these days, many people may feel a bit overwhelmed.Fortunately, help may be at your fingertips. A new Web site, HealthNewsReview.org, is designed to support excellence in health and medical news reporting by grading stories on accuracy, balance and completeness."Health care consumers who use HealthNewsReview.org will learn how to look for evidence in any claim made by any source, including news stories," said Professor Gary Schwitzer of the University of Minnesota School of Journalism and Mass Communication and publisher of the Web site. "Readers will become not only smarter consumers of health care but smarter consumers of news," he added. A team of impartial reviewers at the site assesses the quality of the health stories that run in the nation's top 50 newspapers, the evening network newscasts, Associated Press wire services and weekly news magazines using a standardized rating system. The team includes medical and public health professionals, journalists and researchers. Funded by the nonprofit Foundation for Informed Medical Decision Making, the site does not provide medical advice-instead it helps readers decipher the often conflicting news about health claims. "The Foundation for Informed Medical Decision Making believes that health care consumers should have access to the most timely, accurate and unbiased information when making medical decisions," said Jack Fowler, president of the Foundation. "Since the media play such a significant role in how people obtain much of this information, HealthNewsReview.org is a natural extension of the Foundation's mission."HealthNewsReview.org uses a star system to rate the stories based on different criteria, including: the novelty and availability of the idea; the existence of alternative options; costs of a treatment or procedure; sources of information in developing the story; and quantification of harms and benefits of a treatment or procedure.The Web site provides information on a variety of topics, including breast cancer research, the latest on children's vaccines and the value of PSA tests. The site only reviews news stories that make a therapeutic claim about specific treatments, procedures, vitamins, nutritional supplements and diagnostic and screening tests. Does Prozac treat anorexia? Will acupuncture cure hot flashes? Every day, the site looks at news stories and helps readers make sense of information that affects individuals and their friends and family.You can get a healthy dose of useful information from a new Web site designed to assess health reports.