Health Feed

Insurer Aetna lays out concerns about ACA exchange business - Yahoo Finance

Aetna has joined other major health insurers in sounding a warning about the Affordable Care Act's public insurance exchanges.

via finance.yahoo.com


Twin Image Salon Spa

Twin Image LogoTwin Image is a multi-award winning spa, offering a wide range of services that all begin with a consultation from an employee. It is an Aveda Lifestyle Spa, meaning it uses natural, plant-based Aveda products and treatments.

Services

  • Hair
  • Nail Care
  • Pedicure
  • Waxing
  • Facials
  • Make-up
  • Lash
  • Spa/Massage
  • Vichy Spa Treatment
  • Packages
  • Spray Tanning Service
  • Auto Spa

Hours

mon: 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
tues - thurs: 9:00am - 8:00 pm
fri: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
sat: 8:00 am - 2:00 pm

Twin Image Salon Spa
121 West Benton Street
Iowa City, Iowa 52246
(319) 338-2198

 


Zika Virus Spreading Rapidly

The explosion of the mosquito-borne Zika virus in the Americas comes as tens of thousands of people are poised to descend on Brazil later this year for the Olympics, possibly making the international games a springboard to transmit the virus around the world when visitors return home.

Dr. Beth Bell of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention told VOA "For most people, the Zika virus is not a problem.  It can cause mild, flu-like symptoms, but the virus can also cause babies to be born with a serious condition called microcephaly."  

via www.voanews.com


Coffee vindicated: Caffeine doesn't worsen heart rhythm - TODAY.com

It may speed you up in the morning, but drinking coffee, tea or chocolate does not appear to cause heart palpitations, heart fluttering and other out-of-sync heartbeat patterns, researchers say.

Their report challenges a widely held belief that caffeinated drinks may cause irregular heart rhythms that can lead to heart failure or dangerous heart rhythm disorders. And it's another reason to enjoy that morning cup without guilt.

via www.today.com


Body Moves Fitness and Wellness Center

Let your mind fly toward, “what if?”. Let your “what if” become “why not?”.
Then you’re on your way. 

… Ernie Larsen and Carole Larsen

Body MovesWelcome to Body Moves Fitness and Wellness Center!

We are a privately owned fitness studio in Coralville, Iowa that offers fitness classes and programs to help you meet your exercise wants and needs. Whether you are an elite athlete, a die-hard Zumba fan, a yogi, an accomplished dancer, or a wanna-be dancer – whether you are starting to think about training for a 5K, or one who claims yourself to be totally out of shape . . . we have classes, special events, instructors, and a movement space dedicated for you. Every level of fitness and age and both genders are welcome. Check us out!  

Free classTry ONE CLASS ON US!!     Your first class with us is complementary! Choose from any class listed on the schedule. Come a few minutes early to fill out paperwork before the new experience!

We are a one-of-a-kind fitness studio in all of Eastern Iowa. The reasons for this special mark are based on our mission and core values. Take a look – - -

Everything that we offer to you is based on our Mission:

“. . . to provide quality education and quality space for the study and the joy of body movement forms that enhance the physical, mental, emotional, social, and spiritual dimensions of health, fitness, and wellness”.

Each class you take at Body Moves Fitness and Wellness Center not only focuses on the physical dimension of health, but also other dimensions. As compared to other fitness venues, you will experience your classes differently, more completely at our studio. You will leave your classes with a greater sense of personal strength, wellness and joy.

We look forward to helping you meet your fitness needs and goals as a student of exercise at Body Moves Fitness and Wellness Center!

In health and wellness,

Beth Pelton
Owner, Body Moves Fitness and Wellness Center

Clock Tower Plaza
1801 2nd St., Suite 250
Coralville, Iowa 52241
319-337-4777
info@fitnessatbodymoves.com

 

via www.fitnessatbodymoves.com


Aspirin May Lower Risk of Lethal Prostate Cancer | Medpage Today

SAN FRANCISCO -- Men with prostate cancer had almost a 40% lower risk of dying of the disease if they were taking aspirin for cardiovascular protection, a large cohort study showed.

The hazard ratio for prostate cancer death was 0.61 (95% CI 0.47-0.78) for men who reported taking aspirin more than three times a week versus those who reported less frequent or no aspirin use. Aspirin prophylaxis also was associated with a 24% reduction in the hazard for lethal prostate cancer, defined as metastatic disease or death. Total prostate cancer and the risk of high-grade or locally advanced disease did not decrease with aspirin use.

via www.medpagetoday.com


GOP-led Congress set for first time to vote, pass bill to replace ObamaCare, not just repeal | Fox News

Within hours of reconvening Tuesday, the GOP-led Congress will finally act to fulfill a 2010 promise to repeal and replace ObamaCare.

The effort is set to begin Tuesday afternoon when the House Rules Committee meets on the repeal measure, with a full debate and vote as early as Tuesday. With the Republican-led Senate having already passed its version, GOP congressional leaders will send the measure to President Obama, daring him to veto it.

Obama will undoubtedly veto the measure to undo his signature health care law, and Congress has nowhere near the votes to override a presidential veto.

But Republicans hope the entire exercise might start to change the circumstance on Capitol Hill regarding the years-old argument about ObamaCare and its repeal.

House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis., is promising to unveil a bill to in fact replace ObamaCare.

via www.foxnews.com


Will the Affordable Care Act soon be on life support? : Business Monthly

The bad news about the Affordable Care Act keeps coming, because, with each new headline, it grows less affordable.

A couple of weeks ago, United Health Group -- the largest health insurer in the U.S. -- dropped the biggest bomb on Obamacare in recent times, when the company’s CEO, Stephen Hemsley, announced a $425 million downgrade to its earnings forecast for 2015, largely due to losses on Affordable Care Act exchanges. Hemsley said the company “cannot sustain” such losses.

via wcfcourier.com


The Real Reason Obamacare May Not Be Affordable After All -- The Motley Fool

The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act has officially moved into its third open enrollment period, with the Congressional Budget Office forecasting that 10 million consumers will be covered by the end of 2016. Hopes are clearly high in the upcoming year that just shy of 1 million more people will become paying customers.

Obamacare is facing numerous challenges in 2016
But there are plenty of concerns, too, that the current open enrollment period could end in disappointment. For starters, the nation's largest insurer, UnitedHealth Group, threatened to pack up shop and leave Obamacare's marketplace exchanges as of 2017. The insurance giant is losing money on balance on its marketplace plans across two dozen states, and it would much rather give up its roughly 500,000 individual marketplace members than continue to take a hit to its margins.

What's more, more than half of Obamacare's healthcare cooperatives are shutting down. Insufficient funds in the risk corridor coupled with inadequate premium pricing caused by high medical expenses from its members doomed many of these low-cost health insurance plans. With shrinking low-cost competition in some markets, premium prices can be expected to rise -- not to mention that this will displace more than 700,000 people who now need to find a new plan and/or primary care physician.

via www.fool.com


UnitedHealth May Quit Obamacare in Blow to Health Law - Bloomberg Business

The biggest U.S. health insurer is considering pulling out of Obamacare as it loses hundreds of millions of dollars on the program, casting a pall over President Barack Obama’s signature domestic policy achievement.

UnitedHealth Group Inc. has scaled back marketing efforts for plans sold to individuals this year and may quit the business entirely in 2017. It’s an abrupt shift from October, when the health insurer said it was planning to sell coverage through the Affordable Care Act in 11 more states next year, bringing its total to 34. The company also cut its 2015 earnings forecast.

via www.bloomberg.com