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Prescription Discount Services/Cards — What They Offer and a Demo of a Few Free Services
Prescription drug prices aren't regulated in the United States. For this reason, prices can differ from pharmacy to pharmacy. Prescription discount services help you get lower prices on your prescriptions by negotiating special pricing with participating pharmacies. Prescription Disco... More »
USA: Getting Health Insurance and Alternatives if You Don't Have It
The primary sources of health insurance in the United States are:   Employer   Many employers in the U.S. offer health insurance to their employees. Most employers pay a percentage of employee premiums (usually between 15% - 80%) and negotiate better pr... More »
The Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) — What Is It and How to Apply
The Affordable Care Act (ACA), also known as Obamacare, was signed into law in 2010. It was created to provide affordable, quality healthcare to millions in the United States who don't get insurance through an employer or the government. HealthCare.gov More »
Getting Health Insurance Outside the Affordable Care Act
Private plans are available outside the Affordable Care Act (ACA) marketplace. You can purchase them directly from an insurance company, from a broker or agent, or from a private marketplace (not run by the government). This is known as buying "off-exchange" or "off-marketplace". Majo... More »

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Consumer Reports: How to Find a Good Doctor
This article provides a list of things to consider when choosing a doctor. It also includes a list of websites for finding information about doctors (and hospitals), from certification to reviews. More »
National Association of Free and Charitable Clinics
Find free or charitable clinics near you. These clinics provide medical, dental, pharmacy, vision and behavioral health services to economically disadvantaged individuals. More »
MedlinePlus: Living with a chronic illness — reaching out to others
Some helpful suggestions on living with a chronic illness. MedlinePlus is a service of the National Library of Medicine (NLM) which is part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). More »
International Foundation for Gastrointestinal Disorders
The International Foundation for Gastrointestinal Disorders provides digestive health knowledge, support, and assistance about functional gastrointestinal (GI) and motility disorders (FGIMDs). This site includes information on symptoms and causes, alarm symptoms, tests and diagnosis, diet and tre... More »
Microsoft Inclusive Hiring Programs
Microsoft hires people with disabilities into full time roles across the company. This includes an Autism Hiring Program that recruits and onboards individuals on the Autism spectrum. More »
Lightning Strike and Electric Shock Survivors International, Inc.
LS ESSI, Inc. is a non-profit support group by and for survivors of lightning strikes and electrical injuries. They have members throughout the United States and in more than 13 other countries. More »

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Kidney Pancreas or ANY Transplant recipient
Received a double transplant, kid/panc from a deceased donor on May 22, 2009, my second birthday! Dr. Daniel Murillo was the surgeon. One possible rejection scare, but turned out to be a virus in the transplanted organs, which took about a year to present itself. Other than that and since then... More »
Parasite/Bacteria - MicroDefense
I take Pure Encapsulations MicroDefense 3 to 4 times a year to kill parasites and bad bacteria. This has been the most effective treatment for my condition (SIBO/parasite infection) to date. I take 3 capsules 3x a day for 10 days and then take a 5 day break. Then I do a... More »
rilian Keywords: SIBO, Parasites, IBS, Bacteria
Having a good probiotic definitely makes a difference. Finding a good probiotic has taken some time. So far, these have yielded the best results:  •  Mercola Complete Probiotic... More »
Back Pain Therapy - Walking
I didn't have access to physical therapy when I herniated two lower discs. My doctor said the best therapy was walking so I started right away. It made a huge difference. It brings circulation to the damaged area and I found it builds core muscles in a safe, symmetrical way. When I initia... More »
Back Pain Stretches - 15 minutes
Doctors and chiropractors recommended stretch routines after I hurt my lower back. I tried them but they seemed to cause more pain. Years later, I discovered Classical Stretch - The Esmonde Technique: Back... More »
Moringa Tea for Dehydration and Acid Reflux
I’ve had chronic dehydration or dry mouth for as long as I've had SIBO. I always feel thirsty. The cause is a mystery. I’ve been tested for diabetes multiple times (negative). I was never diagnosed with dry mouth. After recently getting food poisoning, I started having acid reflux too.&nb... More »