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What is the best catastrophic health insurance plan?

I am 22 years old and just graduated college. No prior illnesses, non smoker. Looking for a cheap plan while I search for a job. Any suggestions from their recent searches?

I would encourage you to visit this website: www.healthsavings.ourperfectcard.com I signed up online over 5 years ago when I was in college and needed some coverage that was affordable too, in Texas. They have saved me thousands of dollars on all of my health services. From Medical, Vision, Dental, Rx...etc. They even had my very affordable benefits active in 2 hours and was able to use them the very same day. Good luck and Hope this helps  (+ info)

How do I set up a trust fund to help pay for nursing care due to catastrophic illness?

What would be the best way to ask for help for me as both my husband (a Vet) and I are both disabled. Stage IIIB Lung cancer has put us in a position of needing help and there are no daycare nursing services I can find under about $600 a week. We will run out of funds shortly and we are trying to find a way to survive. Has anyone gone through this and found a successful way to raise funds. Advice needed.

He's a vet so contact your local Veterans program. They should be able to give you some advice.

Sorry to hear all this, wish the best for you both.  (+ info)

What is the difference between a terminally illness and a chronic illness?

I would like to know what is the difference between a chronic illness and a terminally illness because my wife has a chronic disease called diabetes.

Terminal means it will kill you. Chronic means it is life-threatening. I have diabetes, too, and it can be severe, but there is a treatment.

Cancer is sometimes a terminal illness.

I hope this helped. :)  (+ info)

What mental illness has the highest percentage of feces smearers?

What mental illness is someone most likely to be a feces smearer? Is it Autism or Skitsofrenia or something else?

Feminism  (+ info)

What kind of illness can you get from swimming in a pool?

My G/f, Brother, and sister in law all got sick from swimming in a pool at my condo. What kind of illness can you get from swimming?

Many. Out of the many we get every year is the one from fecal matter from water ingested while swimming. This happens if the clorine is not up to par to where it shoud be. If the "fluke" virus gets into our thymus gland, we can be in serious trouble. The fluke in found fecal matter.  (+ info)

When did the symptoms of your mental illness start showing?

When did the symptoms of your mental illness start showing?
Did they start showing suddenly? Was it after a breakdown? What age did they start showing?

Oh yeah, what is your mental illness?

Well, I have been depressed for quite awhile and I also suffer from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder.
I was abused at the age of 12 or 13 and my symptoms of depression first began showing up at the age of 15, when I wa so depressed that I wanted to hurt myself. The symptoms of PTSD started at the age of 18, when I still hadn't talked about my history of abuse and it was still repressed. I remember hearing this one triggering song and I had terrible flashbacks. The symptoms of PTSD were quite sudden but the depression has been going on for years. This is the first year where I feel significantly less depressed because I have found the right therapist, the right meds and the right friends to give me their support.

Good luck to all of you  (+ info)

What is an illness/disease that could keep someone from physical activity for 3 years?

I need to know for a short story I'm writing for school...the character wants to be a dancer but has not been able to dance for 3 years because of some illness, but I want it to be realistic. Not a deadly illness just one that you wouldn't be able to dance, and an internal illness not an injury.

This may change your story line too much, but if the dancer is depressed over something in her life, that could have kept her from being a dancer. Often times those suffering from depression are practically incapable of physical activity and lose their ambition. It's a constant cycle - she is unable to dance because of her depression and her inability to dance is pushing her further into depression.  (+ info)

History of mental illness associated with patient misdiagnosis? How often does this happen?

I'm doing a research paper and would like to know how common this is.

If you have a history of some form or mental illness (depression, anxiety, OCD, ADD, etc) have you ever been discriminated against during a doctor's visit? For example: You complain of insomnia, random pain, etc and your doctor attributes your symptoms to your mental illness without doing any additional tests to determine if an unrelated illness is to blame.
Have you had any experience in this area? Do you have any info on this subject? Links would be wonderful!

Yes this has happend to me, i'm not sure if this what you need. But I have major depression, PTSD, anxiety, can't sleep. So I was raped in nov. ( I got looked at and everything) Will I went to my doctor and told her that i was having alot of pain down there. She told be that it was just a side effect from PTSD, my body reacting to it. So I belived her thinking it was all in my head. Will I went to Plan parenthood, to get a IUD. They have to make sure you are clean not infections before they palce it and they where checking me out and the frist thing she said me to me was oh hun, you have a major yest infection and a major baldder infection she said I have had it for awhile and if I would have waited any longer it would have go to my kidenys.

I hope this is kind of what you where looking for. I will try to think of others i know there is more. I'm sorry if this was not helpful.  (+ info)

What kind of mental illness causes you to eat your hair?

I met this girl over the weekend who eats her own hair. Not just like nibbling, but eats large chunks at a time. Apparently this is a mental illness, does anyone know what it is?

I believe it is called Pica. A friend of mine has it. She says it is caused by the amount of stress she is under and the fact that her mom used drugs while she was pregnant for my friend.  (+ info)

How do you explain chronic illness and adoption to a child?

I have Fibromyalgia and my wife has CFS (Chronic Fatigue Syndrome) We've both been suffering for a long time. We have a 5 year old child together whom we love very much, however because of our illness and her behavioral problems we will be giving her up for adoption this March.
What's the best way to go about explaining to her why this is happening?
Are their any easy ways to explain these diseases to a child so they understand?
It's very stressful. Thanks for your help.

i find it strange that someone with fms would tell someone else that they shoudl be able to take cae of a child despite the fms

i have fms--i can't take care of a child--i had hoped to adopt a sibling group--but i can't even take care of myslef ........

anyone who really has fms understands that it is a spectrum--from being able to work and raise children (like i used to be able to do when i first had symtoms--to being bed ridden)

you don't say you chose to have a child after becomiing so sick--you may have not been sick when you became parnets or honetsly thought you could do it.

who ever is handling the adoption should be helping with the transistion...its their job to know how to do it  (+ info)

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