Health & Wellness

The 2020 Marketplace Health Insurance Open Enrollment is open. This open enrollment period is shorter this year (45 days) ending December 15, 2019. During this time, you can start, stop or change your health insurance plan. Costs for marketplace plans are expected to increase in 2020. The Trump administration is ending reimbursements for insurance companies required to provide low-costs plans. Thus, an increase of 34% may be expected. If you need assistance with enrollment, contact the Outreach and Enrollment Team at (513) 564.2273 to schedule an appointment at one of the health centers. Remember, the Ambrose Clement one of the Health Center is now open in the Avondale Town Center at 3559 Reading Rd #101 45229. Other health centers that you can visit are:

  • Braxton Cann Memorial Medical Center – 5818 Madison Rd 45227
  • Citylink Center – 800 Bank St 45214
  • Crest Smile Shoppe – 612 Rockdale Ave 45229
  • Elm Street Health Center – 1525 Elm St 45202
  • Millvale at Hopple Street Health Center – 1750 Beekman St 45225
  • Northside Health Center – 3917 Spring Grove 45223
  • Price Hill Health Center – 2136 W. 8th St 45204
  • Walnut Street Health Center – 1005 Walnut St 45202

With the Holiday season upon us, let us stay aware of making sure that our family and guests do not consume contaminated food. The best way to prevent food poisoning is to do the following:

  • Wash your hands and food preparation surfaces often.
  • Separate raw meat, poultry, seafood and eggs from ready-to-eat foods while shopping, when storing in the refrigerator and while preparing.
  • Cook food at the right internal temperature to kill harmful bacteria. Use a food thermometer for accuracy.
  • Keep the refrigerator below 40 F. Refrigerate leftovers within two hours of cooking.

Symptoms of food poisoning include diarrhea, vomiting, upset stomach and nausea. Visit your doctor

  • if you experience a high fever (over 101.5F.)
  • if you notice blood in your stool,
  • if diarrhea lasts longer than three days,
  • if vomiting is so frequent you can’t keep liquids down
  • if you experience signs of dehydration (a decrease in urination, dry mouth and throat, dizzy while standing).

Kimya Moyo, Health Liaison

 

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