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Health Insurance Mandate and Penalties to be Lifted in 2019

The Affordable Care Act included a health insurance mandate which required all citizens to have health insurance policy or pay a penalty. As a result, many people have experienced a rise in health care costs. In Florida, some of the most affordable plans available saw a premium increase of 13.9 % and other states are…

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Immigration Medical Exams

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Convenient, Affordable Services for Immigration Medical Exams As it has been since the beginning, America is a melting pot of cultures that welcome many immigrants every year. We along the Gulf Coast are no exception to that influx of people from other countries seeking new opportunities, and ProHealth aids their entry into a new future…

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Silicosis: A Silent Killer

Silica is everywhere: it’s in shoes, it’s in sealants, it’s in tools, and sometimes, it’s in the air we breathe. It’s so common, chances are you encounter it multiple times a day. There are many different forms of silica, and some of them can actually make you sick. One form is called crystalline silica. This…

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The American Opioid Crisis: Causes & Effects

“Opioid crisis”: Two words every American has probably heard many times lately. Our country is in the throes of a huge drug problem, and it seems to be one of the media’s favorite things to report on. But what exactly is happening? How did we get here, and can we fix it? Let’s start with…

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Who Needs a Tuberculosis Test & Why?

Tuberculosis (TB) is one of those diseases most people don’t think about unless they have to. It’s not really common enough to be a headliner like the flu, so it’s not one of those things that stays at the front of our minds. That doesn’t mean it’s not VERY serious if we get it, though.…

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Lifting the Individual Mandate: What it Means & What’s Next

  Regardless of what side of the political fence you sit on, we can all agree that President Trump has taken us on quite a trip since his swearing into office. One of the most prominent things you may have heard about is the lifting, or repealing, of the individual mandate that was initiated as…

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Chain of Custody Forms: What Are They & Can They Be Altered?

If you’ve ever gotten a job, chances are, you’ve been drug tested. It seems simple enough: you go to the facility, give your sample, and in a day or so you get the results. Not surprisingly, the process is much more complex than what we see from the outside. Keep reading and we’ll explain the…

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Let’s Compare: Rapid vs Lab Based Drug Testing

Currently there are two main options for drug testing: Rapid and Lab Based. But, which one is better? Today, employers use drug testing as the most common way to screen potential employees, affirm insurance claims, and more. Simply put, it’s a part of life for millions of employees, employers and organizations everywhere. While these two…

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Legalized Marijuana & Maintaining A Drug-Free Workplace

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A Safe and Happy Drug-Free Workplace in Florida While the use of medical marijuana is now legal in the state of Florida, it can cause a great deal of concern for employers who face the challenge of maintaining a workplace that is completely drug-free and building a strong team of employees who work together. Medical…

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11 Healthy and Effective Ways to Lower Cholesterol Naturally

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Do you know what your cholesterol levels are? Cholesterol is a waxy substance made by the liver that circulates in your blood. It is necessary for all cell building. But, too much of it can put you at risk for heart disease and stroke. There are 2 types of cholesterol, HDL, and LDL. HDL is…

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