The Medicaid program, in place since 1965, provides health coverage for children in families at or slightly above the federal poverty level (FPL). The Children’s Health Insurance Program Reauthorization Act of 2009 (CHIPRA), brought low or no-cost coverage to families with incomes up to $45,000 for kids up to 19 years old. Families with children can visit this site to see if they qualify for the program, or they can call 1-877-Kids-Now (1-877-543-7669). In Spanish: http://espanol.insurekidsnow.gov/enes/.
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The global non-profit One Economy Corporation wants to use technology to bring financial security and independence to disadvantaged people. Visit their Beehive page to get help with all kinds of life skills including attending to health issues, finding a job, filing taxes, leaning how to manage money and even buying a house. This cheerful site even offers tips for dealing with home foreclosure.
In Spanish: http://www.thebeehive.org/es.
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Parents-to-be can sign up for free at BabyCenter to receive personalized information tailored to their”stage” of development, including pre-inception.There is a baby name chooser here along with informational videos and even links to diaper discounts. Find health and development information about kids from infancy through elementary school. All information is vetted by physicians.
Have a bad habit that you want to shake? Want to get a new good one? You must practice your new behavior every day. Keep track of your progress with the free online application Don’t Break the Chain. Mark the calendar every day that you work toward your goal. Soon you will have a long red chain of success!
Got diabetes? You are not alone, quite literally. Here’s a site where diabetics can get advice from nurses and fellow sufferers with every variation of diabetes: type 1, 2 and gestational. Get eating and lifestyle advice for yourself or a family member who suffers from this dreaded but all too common disease.
Certified personal trainer Paige Waehner is the About.com guide to exercise. She writes, “It is difficult to stay motivated to exercise, but the Internet is an excellent source for information and support. Through my site, you can access the best Web sites, weekly exercise articles, and a community dedicated to helping you stay in shape.” This terrific portal features a “Workout Center,” a directory of links to all kinds of exercise info, and a section called “Exercise for Beginners” for those who are just getting started.
Search for your prescription medication by name to access its official information, including its chemical structure! Have a loose pill and don’t know what it is? Enter its imprint code or even its color and shape into the Pill Identification Wizard.