Prepping For Baby: The Essentials You Need

Baby season is upon us! The most births occur in the Spring and Summer each year, so as you begin to get ready for your baby to come home, there are a few essential items that you’ll want to make sure you have. Many of these items are great additions to your registry as baby shower gifts. The more you plan ahead, the more relaxed and ready you’ll be when you bring your baby home. Crib (it should meet crib safety standards): Sheets (3-4 sets). Flannel sheets are nice in the wintertime. Noise machine. There should be no loose toys that can strangle the baby or pillows/soft bedding that can suffocate the baby. Do not install loose or fluffy bumper pads. Make sure everything in the crib is age-appropriate. Changing Table Supplies: Diapers — plenty of them (8-10 per day). Baby wipes — unscented, alcohol free (don’t get too many because some babies …


Ebix’s A.D.A.M. Division Wins Communicator Award For Excellence

JOHNS CREEK, GA – June 6, 2016 – Ebix, Inc. (NASDAQ: EBIX), a leading international supplier of on-demand software and e-commerce services to the insurance, financial and healthcare industries announced today that its A.D.A.M. Division’s creative work has won the Communicator Award in 2016 for its e-learning tool built for Allergan, one of the leaders in the pharmaceutical industry. Founded two decades ago, The Communicator Awards by the International Academy of the Visual Arts receive over 6,000 entries from companies and agencies of all sizes, making it one of the largest awards of its kind in the world. The Company announced that the Academy of Interactive and Visual Arts has awarded Allergan’s Facial Anatomy E-Learning Tool with a Communicator Award. Ebix’s A.D.A.M. Division in partnership with Allergan built the Facial Anatomy e-learning training tool for doctors.  The tool helps physicians better understand facial muscles, bone structure and insertion techniques. The …


The Risks of Radon: What You Need To Know

The Risks of Radon

What is radon? Radon is a radioactive gas (periodic element Rn) produced naturally by the breakdown of uranium. It is often present in the soil and in water and can seep into any dwelling through cracks and holes in the foundation. It has no smell or color but can have a big impact on the quality of air inside a home. How serious is radon? Behind smoking, radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer and accounts for roughly 10% of all cases. People with homes that have high radon levels and those who sleep or spend a long time in basements with detectable but moderate levels should consider taking protective measures. A cumulative long-term exposure to radon also increases the danger. Most people move an average of 10 or 11 times over their lifetime, so the risk of developing lung cancer through radon exposure is very low, even …


What Exactly is a State Health Exchange?

State health exchange, government-run insurance

What is a state health exchange? It is a government-run insurance marketplace and part of the Affordable Care Act program.  The Affordable Care Act requires state Exchanges to provide health insurance information in a manner that is easy to comprehend for consumers. State Exchanges offer information from multiple carriers via information kiosks placed in key locations. Exchanges Have 5 Main Functions: To make comparing plans and prices easy for people. To create competition so people get the best rates. To offer truthful information about plans, premiums, coverage, benefits, and other benefits-related issues. To provide a place to purchase insurance coverage while a person is either unemployed or in transition from one job to another. And, for those who need assistance, to serve as portals where people can check for eligibility and subsidies, and then help them enroll in plans and pay premiums via a call center system. The Exchanges have …


4 Things That Happen Immediately When You Quit Smoking

Quit Smoking

The fact is smoking causes the majority of lung cancers — both in smokers and in people exposed to secondhand smoke.  The most deadly cancer for both males and females is lung cancer. But did you know that within five years of quitting – your lung cancer death rate is almost half that of someone who still smokes one pack per day! Most smokers would like to quit smoking. However, most people aren’t able to quit on the first try and they give up trying again, thinking “it’s too late anyway.” If you’re struggling with this addiction, it’s important to note that the benefits of quitting are almost immediate, regardless of how long you’ve been smoking. In fact it is never too late to quit smoking!   4 Things That Happen Immediately When You Quit Smoking: Within 20 minutes– your blood pressure and pulse rate drop to normal. The temperature of your hands …