Health Care Resorts
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Apr
11

In 2007, heart disease was the leading cause of death in the U.S., at 25 percent. Cancer was the second leading cause of death, at 23 percent.

Overall, life expectancy in the U.S. is up. Between 2000 and 2007, it increased by 1.3 years for men and 1.1 years for women. The life expectancy at birth for kids born in 2007 — averaged for both sexes — is now 77.9 years.

Obesity among kids age 6 to 11 has almost doubled. It’s now up to nearly 20 percent of children. American teens are gaining weight, too: 18 percent of all adolescents age 12 to 19 are now considered obese.

Overall, the percentage of adults over the age of 20 who are considered obese is up — from 22 percent between 1988 to 1994 to 34 percent between 2007 and 2008.

Good news is, some Americans are working out. Between 1999 and 2009, almost one-fifth of all American men and women met the federal guidelines for aerobic activity and muscle strengthening, which is at least 2 hours and 30 per week.

Despite increased public smoking bans, cigarette tax hikes, and continuous studies proving cigarettes’ harmful effects on the body, the percentage of U.S. adult smokers remains largely unchanged from 2008 — at right about 20 percent. Interestingly, data shows that men are more likely to be smokers than women.

From 1997 and 2007, the death rate for adults age 25 to 44 decreased by 7 percent. Why? A decrease in cancer and HIV-related deaths.

Safe-sex campaigns are making an impact. In 2009, the number of sexually active high school students who copped to using protection — i.e. condoms — the last time they had sex was 61 percent, up from 46 percent in 1991.

The overall percentage of adults 20 and older with high cholesterol — defined as 240 mg/dL — fell from 20 percent to 15 percent.

Between 2005 and 2008, 11 percent of all adults over the age of 20 had either diagnosed or undiagnosed diabetes. The number of adults with diabetes increased with age — from 4 percent of all adults between 20 and 44 years old, to nearly 30 percent of all adults age 65 and older.

Apr
03

Percent of adolescents 12-17 years of age who are in excellent or very good health: 80.5%

Percent of adolescents 12-17 years of age who missed 11 or more days of school in the past 12 months because of illness or injury: 6.7%

Percent of school-aged children 5-11 years of age who are in excellent or very good health: 82.1%

Percent of school-aged children 5-11 years of age who missed 11 or more days of school in the past 12 months because of illness or injury: 5.2%

Percent of noninstitutionalized persons 12 years of age and older with depression in any 2-week period: 5.4% (2005-2006)

Number of deaths for leading causes of death
Heart disease: 599,413
Cancer: 567,628
Chronic lower respiratory diseases: 137,353
Stroke (cerebrovascular diseases): 128,842
Accidents (unintentional injuries): 118,021
Alzheimer’s disease: 79,003
Diabetes: 68,705
Influenza and Pneumonia: 53,692
Nephritis, nephrotic syndrome, and nephrosis: 48,935
Intentional self-harm (suicide): 36,909

Mar
27

Three quarters of Americans experience symptoms related to stress in a given month:
– 77% experience physical symptoms
– 73% experience psychological symptoms

- One-third of Americans feel they are living with extreme stress.

- About half of Americans (48%) feel that their stress has increased over the past five years.

- Money and work are the leading causes of stress (mentioned by three quarters of Americans).

Physical symptoms of stress include:
– fatigue (51%);
– headache (44%);
– upset stomach (34%);
– muscle tension (30%);
– change in appetite (23%);
– teeth grinding (17%);
– change in sex drive (15%);
– feeling dizzy (13%)

Psychological effects of stress include:
– experiencing irritability or anger (50%);
– feeling nervous (45%);
– lack of energy (45%);
– feeling as though you could cry (35%).

About half of Americans (48%) report lying awake at night due to stress.

Stress impacts lives in a dramatic way:

- About one half of Americans say that stress has a negative impact on both their personal and professional lives.

- About one-third (31%) of employed adults have difficulty managing work and family responsibilities.

- Over one third (35%) cite jobs interfering with their family or personal time as a significant source of stress.

- Stress causes more than half of Americans (54 percent) to fight with people close to them.

– One in four people report that they have been alienated from a
friend or family member because of stress.

– 8% connect stress to divorce or separation.

Workplace stress costs more than $300 billion each year in health care, missed work and stress-reduction

Workers who report that they are stressed incur health care costs that are 46 percent higher, or an average of $600 more per person, than other employees

Workers in the United States already put in more than 1,800 hours on the job a year: 350 hours more than the Germans and slightly more than the Japanese

More than 30 percent of workers say they are “always” or “often” under stress at work. A quarter of those surveyed in 2002 said there often were not enough co-workers to get the job done

About half of Americans (48%) report lying awake at night due to stress. (Source: American Psychological Association study, 2007).

To combat wakefulness, Americans filled more than 50 million prescriptions in 2008 for sleeping pills like Ambien and spent more than $600 million on over-the-counter sleep-inducing supplements such as melatonin and valerian root.

Mar
20

Here are some of the most recent health statistics in the US released from the CDC:

Percent of persons who failed to obtain needed medical care due to cost: 6.9%

Percent of persons with a usual place to go for medical care: 85.4%

Number of noninstitutionalized adults with diagnosed kidney disease: 3.9 million

Percent of noninstitutionalized adults with diagnosed kidney disease: 1.7%

Percent of children 19-35 months old receiving vaccinations for:

Diphtheria, Tetanus, Pertussis (4+ doses DTP, DT, or DTaP): 84%

Polio (3+ doses): 93%

Measles (MMR) (1+ doses): 90%

Haemophilus influenzae type b (Hib) (primary series +booster dose): 55%

Hepatitis B (Hep B) (3+ doses): 92%

Chickenpox (1+ Varicella doses): 90%

Pneumococcal conjugate vaccine (PCV) (4+doses): 80%

Number of new tuberculosis cases: 11,545 (2009)

Number of new salmonella cases: 49,192 (2009)

Number of new Lyme disease cases: 38,468 (2009)

Number of new meningococcal disease cases: 980 (2009)

Numbers of noninstitutionalized adults who have ever been diagnosed with cancer: 19.4 million

Percent of noninstitutionalized adults who have ever been diagnosed with cancer: 8.5%

Mar
12

Just how much does it cost to go to the dentist? Well since most dentists don’t list their prices that can be difficult to figure out. Here is a list of the average dental prices in New York:

dentist, health care resortseso

Dental Service

Single x-ray – $48.94
Bitewing x-rays (4 films) – $163.25
Complete Series of x-rays – $339.57
Panarex – $329.88
Adult cleaning and exam – $248.50
Child cleaning and exam – $180.69
Child’s topical fluoride treatment – $136.13
Sealant per tooth – $126.44

Silver Amalgam Fillings, Primary (baby) teeth
1 surface – $262.07
2 surface – $293.07
3 surface – $351.19
4 or more surfaces – $370.57

Silver Amalgam Fillings, Permanent teeth
1 surface – $337.63
2 surface – $389.94
3 surface – $432.57
4 or more surfaces – $461.63

Composite Resin Filling – Front teeth
1 surface – $310.50
2 surface – $498.44
3 surface – $543.01
4 or more surfaces – $645.70

Composite Resin Filling – Rear teeth
1 surface – $409.32
2 surface – $589.51
3 or more surface – $746.45
retention pins – $213.63

Inlays
1 surface – $1356.77
2 surface – $1841.15
3 or more surface – $2499.91
Porcelain inlays – $2809.91

Bonded Plastic Veneer – $1494.33
Porcelain Veneer – $2435.97

Initial Endodontic consultation – $291.13
Root Canal – Anterior – $1891.52
Root Canal – Bicuspid – $2251.90
Root Canal – Molar – $2825.41
Pulp caping – $291.13
Pulpotomy – $357.00
Apicoectomy – first root – $2034.90
Each additional root – $949.89
Retrograde filling per-root – $678.63
Hemisection – $1358.70
Incision and Drainage – $756.13

Periodontic Diagnosis and x-rays – $835.57
Scaling & Root Plaining – per quadrant – $903.39
Scaling (full mouth) – $446.13
Gingivectomy or gingivoplasty – per tooth – $680.57
Gingivectomy or gingivoplasty – per quadrant – $2073.65
Gingival flap – $2172.46
Osseous Surgery – $3042.41
Pedicle soft tissue graft – $2015.52
Free soft tissue graft – $2075.59
Apically repositioned flap – $2228.65
Perio Maintence – $601.13
Full perio case – $14960.12

Initial Surgical Consultation – $291.13
Simple Extraction (single tooth) – $407.38
Simple Extraction (each additional tooth) – $389.94
Surgical Extraction – $678.63
Soft Tissue Impaction – $814.26
Partial Bony Impaction – $1126.20
Full Bony Impaction – $1591.21
Complicated Impaction – $3141.23
Panarex – $331.82
General Anesthesia – per unit – $583.69
Surgical Implant Placement – $8645.73
Abutment Implant Placement – $4600.18

Porcelain on non-precious metal crown – $2540.59
All metal crown (not gold) – $2540.59
Cast Gold Crown – $2943.60
Porcelain on gold crown – $3274.92
Post and core (chairside) – $777.45
Core buildup – including pins – $639.88
Cast post (non-gold) laboratory – $1221.14
Re-cement crown – $269.82
Re-cement bridge – per abutment – $281.44

Complete Denture – Upper – $4294.05
Complete Denture – Lower – $4340.55
Partial Denture – Metal – $4574.99
Partial Denture – Acrylic – $3042.41
Gold partial (two attachments) – $7365.03
Gold partial (three attachments) – $9690.06
Denture adjustments – $234.94
Broken Denture (no teeth involved) – $388.00
Replace tooth on denture – $417.07
Reline Dentures – $833.64

Initial Exam – $250.00
Comprehensive Orthodontics – Youth – $16616.71
Comprehensive Orthodontics – Adolescent – $17631.97
Comprehensive Orthodontics – Adult – $19329.24
Replace Lost Retainer – $1106.83

Mar
05

As health care costs rise each year, we don’t seem to realize just how much they are actually costing. They are literally costing billions and billions of dollars per year. Here are the costs of some of the top illness in the US.

Cost of Heart Disease – $35 billion in 2008

Cost of Diabetes – $174 billion each year

Cost of Stoke – $62 billion each year

Cost of Cancer – $173 billion in 2006

Cost of Respiratory Disease – $8 billion per year

Cost of Neurological Disease – $9 billion per year

Cost of Skin Disease – $37 billion per year

Feb
26

Feb
17

Today health insurance is a major issue. But the basic fact is businesses are struggling. Most businesses especially smaller private businesses are simple unable to provide healthcare and paid vacation time to their employees.

One solution is a new concept called Health Care Resorts. It allows employers to offer both a vacation and health care to their employee. For more information visit http://healthcareresorts.net

Feb
10

America is considered a vacation deprived country. Americans have some of the least amount of vacation days per year of all the major countries in the world. Of the low amount of vacation days the average American is given per year, they use less than 10% of those days.

* Britain assures its workforce of 20 days of guaranteed, compensated leave. Germany gives 24. And France gives 30. America zero.

*one out of 10 full-time American employees, and more than six out of 10 part-time employees, get no vacation

*among workers with paid vacation benefits, the average number of days enjoyed is a mere 12

*A third of all Americans don’t take their allotted vacation

*37 percent never take more than a week at a time.

*The U.S. remains the only industrialized country in the world that has no legally mandated annual leave

* One in three American workers are chronically overworked and report job stress.

*only 45 percent of respondents plan to take a vacation this summer

*35 percent of those who are planning getaways will be taking longer trips, as opposed to weekend jaunts

* only 29% of those whose household incomes are less than $20,000 vacationed away from home last year.

*Traveling outside the United States is not something many Americans have taken the opportunity to do in the past year.

Jan
27

Health Care Resorts are the new up and coming thing. They combine two things that are a major issue in America: Health Care and luxury vacations.

Americans are struggling today. The health care system is unable to adequately take care of the public. And most Americans don’t enjoy vacations like the Europeans do. Europeans are generally on vacation 2 – 3 times per year. Businesses shut down for several weeks both in August and during the holidays. And most European nations offer some type of universal health care system.

Health Care Resorts offers this to Americans as well. You have your choice of luxury properties in either Costa Rica or Panama. Included is credits for your choice of health care of dental care procedures that might not have been an option for you. Employers can also offer these packages to their employees as well. It’s a solution that works for everyone. For more information contact us at

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