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New York is now one of just 15 states where it is mandated that insurance companies cover infertility costs. On April 19, 2017, Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced an expansion under the state’s Insurance Law concerning coverage for fertility treatments. In his announcement, Cuomo stated:

All women who wish to have a child are entitled to insurance coverage for fertility treatment regardless of their sexual orientation or marital status, just as all women have the right to reproductive choice and to decide if and when to start a family, and New York will always stand up to protect and preserve those rights.

Previously, insurers were only required to provide coverage for women who were attempting to conceive naturally under how society has defined infertility in the past. The new guidelines introduced by Cuomo will provide a clearer and more up-to-date understanding on providing infertility treatment to all individuals.

Health insurers are now required to provide coverage to all women for fertility treatment regardless of their marital status, sexual orientation or gender identity.

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Tetanus

Tetanus Vaccine

Staying Safe

Tetanus is an infection well known for the muscle spasms it causes. They usually start in the jaw and then move on to the rest of the body. The intensity of this disease can vary greatly and it can get to a dangerous point where it can even cause bone ruptures and take months to heal. It is caused by bacteria called Clostridium tetani and people usually get infected through wounds in the skin coming in contact with some contaminated object. Even though one person cannot transmit the infection to another, it is more commonly found in your surroundings than you expect.

Prevention

The most common form of prevention of Tetanus is getting immunized with the Tetanus Vaccine. This can be especially useful for those living in areas with humid and hot climates. This disease has slowly been explored and controlled, however, it still amounts to thousands of deaths each year and you shouldn’t treat it as a minor issue.

Tetanus Vaccine

There are four types of vaccines against Tetanus and they are combined with vaccines for other kinds of diseases, so the best option for you might depend on what health risks you are exposed to or your medical history. This vaccine is recommended for people of all ages in order to help them build up the antibodies necessary to fight the bacteria in case you come in contact with it.

Medical Professionals

For those in the medical or health care field, this vaccine is extremely important because they will likely be in contact with objects carrying the bacteria at some point and they should be able to stay healthy and in good shape in order to keep providing care to those who need it.

Getting the Vaccine

It is very likely that, as a child, you got vaccinated against tetanus, probably before you were 7 years old, so you might want to check in with your doctor or parents to see whether this happened or not and whether you need to get vaccinated once more as an adult. It is always better to be safe than sorry so don’t be afraid to ask or consult a health professional in case you need some answers.

Vaccination

If you or your staff, due to the nature of their work, need to get vaccinated against tetanus in order to keep up with your company’s preventive measures, call a medical professional or a recognized company that can provide this service in a safe manner.

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