When to ask for help from your local community to solve a medical problem

Posted March 15, 2018 10:13:00 The next time you’re having a difficult time getting around town or feeling overwhelmed, it might be worth taking a look at how your local communities are tackling medical problems.

With more than 400 million Americans over the age of 65, the US has the highest number of people in the country with chronic conditions, with an estimated 18 million of them living with the condition.

Many of these people are the elderly, but there’s also a growing group of people under the age in need of help, according to a report from the National Center for Health Statistics.

That’s especially true for people over the ages of 65 who are often the first to need help, said Mark Pomeranz, director of the Johns Hopkins Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Policy at Johns Hopkins University.

“The more that we get people who are older and who are experiencing chronic illnesses, the more likely they are to need support,” he said.

People over 65 are also more likely to have chronic health conditions such as asthma and chronic pain than the general population, Pomeranes said.

While a healthy lifestyle is important for everyone, people over 65 may need more support if they have chronic illnesses and they are struggling to pay for care, he said, especially for people who have health insurance.

If you’re experiencing a problem with your health or have questions about your health, ask around.

Pomerans suggested calling your local health department to make sure that they have a referral number for you.

Also, ask for a referral from a community resource center or other community service organization.

Picking up on this information will give you a heads-up on the types of help that might be available.

For example, Potholes can be an important factor in finding the right help, Pomperes said.

“People who are getting potholes on their roads and sidewalks may need additional help and will likely be able to get assistance through the local community health center or local law enforcement agency,” he wrote in an email.

A community resource or community service group can also help you identify the resources and resources that can help you get to the right place and the right person, Pominanz said.

Ask if there are programs or activities you can take part in that may be helpful.

If there are community centers in your area, there may be programs that you can participate in, such as a walk to get out and about, Poms said.

If that doesn’t work, a referral may be a good idea, he added.

Pomperanz also mentioned finding out what the community is doing to provide help, especially if you are getting help from a health professional.

“There are a lot of things that people who may not have the means to pay the cost of a health plan or medical care, may need to do to make their lives better,” he added, citing job search and education as key reasons people may need help.

Pomeres added that if you feel like you need more help than you can afford, call a health insurance company or a health care provider.

“You may need extra help or services, and the reason you need those things is to get the best care,” he suggested.

When your mortgage payments aren’t enough: 10 easy steps to improve your credit score

How many times have you heard that your credit report is worthless?

A lot.

But in today’s post, we’re going to take a look at 10 easy ways to improve it. 1.

Use your credit history to learn more about your creditworthiness.

This one is super easy, right?

So, let’s get started.

First, open up your credit file and check your credit scores. 

2.

Start using credit scores as a resource to learn about your income and credit.

In a new study from credit analysis company CreditSesame, researchers found that, when people use credit scores to make credit decisions, they’re more likely to buy things they could never afford before and more likely than others to use credit to pay down their credit card debt. 

3.

Get a credit card and start using it to make your credit reports more useful.

In our latest video, CreditSeeds creator Josh Siegel talks about how he created CreditSeed, a free credit score tool that lets you see your credit and credit score history and analyze your scores to learn how you’re performing on your payments. 

4.

Invest in your credit cards for more financial freedom. 

5.

Take your credit card balance and compare it to your income to help you better understand how you are spending your money. 

6.

Learn about the average annual interest rate for your credit accounts.

Credit scores like Experian’s and Equifax’s offer information on interest rates on credit cards, but many people use them to find out how much they’ll have to pay for the credit card they want to buy. 

7.

Find out what you can get for your money with a credit report. 

8.

Set up automatic alerts to let you know when your payment is due. 

9.

Start your credit check for the next time you go to a store. 

10.

Make your credit files easier to use. 

If you’ve been struggling to understand your credit situation, this article from CreditSolves partner, Mortgage Solutions partners, will help you with your credit. 

Follow @mike_zellner for more information on financial literacy and how to improve credit scores for yourself and your loved ones.

Miles Tolan is the creator of CreditSeeds and a founder of Mortgage Solutions Partners. 

Mike Zellner is the CEO of CreditSolutions Partners.

 Mental Floss is a publication of The Atlantic Institute.