Review: A Love Worth Giving

I’ve watched a good number of transplant documentaries by now.  In fact, I’ve become a little obsessed with documentaries as whole at points.

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Action Needed: Insurers Take Aim & Try To End Charitable Financial Assistance For CKD & Dialysis Patients

I don’t really circulate petitions unless I feel they fight a real credible threat to someone else.

When I say I’m in recovery from my job, I’m only half joking about that.

My employer & the self-funded insurance market was a hell of a lot more fair & equitable than most of the major players in the fully insured health insurance sector that most of us are used to dealing with.  There are things I miss about working in it, but definitely others I don’t.

Because we had to report results & answers to multiple entities (employers, insurance network partners, subscribers alike) & had to account for everything, there was more transparency than what most employers get from standard (or fully insured plans).

I see this even my own company insurance.

I learned how the health insurance market works overall over the past 3 or more years (still continue to) & I’m glad I did.

I’ve been in a better position to successfully navigate the bureaucratic end of transplant as it comes up than I would have been without that experience.

There are many things that I don’t agree with but understand about the industry itself.

In fairness, I also didn’t fully grasp what happened behind the scenes (or otherwise) until I was there doing the daily grind & saw it in action myself.

For me, it’s conflicting at times.

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Smart Blood Pressure Comparison: iHealth Ease Vs. Accutension

First off, please allow me to say that I really greatly value a company that interacts with their users & works to be communicative.  Junfeng Zhao of Accuntension has been nothing but a wonderfully customer oriented & involved founder & I sincerely appreciate that.

There was a bit of a learning curve with this device for me.

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Unboxing: HÜD (Mole Scanner)

Lately I’ve been actually receiving these devices I’ve ordered through Indiegogo.

I haven’t had the chance to try out my Accutension blood pressure kit yet because the company has been promising some video updates & further instruction since I found the enclosed instructions a bit confusing.  I didn’t want to review that device until I had all the possible tools & instructions available to give it a fair & honest review.

The latest device to arrive on Friday was my smart mole scanner.

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Smart Thermometer Comparison: Tympani vs. Kinsa Smart Stick

While I really love my Kinsa smart stick,  I am always interested in seeing how these crowdfunded devices on Indiegogo & Kickstarter perform & compare in contrast to what is presently out on the market.

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Other “Smart” & “Not So Smart” Ideas

I bit the bullet with some Christmas money & upgraded my Apple TV.

Just for kicks, I tried 3 of the few free 7 minute workouts (in the app store) today & they kicked my butt.  I thought it was a nice change of pace since I didn’t feel like going out today.  I can tell they worked because my noodle arms are sore (but not too sore, just worked).

My life is becoming increasingly “digi-fied” but I am loving it, actually.

I’ve even given gifts like this a few times, to rave reviews from recipients.  I admit it, I’m a proud tech junkie.

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