Austin – Water Boil Alert – What Does It All Mean?

Austin Water Advisory OK – who else in Austin woke up with a text from their mom that said something to the effect of “WATER BOIL ALERT!1!” (I left that “1” in there because sometimes mom types fast when she’s concerned and there’s no time for autocorrect.) “Boil water advisory?” What is that? Excessive Rainfall Turns out all the rainfall …

What to do When You Age Out of Your Parent’s Insurance

No Longer Covered Under Parent’s Insurance You knew this day would come.  There was the day when your parents said you had to start paying your own cell phone bill. Then came auto insurance. No wonder twenty-somethings everywhere breathed a sigh of relief when the Affordable Care Act (ACA) was signed in 2010. Under the new laws, you could stay …

Flu Shot FAQs – Updates for 2019

It’s Flu Season It’s that time of year – flu season. In a previous article, we covered common flu symptoms, duration and treatment options.  Flu seasons also means it’s time for annual flu shot vaccinations. Actually, 145 million other people are going to be getting one, studies suggest. Whenever this time comes around, there are some FAQs that we always …

Texas Bugs and the Diseases the Carry – What to Do?

Texas Bugs & Their Diseases “Hey kids, be sure to put on bug spray at Field Day. We don’t want to get malaria!” – not something you hear in 2018.  But for hundreds of years in this country, malaria was actually pretty common. It wasn’t until the 1950s that the US government undertook a massive program (spraying millions of homes …