Breast Pumps and Insurance Coverage: What You Need to Know

By , October 10th, 2014 | The Lactation Connection | 0 Comments

Breast Pumps and Insurance Coverage: What You Need to KnowThe current healthcare law requires most health insurance plans to provide breastfeeding equipment for pregnant and nursing women.

Health insurance plans must provide breastfeeding support, counseling and equipment for the duration of breastfeeding. These services may be provided before and after you have your baby.

These rules apply to Health Insurance Marketplace plans and all other health insurance plans, except for grandfathered plans. Your health insurance plan must cover the cost of a breast pump.

Your plan may provide guidance on whether the covered pump is manual or electric, how long the coverage of a rented pump lasts, and when they’ll provide the pump (before or …

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Meet Moms, Share Stories

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Breastfeeding Forum Our Breastfeeding Forum is a great place for breastfeeding moms to find support, share stories and discuss any concerns you might have.

We meet every Tuesday from 4-5 p.m. in the Capri Conference Room at Renown South Meadows Medical Center and every Thursday from 11 a.m. to noon at The Lactation Connection at Renown Regional Medical Center.

For more information, call The Lactation Connection at 982-5210.

See our calendar for a full listing of breastfeeding and childbirth education classes and events.

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After-School Fitness May Improve Classroom Performance

By , October 9th, 2014 | Exercise, News | 0 Comments

After School ExerciseRecess has long been a staple in the school system for kids, and now a new study confirms that children who exercise throughout the day perform better academically and have better attention spans than those who do not.

“The authors of the study found that brain function in children improved post exercise,” says Elaine Cudnik, APRN, a nurse practitioner with Renown Medical Group Pediatrics. “Children should be getting about 20-30 minutes of exercise in addition to outside play time per day.”

In the study, children were enrolled in an after-school program that ensured they received the equivalent of 2.5 miles of extra walking a day.  After-school activities like organized sports are …

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