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Tips on planning for dental costs if you don’t have coverage

A freelance photographer living in downtown Toronto, Armin Fares is living his dream. The 32-year-old says he worked hard to be his own boss and set his own schedule. But while working for himself offers independence, what he doesn’t offer is access to dental coverage. “I don’t have access to health benefits like you would work for a company,” Fares says. “I often fear getting some sort of dental issue like a cavity or a root canal because it’s so expensive to fix and could leave me financially vulnerable.” Fares says he has an emergency fund for unexpected health expenses,…

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What to Know About the New COVID Booster Recommendations

Health officials have updated the COVID-19 vaccine schedule in preparation for the end of the national public health emergency this week, though right now the changes apply only to older adults and people who are immunocompromised. People age 65 and up, as well as those whose doctors agree they need added protection because they’re immunocompromised, can get another bivalent booster made by Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna to target the omicron strains of COVID-19, now that’s the US Food and Drug Administration and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have signed off. Children and adults have already been able to get…