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My first dentist visit in America

26 Dec 2016 Karina S. Henkel

Yup, I’ve lived here for more than five years and I have not visited any dentists in all that time. At first I had the excuse that I didn’t have the proper insurance. The first months I was insured through a German health insurance company that only covered accidents and emergency visits. After I got married and I got all the necessary forms and papers I got insured through my husband’s work. Since he had no clue what was covered through that insurance plan I decided not to bother with any doctor’s visits unless necessary. Then I got my own insurance plan through my employer. Dental was included, but I was naturally intimidated by the whole insurance business, and who likes to go to the dentist anyway?

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Health Insurance Companies – The Choice Between Hell and Devil

10 Nov 2016 Karina S. Henkel

Health Insurance Companies – The Choice Between Hell and Devil I am the HR manager of the little company I work for. Every year at this time, one of my tasks is to choose a new health insurance plan for our employees. A couple of the insurance companies offer plans for small businesses like us.

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Mono, The Kissing Disease

3 Dec 2015 Karina S. Henkel

Mono, The Kissing Disease Last Friday I had an appointment with a service provider. This person is supposed to train me on the job. Two hours before we would have met I got an email from her, telling me that she had to cancel the meeting because of a mild case of mono.

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America, You Ruined my Fondness for the Color Pink

27 Nov 2015 Karina S. Henkel

America, You Ruined my Fondness for the Color Pink Well, maybe my interest in this color had already stopped when I was a little girl. I don’t even know if I was ever really that attracted to this color. But you can see many little girls wearing pink clothes and pocketbooks.

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Obesity in the US

13 Aug 2015 Karina S. Henkel

Obesity in the US Long before I moved to the US I heard so much about how fat American people are. And I heard that Germans are in danger of becoming as fat as Americans because they are starting to eat as much fast food as Americans do.

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