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Are You At Risk for a Heart Attack?

are you at risk for a heart attack

Here are the facts: If you are not actively taking care of your heart, it can’t take care of you. According to the American Heart Association, more than one in three women has some form of cardiovascular disease. And heart disease is the leading cause of hospitalization for men in the United States. While there are risk factors that contribute to heart disease that you can’t control—such as genetics or your age—there are many things you can do to maintain your heart health. February is National Heart Month—and in honor of that,... Read More

Vaccinations for Children–What you need to know

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As our children head off to school, the topic of childhood vaccinations is always high on everyone’s list. Certain vaccinations are a requirement for school enrollment in virtually every school district in the United States. Why are vaccines so important? In the United States and Canada, vaccines have almost completely wiped out several serious childhood diseases such as measles, mumps, whooping cough, smallpox, polio, diphtheria and haemophilus infections.   What is a Vaccine? Vaccines contain killed or weakened disease organisms (typically inactive bacteria or weakened viruses) that are administered to... Read More

Healthy Kids need Healthy Vision

healthy kids need healthy vision

Is an Eye Exam On Your Child’s Back-to-School List?   It’s nearly time to send your children back to school. Did you know that good vision is one of the key factors in school success? It’s true. As much as 80% of a child’s learning occurs visually, both in the classroom and at play. Children who have poor vision skills often avoid reading and other close visual work (like math) as much as possible. They are also likely to tire more quickly and easily and have a shorter attention span. Vision... Read More

13 More Ways to Reduce Healthcare Costs

13 More Ways to Reduce Healthcare Costs

Everyone wants to save money on their healthcare. Healthcare can be one of our biggest expenses in life. A while back we published 13 ways to reduce healthcare costs. Now we have 13 more ways you can reduce health costs.   Consider an HSA. Health Savings Accounts (HSAs) are growing in popularity. A high-deductible policy protects you from the cost of a catastrophic illness or prolonged hospitalization but leaves you paying for small and routine healthcare yourself. With an HSA, you control the savings account and use it for those... Read More

Disability Insurance—What You Need To Know

Disability Insurance—What You Need To Know

What would happen if you got hurt and couldn’t go to work—for a week, for a month, or even longer? How would your bills get paid? How would you pay for food and medical care? How many missed paychecks stand between you and financial disaster? Disability insurance can help you continue to pay your bills, keep a roof over your head and keep food on your table when you can’t work because of illness or injury. Traditional health insurance doesn’t pay for every expense related to an injury or illness.... Read More

How to Start an Employee Wellness Program

Spring is here and everyone is ready to be outdoors and active again after being cooped up inside for the winter. No doubt your employees are starting to talk about diets and exercise and getting ready for summer. This makes now the perfect time to start an employee wellness program. Next month is Employee Health & Fitness month, so getting started now will put you and your company ahead of the game. Employee wellness programs can be great for morale, great for employee health and great for the financial health... Read More

5 Ways To Be Heart Healthy

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The month of hearts and romance is also National Heart month. But rather than focus on chocolate-filled Valentine hearts, this Heart month is all about being heart healthy, developing habits that will keep your heart beating well and recognizing the signs and symptoms of heart problems, including heart attacks. Heart disease is the number one killer of adults in America, edging out cancer and beating out other all other causes by a wide margin. So, how do you have a healthy heart and avoid being a heart-disease statistic? Here are... Read More

9 Myths About Flu Vaccines

9 Myths About Flu Vaccines

Have you had your flu shot yet? This year is shaping up to be a bad year for the flu in Colorado and across the country. And even though the flu shot doesn’t offer complete protection against all of this year’s flu strains, the flu vaccination does offer at least partial immunity and the hope that, should you be unfortunate enough to fall ill, your case will not be as severe as it might otherwise be. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends anyone over the age of... Read More

13 Ways to Reduce Health Care Costs

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The way we purchase health care in Colorado is unlike most other purchases we make. Many people will search through a newspaper for a coupon that saves them 50 cents at the supermarket or scour the web to see who has the lowest price on the latest electronics. However, when it comes to our health care—a far more complex and expensive service—we rarely ask questions or consider all the options that could save us time and money. We can’t give you a coupon or steer you to a sale on... Read More