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It’s the middle of summer now, but back-to-school time will be here before you know it. As parents, we want to do everything we can to ensure our children have a successful school experience. Here are five ways you can help your child get off to a great start and have a healthy school year. Make sure your child’s vision is healthy. Poor vision is one of the largest contributors to learning challenge and school difficulties. If a visit to the eye doctor for a vision check isn’t on... Read More
How often are you left wondering how to help your friend with a serious or chronic illness? You might be surprised at how easy it can be.
If you’re an outdoor worker, you know summer has arrived—and it’s hot out there. While everyone needs to be mindful when working or playing outdoors, those who have jobs that keep them out in the sun and heat all day need to know how to work safely in the summer heat and what precautions to take against excessive exposure to sun, heat and bug bites during the summer months. Here are a few tips for staying safe and healthy while working in the heat outdoors this summer. Avoiding Tick... Read More
It’s summer, and time to get outside, have fun and soak up some sun. There’s just one problem: skin cancer. Skin cancer is both dangerous and common – it is the most common form of cancer in the United States and over two million people are diagnosed annually. Even more startling, sun exposure is the primary cause of over 90 percent of non-melanoma skin cancer cases reported in the United States. Sunscreen can help you prevent burns that can over time lead to skin cancers. Do you know about sunscreen, which... Read More
Did you know you play an important role in your health care?
Research shows that those who are physically active are likely to live longer, healthier lives. As a result of widespread inactivity among Americans, obesity is becoming more of a trigger for health problems and increased health spending than smoking or drinking. Physical activity can lead to many benefits: Healthy Weight maintenance Reduced blood pressure Improved glucose regulation Stronger bone density Also, a person who has hypertension, diabetes or a history of smoking can greatly benefit from including regular physical activity into his or her daily routine. The First... Read More
Do you know what to do if your medical claim is denied? We give you some tips to work through the process:
This weekend is Memorial Day, the unofficial start of the grilling season. Summer is a great time for cookouts, picnics and all kinds of outdoor fun. Don’t let foodborne illness spoil your summer. Follow these 9 tips for summer picnic safety to make sure your next outing doesn’t end with a trip to the emergency room. Wash your hands thoroughly before handling food and utensils. Unless you are planning to picnic the next day or are freezing food, do not prepare meals ahead of time to prevent bacteria growth. Cool... Read More
Getting married? Tying the knot is a 'qualifying life event' that could help you get health insurance coverage before the next enrollment period in November.