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Jan
03
2019

Beware: New Year = New Fad Diets

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January 1 signals a new calendar year, and for many Americans, a “new year, new me” mentality. In fact, according to Business Insider, getting in shape is consistently the most popular New Year’s resolution in the United States. While making lifestyle changes, as approved by a doctor, is not a bad thing, turning to a fad diet
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Dec
11
2018

This One Thing You Use All the Time May be Covered with Flu Bacteria

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With peak flu season approaching quickly, you know how important it is to constantly wash your hands and disinfect shared spaces, but there’s probably one thing you’ve been neglecting to disinfect: your cellphone. Researchers from the University of Arizona found that cellphones carried 10 times more bacteria than most toilet seats. And, what’s even more
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Dec
04
2018

3 Ways to Fight Holiday Stress

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Holiday stress plagues many Americans every year. Top holiday stressors include staying on a budget, managing multiple commitments and finding the perfect gift. Use these three tips to help keep holiday stress at bay this year. Create your budget now. If you’re stressed about how your holiday spending will impact you after the holidays are
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Oct
05
2018

Employee Wellness During Flu Season

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With flu season on the way, arm your employees now with the information they need to manage their own, and their family’s potential illness. COLD OR FLU? Though the common cold and seasonal influenza share several symptoms, there are points of differentiation that will help you identify which you may have in order to seek
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Sep
07
2018

Protect Yourself From Foodborne Illness

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Foodborne Illness is on the Rise It’s scary, but it’s the truth. You’ve likely seen the news reports this year, announcing recall after recall of produce, eggs and other foods. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the overall number of diagnosed cases of listeria and salmonella, among others, increased 96 percent
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Sep
04
2018

New High Blood Pressure Guidelines

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Do You Know Your Risk? The American Heart Association and the American College of Cardiology redefined what is considered high blood pressure (HBP) in November 2017, based on new evidence supporting a lower threshold. Stage 1 high blood pressure, also known as hypertension 1, is consistently measured at 130 over 80 or greater. The previous threshold
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