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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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Aug
07
2018

Emergency Room or Urgent Care?

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More than 10 percent of all emergency room visits could have been better addressed in either an urgent care facility or a doctor’s office. If you’re suddenly faced with symptoms of an illness or injury, how can you determine which facility is most appropriate for your condition? The Emergency Room (ER) Emergency rooms are equipped
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Jul
02
2018

5 Facts You Should Know About Stress

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Everyone feels stressed from time to time. But what is stress? How does it affect your health? And what can you do about it? Stress is how the brain and body respond to any demand. Every type of demand or stressor—such as exercise, work, school, major life changes, or traumatic events—can be stressful. Stress can affect your
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May
15
2018

Using Incentives in Wellness Programs

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  The Need for Incentives Workplace wellness programs seek to impact risk factors associated with preventable illnesses by promoting healthy lifestyle choices. Because lifestyle behaviors are deeply ingrained, making behavioral changes is difficult and requires discipline and dedication. One way to raise and maintain employee interest in wellness programs is to offer incentives. The best
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