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How Does Exercise Affect Your Heart?

Cardiovascular exercise involves the use of large muscles in a repetitive fashion, activating muscle fibers programmed for endurance and utilizing a heart rate range anywhere from 40 to 85 percent of your maximum heart rate. Think: running, jogging, swimming, biking, or spinning. How does cardiovascular exercise affect your heart? When performing cardio, blood flow is directed toward … Continue Reading

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Healthy Choices to Prevent Birth Defects

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January is National Birth Defects Prevention Month, a time for raising awareness of how frequently birth defects occur and what can be done to help prevent them. Birth defects are conditions that are present when a baby is born and can affect nearly every part of the body. Some conditions such as cleft lip can … Continue Reading

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How To Stick to Your New Year’s Resolutions

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You’ve already given up on your New Year’s plan to eat healthy, save more, exercise often? Me, too. But that’s OK! It really is! Pick your yoga mat back up and keep going. The truth is, for all our excuses about not having enough time to fit in healthy cooking or run 365 miles with … Continue Reading

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Healthy Foods for Healthy Skin

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Keep your skin healthier this winter with these foods. Keep dryness and wrinkles at bay with these foods that are packed with nutrients to keep your skin healthy, smooth, supple and wrinkle-free. 1. Grapefruit Pick a pink one, though, because pink grapefruit gets its pink-red hue from lycopene, a carotenoid that may help to keep … Continue Reading

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Cervical Cancer Awareness Month

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Get Screened: January Is Cervical Health Awareness Month Each year, an estimated 12,000 women are diagnosed with cervical cancer, and, of those, about one-third will die as a result of the cancer. But cervical cancer is also a highly preventable and treatable cancer, thanks to improved screening and vaccination. The American Social Health Association (ASHA) … Continue Reading

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7 Healthy Foods for Breakfast

7 Healthy Foods You Should Be Eating for Breakfast Whether it’s actually the most important meal of the day or not, breakfast should absolutely be a part of your daily routine. Many health professionals say eating in the morning is one of the best ways to manage, or even lose, weight. A slim waist is just the beginning, because sitting down … Continue Reading

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Employee Benefit Trends for 2017

5 Employee Benefits Trends for 2017 Employee benefits will feel the effects of political change as well as cultural change next year. As the old year ticks down toward a new year filled with a drastic change in Washington that will no doubt create plenty of ripple effects throughout the country, the employee benefits sector also faces … Continue Reading

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2018 Notice of Benefit and Payment Parameters – Final Regulations

CMS issued the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Notice of Benefit and Payment Parameters final rule for 2018 on Friday December 16, 2016, establishing standards for insurers and each health insurance marketplace for the 2018 plan year. These final regulations, effective for plans and plan years beginning on and after January 1, 2018, include updates to the … Continue Reading

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Winter Children Safety Tips

Whether winter brings severe storms, light dustings or just cold temperatures, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) has some valuable tips on how to keep your children safe and warm. What to Wear Dress infants and children warmly for outdoor activities.  Several thin layers will keep them dry and warm. Don’t forget warm boots, gloves … Continue Reading

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5 Ways to Reduce Holiday Stress

Many people look forward to the holiday season and the start of a new year. It often provides an opportunity to spend quality time with family, take a few days off from work, or go on a winter getaway. While the holiday season can be a fun and joyous time, it can also be very … Continue Reading

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