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9 Ways to Eat Healthy This Holiday Season

We all know that we should eat healthy food, but when the holidays arrive, all bets are off! The abundant treats associated with the holiday season can come with consequences. Using these tips so you can enjoy the season while watching your weight and staying healthy. Smaller Quantities If you

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How to Avoid the Winter Blues

The “winter blues” are not imaginary. Millions of people feel depressed during the winter months due to the reduced sunlight, which is believed to increase more melatonin, the hormone that triggers sleep, creating feelings of fatigue, lethargy, and depression. Rather than living with the condition, you have options to help

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Most Effective Ways to De-Stress With Family in Town

The holidays are a season to spend time with your loved ones, but they can also be stressful when family is in town. Too much togetherness can be nerve-wracking, and the extra food preparation and present buying can add to the chaos. These are some effective ways to de-stress when

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How to Overcome Overeating During Holiday Celebrations

The holidays seem to consist of one large meal or party after another. First, there’s the Thanksgiving feast, with turkey, stuffing, gravy, and pumpkin pie. Then comes a parade of holiday parties, delicious desserts, Christmas ham, goose, or beef, fabulous breads, and, of course, eggnog.  Traditionally, the holidays are a

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6 Habits That Support Strong Mental Health

Maintaining good mental health has become more challenging in recent times, with the global pandemic and other factors contributing to stress and anxiety. It is more important now than ever to develop healthy habits to improve your mood and help keep stress at bay. Cultivating the following habits will benefit

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How to Perform a Breast Self-Exam

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Breast self-examination is an important step in the early detection of breast cancer. Along with clinical breast exams and mammograms, it can help detect cancer in the early stages, when it is often treatable. Women should start performing regular breast exams at home in

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Finding Health Insurance After Leaving the Nest at Age 26

As a young adult, you can remain on your parents’ health insurance plan until you reach the age of 26. At that point, it is time to find coverage on your own. Below are some guidelines to help you navigate the process. When Coverage Stops Under Your Parent’s Health Insurance

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Newborn Safety Checklist for First-Time Parents

After the birth of a first child, many new parents are struck by the awesome responsibility they have just taken on. Newborn babies are completely dependent on their parents and caregivers to protect and nurture them. In keeping with Baby Safety Month in September, the following checklist can help first-time

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When to Consider Supplemental Health Insurance

Supplemental health insurance can cover out-of-pocket expenses that your regular health insurance plan does not cover. Many older adults purchase this type of plan when they go on Medicare. Younger individuals may also consider supplemental health coverage to pay for deductibles, co-pays, coinsurance, and other expenses that may arise in

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