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Research shows that most people don’t understand health insurance

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Open enrollment for 2015 coverage just ended and it makes me wonder–do most people understand health insurance? The health insurance market has evolved so much that I would assume most people understand the basics of the health insurance they have. Right?

Less stress by having less mess

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Are you feeling stressed? Take a look at your surroundings. Is the space open, engaging, and welcoming? Is it cluttered and messy with no peaceful place to rest your eyes? Clutter can suck the energy right out of you. It can also affect your ability to focus. Did you know that clearing clutter can be a significant stress reliever and an energy booster?

The doctor will see you now–Virtually!


I wear heels, every day. I am 5’3, so you can understand how life changing a few extra inches can be. Picture this: I am walking into a department store to purchase a handbag that I shouldn’t be buying with black, peep-toe pumps on and I trip. I have a bruised ego and possibly a sprained ankle, but I am way too busy for a doctor visit today. Thankfully, I don’t have to; all I need is my tablet.

Should people with arthritis exercise?

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For years, people with arthritis and related conditions were told not to exercise. Exercising with arthritis was thought to increase pain and inflammation. However, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention state that exercise can help people with arthritis by reducing joint pain and stiffness, and increasing flexibility, muscle strength, cardiac fitness and endurance. Regular exercise also keeps pain from starting by helping you shed pounds and reduces stress.  


CDC offers guidance about the risk of measles for adults

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Measles has been a topic in the news lately as several outbreaks have been reported in the United States this winter. Much of the attention centers on whether parents are getting lax about getting their children vaccinated. However, some adults are wondering whether they are at risk of getting the disease.

February is Heart Disease Awareness Month

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Heart disease is the leading cause of death among men and women in the United States, according to the American Heart Association. You can make a difference in your own heart health by choosing to live a heart-healthy lifestyle. Make small changes to get on the path to good heart health.


The countdown begins to the end of open enrollment

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Can you believe it’s almost that time of year again? It feels like it just goes faster every year! No, I don’t mean my birthday this month, or Valentine’s Day in two weeks … I mean the end of open enrollment, Feb. 15!

Senior care and life planning

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My grandma has always given me the best advice: heartaches are cured by puppy snuggles and ice cream, always go shopping with your grandma to get the senior discount, and calories don’t count on holidays, birthdays, or weekends.

Did you know that January is National Soup Month?


With the cold weather still in abundance, January is the perfect month to celebrate and enjoy soup of all kinds. Soup recipes are easy, hearty, and often inexpensive to make. You’ll have enough for lunches and dinners, plus leftovers for the freezer


Global Belly Laugh Day – January 24, 2014 at 1:24 pm


Let out a great big belly laugh! It is that simple. Started by Elaine Helle as a way to encourage people who needed to laugh even if they didn’t feel like it, it is now a holiday celebrated around the globe.

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