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How Snacking During Lockdown Can Impact Your Health

The COVID-19 pandemic is impacting Americans in many ways. Millions of people have quarantined to control the virus. As a result, adults are furloughed or working from home, and students of all ages are attending classes online. It’s affecting people’s health both mentally and physically. For example, consider how snacking during the lockdown can impact … Read Full Article

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Why Employee Well-being Programs are as Important as Health Benefits

For years, employers have played a role in their employees’ health and well-being. Many companies offer a range of benefit programs that meet employees’ needs. And now, more than ever, employees depend on their employers to help keep them healthy and safe. Recently, Ameritas partnered with Workforce magazine to learn about business commitment to employee … Read Full Article

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Tips to be Healthy When Working from Home

For years, working from home was a perk in high demand with employees. Now it’s the norm for about 42% of employees. People enjoy the freedom of working from a remote office. But spending eight or more hours with limited contact with people can affect mental health. Here are four tips to be healthy when … Read Full Article

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Caring for a Dog: How to Keep Them Healthy

Little boy hugging and showing affection and love for his best friend, a cuddly golden retriever.Most pet owners lavish time and money on their dogs. They buy special dog food and treats and go for walks each day. They also make sure their dogs are healthy by seeing the veterinarian each year. Dogs make great … Read Full Article

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The Benefit of Coconut Oil For Teeth, Ears and Eyes

In some areas of the world, the coconut tree is called the tree of life. Medical professionals say that the oil from the coconut’s meat has many health benefits. Here’s what you should know about the benefit of coconut oil for teeth, ears and eyes. Protects teeth, gums, oral tissues Coconut contains lauric acid, which … Read Full Article

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Why Some Kids Keep Getting Tonsillitis

Some kids can’t get a break. They recover from one bout of tonsillitis only to get it again. Some kids get tonsillitis more than seven times a year. Here’s what you need to know about why some kids keep getting tonsillitis. Why tonsillitis occurs Behind the tongue on both sides of the throat are bumps … Read Full Article

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5 Tips for Aging Well Mentally

As people age, they often feel that their brain slows down. They have difficulty remembering phone numbers and appointments, or birthdays of family and friends. Research shows that it’s possible to keep your brain sharp well into your senior years. You just need to start early in life. Review five tips for aging well mentally … Read Full Article

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Can a cold or the flu turn into pneumonia?

Every year, millions of Americans are diagnosed with pneumonia. Although there are many causes, about 33% of people get pneumonia from a cold or flu virus. Catching pneumonia at an early stage is key to a quick recovery. Know the symptoms, treatment and prevention. Because it’s true. A cold or the flu can turn into … Read Full Article

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Unexpected Medical Bills: Are You Prepared?

A critical illness or accident never is expected or planned, but it is an experience that can affect the rest of your life. While many individuals have health insurance to cover major expenses, they may not be prepared financially for the deductibles, copayments and noncovered medical and nonmedical expenses they may incur. According to financial experts, each year approximately 1.5 million Americans declare bankruptcy, with 66 percent citing high medical bills and lost income as the cause of their money problems.

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