Wellness

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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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What You Should Know Before Feeding Raw Meat to Your Dog

More and more adults are adopting healthy diets featuring organic and natural foods. Many also want to feed natural, raw foods to their dogs to keep them healthy. But veterinarians urge owners to be aware of the risks and benefits. Here’s what you should know before feeding raw meat to your dog. Nutrition is key … Read Full Article

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4 Reasons to Choose Healthy Snacks

Studies show that 91% of Americans snack several times a day. Many people reach for a snack to boost energy or to fill in for a missed meal. Snacking can be healthy if you make the right choices. Here are four reasons to choose healthy snacks. Provide brain fuel We all have days with unplanned … Read Full Article

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9 Foods That Can Promote a Healthy Heart

The human heart is an amazing machine. Every day it beats 115,000 times and pumps about 2,000 gallons of blood through the body. The heart is a vital organ that impacts the healthiness of your body, so it’s important to take good care of it. Here are nine foods that can promote a healthy heart. … Read Full Article

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Four Ways to Protect Your Pet’s Heart

Pet owners dote on their pets, purchasing special foods and treats, cute outfits and even scheduling time at a pet spa or resort. Owners also need to take care of their pets’ cardiovascular health. Review four ways to protect your pet’s heart. 1. Research – Many animals are susceptible to cardiovascular conditions, just like their … Read Full Article

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7 Ways Kids Benefit From Having a Pet

“Ah, mom and dad, can’t we get a pet?” is a familiar plea from kids around the world. Before automatically saying, “No,” parents should review seven ways kids can benefit from having a pet. 1. Teaches responsibility – Adding a pet to the family can provide opportunities to teach kids important work responsibilities. Give kids … Read Full Article