Corporate Wellness

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Colorectal Cancer Screening

According to The American Cancer Society (ACS), thanks to improvements in prevention, early detection, and treatment, more than a million people in the United States count themselves as survivors of colon or rectum cancer (also called colorectal cancer).  With March being National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month, we thought we would address the important topic of…

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Cancer Prevention and Diet

The “go to” source on all things cancer is The American Cancer Society (ACS) and their website, www.cancer.org, is comprehensive and an excellent source of information. Time spent exploring all that this site has to offer is well worth your effort. For most Americans who do not use tobacco, the most important cancer risk…

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How to Safely Dispose of Prescription Medications

You probably don’t give much thought to the unused medications taking up space in your medicine cabinet….but those leftover pills are far from harmless. Taking them incorrectly or accidentally could land someone in the emergency room or even prove deadly. Of particular concern are leftover narcotic painkillers. For example, more than half of the…

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American Heart Health Month

Did you know that February is American Heart Health Month? Did you know that heart disease is the leading cause of death for men and women in the United States and every year, 1 in 4 deaths are caused by heart disease? According to The American Heart Association, the good news is that heart…

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Cervical Health Awareness

The United States Congress has designated January as Cervical Health Awareness Month. During January, The National Cervical Cancer Coalition (NCCC) and its many local chapters across the country highlight issues related to cervical cancer, HPV disease and the importance of early detection. Cervical cancer prevention should be a top priority for all women. Women…

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Health Insurance Fact Sheet

Definition:  Health insurance is insurance that pays for all or part of a person’s health care bills. The types of health insurance are group health plans, individual plans, workers’ compensation, and government health plans such as Medicare and Medicaid. Purpose:  The purpose of health insurance is to help people cover their health care costs….

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World AIDS Day

World AIDS Day is held on the 1st of December each year and is an opportunity for people worldwide to unite in the fight against HIV, show their support for people living with HIV and to commemorate people who have died. World AIDS Day was the first ever global health day, held for the…

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Responsible Alcohol Consumption During the Holiday Season

‘Tis the season to be jolly, right?  But as most of us know, every holiday season, people have to deal with the increased pressures and stress that the holidays place upon most of us. Whether we’re traveling to be with family or doing our last-minute gift buying, most people feel under pressure during the…

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Flu Season

  The Center for Disease Control (CDC) states that getting an annual flu vaccine is the first and best way to protect yourself and your family from the flu.  Flu vaccination can reduce flu illnesses, doctors’ visits, and missed work and school due to flu, as well as prevent flu-related hospitalizations. The CDC also…

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Tips on Speaking with Your Doctor

  Why do the two letters “MD” after someone’s name intimidate us?  Why is it that we find it so hard to ask our doctor questions once we get in the exam room?  Do we just want to get in and out as quick as possible?  Or do we allow ourselves to be intimidated…