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Drinking Water: Reaping the Benefits and Building Good Habits

The benefits of drinking water are an often discussed topic in the media. We're told to drink up because it's good for weight loss, it will clear up our skin, and more. Do an Internet search on the topic and you'll find countess reasons why you should drink more water. But after all of that, here's the bottom line: water is essential for every single cell in our bodies; it facilitates absorption of nutrients and helps expel toxins. We feel energized when we drink the water our body needs. If … [Read More]
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“Eating Well” During National Public Health Week

Today's National Public Health Week theme is "Eat Well." Eating well starts with knowing what a healthy meal looks like, but for many people, this is a challenge. In our supersized world of larger portions and convenience foods, finding healthy options and preparing a healthy meal almost feels like a special occasion.  And it shouldn't be. Despite efforts to promote dietary guidelines and healthy eating, public health messages seem to be falling on deaf ears and full plates of less-than-he… [Read More]

Get Out Ahead…of Preventable Diseases

Sweeping changes to the U.S. health care system are stressing the importance of getting ahead of preventable diseases, such as heart disease, high blood pressure, diabetes, cancer, and chronic lower respiratory diseases. The Affordable Care Act  puts the management of health care into the hands of the consumer, providing tools to make more informed decisions regarding the management of health and health care. Additionally, the law now requires health insurance plans to include basic cover… [Read More]

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