Heart health tips
Feb 7 2023

Heart tips: Are you keeping your heart healthy?

Health Risk Management

Around half of adults in the U.S. are living with one of the three top risk factors for heart disease—high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and smoking. But there’s a lot you can do to protect the health of your heart, even if you have a family or personal history of cardiovascular disease or currently have... Read More

Jan 31 2023

You’ve got great benefits. Do you know how to access them?

Health finance

The best benefits in the world won’t do you much good if you don’t know how to access and use them. It’s an issue that’s more common than you might think. One survey found that 86% of employees are confused by their benefit plan. The first step towards getting the maximum advantage from your benefits... Read More

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wellness strategy
Jan 24 2023

How to build a wellness strategy that works for you

Healthy Living

Have you ever explored the wellness perks, benefits, and discounts included with your health insurance plan or your employee benefits package? This can be a great place to start building a wellness strategy to improve your physical and mental wellbeing. If you get your insurance through work, ask your benefits specialist what wellness-focused benefits are... Read More

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medical records
Jan 19 2023

Why you need to gather and organize your medical records

Personalized Healthcare

If you’re like most people, you probably see several healthcare providers over the course of the year—your primary care provider and a few specialists like cardiologists, dermatologists, OB/GYNs, mental health specialists, and orthopedists. Then there are visits to urgent care or retail clinics, virtual visits through apps or your health insurer, screening and diagnostics tests,... Read More

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Jan 10 2023

Strategies to help you get the most out of your benefits plan

Health finance

Here’s a new resolution for this year—make a plan to get the most out of your benefits. While most people understand the basics of health insurance and other common benefits, far fewer know how to ensure they’re taking advantage of everything their plan has to offer and how to get the biggest benefit out of... Read More

Dec 20 2022

Why a diet isn’t the best way to manage your weight

Healthy Living  •  By Miles Varn, MD

They start appearing as you get close to the new year–ads and articles about which diets are the best for quick weight loss. Losing weight, especially after a month of enjoying parties, dinners, and treats between Thanksgiving and the winter holidays, is on a lot of people’s minds this time of year. In fact, it’s... Read More

helping older relatives with healthcare
Dec 13 2022

Over 50 and getting too little sleep? You may be raising your risk of chronic disease.

Complementary & Integrative Medicine, Wellness  •  By Michael Scott, ND, MSA

A lot of people find it harder to get seven or eight hours of good sleep as they get older. But a recent study found that the impact of getting less than five hours of sleep a night once you’re older than 50 can have a significant impact on your overall health. The study, which... Read More

respiratory infections
Dec 6 2022

Respiratory infections: When to take your child to the doctor

Family Caregiving  •  By Miles Varn, MD

If you’re the parent of young children, you’re well acquainted with the snotty nose and cough that seems to return each fall and winter. In most cases, your child has caught a cold and will get better with time and perhaps some over-the-counter medicine to help ease symptoms. But there are other respiratory viruses that... Read More

hearing aids
Nov 15 2022

Could over-the-counter hearing aids reduce your dementia risk?

Health Risk Management  •  By Miles Varn, MD

Hearing loss affects approximately 37.5 million adults over the age of 18 in U.S. And the severity of hearing loss increases with age, with almost 25% of people 65 to 74 and 50% of people 75 and older experiencing disabling hearing loss. Many people aren’t aware of how significant their hearing problems are, while others... Read More

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depression during the holidays
Nov 8 2022

“How can I help family and friends living with depression during the holidays?”

Family Caregiving  •  By Miles Varn, MD

If someone you care about is among the 10% of Americans living with depression, the holidays can become more complicated to navigate. Holidays can be more emotionally difficult and draining for people with depression and other mental health conditions. Parties, family dinners, and celebrations can add to stress, increasing depression symptoms and making it harder... Read More