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12.19.2017

Ah yes, the holidays…mix all your favorite high-calorie foods with more stress, less time, less sleep, strained family dynamics and what do you get? Weight gain!  

According to multiple studies, the not-so-merry news is that we can’t just “blame it on the holidays.”  Americans tend to gain .4 to 1.8 pounds each year. At that rate, a 20-year-old who weighs 130 pounds could weigh 148 at age 30, 166 at age 40, 184 at age 50 and 202 at age 60 (does this sound familiar to anyone else?).  

12.13.2017


Do you have expensive prescriptions? Do you have prescriptions that aren’t covered by insurance? 

While there are many ways to save, the freshbenies prescription savings program might be right for you! Why do I use the word “might?” Good question! Let’s dish…

11.15.2017

Are your holidays usually stressful and jam-packed? Baking, visitors, cooking, family, high expectations, financial woes, a full calendar, parties, events, exhaustion, shopping, gifts, cleaning, and let’s not forget weight gain from all the cooking and baking. Some would say we’ve taken what’s supposed to be “the most wonderful time of year” and turned it into “the most stressful time of year.” 

11.14.2017

In addition to the premium tax credits that people have heard a lot about, the Affordable Care Act also created “cost sharing reductions” (CSRs) to help low-income individuals pay their out-of-pocket expenses. Before President Obama left office, then-Speaker John Boehner and the Republican congress sued the president over these cost-sharing subsidies, saying that Congress had not authorized the payments his administration was making to insurers.

11.08.2017

Will you be buying gifts online this season? If you're like most people, you may buy groceries online every week. But, when the holidays come around, we increase our buying activity with sites we don't always utilize and while we're on the go. 

11.01.2017

This is a guest post by Dr. Val Jones who works with our Doctors Online partners at eDocAmerica.

How can we combat skin that becomes dry, thin, and inelastic as we age? Dr. Val shares her final tips with us below. If you missed her previous post on what happens to aging skin, you can read here.

There are some products and procedures that can help to slow or reverse the aging process to some degree. 

10.25.2017

What’s your favorite thing about Halloween? Whether you like the fright factor or just prefer the cute and sweet, we’re sharing a few tips to help make the night fun and safe - while being {somewhat} mindful of good health.

10.17.2017

Did you know it's Domestic Violence Awareness Month? It’s a topic that continues to need our attention and support. Here are a few stats compiled by the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence (NCADV) that may surprise you…

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