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Has your family been hit with the increasing cost of medications? Many of us are impacted by prescription prices. According to the Centers for Disease Control, about 47% of Americans have used a prescription drug in the last 30 days, 21% have used three and 10% have used five or more drugs.


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

If I asked you how to improve the size or shape of your muscles, you would probably say 'lifting weights,' and you'd be right. Muscles grow when they are first broken down with forceful exercise, and then they repair themselves in an effort to meet the repetitive challenge. Interestingly, the skin operates on the same principle – to see an improvement in it, you have to trigger that change with an external stimulus. Optimal skincare takes work, especially as we age. 


Do you find your mind turning at night when you need to be resting? We’ve all experienced this from time to time. Maybe it was in the middle of a big project at work, or while dealing with a stressful family issue (like your unpredictable teenager). But, if it’s an ongoing problem, you should take it seriously. Not getting enough rest impacts your health — and your creativity!


How many products do you typically review in your usual enrollment discussion with a group client? Medical, ancillary, support (HSAs, benefit admin systems, compliance, etc.) and so on. It’s a bunch and it’s a lot more than in the past, isn’t it?

I believe your discussion and presentation strategy for all these additional products can make or break you. Here’s how I would differentiate our most successful brokers and our least successful:


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

It's no surprise that foot problems are common when you recognize that your feet bear the entire weight of the body with each step.  Congenital abnormalities, altered foot mechanics, excessive activity, and inappropriate footwear are responsible for most problems affecting the feet, such as:  


This is a guest post from Sarah at We Dream of Coffee.

Looking for something healthy to help with anti-aging? Or maybe something to give your body a dose of antioxidants? 

Good news! It’s probably already it sitting in your kitchen. It’s that wonderful hot cup of coffee. Not only does it please the senses, it also affects your body in positive ways! 


Have you been seeing all the fun back-to-school pics on social media lately? First days, first games, first fun! But, what they don’t show is the millions of germs that go back to school with all those kiddos. It won’t be long until we hear about the first round of strep, stomach bug and flu “coming soon to a household near you.”


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

Skin cancer is the most common form of cancer in the United States, occurring in over two million people each year. Three of the most common types of skin cancer are squamous cell carcinoma, basal cell carcinoma, and melanoma. We’ll look at how these common forms of skin cancer are treated and learn how to reduce your risk of developing skin cancer. 


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