When You Need that Extra Burst of Energy

Everyone seems to need a little energy lift every now and then.  Unfortunately many of us turn to energy drinks like 5 Hour Energy or Bang to get this boost.  Energy drinks are rarely a good idea when we are looking to get through that midafternoon slump or trying to enhance our workouts. Impact of … Read more

Using Your Health Insurance Could Be Costing You More

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In 2017, 84 percent of large employers offered high deductible health insurance plans to their employees and 35 percent of those companies only offered high deductible plans, based on a 2016 Kaiser/HRET survey. The trade-off for the lower premiums associated with these plans is substantially higher out-of-pocket costs that are incurred before a portion of … Read more

Detecting Diabetes Early with A1C Testing

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The Center for Disease Control reported 1.5 million Americans were diagnosed with diabetes for the first time in 2015 (the most recent numbers).  As the number of Americans with diabetes or prediabetes grows, it becomes more important that individuals with this disease become aware of their condition and take the appropriate steps to stay healthy … Read more

It’s Not Just About Watching the Scale

Having a healthy body weight is a challenge for many, many people.  Trying to maintain your ideal weight takes a combination of eating right, exercising regularly and being active. But determining if you are at a healthy weight is not always about just the number on the scale.  There are other means available to help … Read more

Cold or Flu? What do I do?

Cold or Flu?

It’s that time of year again, when the kids are back in school and adults are inside more and in closer proximity to their co-workers, all of which expose our family members to an array of viruses.  So when you hear that first sniffle and sneeze, or raspy cough, how do you know if your … Read more

Back to School Health Tips

Back to School Health Tips

While school is a place to acquire knowledge, it is also a place where our children acquire an array of germs which cause illness, discomfort and missed school days.  Going back to school can also entail sports physicals, immunizations, and being exposed to more allergens.  Getting Started on the Right Foot Many schools require certain … Read more

Staying Healthy on Your Next Vacation

Tips for a Healthy Vacation

Familiarize Yourself with Your Destination Learn something about your destination.  Traveling to a familiar spot?  Then you probably know the routine and can prepare properly.  If you are going somewhere new, especially if it is out of the country, there are a number of things you’ll need to do. Travel Health Notices Check for Travel … Read more