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    Diabetes in America

    November 23, 2021

    Over 30 million Americans have diabetes, and around 20% of those with diabetes don’t even know it. As November is National Diabetes Month, we are going to provide you with correlating information and healthy tips in the hopes that you can lower you and/or your loved ones’ risk of developing this health condition.

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    2021 Open Enrollment

    October 27, 2021

    While New York extended 2021 Open Enrollment to cover the entire year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, all individual health insurance plans will still renew on January 1st, 2022. This means that if you intend to update your plan, you will still need to do so between November 1st and December 15th of this year.

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    Maintaining Healthy Cholesterol Levels

    September 22, 2021

    High cholesterol has been linked to higher risks of heart disease, stroke, and other potentially serious health conditions. And because September is National Cholesterol Education Month, we are going to provide you with some information on cholesterol and tips to help you maintain healthy cholesterol levels.

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    Keeping Your Eyes Healthy

    August 23, 2021

    Your sense of sight plays a vital role in helping you safely interact with your surroundings while providing you with the ability to visually comprehend and enjoy what’s in front of you. And because August is National Eye Exam Month, we are going to give you some interesting information pertaining to your eyes along with some advice on how to maintain healthy eyesight.

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    The Health Benefits of Hiking

    July 9, 2021

    Going outside and taking a walk through nature can be an incredible experience, invigorating the senses while getting some exercise along the way. Hiking has been proven to have a multitude of benefits, for both the body and the mind. In this article, we are going to discuss some of those benefits, hopefully enticing you to get out and enjoy all that nature has to offer.

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    June is National Men’s Health Month

    June 9, 2021

    June is Men’s Health Month, a national observance used to raise awareness about health care for men and focus on encouraging boys, men and their families to practice and implement healthy living decisions, such as exercising and eating healthy. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, men in the United States, on average, die 5 years earlier than women and die at higher rates from the three leading causes of death, heart disease, cancer and unintentional injuries. During Men’s Health Month, we encourage men to take control of their health, and for families to teach young boys healthy habits throughout childhood.
    -US Department of Health & Human Services

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    Celebrating National Salad Month

    May 19, 2021

    Initially celebrated in 1992, National Salad Month brings attention to the health benefits correlating to, you guessed it, eating salad! Salad may not be the meal of choice for many Americans; however, there are plenty of tasty ingredients you can include in your salad without negating its positive impact on your health. In this article, we are going to go over some of the most popular salad ingredients and provide you with tips on protecting yourself from foodborne illnesses.

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    April Is Stress Awareness Month

    April 29, 2021

    Beginning in 1992, Stress Awareness Month was created to raise awareness about stress and anxiety, attempting to help those continuously struggling with these negative emotions. While all of us experience different forms of stress at some point, many Americans deal with chronic stress. And without effective treatment and/or stress management skills, chronic stress can be debilitating, preventing you from being productive and enjoying all that life has to offer.

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    March is National Nutrition Month

    March 24, 2021

    Started in 1973, National Nutrition Month serves as a friendly reminder for Americans to eat healthy. A healthy diet can lead to increases in both physical and mental well-being. In this article, we are going to provide you with some interesting facts and go over simple ways to improve your diet.

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    Keeping Healthy During the COVID-19 Pandemic

    March 2, 2021

    When the COVID-19 pandemic began taking its toll in March 2020, no one could have predicted that we would still be dealing with its devastating repercussions in 2021. And unfortunately, it looks like we will continue battling through this pandemic for the foreseeable future. On a positive note, there are plenty of established precautionary measures you can take to minimize the chances of catching or spreading COVID-19. The following guidelines have basically become common knowledge, but it never hurts to keep these safety precautions in mind.

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