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You can find helpful information about your benefits, wellness tips and reminders, and the latest wellness and health news from around the internet.

We hope this information will help you better understand and use your benefits and improve your health.

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January 01, 0001

Best Exercises for Heart Failure

local94news shared this story from WebMD Health.

Activity may be just what the doctor ordered for your heart failure. Here are some of the best exercises to keep your ticker working like clockwork.

January 01, 0001

6 Ways to Improve Your Back Pain

local94news shared this story from WebMD Health.

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Everyone gets back pain at some time. Here are six ways to help you improve your back pain.

January 01, 0001

Get Out: Nature Is the Fix for COVID-19 Stress

local94news shared this story from WebMD Health.

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Millions of other Americans trying to cope with the pandemic and its restrictions have discovered -- or rediscovered -- the power of the outdoors and nature to ease stress.

January 01, 0001

The Greatest Gift to Loved Ones This Covid Winter? Don’t Infect Others

local94news shared this story from NYT > Personal Health.

“Our biggest worry is Covid-19 fatigue,” a coronavirus expert says. “People are losing respect for the virus and letting their guard down, which is a bad idea.”

January 01, 0001

Ways to Get Your Kids Moving

local94news shared this story from NYT > Health.

Teens and tweens need exercise, period. Many parents are finding informal, creative and encouraging ways to get their isolated offspring outside safely.

January 01, 0001

New voices chosen to elevate the link between type 2 diabetes, heart disease and stroke

local94news shared this story from American Heart Association.

The American Heart Association® and American Diabetes Association’s® Know Diabetes by Heart™ initiative reveals new ambassador class during American Diabetes Month®







January 01, 0001

Brain Health - Memory and Stress

local94news shared this story from AARP - Health.

Tips on how to improve your well-being ... Lewy body dementia, as shown in new documentary, is a common and often misdiagnosed condition ... People with movement disorders harness the power of musi...

January 01, 0001

Flu Shot May Shield You From Severe COVID

local94news shared this story from WebMD Health.

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The flu vaccine also appears to significantly reduce a COVID-19 patient's risk for ending up in an intensive care unit (ICU), researchers say.

January 01, 0001

Depression Has Strong Ties to Stroke, Study Finds

local94news shared this story from WebMD Health.

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Compared to participants with no depressive symptoms, those with scores of one to three had a 39% increased stroke risk. Those with scores of more than four had a 54% higher risk, after the researchers accounted for demographic factors.

January 01, 0001

Allergies, Colds, Flu And COVID-19: How To Best Prep For Fall's 'Sick Season'

local94news shared this story from Shots - Health News : NPR.

Is that sneezing or coughing fit a sign of allergies, a cold, the flu or COVID-19? If you also have a fever — a temperature above 100.4 degrees Fahrenheit or higher — those symptoms probably signal infection and not just allergies acting up. (Wait 30 minutes after eating or drinking to get an accurate measurement.)

Coughs, sore throats and runny noses are common in fall and winter, and they rarely signal dire disease. But with COVID-19 a threat this year and flu an annual hazard, here's what you need to know.

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January 01, 0001

High blood pressure is out of control in America

local94news shared this story from American Heart Association.

The American Heart Association provides tips for blood pressure management















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January 01, 0001

Should You Schedule a Mammogram Screening During COVID?

local94news shared this story from AARP - Health.

Doctors say the risk of undiagnosed breast cancer trumps that of COVID-19 ... For almost 20 years, Karen Syring never missed her annual mammogram. ... A longtime public-school teacher, Syring usual...

January 01, 0001

Here's the Difference Between Flexibility and Mobility – and Why It Matters

local94news shared this story from U.S. News - Health.

Experts explain why you need more than stretching to stay mobile.

January 01, 0001

How Flu Shots Can Help in the Fight Against Covid-19

local94news shared this story from NYT > Personal Health.

Experts worry that the two diseases could overwhelm the health care system and create a new shortage of hospital beds and personal protective equipment.

January 01, 0001

You might want to rethink using a stability ball as your desk chair

local94news shared this story from Wellness.

Sitting on this unstable surface won’t strengthen your core or torch calories.






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