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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.

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November 09, 2020

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...

November 09, 2020

Flu Shot May Shield You From Severe COVID

local94news shared this story from WebMD Health.

gloved hand with syringe of flu vaccine

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.

November 09, 2020

Depression Has Strong Ties to Stroke, Study Finds

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brain stroke

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.

October 21, 2020

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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October 21, 2020

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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October 21, 2020

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...

October 09, 2020

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.

October 09, 2020

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

local94news shared this story from 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.

October 09, 2020

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.





September 23, 2020

7 steps that can lower your blood pressure as you age

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Doing just one of these seven steps can lower your risk for high blood pressure as you age, although doing them all is most protective, according to a new study from the American Heart Association.




















September 23, 2020

Middle-aged adults with healthy heart habits may lower high blood pressure risk years later

local94news shared this story from American Heart Association.

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September 23, 2020

COVID Safety During the Upcoming Holidays

local94news shared this story from WebMD Health.

photo of thanksgiving table

Holiday travel used to be as easy as jumping on a plane or packing up the family car. But with U.S. cases of COVID-19 closing in on 7 million people and 200,000 deaths, it’s no longer that simple.

September 09, 2020

Rate of Depression Are Triple of Pre-COVID Levels

local94news shared this story from WebMD Health.

depressed man in hallway

Since the pandemic began, the prevalence of depression symptoms has roughly tripled, with the poor who lost jobs and savings most affected, researchers report.

September 09, 2020

A neighborhood walk is an easy and inexpensive way to keep fit

local94news shared this story from Health.

It’s aerobic, which is good for cardiovascular health. It’s weight-bearing, which is good for bone health. It works your muscles. And it benefits your brain and your mood.





September 09, 2020

The American Heart Association and CEO Roundtable urge flu vaccination to promote employee and community health

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Employers lead efforts to promote flu vaccines and mitigate the collision of influenza and COVID-19











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