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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.


February 05, 2018

When Cancer Strikes Twice

local94news shared this story from Personal Health.

In many cases, the development of a second cancer resulted from the same risk factors that likely precipitated the first malignancy.

February 05, 2018

5 Factors Can Predict Your Heart Health

local94news shared this story from WebMD Health.

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Five simple health indicators can evaluate a healthy person's risk of heart damage from clogged arteries without drawing blood for medical tests, a new study finds.

February 05, 2018

Older and Out of Shape? You Can Save Your Heart

local94news shared this story from WebMD Health.

People in their 50s and early 60s can regain the heart health of someone decades younger through a regular and reasonable aerobic exercise program, no matter how long they've been inactive, the study authors said.

February 02, 2018

Good Fats, Bad Fats

local94news shared this story from Personal Health.

Studies on saturated fats often failed to take into account what people ate in their place.

February 02, 2018

Super Bowl Snacks That Don't Sideline Health

local94news shared this story from WebMD Health.

As for avoiding fat-laden dips, use yogurt instead of sour cream for that spinach dip. And try making guacamole dip with some pureed peas and chopped tomatoes, or make a tangy salsa.

January 19, 2018

Travel Tips: How to Make Sure You Travel with Medication Legally

local94news shared this story from NYT > Health.

Traveling with medication — even prescription drugs — isn’t as simple as packing it. Here’s how to stay on the right side of the law, anywhere you go.

January 19, 2018

Caregiver stress: Tips for taking care of yourself

local94news shared this story from All Mayo Clinic health information topics.

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January 19, 2018

Michael Phelps Opens Up About Depression Fight

local94news shared this story from WebMD Health.

The athlete said he wants to tell people about his battle with depression in the hope that it will encourage others with the disorder to seek help, CBS News reported.

January 10, 2018

Walloped by Winter Weather? How to Stay Safe

local94news shared this story from WebMD Health.

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Winter weather can create many potential health hazards. Here's how to stay healthy when you're facing frigid temps and snow storms.

January 10, 2018

Severe Flu Season Tightens Its Grip on U.S.

local94news shared this story from WebMD Health.

In the West, emergency rooms in California and Arizona are packed with people struck by the flu, and drugs that ease the illness are in short supply as doctors  struggle with a sharp spike in cases.

January 10, 2018

Blood Banks Need January Donors

local94news shared this story from WebMD Health.

Blood bank supplies tend to be low in January because the holidays and the season's typically inclement weather often keep people from going to a donation site.

December 22, 2017

How Loneliness Affects Our Health

local94news shared this story from Personal Health.

Scientists are gaining a more refined — and surprising — understanding of the effects of loneliness and isolation on health.

December 22, 2017

7 nutrition trends you’ll see in 2018

local94news shared this story from Wellness.

Get ready to try algae oil, chicory root and more.





December 22, 2017

A Salad a Day May Be Good for Brain Health

local94news shared this story from NYT > Health.

Older men and women who ate the most lettuce, spinach, kale and collard greens scored the equivalent of 11 years younger on cognitive tests than those who ate little or none.

December 05, 2017

The Growing Toll of Our Ever-Expanding Waistlines

local94news shared this story from Personal Health.

As one major killer — smoking — declined, another rose precipitously to take its place: obesity.

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