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Support each other and support your heart health

Support each other and support your heart health

February marks American Heart Month. Did you know that people who have close relationships at home, work, or in their community tend to be healthier and live longer? One reason, according to the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI), is that we’re more successful at meeting our health goals when we join forces with others. Heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women in the United States. About 90 percent of middle-aged people and…

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Beating the winter blues

Beating the winter blues

The days are shorter, darker. Come late January, the winter months seem to lose the magic of that first snowfall and the cold air is now biting rather than crisp, leaving some of us cooped up inside, brooding. The “winter blues” can be real. National Institutes of Health researchers have been studying this and a more severe type of depression called seasonal affective disorder, SAD, for years. A NIH report explains that shorter days seem to be a main trigger…

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Health Savings Accounts: Is a HSA right for you?

Health Savings Accounts: Is a HSA right for you?

For many people tax time is the only time of the year when they think of tax planning and opportunities to save money. But as the year comes to a close, it’s a good time to remember the benefits of a Health Savings Account (HSA). A HSA is a personal savings account that allows individuals to pay for current health expenses and save for future qualified medical expenses on a pre-tax basis. You can treat your HSA like an individual…

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