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Preventing Falls Inside and Outside of the HomeAccording to the World Health Organization, falls are the second leading cause of accidental injury deaths worldwide. Falling disproportionately impacts adults age 65 and older, and can lead to serious injury, further health problems, decreased quality of life, and a loss of independence.
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It's that time of year when high school and college students are out of school, and many are looking for summer work. It's also the time when some seasonal businesses pick up, and many depend on solid summer help. Hiring seasonal workers?
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Let's face it, many of us get motivated to exercise because we want to regulate or lose weight. It's looked at like a chore, rather than a pleasure in many cases. However, know that there are many other benefits to regular exercise may up the motivation levels.

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Most of the modern world is plugged in these days to smartphones, ipads and laptops, among other things. And many of us complete the loop by coaxing earbuds into our ears, turning up the sound to shut the world out, even just for a minute. But this practice, along with the increased amount of dangerous noise present in the modern world, is causing epidemic levels of early hearing loss in children, adults and teens. Read on to find out what you can do:
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Your teeth reflect your overall health, so paying attention to them is important everybody knows that. And yet, many of us still skip brushing our teeth on some busy days or avoid regular checkups. In light of National Dental Hygiene Month, here's how to stay on top of dental hygiene along with dental insurance guidelines:
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When the last of the children head off to college or out on their own, some parents, although sad, breathe a sigh of relief. For many, getting the kids out of the house will immediately relieve some serious financial stress. But it's important to be smart with how you handle that extra income so that you're setting yourself and your children up for a secure future. Here's what to do when your dependents become independent:
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Alysia Brooks

You might be wondering, "What health plan will I qualify for? How can I save money?" Well, heres a little help from www.healthcare.gov. We thought we'd share some of their information to help you better understand which direction to go.
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Alysia Brooks

This is the time when you want to review your current plan, change or enroll in Medicare Part D or Medicare Advantage Plan.
-->See BRENDA SWANK at the Athens Walmart on E. State St. starting October 5th during the hours listed below:

-->See BRIAN MILLER at the Mathews Insurance Office located at 240 Columbus Rd, Athens, OH 45701. Our office hours are M-Th 7:30am-4:30pm & F 7:30am-4pm. Call 740-593-5573 to schedule an appointment with him.

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Gathering school supplies, updating vaccines, and returning to a regular sleep schedule are part of a long list of things that need to be done before sending kids back to school. If your child also has a food allergy, preparing to go back to school takes extra effort and due diligence. Here are some things you can do to make sure your child's medical needs are met throughout the school year.
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Alysia Brooks

What if I told you there was an option to "visit" the doctor via telephone or video 24/7?! You might think I'm crazy but I promise you it's true!

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Despite being told for years how important it is to get a good night's sleep, most of us in Ohio still consider it a suggestion we can afford to ignore. Let's face it: most of us would still choose finishing that critical report or watching another episode over getting enough quality rest. But mounting evidence of how significant sufficient sleep is to mood, productivity, and physical health might inspire you to start finally making it a real priority. Due to the depth and breadth of its impacts, the Centers for Disease Control went so far as to call sleep deprivation "an epidemic" earlier this year. Read on to learn more about the serious consequences of poor sleep.
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Alysia Brooks

This is the time when you want to review your current plan, change or enroll in Medicare Part D or Medicare Advantage Plan.
-->See BRENDA SWANK at the Athens CVS on E. State St. 8:30am - 1pm now thru October 24th. Additional days/hours will be posted soon.
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A study published just last month explains that it isn't merely a lack of physical exercise that leads to poor cardiovascular health. It turns out that the very act of sitting is also hard on the heart, even in a person who exercises.
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When we left Jack and Sara last month, college sweethearts Jack and Sara got engaged on their way to New Orleans and made sure to add the new ring as a rider onto their existing renter's insurance policy. And while staying with family friends, Jack accidentally backed his car into their garage. Thank goodness for their homeowner's insurance provides coverage for damage to their property caused by visitors. Here's what happened next...
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When we left Jack and Sara last month, college sweethearts Jack and Sara were en route to New Orleans during the first leg of their summer-long road trip. Conscientious travelers, they had obtained short-term insurance for their car, travel health insurance to ensure they'll have medical coverage should they venture into Mexico. With so much preparation and protection, what could possibly go wrong?
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To celebrate their graduation from college this month, sweethearts Jack and Sara are embarking on a summer-long cross-country journey. We'll chronicle their adventures and inevitable misadventures with a particular emphasis on (surprise, surprise) insurance. What kind will they need? Will it be there for them if/when mishaps occur? Will Jack obtain the medical care he requires if he dares to drink the water in Mexico?
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Few people, even the most committed, die-hard healthy eaters, want to completely forego the pleasures of dining out. After all, eating at restaurants has been a regular part of life for centuries the first known dining establishments opened in Europe in the 17th century. A restaurant meal is a ritual of sorts, often used to signify special occasions ranging from birthdays and weddings to first dates and business deals. Many of our most cherished memories are tied in some way to restaurants.
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Many of us have been touched in some way by a stroke. Whether it's a family member, friend, colleague, or neighbor, chances are someone we know has suffered from this seemingly sudden and sometimes devastating health calamity.
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Workout for a Better Work-Life BalanceNo one seems to doubt the fact that exercise is really good for us, but there's yet another reason to consider starting a workout regimen if you have yet to do so. New research shows that people who exercise regularly feel they have a better balance between their work and home lives. According to Russell Clayton, assistant professor of management at Saint Leo University and lead author on the paper that publicized the research, "Individuals who exercised regularly were more confident they could handle the interaction of their work and home life and were less likely to be stressed at work."
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Reduce Employee Health Costs by promoting exerciseBusiness owners can reap significant financial rewards by fostering a culture of health among employees at their workplaces. A recent study of PPG Industries, a large, Pennsylvania-based company founded in 1883, was published in the Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine. The study showed that employee health costs were reduced after the company implemented a program designed to inspire employees to become actively involved improving their health. The company adopted new policies and created an environment that was tailored to encouraging employees' positive health behaviors. Particular emphasis was placed on prevention and modification of risk factors for cardiovascular disease. Even if your business is a fraction of the size of PPG Industries, you might consider echoing their effort to create a culture of health among your employees. Who knows, you could save more than money; you may even save (or at least enhance) a few lives!
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Did you know this April 26th through May 3rd is National Immunization Week? It's a great time to boost awareness about immunizations and, of course, ensure that you and your loved ones are up to date on vaccinations.
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The National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence (NCADD) promotes alcohol awareness every April. Fittingly, during a spring month of renewal and rebirth, we're prompted to reassess our relationship to alcohol, as well as its role in our lives and communities.
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For most of the children in the {STATE}, the end of August means those lazy dog days of summer are coming to a close, and those books and desks are what will be opening up next. For parents, the back-to-school season is a great time of year to look over insurance policies, and make sure they are up to date. Here are some insurance situations to consider as the kiddos hit the books.
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If your employer gives you a choice of plans or you need to purchase your own coverage, it is crucial that you understand your health insurance choices and pick the insurance that is best for you and your family. Here are some questions you should ask yourself when choosing a health insurance plan:How affordable is the cost of care?
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