June 14, 2016
How Having a Cup of Joe Can Provide Health Benefits
You wake up to the familiar scent in the morning of roasted beans in your coffee pot. You put that liquid gold, otherwise known as coffee into your mug and take a sip and hope that the caffeine in it can get you through the long day of work ahead of you. Besides the caffeine, did you know there are many benefits to drinking coffee?
Over half of Americans 18 and older drink coffee every single day! Many people drink coffee for only for the... Read More
June 9, 2016
Preventing The Consequences Of Secondhand Smoke
While most people are well aware of the dangers of smoking, less emphasis is put on the consequences of secondhand smoke. Secondhand smoke has immediate effects on the cardiovascular system, increasing the risk for coronary heart disease, stroke, heart attack, and lung cancer. Nonsmokers exposed at work or at home increase their risk for disease by up to 30%. Having compromised immune systems, the effects are worse for infants and children as... Read More
June 7, 2016
Join the Employee Assistance Program (EAP) And Let The Stress Fly Away
The challenges that life throws at you have the ability of causing a lot of stress, but it’s up to you to figure out how to deal with the stress that you’re facing. What do you do when you feel like the stress is taking over your life? Do you let it be or do you try and get help?
The next time you’re feeling stressed over the challenges life throws at you, do something about it. Not dealing with your troubles only makes... Read More
June 2, 2016
Tips For Saving Money When Choosing Medication
Everyone has had that moment of contemplation when you are standing in the drug isle of your pharmacy wondering if you should purchase the Advil or its generic version.
Brand name products are so much more expensive than the generic options, but are they really worth spending the extra money? According to the FDA, the average cost of a generic drug is 80-85% less than the brand name version.
It is important to understand that generic versions are... Read More
May 24, 2016
Stress Relief Tips In Order to Gain Control Over Mental Wellness
Being stressed out can be more detrimental to one’s health than individuals realize. Stress affects not only your mood and emotions, but your physical and mental health as well.
Some specific symptoms of stress include feeling overwhelmed, having heartburn, stomach pain, nausea, mood swings, or changes in appetite. There are innumerable symptoms of stress because stress affects everyone differently.
However, there is good news.... Read More
May 24, 2016
What You Can Do to Switch to Healthier Options!
A sugar sweetened beverage refers to any beverage that contains any added sugar in them. This includes but is not limited to: sodas, juices, sports drinks, and energy drinks. These beverages not only contain a lot of sugar in them, but they contain added calories too that can result in weight gain.
Did you know that sugar-sweetened beverages, such as sodas, are the primary source of added sugars in the American diet? A 20-ounce bottle of soda... Read More
May 23, 2016
How CVS Caremark Can Save You Time and Money on Prescriptions
You go to the doctor and prescribes you a new medication. You drive to the pharmacy, drop off your prescription, wander around the store for twenty waiting for it to be ready, then pick it up and go home. Filling srescriptions take time from your daily schedule and they can be costly.
What if there is a way to save money and time on the prescriptions you need? Well, there is.
There are multiple benefits to being a benefits-eligible... Read More
May 13, 2016
Health Coaches Can Help You Reach Your Goals
Does your weight fluctuate more than you would like it to? Has your doctor told you that you are at risk for diabetes? Is your stress affecting your health and relationships? Harvard Pilgrim members ages 18 and above can talk to a health coach via telephone for health and wellness guidance.
Harvard Pilgrim health coaches are registered nurses who are certified in lifestyle management coaching. Through one-on-one phone sessions, they can help you... Read More
May 11, 2016
Are You Hurting Yourself With This Social Activity?
We all know a person who takes a few puffs if they are out at a party or had a tough work week. Social smoking is being encouraged by the recent popularity of Hookah Bars. This may seem like a relaxing evening with your friends, but rethink your choice for a night out. Most people believe that this fruity, flavored tobacco is some how less dangerous than regulars cigarettes. “However, hookah smoke contains many of the same harmful toxins as... Read More
May 11, 2016
Lower Healthcare Costs With Preventive Health Care
It is the norm for many individuals to go to the doctor if, and only if, they feel very ill. This could be due to an infection, a disease or other health condition--one that may cost a fortune. What if there was a way to prevent these costs--or better yet, prevent the health problem itself?
Preventive health care services can detect signs of an illness or disease. Patients can then consult with their doctor about making lifestyle choices or... Read More