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Health Connection: Oct 2020

What You Need to Know About Medicare Part D for 2021 Prescription drug costs can be a significant problem for older adults. According to a 2018 report published by the CDC, more than 87% of adults 65 and older take at least one prescription drug per month, and almost 40% take five or more prescription…

Health Connection: Sept 2020

Thinking of Skipping the Flu Vaccine? Here’s Why You Should Think Again. The flu shot isn’t always a top priority. Many people don’t consider themselves high risk, or they may not be sure the flu shot really works. Others may be worried they’ll catch the flu from the shot itself. But this logic couldn’t be…

Health Connection: August 2020

Working From Home? Here’s How to Have Better Work/Life Balance Working from home has a lot of perks, from skipping long commutes and forgoing work clothes to having the flexibility to juggle family responsibilities. Despite the benefits, it can also be challenging to balance work and personal life. Without the sharp contrast of being in…

Health Connection: July 2020

Sun Care and Prevention at Every Age Ah, the joy of soaking up the sun. While basking in the warmth can feel good, unfortunately, the sun’s ultraviolet rays are the main cause of skin cancer. While you’re not doomed to a life indoors, you do have to focus on protecting your skin against skin cancer….

Health Connection: June 2020

How Caregivers Can Help with Medication Adherence Taking a prescribed medicine on schedule, in the right dosage and according to the doctor’s directions is what health professionals call medication adherence. As a caregiver, you may be all too familiar with how difficult it can be to get a loved one to remember, or even agree,…

Health Connection: May 2020

5 Ways to Support a Friend or Family Member With Mental Illness Mental health disorders affect one in four people, according to the World Health Organization. The National Council for Behavioral Health reports that 43.8 million people in the United States experience a mental illness each year, and nearly half of all adults will struggle…

Health Connection: April 2020

Thinking Beyond Opioids: Are Opioids the Only Option? WAccording to the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), the U.S. is in the midst of an opioid crisis, with an estimated 130 people dying from opioid overdoses every day. The NIDA also estimates that approximately 1.7 million people suffer from a substance use disorder related to…

Health Connection: March 2020

6 Ways to Maximize Your Health: Mind, Body and Spirit What if instead of trying to make sweeping changes in your life to improve your health you could make a series of small tweaks that would allow you to maximize your overall health, your mind, body and spirit? Health is a package deal. Focusing on…

Health Connection: February 2020

4 Healthy Habits That Will Help Your Heart Being proactive about protecting your heart doesn’t have to involve a huge lifestyle overhaul. Here are four heart-healthy habits you can easily incorporate into your everyday life. Eat BreakfastIf you are among the 20 to 30 percent of U.S. adults who, according to the Center for Science…

Health Connection: January 2020

Top 10 Essential Vitamins and Minerals Your Body Needs Along with other nutrients, such as proteins, carbohydrates and dietary fats, vitamins and minerals help our body to grow and thrive. Each of these 10 essential vitamins and minerals plays a different role in our overall health. Most of us get what we need in our…