Childhood Vaccine Rates Increase But More Parents Also Are Refusing

Childhood and adolescent vaccination is considered by many to be one of the greatest public health accomplishments of the 20th century, but based on the results of a new study by the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association (BCBSA), there is still more work to do to ensure children and teens are protected against the diseases […]

Women: Top Ways To Boost Health In 2018 In Under 5 Minutes Per Day

A new year brings new opportunities to focus on health and fitness. The following are four easy ways to boost your health in less than five minutes per day. Drink water before each meal. Drinking enough water each day helps to boost hydration, improve energy and aid digestion. But drinking before meals may offer another […]

8 Tips To Prep Your Home For Extreme Winter Weather

As winter approaches, many cities in the U.S. have already started to experience the winter chill with temperatures below freezing and snow fall. But cold weather isn’t exclusively a northern phenomenon as the majority of the country experiences extreme temperatures at some point during the winter months. Remember in January 2014 when all 50 states […]

5 Steps To Prepare For Open Enrollment

Millions of Americans will select or switch their health benefits plan during open enrollment, so now is the time to prepare for that decision that usually happens once a year. More than 70 percent of Americans say they are prepared for open enrollment, yet most people struggle to understand basic health insurance terms, according to […]

The Opioid Overdose Epidemic: The Time To Act Is Now

The opioid epidemic is on the rise. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 91 Americans die every day from an opioid overdose — that includes prescription drugs and heroin –and more than 6,000 children (0-5 years of age) experience unintentional opioid exposure each year. 1,2 As greater national attention turns to tackling […]

4 Reasons Why A Real Estate Franchise Might Be The Career Move For You

Small business has always been the backbone of the American economy, and today’s entrepreneurs are as diverse as American culture itself. Entrepreneurship takes many forms, from freelancers and independent contractors to sole proprietors. In fact, just one form of entrepreneurship — franchises — employs 8 million people and accounts for 40 percent of all retail […]