Expert Tips To Save Money During Medicare Open Enrollment

For most people enrolled in Medicare, the annual open enrollment period from Oct. 15 through Dec. 7 is the only time you can make changes to your existing Medicare coverage. Whether you’re satisfied or dissatisfied with your coverage, this is the time to explore your options as there may be a plan better suited to […]

Feeding the homeless during COVID-19.

  There have been 9.12M cases and 230K deaths thus far from Covid-19 in the United States. Unfortunately, those numbers continue to grow. For the homeless, the amount of Covid occurrences are substantial. According to the CDC,  “Because many people who are homeless are older adults or have underlying medical conditions, they may also be […]

Are you addicted to sugar?

Sugar! The love for sugar is real. Even if a person says they do not like sugar, their savory or salty dishes are, unfortunately, filled with sugars. Sugars are in salad dressing (even fat-free salad dressings), condiments, cereal (even low fat cereals), fruit yogurts (low fat, tends to be replaced with high amounts of sugars), […]

Treat Your Allergy Symptoms from Home and Avoid COVID-19 Fears

If you’re a seasonal allergy sufferer, there’s never been a better time to get your symptoms correctly diagnosed, treated and under control. Why? Thanks to greater accessibility, it’s easier than ever to take care of your symptoms from home, observing safe social distancing without having to regularly visit an allergist to seek relief. And given […]

3 Essential Tips to Keep Families Healthy This Fall

For many families across America, fall is viewed as a time to reset and create new rituals, especially with key moments like back-to-school. We all know common routines have been disrupted due to the COVID-19 pandemic, which makes parenting more challenging than ever. This year, preventing illness at home is part of everyone’s focus. A […]

How To Take Charge Of Your Mental Health

Our nation is sharing in an experience with the COVID-19 crisis that will serve to reshape the future of our communities, our work, our families, and each and every individual. With so much attention focused on the diagnosis and treatment related to the virus, we recognize that those feelings of isolation, depression, anxiety, and even […]

Figgers Foundation Donates 700K Units of PPE to Healthcare Workers

The Figgers Foundation, the charitable arm of African American owned telecommunications firm Figgers Communications, aims to bring awareness and provide solutions to real life issues. Committed to making the world a better place by donating a percentage of the company’s profits to pro-social efforts, philanthropist and CEO Freddie Figgers has spearheaded a campaign to provide critical assistance to thousands […]

How To Build A Women’s Health Toolkit During The COVID-19 Crisis

Want an appointment for your vaginal health issues? Many doctors’ offices are shutting down for anything other than emergency care or diagnosing and treating people for COVID-19. This leaves many women with lack of access to their doctors when experiencing non-urgent, but highly uncomfortable issues. Lauren Streicher, MD, OB/GYN at Northwestern University, encourages patients experiencing […]

1-2-3 Simple Plant-Based Food Swaps to Eat Better

How hard can it be to eat better? Go vegetarian or vegan? Give up deliciousness? Eat more greens? Purge the pantry? Whether you’re considering plant-based diet options for health reasons, or to have a lighter footprint on our environment or “just because” you want to eat foods that don’t come from animals, it’s simple to […]

Natural Remedies to Relieve Cold and Flu Symptoms

The height of flu season is upon us and many of us get sick despite our best efforts to stay healthy.  Prevention is always the best remedy with frequent hand washing, masks and vaccines being the number one defense. Unfortunately, many people still get sick.  Having the flu is miserable; but there are simple ways […]