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Healthy Retirement: Save by Being Proactive

Despite all the negative news about the state of retirement savings, 48% of us didn’t save more in 2018… and 13% of us actually saved less.

The shortfall isn’t just about money – it’s about our health too.

A new research report about leveraging your health to drive 401(k) contributions says you can boost your retirement savings to the tune of $100,000 or more simply by making better health choices.

The research indicates that people who take their healthcare seriously make better financial decisions and have more money to save.

High blood pressure – the plague of so many of us gray hairs – isn’t taken seriously by most. Twenty percent of those diagnosed with it don’t take their medication, and 50% stop taking it within six months.

But if people with hypertension take their medication, they can realize as much as $2,000 per year in savings on healthcare costs

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STOP THE SPREAD OF GERMS AT HOME

Cover your mouth and nose when you cough or sneeze. Keep tissues close by. Cough or sneeze into your shirt sleeve if necessary.

Wash your hands often. Use soap and wash for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are unavailable, use a hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol.

Disinfect shared surfaces daily.

Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.

Stay home when you are sick. Call your doctor for advice if needed.

If you’re interested in applying for Florida KidCare coverage for your child(ren), use this simple eligibility calculator to estimate what your monthly premium payment would be.

National Children’s Dental Health Month serves as a great reminder for the importance of your child’s oral health. Call your dentist and schedule a routine cleaning and talk to your dentist about a preventive coating called a sealant that can protect your

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STAY HEALTHY FITNESS

Fitness goals are awesome. Agreed?

You want to lose fat, gain muscle, and feel healthy. Reaching these goals requires good eating habits and overall, a healthy lifestyle. How are you doing with that?


What Are You Eating?

Are you really eating for fitness goals?

In order to achieve good health, it requires consuming healthy food and exercising consistently. Not living this way should make you feel weird. Do you feel weird?

If the answer is no, there is something not right with your fitness program. It usually comes down to what you’re eating. Eating unhealthy is often validated because you workout several times per week. This isn’t a healthy approach to food intake and exercise. Remember, you can’t out-exercise a crappy diet.

The takeaway here is nutrition plays the largest role in your fitness success. Without eating right, achieving goals will not happen. True story.


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Confused by all the conflicting nutrition advice out there? These simple tips can show you how to plan, enjoy, and stick to a healthy diet.

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Coronavirus update

In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, eating healthy food remains an important part of maintaining your health. While there are no specific foods that can help protect you from the virus, a nutritious diet can boost your immune system or help you fight off symptoms. You may not be able to share meals with friends and loved ones, but there are lots of other ways to eat well and support your health at this difficult time.

What is a healthy diet?

Eating a healthy diet is not about strict limitations, staying unrealistically thin, or depriving yourself of the foods you love. Rather, it’s about feeling great, having more energy, improving your health, and boosting your mood.

Healthy eating doesn’t have to be

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Dentists pressed to drill healthy teeth for profit, ex-employees say

Johannah Lancaster took her 3-year-old son to Dental Express for his first checkup, expecting a routine cleaning. 

She never imagined the treatment plan the Niles, Ohio, dentist would come up with after he peeked into Gregory’s mouth for what seemed like only two or three minutes. 

Michael Griesmer said the preschooler needed root canals – seven of them. Stunned, Lancaster asked why he had not even taken X-rays. Griesmer told her they weren’t necessary.

“I figured he is a professional so I trusted him,” she recalls. “If I knew then what I know now, I would have never gone through with any of it.” 

Two weeks later, in May 2013, the dentist put Gregory under and drilled his teeth. The Medicaid bill came to $1,273 – compared to the $61 that Medicaid would have paid for a checkup and cleaning. 

What Lancaster didn’t know then: Dental Express was part of 

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How to Keep Your Teeth Healthy During the COVID-19 Outbreak

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With many dentist offices closed, experts say it’s more important than ever to brush properly and floss regularly. Getty Images
  • Most dentist offices are closed for routine procedures during the COVID-19 outbreak.
  • Dentists are urging people to brush twice a day and floss once a day to take care of their teeth.
  • They say keeping your toothbrush clean is also important for good dental health.

Good dental hygiene might not be in the front of your mind in the middle of the COVID-19 pandemic.

That could change quickly if you develop a painful cavity and can’t get in to see a dentist.

“I understand that this isn’t the most normal of times, but it’s very important to control the things we can right now,” H. Dieu Luong, DDS, a New Jersey-based dentist, told Healthline. “On a long list of things in these trying times is oral care.”

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Health, memory, safety, and the cultural significance of sleep


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Sleep researchers are discovering how sleep is vital for learning and memory, and how lack of sleep impacts our health, safety, and longevity. (6:13)

Balancing the demands of work and parenthood, Kirsten explores how developing sleep routines in her children can help ensure a lifetime of healthy sleep habits. (4:49)

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Margaret describes her lifelong struggle with insomnia. (1:27)

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Dr. Janet Mullington discusses how studies suggest a link between sleep deprivation and increased risk for cardiovascular disease. (0:31)

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Because their body rhythms drift in a later direction, many teens struggle to wake up

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Healthy Living Facts, Diet and Exercise Tips & Tools for Success

What is healthy living?

Healthy living involves more than physical health, it also includes mental and emotional health.

Healthy living involves more than physical health, it also includes mental and emotional health.

This article is designed to give tips to readers about how they can improve or augment actions in their life to have a healthy lifestyle; it is not meant to be all inclusive but will include major components that are considered to be parts of a lifestyle that lead to good health. In addition to the tips about what people should do for healthy living, the article will mention some of the tips about avoiding actions (the don’ts) that lead to unhealthy living.

“Healthy living” to most people means both physical and mental health are in balance or functioning well together in a person. In many instances, physical and mental health are closely linked, so that a change (good or bad) in one directly affects the other. Consequently, some of the tips

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