“Tripledemic”: Understanding the Symptoms of RSV, Flu & COVID-19
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“Tripledemic”: Understanding the Symptoms of RSV, Flu & COVID-19

Experts warn of a “tripledemic” threat of respiratory syncytial virus (RSV), influenza (flu) and COVID-19 this winter. With several viruses circulating, you may worry about every cough or sneeze and wonder what you have. Since these illnesses are all caused by viruses that affect your respiratory system, they also share some symptoms. This can make…

New Year, New You: 5 Ways to Start Your Year Off Right 2023
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New Year, New You: 5 Ways to Start Your Year Off Right 2023

Like many other people, you may be thinking about what you would like to accomplish in 2023 or what life changes you could make. Common New Year’s resolutions include losing weight, exercising, getting organized, learning new skills and saving money. To achieve your resolutions, try the following strategies: Ready, Set, Go! 2022 has likely given…

Understanding the Effects of Deep Sleep and Tips for Improving It
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Understanding the Effects of Deep Sleep and Tips for Improving It

Sleep is crucial for your overall health and well-being. There are generally considered to be four sleep stages—awake, light, deep and REM sleep. Deep sleep is the key repair and restorative stage of sleep, and it’s necessary to feel your best each day. Learn what deep sleep is and how to improve it for overall…

What to Know About This Year’s Flu Season
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What to Know About This Year’s Flu Season

Influenza (flu) season lasts from October through May in the United States, with peak flu activity happening between December and March. The country’s flu activity has been unusual since the COVID-19 pandemic began, which could pose consequences for the upcoming season. Furthermore, flu season in the Southern Hemisphere may indicate what’s to come in the…

Healthy Recipe: Spaghetti Squash With Tomatoes, Basil and Parmesan
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Healthy Recipe: Spaghetti Squash With Tomatoes, Basil and Parmesan

Makes: 4 servings Ingredients 1 spaghetti squash (about 24 ounces, halved, seeded) 1 Tbsp. olive oil 3 Tbsp. Parmesan cheese ¼ tsp. dried oregano 2 tsp. dried basil (or ½ cup fresh basil, chopped) 1 cup cherry tomatoes (thinly sliced) Salt and pepper to taste (optional) Preparations Place the two spaghetti squash halves, cut-side down,…

The Art of Mindful Eating
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The Art of Mindful Eating

Taking time to be mindful of your eating process and not focusing on restricting calories could enhance your awareness of the experience, improve your relationship with food and help you lose weight. Mindful eating can be an essential practice in today’s multitasking world. Multitasking while eating can lead to less satisfaction with your meals, less…

Initiatives to Promote a Healthy Weight
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Initiatives to Promote a Healthy Weight

Achieving and maintaining a healthy weight is important to an individual’s overall health. Being overweight can lead to serious health problems, affecting both the employee’s well-being and your company’s health care costs. Activities and Programs for Encouraging Healthy Weight Weight loss is typically achieved through the proper balance of exercise and proper nutrition, as well…

FDA Authorizes COVID-19 Boosters Targeting Omicron Variants
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FDA Authorizes COVID-19 Boosters Targeting Omicron Variants

On Aug. 31, 2022, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) authorized updated COVID-19 booster shots from Moderna and Pfizer-BioNTech that target the dominant BA.4 and highly contagious BA.5 coronavirus Omicron subvariants. Both modified vaccines still target the original coronavirus strain. The FDA authorized the Pfizer-BioNTech modified booster for people age 12 and older and the…

U .S. Declares Monkeypox a Public Health Emergency
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U .S. Declares Monkeypox a Public Health Emergency

The United States recently declared monkeypox a Public Health Emergency (PHE). The announcement came during a briefing with the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). The U.S. has confirmed more than 6,600 cases of monkeypox in 48 states. The PHE declaration by HHS Secretary Xavier Becerra is intended to help mobilize more resources to…