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…

The Connection Between Mental Health and Chronic Illness
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The Connection Between Mental Health and Chronic Illness

Living with a chronic illness can be draining, both physically and mentally. As such, people who live with a chronic illness are at a higher risk of developing a mental health condition. Likewise, mental health symptoms can cause a flare-up or worsen if you have a chronic health condition. This article explores the connection between…

Are You Up to Date on Your Immunizations?
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Are You Up to Date on Your Immunizations?

August is recognized as National Immunization Awareness Month to promote the importance of immunizations at all life stages. That makes this the perfect time to learn more about the importance of vaccines. Delaying critical vaccinations can lead to serious health risks not only for the unvaccinated but also for those they come into contact with,…

The Mental Health Benefits of Exercise
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The Mental Health Benefits of Exercise

While physical exercise is known to be good for your body, it also can help your mind. Research continues to validate that exercise can improve mental health by reducing anxiety, depression and a negative mood. When you include exercise as part of your everyday routine, you’ll be reaping both physical and mental well-being benefits. This…

The Benefits of Seasonal Produce
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The Benefits of Seasonal Produce

In today’s supermarket, it’s normal to see the same produce available year-round. However, that doesn’t mean the quality always remains the same. Eating seasonally means you are simply taking advantage of the harvest schedule and enjoying fully mature produce at the peak of its growing season. Seasonal eating can also help encourage you to eat…