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Healthy living

Start making healthier choices every day

Sometimes a small change, like going to bed a little earlier, can make a big difference. Sometimes you need to summon the courage to make a major life decision like relocating to a new city. Whatever your needs, you’ll find help here with research-based information and practical tips that can help you and your family start living a healthier, more rewarding life.

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5 Instant (Easy!) Health Boosts

Didn't lose an ounce this week? You can still move your health forward with these easy steps.

Anytime is a great time for learning fresh feel-good tips and creating new healthy habits. Here are five small things you (and your family) can do right now to get your wellbeing back on track.

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You Snooze, You Win: Sleep Wellness

It’s way too late o’clock. You’ve had a full day but you’ve got to squeeze in time for email, your favorite shows, Facebook/Instagram/latest favorite online game. After all, your only free time is that little window after work and before bed. Maximizing that window at night can impact the quality and quantity of your sleep. A full nights rest doesn’t just feel good, the health benefits linger from head to toe, affecting mood, heart, and even your metabolism. The National Sleep Foundation recommends 7-9 hours of sleep each night for adults 29-64.

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Healthcare 101: Have you had your flu shot?

Healthcare 101: Have you had your flu shot?

If you haven’t, it’s still not too late! Getting a flu shot every year is a great way to protect you and your loved ones from getting the flu. You can get the shot at your doctor’s office, health clinic, or local pharmacy.

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Welcome new Humana members!

We want to help you make good use of the benefits of your plan. You can manage and improve the health of your family by using a wide range of health living and well-­‐being resources available. To help you and your family start living a healthier, more rewarding life, here are three things to accomplish this month.

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Living healthier just got more rewarding! Earn a $10 value reward today with Humana Vitality.

When you retake your free Health Assessment in 2016, you’ll be rewarded. You can choose a pedometer or a $10 e-­‐gift card for Amazon.com, Macy’s, Target, or iTunes. Plus, you’ll earn up to 750 Vitality points.

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12 timely tips for toy safety

Chances are your children will get at least a few toys as gifts from friends and family this season. And the same way you go through their Halloween candy to make sure it’s safe, you should also check the toys they receive.

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Use these checklists to help you prepare for winter’s worst

When rough winter weather comes, you may have to stay where you are for several days. You could also be without power and heat for quite some time. So think through what three days without power, water, or heat would be like. These checklists of emergency supplies and actions you should take will help you prepare.

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The Flu and You: Frequently Asked Questions

Who should get a flu shot this year?

Almost everyone age 6 months and up should get a flu shot according to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), but some people are especially likely to become seriously ill.

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Remodel Your Resolutions

The New Year often feels like a new beginning and a chance to create big change. Eating better, losing weight, improving finances, and quitting smoking are popular goals this time of year.

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Blue Button: Accessing your personal health data is easy as 1-2-3

Think of all the times you sat in a waiting room at a doctor’s office. As you filled out the necessary paperwork, you may have blanked at the exact date of a certain surgery you had a few months ago or struggled to spell the name of a prescription you can’t even pronounce. We don’t all know our medical records like the backs of our hands.

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Regular mammograms may lead to early detection

Give yourself the best chance at staying healthy, talk to your doctor about when and how often you should get a mammogram.

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