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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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6 Cavity Myths – Busted!

By Maggie Puniewska

“You have a cavity” is something that no one wants to hear at the dentist’s office but almost everyone has. A recent survey found that a whopping 92 percent of adults ages 20-64 have had at least one cavity.

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Could a Wellness Coach be Right for You?

By Jennifer Nelson

You may be familiar with a life coach, a type of guru you can hire when you need help in making a decision, heading in a new direction or feeling stuck in some aspect of your work, personal, or love life.

 

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Dumb Things People Do When They're Sick

By Maridel Reyes

Uh oh. You’re hacking, sneezing, wheezing—and then you inadvertently make your cold or flu worse by playing doctor. Most people don't realize that common moves—like doubling up on medication—might end up prolonging their misery by a day or two.

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The importance of sleep

Here’s why sleep really matterzzz

When your schedule is packed and you’re trying hard to fit it all in, sleep is probably the first place you cut corners. After all, losing a few hours of sleep now and then can’t make any difference. Right?

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More to the HumanaVitality Mall

Amazon, Macy’s, Apple, Target—the HumanaVitality® Mall has something for everyone! Getting active and staying fit are even more enticing when you can earn Vitality Points™ to redeem rewards.

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Dreaming of retiring or switching careers

Living the dream of a new career or retirement

It’s been said that during our lifetimes we will change careers five to seven times.1 And according to recent statistics, the average worker stays at a job less than four and a half years.2

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Vitality Check

Vitality Check Improvements

A Vitality Check™ is an important biometric snapshot of how you are living, and can help you understand where you can start improving your health.

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5 Symptoms you Should Never Ignore

Patients often ask, "Doctor, is this something to worry about?" says Edward T. Creagan, MD, professor of medical oncology at Mayo Clinic, Rochester, and author of How Not to Be My Patient: A Physician's Secrets for Staying Healthy and Surviving Any Diagnosis.

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Health Insurance Tidbits

Are you ready for Open Enrollment?

November 1, 2015, kicks off the third year of the Open Enrollment Period, the time Americans buy their health insurance as required by the Affordable Care Act.

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Do you Have Cyberchondria?

You wake up and there’s a slight rash on your forearm that wasn’t there before. So you do what millions of Americans do -- you consult the internet.

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