It can be difficult to find time to rest and relax with looming to-do lists and various responsibilities. However, try to make it a priority to incorporate some downtime in your daily life. When you know you need a break, give yourself permission to relax and recharge. Finding BalanceLife is about finding balance. Don’t feel guilty for giving yourself a break at times. Luckily, our … Continue reading Finding time for rest and relaxation
Vaccination rates fell behind during the COVID-19 pandemic, and we’re still catching up. The CDC reported that during the 2020–2021 school year, only about 94% of kindergartners nationwide were fully vaccinated against: • Diphtheria, tetanus and acellular pertussis (DTaP) • Measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) • Varicella (chickenpox) Why it matters Even a slight drop in vaccination coverage means communities are less protected against diseases. … Continue reading Warning: Kids are falling behind on critical vaccines
Children may experiment with new clothing, hairstyles or attitudes as they grow. But sudden and extreme negative changes could signal substance abuse. General warning signs Warning signs of substance abuse include: • Withdrawal from family and activities. • Being irritable and argumentative. • Lying. • Seeming depressed, angry, paranoid or confused. • Sleeping a lot or not very much. • Gaining or losing a lot … Continue reading How to spot kids’ substance abuse
We all need an escape from reality now and then, whether that’s a relaxing vacation or a great book. Psychosis, however, refers to a loss of contact with reality. It may mean seeing or hearing things that aren’t there. A person may have trouble knowing what is real and what isn’t. Certain mental disorders and drug abuse could cause psychosis. The good news: effective treatments … Continue reading Early treatment, team approach help psychosis
You may be eligible for Marketplace subsidies even if you’re offered an employer-based insurance plan. The definition of “affordable” group coverage has been problematic since the arrival of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) in 2013. Known as the “family glitch,” it has barred millions of employees from receiving subsidized health insurance through the Marketplace. Just in time for January 2023 enrollment, the IRS has fixed … Continue reading How the Family Glitch increases your opportunity for a premium tax credit
Take a moment and think about some of your goals. Maybe you want to find a job you love, eat better, save money or improve your fitness levels. If you’ve set goals in the past, but failed to meet them, know that this time can be different. When you set goals using the S.M.A.R.T. method, you give yourself the tools needed to be successful. S.M.A.R.T … Continue reading Set Goals the S.M.A.R.T. Way
No magic potion can solve all your health problems. But if you have diabetes, there is a beverage that may boost your ability to manage your condition. What’s more, it comes in many colors and flavors, and it’s simple to find on your grocery store shelf. It’s tea – and whether you prefer green, black or oolong, research suggests sipping a cup, or a few, … Continue reading Spill the tea: can this drink help diabetes?
Some of your employees may now be eligible for Marketplace subsidies The definition of “affordable” group coverage has been problematic since the arrival of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) in 2013. Known as the “family glitch,” it has barred millions of employees from receiving subsidized health insurance through the Marketplace. Just in time for January 2023 enrollment, the IRS has fixed the “family glitch.” This … Continue reading What you need to know about the “family glitch”