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Importance of Checking Your Drinking Water

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According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, water related disease causes 3.4 million deaths per year. Although the United States has a strong system in place for testing and preventing water contaminants, the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences reports that waterborne disease may be more difficult for developed countries to fight off … More

Insuring Your College Student

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Sending a child off to college is a significant milestone that represents the culmination of years of planning and hard work. As you prepare for the start of the semester, you should consider how your insurance needs may change with your son or daughter away at school. Protecting Your Student’s Belongings Many homeowners policies consider … More

The Benefits of Health Centers

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Health centers are nonprofit, community-driven health care organizations that provide access to affordable care. As locally owned and operated businesses, health centers serve over 25 million Americans, proving much-needed services to those in need. National Health Center Week takes place from Aug. 13-19, and it’s a great time to learn about some of the benefits … More

Children’s Eye Health and Safety Month: Detecting Eye Problems

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Whether your little one is suddenly having problems reading the board in the classroom, or comes home one evening from baseball practice with a swollen black eye, it is important to know the symptoms of various eye problems your children may suffer. As Children’s Eye Health and Safety Month approaches, take a moment to review … More

Little Known Facts about Beer

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International Beer Day—the worldwide, hop-fueled holiday—is right around the corner, so it’s time to get your facts straight. This 9-year-old tradition celebrates the hardworking brewers who make the drink possible. Observe the day by sharing some of the interesting beer facts listed below with friends and colleagues. Clean drinking water was hard to find in … More

6 Tips to Keep Your Home Cool and Your Energy Bills Low

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During the hot summer months, it can be tempting to turn up the air conditioning in order to stay cool and comfortable. However, heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) systems use a large amount of energy and can drastically increase your energy bills. In fact, according to the Department of Energy, homeowners spend more than … More

The Truth about Sharks: Dispelling Common Myths and Stereotypes

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Despite their gruesome depiction across media platforms as vicious aquatic killers, sharks starkly contrast the stereotypes placed upon them. As Shark Week approaches, it is important to learn the truth about sharks and diminish common myths associated with their species. Myth: Sharks Prey on People No matter the species of shark, humans are most certainly … More

World Hepatitis Day: Understanding Hepatitis

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Hepatitis is characterized as an inflammatory condition of the liver. There are several different forms of hepatitis, ranging in realms of severity and cause. While some forms of hepatitis are relatively short-term and treatable, other forms are chronic and dangerous. However, nearly all forms of this disease are virally transmitted. According to the Centers for … More

Preventing Food borne Illnesses at Picnics

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Summer may be a great time to get outdoors for a picnic, but warm temperatures and under-cooked foods can expose you to the many health hazards associated with food borne illnesses, commonly referred to as food poisoning. Diseases like salmonella, E. coli and rhinovirus can cause serious symptoms, such as vomiting, fever, diarrhea and abdominal … More

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