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Maximize insurance benefits

Make the Most of Your Health Insurance Before the End of the Year. The start of a new calendar year sends many people into reset mode. They’re resetting their goals, resolutions and frames of mind at the start of each year. A lot of people tend to forget that their health insurance plan is getting ready to do the same thing with a new year reset of its own. A new ...

 
 

Benefits of drinking water

Whether you’re a water glass half-full or half-empty kind of person, the medical community will almost always tell you to drink the rest of it. Water is essential to nearly every major system in your body, and there’s an increasing amount of smart water bottles and apps designed to remind you to drink up during the day. After the holiday season rolls through, some of ...

 

Pilates for back pain

Back pain is something you may be all too familiar with. An estimated 80 percent of adults will suffer from lower back pain at some point in their lifetime. Adding Pilates to your workout routine may help minimize or eliminate the pressure. That’s because pain in the back can be be caused by muscle overuse or postural alignment problems. Certain exercises, such as ...

 

Lung screening helps save lives

November is lung cancer awareness month. Lung cancer is the second most common cancer in both men and women, following skin cancer, and is the leading cause of cancer death each year. More people die of lung cancer than of colon, breast, and prostate cancers combined. That's why Crozer Keystone Health System developed its Lung Screening Program using low-dose ...

 

Treating varicose veins

Whether it is at home during the summer or on vacation in the winter, hot weather can be an uncomfortable time for people who have varicose veins. After all, shorts and bathing suits that come along with warm-weather wear don’t exactly mesh well with someone who may be feeling self-conscious about their legs. Beyond cosmetic concerns, the symptoms associated with ...

 

Better to sweat?

Does Sweating More Mean You’re Getting A Better Workout?  Many people equate a lot of sweating to a good workout. If you come home from the gym completely dry, you must have been doing something wrong, right? Not necessarily. We often assume that the amount we sweat correlates to the intensity of our workout or the calories we’ve burned, but this isn’t always the ...

 

Burn more calories

Going for a walk? Here’s how to burn more calories Whether it’s on your way to work, on a treadmill at a gym, or through the park on a summer evening, walking can be extremely beneficial for your health. Because it is such a huge part of our daily lives, we often forget about all the positive effects walking can have, particularly in terms of burning calories. ...

 

October optimum month for flu vaccine

October may be the optimum month to get your flu vaccine. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends anyone who is eligible be vaccinated by the end of October. That includes pregnant women, adults age 65 and older, children younger than five and people who have long-term health conditions that put them at a higher risk. While health officials ...

 

Prostate cancer

According to the American Cancer Society, prostate cancer is the most common type of cancer found in American men, other than skin cancer. Who Is at Risk of Prostate Cancer? One man in six will get prostate cancer during his lifetime, but some men are at a higher risk than others for developing the disease, based on factors such as age, race and family history. Men ...

 

How to treat a burn

You and your family are exposed to burn risks every day. Between curling irons, hot coffee, ironing clothes and cooking in the kitchen, burns are a very real possibility. First Aid for Burns If you or a family member suffers a burn, there are some immediate steps you can take to ensure proper care is received. First, treat every burn like a major burn until you can ...

 

Endometriosis in young women

Endometriosis is one of the most common gynecological disorders, affecting as many as one in 10 women of reproductive age. It is a chronic condition in which the tissue that forms the lining of the uterus, called endometrium, grows outside the uterine cavity on organs such as the ovaries, Fallopian tubes, bowels and bladder. In rare cases, tissue can even ...