Health

Foods That Will Help Boost Your Immune System

Foods That Will Help Boost Your Immune System

Now that we’re officially heading into flu season, it’s the perfect time to focus on boosting your immune system. While no supplement or food will cure a disease or keep you 100% safe from a virus, there are certain foods that can work to keep your body strong. In fact, …

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What is Self-Care and What Isn’t? How to Avoid Unhealthy Habits

What is Self-Care and What Isn’t? How to Avoid Unhealthy Habits

Instagram influencers and millennials love to throw the term “self-care” around, but often times it can lead to unhealthy habits and bad coping skills. While it’s important to take time for oneself and to focus on self-betterment, the term self-care can be confused with self-indulgence. We’re all trying to get …

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Foods to Eat This Winter To Keep You Healthy

Foods to Eat This Winter To Keep You Healthy

When I think of winter my mind immediately goes to overindulging. Between Thanksgiving, Christmas, and the insane amount of sweets available, my diet definitely goes down the drain between the months of November and January.  And, because I don’t necessarily take care of my body during the holiday season, this …

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Ways to Get Fit If You Don’t Like Working Out

Ways to Get Fit If You Don’t Like Working Out

Do you ever look at people who go to the gym for fun and wonder why they put themselves through such torture? Don’t worry, it’s totally OK if you do. While there are plenty of people out there who love running on treadmills, pumping iron and pushing their bodies to the …

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Which Is Healthier: Sweet Potatoes or White Potatoes?

Which Is Healthier: Sweet Potatoes or White Potatoes?

Potatoes are America’s favorite vegetable. Sweet potatoes, while not as popular as white potatoes, are thought to be healthier… but are they? When you compare the health benefits of the two different types of potatoes, that’s not necessarily the case. Let’s take a look. Nutritional Comparison A medium sweet potato …

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Medicare Scam: Woman Arrested After Swindling $6 Million

Medicare Scam: Woman Arrested After Swindling $6 Million

A woman has been arrested after creating fake billings for home health care that defrauded Medicare for $6 million. Lilit Gagikovna Baltaian, 58, of Porter Ranch, California was arrested Thursday for her role in a scam that saw her connecting patients with home healthcare companies. Police explained that the companies …

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Health Scams: Phony Cure-Alls and Old-Fashioned Snake Oil

Health Scams: Phony Cure-Alls and Old-Fashioned Snake Oil

One of the oldest varieties of scams in the world is the “miracle cure.” Since the beginning of civilization, people have been looking for quick, easy ways to improve their health. And, invariably, people with ill intent try to defraud sick people by selling them bogus cure-alls and miracle drugs. …

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Vaccine Scams Are Devious–and Dangerous

Vaccine Scams Are Devious–and Dangerous

Talk of vaccines has become extremely common in recent days as the global vaccination effort is fully underway. However, this huge push for vaccination has also led to a proliferation of scams aimed at defrauding people who are eager to get a vaccine. Remember: official government sites and pharmacies won’t …

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Health Insurance Scams Are Real: Here’s How to Detect Them

Health Insurance Scams Are Real: Here’s How to Detect Them

Health insurance is a prickly topic. Everyone needs health insurance, whether they’re the picture of health or chronically ill. And, like it or not, health insurance doesn’t come cheap in the US. Many people get insurance provided through their employer. However, some people who are retired or work as independent …

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