Saving with Health Savings Accounts
Linn County LIVING WELL Magazine
A Heath Savings Account (HSA) is similar to a personal savings account, but the money in an HSA can only be used for health care expenses. In order to open an HSA, you must be enrolled in a qualified high-deductible health plan (HDHP). […]
Saving with Health Savings Accounts
The Benefits of Vitamin B12
Courtesy Avere Healthcare Clinic
Are you feeling tired, or do you lack the energy to do all you want to do? This could possibly be a result of a deficiency of the energy boosting nutrient called vitamin B12. […]
What’s the difference between a snore guard and a sleep appliance?
Courtesy More Smiles Dental Spa
Snoring is a major nuisance for anyone trying to sleep nearby. Pulling a pillow over your head or trying earplugs may help, but ignoring the problem can lead to tragic results. Sleep breathing disorders can lead to increased risk for stroke and heart attacks. […]
Choosing the best sunscreen
By Shannon Davis, CarePro Health Services, Linn County LIVING WELL Magazine
The best way to avoid painful sunburns, skin damage, and a higher risk of skin cancer is by regularly wearing sunscreen while in the sun. The best sunscreens provide broad-spectrum, long-lasting protection with ingredients that pose few health risks and don’t break down in the sun. But with so many sunscreens out there, how do you tell which products are the best for you and your family? […]
Is Your Insurance Company Really Competitive on Costs?
Maybe Not …
Courtesy DATCU Credit Union, Denton LIVING WELL Magazine
A little green reptile with a foreign accent, a talking duck, and other mascots certainly do a good job of generating attention for big insurance companies. They are quite clever, but the real question remains – Do these companies really save folks money on their insurance? Do you really believe a silly green animal? […]
It’s Fabulous 50 Friday and today we celebrate the incomparable actress Helen Mirren. She recently turned 67 and looks better than ever. Her grace, poise, and beauty resonate on the big screen and in real life. If only we could look this good.
Staying Active with Denver Parks and Recreation
East Denver LIVING WELL Magazine
Denver Parks and Recreation would like to showcase all of the great opportunities we have to offer to today’s active older adult. With over 5,000 acres of urban parks, 27 recreation centers and 14,000 acres of mountain parks, it is certain there is something for you to enjoy year-round. […]
Diabetes – A Deadly Secret
By Heather Branch, RN, Northshore LIVING WELL Magazine
Diabetes is more prevalent in the community than most realize. Over 25 million Americans have diabetes. In 2007, total diagnosed diabetes cost the U.S. $174 million. Diabetes is the leading cause of new cases of blindness, nontraumatic lower limb amputation and kidney failure. The risk for stroke is two to four times higher for diabetics. […]
Home Safety for the Homebound Patient
By Doug Rodgers, First Texas Home Health, Texoma LIVING WELL Magazine
Managing a home-bound patient’s medical condition is obviously top priority for any home health company including ours. However, there are other key areas that can impact a patient’s medical condition and affect his or her health outcome as well. One of these very important areas is home safety. […]
Are Rain Gutters Really Important?
By Rick Greene, General Manager, LeafGuard of Colorado, East Denver LIVING WELL Magazine
Rain gutters are small but critical components of a building’s roofing system and a long-term investment in the infrastructure of your home. Millions of feet of gutter are installed each year throughout the country, yet there is very little information available to educate or guide consumers when they’re installing or replacing gutters. Gutters.com is a great site to get more information on gutters and help you make informed choices when replacing or choosing a gutter syst […]