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Best flu hacks every traveler should know
Monday, December 9, 2019
While everyone wants to make the most of their vacation, travel can do a number on one’s health, and during flu season, the risk of feeling unwell is even higher. Feel your best with these tips: • Flu levels increase during winter because people spend more time in enclosed spaces touching surfaces and breathing “shared” air.
 
Resolve to green your grocery shopping in 2020
Monday, December 9, 2019
In our grab-and-go culture, plastic is pervasive at the grocery store. But as more supermarkets worldwide adopt smart strategies for reducing single-use plastic packaging, experts say that these same changes are possible here in the U.S., so long as retailers, companies and individuals commit to making them a reality. “It’s time to build
 
10 doctor-recommended health tips for the new year
Monday, December 9, 2019
Four in 10 adults in the U.S. have two or more chronic diseases, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. While certain conditions and risk factors are beyond one’s control, the new year is the perfect time to consider the many lifestyle choices you can make for improved health. “With too many holiday sweets and not enough
 
Health care costs for employees rise
Tuesday, December 3, 2019
North Carolinians spend a greater share of their money on health care costs than the national average. A new report shows that in 2018, North Carolinians paid almost 14% of the state’s median income on employer-sponsored health plan premiums and deductibles, up from around 11% in 2008. For comparison, in 2008, the average American spent just under 8%
 
Simple steps may prevent type 2 diabetes
Monday, December 2, 2019
More than 1 in 3 Americans (over 84 million people) have prediabetes, which is a serious condition that often leads to type 2 diabetes and other significant health problems such as heart disease and stroke. Despite its prevalence, nearly 90 percent of people with the condition don’t know they have it. The good news is that prediabetes can often be
 
Safeguard your retirement nest egg as a caregiver
Monday, December 2, 2019
According to the U.S. Census, older generations are projected to outnumber children by 2035 for the first time in U.S. history, thus increasing the need for caregivers. Millions of adults, including baby boomers, are already taking care of loved ones and facing new realities that require sacrifices to provide care. Research from the Bankers Life Center for
 
‘Cancer cap’ helps prevent hair loss during chemotherapy
Wednesday, November 20, 2019
One of the first things people, especially women, fear when they hear chemotherapy is hair loss. For a long time, there just didn’t seem to be any other way around it. If you wanted the potentially life-saving chemotherapy to treat your cancer, you had to be resigned to the fact that you were going to lose your hair. But not anymore. Several
 
Tips to improve wellness and prevent stroke
Monday, November 18, 2019
Stroke is often thought of as something that happens to older people, but more people under 50 are having strokes due to increased risky behaviors like smoking and untreated high blood pressure. Strokes don't discriminate, according to the American Stroke Association, a division of the American Heart Association. They can happen to anyone, at any age.
 
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BUSINESS BRIEFS

POP-UP Africana Holiday Market Pop-up Shop is Dec. 14-15, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Phoenix Event

Political fights for 2020 begin to emerge

With legal challenges to the state’s congressional and legislative maps closed, candidate

Senate passes bill to save funding for HBCUs

The Senate recently passed a bipartisan deal that would permanently restore funding to