Win at Losing: Find the Weight-loss Option That’s Right for You

5-healthy-lifestyle-changesIf you’re struggling with being obese or overweight—and millions of Americans are—it’s important to know that you really can lose unwanted pounds and gain better health.  Is there a secret to slimming down, like so many quick-fix diets promise? Not really. It takes time and determination, but weight-loss success is within your reach.

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5 Things Every College Student Should Know

Grade A advice

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It’s that time of year-kids are heading off to college. Though exciting, some kids may find themselves feeling homesick and struggling to make new friends.  In addition, newfound freedom may entice your child to experiment with alcohol.  With the opportunity of a new adventure comes a few cautionary tips.  Before your child hits the books, there are lessons to be learned. Here are five things to teach your college student before he or she leaves home:

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Help Your Children: Good Eye Care

As you know, the back-to-school countdown is on. Parents nationwide are scrambling to cross off priority items on their fall-semester checklists. While the basic components of backpacks, carpool schedules and maybe even new clothes can help contribute to school success, one of the most important items is often overlooked:

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Health Net’s Symptom Checker

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Are you worried about a symptom?  For Health Net members, the Interactive Health Symptom Checker tool is at your service! This tool will ask questions about your symptoms and based on your answers, tell you whether and how soon you may need medical attention.

How do you access your Interactive Health Symptom Checker? Click “continue reading”. Visit your Health Net Member Page by clicking on the image, right.

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Should You Take Dietary Supplements?

A Look at Vitamins, Minerals, Botanicals and More

 

Woman Reading Instructions On Pill BottleWhen you reach for that bottle of vitamin C or fish oil pills, you might wonder how well they’ll work and if they’re safe. The first thing to ask yourself is whether you need them in the first place.

More than half of all Americans take one or more dietary supplements daily or on occasion.

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Foods That Double as Medicine

Preparing Breakfast(CNN) A typical visit to the doctor might leave you with a bottle of pills and instructions to take them twice daily.  But a small, growing number of physicians are “prescribing” foods not only for weight management, but also to prevent and treat chronic diseases. Here, medical nutrition experts weigh in on specific foods they recommend.

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