How to Safely Choose Mosquito Repellents

The itch from one, tiny bite is annoying enough, but these days, mosquitoes can do more than just bug you; their bites can transmit serious diseases. Here’s a guide for choosing the best mosquito repellent to deter mosquitoes, as well as how to use it to protect your skin.

 

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Employee Assistance: Resilience Training

Lately, a lot of attention has been paid to helping employees manage day-to-day stress in the workplace. There is no lack of helpful resources when it comes to quick stress-reducing techniques. But what happens when serious issues arise that require more than deep breathing exercises or a seated mountain pose?

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Moving? Your New Home May Come With a New Health Plan.

If you’re in the market for a house, you’re probably knee-deep in listings and phone calls from realtors. Moving can be stressful, but there’s a reward waiting at the end, besides your new home: new health insurance options.

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Sheppard Elementary
I grew up in Philly and was educated in the Philadelphia public school system, from pre-K all the way up through graduating from Mastbaum High School (Go Panthers!). I have great memories of classes, teachers, field trips, and lifelong friendships — so saying “Yes” when I had the chance to help at Sheppard Elementary was a no-brainer….
breastfeeding support group - There's plenty of support for breastfeeding moms - you just need to know where to look.
I recently had a baby and decided to breastfeed. But what seemed like a simple decision turned out to be more challenging than I thought. Luckily, being an Independence Blue Cross (Independence) member helped me discover resources (like a breastfeeding support group) which made the experience much smoother. Here are my tips for getting through those first few months of nursing….
Physical well-being - Start a personalized exercise plan to get focused on your own physical well-being.

Creating a personalized exercise program to promote physical well-being

When you think of your overall well-being, you traditionally think of your physical well-being. And for good reason — if you’re suffering physically, it’s hard to focus on anything else. There are many benefits that come with being physically fit, including: Improved heart function Slowed aging Stronger bones and joints Increased immune response Increased quality of sleep Your physical well-being is actually made up of three primary areas: exercise,…
Mosquito Repellent - Buzz Off: How to Safely Choose Repellents To Get Rid of Mosquitos
The itch from one, tiny bite is annoying enough, but these days, mosquitoes can do more than just bug you; their bites can transmit serious diseases, such as the Zika virus, West Nile virus, Dengue Fever, and Yellow Fever. That is why it is important to protect your family and yourself by getting mosquito repellent to help get rid of mosquitoes and keep them away….
Meat Product Labels - Understanding the difference between various meat product labels can be daunting.

What do popular meat product labels mean?

Grilling is as much a part of summer as the beach or baseball. But whether you prefer charcoal, gas, or hardwood, one question remains —– what are you cooking? You might think it’s just pork or beef, but there may be more going on with your favorite protein than you think….
Employee Assistance Programs and Resilience Training

Employee Assistance Programs: Helping employees bounce back from work or life challenges

Lately, a lot of attention has been paid to helping employees manage day-to-day stress in the workplace. From 5-minute meditations to desk yoga there is no lack of helpful resources when it comes to quick stress-reducing techniques. But what happens when serious issues arise that require more than deep breathing exercises or a seated mountain pose?…
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When it comes to eating right, men can make a lot of wrong decisions. I’ve spent a good stretch of my life blissfully uneducated about men’s health and nutrition, and making questionable choices. I’m not proud of this, but I’ve: Gone long periods without consciously eating fruits or vegetables. I believe it was the 1990s. Eaten things on a dare….
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If you were covered by a PPO plan in the past and switched to an HMO plan, you may have some questions about how an HMO works. Don’t worry — it’s easier than you think.

What is an HMO Plan?

HMO stands for health maintenance organization. An HMO is a type of health plan that requires you to select a family doctor,…
How many calories should I eat?
From the time you learned the definition of a calorie, you probably also heard that adults need 2,000 of them per day. But how could that be true, considering how different we all are? Some of us train for triathlons, burning a lot of calories, while some of us would rather pass the time watching a Chopped marathon….
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