National Rip Current Awareness Week!

With summer fast approaching, and my mind on my upcoming beach vacation, I thought it was really appropriate to highlight some important safety tips from NOAA this week. Check water conditions before going in by looking at the local beach forecast before you leave for...

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Asthma… What does it cost us?

Most people think of asthma as the bigger, meaner cousin of allergies, but there is more to the story. Asthma is one of this country's most common and costly diseases. Each year it causes almost 2 million emergency room visits. The direct costs, including hospital...

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“Oh, I have allergies.”

We have all heard someone say... "Oh, I have allergies." But what does that really mean? Allergies are actually a learned immune response. Basically, your body has learned to treat your trigger--for example, pollen--like a germ invading your body and so it launches an...

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Marriage? Birth? Death? Divorce?

Sometimes life changes are so sudden, or so big that you don't even know where to start.  Luckily, you don't need to sweat the big stuff as long as you start the process quickly. Most major life changes trigger a Special Enrollment Period, and it is not hard to report...

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