Health

Health Care Costs: 8 Questions to Ask Your Doctor

Note: the questions below are offered as general guidance by Consolidated Insurance, and are not intended to replace qualified medical opinions from a doctor or other medical professional. However you may feel about the current state of health care and whether the ACA should or should not be modified or replaced, it’s a virtual certainty…

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How to Reduce Employee Health Costs? Promote a “Culture of Health”

Are you an employer looking for a Health Insurance Quote? Click here for a Health Insurance Quote Business owners can reap significant financial rewards by fostering a culture of health among employees at their workplaces. A recent study of PPG Industries, a large Pennsylvania-based company founded in 1883, was published in the Journal of Occupational…

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Skin Cancer: A Scary Reality

It’s summer. The weather’s warm, the watermelon’s on the picnic table and the water in the swimming pool is just right. You want to be carefree, lighthearted, and let your guard down. But there’s one area in which having your guard up can potentially save your life: sun protection. Skin cancer is steadily on the…

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Spring Cleaning for Outdoor Fun

As winter’s lingering shadow lessens, and the sun shines brighter and warmer every day, it’s an ideal time to give your front and back yards a thorough spring cleaning in preparation for a long stretch of satisfying, beautiful, and safe outdoor fun. Here are some suggestions for outdoor spring cleaning: Rake it up! Put the…

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Hooray for Earth Day!

For some Americans, buying organic vegetables, recycling, and biking to work are just a part of a modern healthy lifestyle, one that also happens to benefit the planet we live on. But there was a time when these environmentally sustainable habits were not part of everyday life, and when the protection of the planet was…

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Every Burst Counts: New Discoveries About the Power of Short Intense Workouts

For a long time, most devoted exercisers have adhered to the rule that a sustained stretch of aerobic exercise, one that kept your heart pounding for at least 10 minutes, was what garnered the desired results: a healthy weight and a fit body, not to mention less money shelled out on health insurance co-payments! Interestingly,…

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Fun Overload: When Good Times Get Out of Hand

March is a much anticipated month in Maryland, when many of us start shedding our winter layers in excited preparation for the coming spring. In addition to extra clothes, however, some folks also shed their common sense. There is such thing as having too much fun, and a few times illustrate that better than the…

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National Poison Prevention Week 2016

  What do bath salts, house plants, energy drinks, mouthwash, and over-the-counter medicines have in common? All of the items can be poisonous when used inappropriately and it only takes a second for a child or beloved pet to ingest a household chemical or medicine that could cause permanent damage. Every March, the American Association…

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National Wise Health Care Consumer Month

  Do you consume health care wisely? This is the month for Marylanders to consider that question. The sad truth is, studies have shown that most Americans take more time researching their car or appliance purchases than they do doctors and health plans. But what is more precious than your health? Certainly not a new…

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Love and Life Insurance: A Perfect Match

Red hearts, chocolate, lace, and roses: it’s that time of year again. With February comes Valentine’s Day, and with Valentine’s Day comes thoughts of love. While Valentine’s Day emphasizes romantic love, or the kind of love that results when Cupid’s arrow penetrates a heart and inspires swoony, smitten feelings of attraction and desire, it’s also…

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