Holidays and Kids’ Safety

It’s that time of the year! The holidays are upon us and as we enjoy all the festivities, thoughts of safety might not be at the top of our mind. As you decorate your homes and spend time with your family and friends, here are tips to help keep kids safe this holiday: Real Christmas […]

Heal, Buddy: Compassionate canine provides puppy love

“Hey Buddy!” “Buddy’s here!” “Look it’s Buddy!” Bob Peterson is used to the attention his therapy dog, Buddy, gets every time he steps into St. Francis Hospital to visit patients and staff. “I know I’m just the guy with the leash and it doesn’t bother me at all,” said Peterson, Buddy’s owner and hospital volunteer. […]

Enroll Today for 2017 Coverage through the Health Insurance Marketplace

The Health Insurance Marketplace is now open for enrollment. If you need to renew your current plan or need new coverage for 2017, now’s the time to take action. 2017 Health Insurance Enrollment Timeline Nov. 1, 2016: Open Enrollment Begins Dec. 15, 2016: Deadline to Enroll in or Change Plans for Coverage Starting Jan. 1, […]

7 Reasons Why You Really Do Need a Primary Care Doctor

You’re young (Ok, young-ish) and healthy and have a thousand things to do. So why would you want to complicate your already hectic life with one more thing like finding a primary care doctor and making an appointment? Believe it or not, research shows that people who have a primary care doctor actually live longer. […]

Smokers: Smoking Isn’t Just Dangerous for You

When you smoke, it affects those around you, even after you’ve put out your cigarette. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), nearly 69 chemicals come off of a burning cigarette. This is called sidestream smoke. Sidestream smoke is the smoke from the lit end of a cigarette, pipe or cigar. Sidestream […]

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