Aon Hewitt Said Users of Private Health Exchange Saw Lower Costs in 2014

Employers and individuals participating in Aon Hewitt’s private health insurance exchange saw reductions in their health care costs for the 2014 plan year, the benefits consultant said Thursday. Continue reading

20+ Natural Fibromyalgia Solutions Including the Gluten Free Diet

Fibromyalgia, like most modern day ‘syndromes,’ is considered ‘idiopathic’ – a fancy word for “we don’t know,” and often times used as an excuse for not looking deeper into the root causes of the patient’s suffering. Conventional treatment is palliative at best, and harmful at worst — all the more reason why natural approaches are so greatly needed.

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4 Ways to Keep from Loosing your Eyesight (Cataracts)

The human eye is uniquely equipped to stay young in appearance and health late into life (thanks to the heightened expression of the enzyme telomerase) but not without good nutrition!

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Voluntary Benefits Could Hold Key to Health Care Reform Excise Tax

Some U.S. employers are beginning to use voluntary medical benefit plans to minimize the prospects of sharp health care cost increases in the coming years as a result of health care reform. Continue reading

New Health Care Tax Looms for many Employers who don’t Change Plans

Without design changes to their health care plans, nearly half of large employers could be liable for a federal excise tax created by the health care reform law when it takes effect in 2018, according to a new analysis by Towers Watson & Co.

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Making Bone Broth a Staple in Your Diet May Be the Key to Improving Your Health

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Eating a high-quality, nutrient-dense diet is one of the most powerful ways to maintain health and prevent disease. Your gut in particular needs proper nourishment in order to allow your health to really flourish Continue reading

Can Water Go Bad?

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Water could “go bad” if you store it improperly, reuse dirty bottles, or fail to regularly clean your water filtration system

If you use a water filtration system, such as reverse osmosis, you must remember to regularly clean out Continue reading

Coffee, Tea, Tumeric and Beyond:Zero-In on Essential Polyphenols

Articles appear daily touting the benefits of blueberries, chocolate, red wine, olives, grape seeds/skin and thousands of other herbs, oils, extracts, spices and ferments. Continue reading

HIMSS Asks Congress To Take Action on Health IT Issues

The Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society has outlined three formal requests for congressional action to advance health IT efforts, Healthcare IT News reports (Monegain, Healthcare IT News, 9/18). Continue reading

House Approves Bill Defining Full-Time Employees as those Working 40 Hours

For the second time this year, the House of Representatives approved legislation to ease the health care reform law’s definition of a full-time employee by changing it to those working an average of at least 40 hours per week, shielding more employers from a stiff financial penalty imposed by the law. Continue reading

CDC Issues Ebola Checklist: ‘Now Is the Time to Prepare’

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, warning hospitals and doctors that “now is the time to prepare,” has issued a six-page Ebola “checklist” to help healthcare workers quickly determine if patients are infected. Continue reading

The True Story of Oscillococcinum

Whenever the flu season nears, prudent consumers get immunized against the most virulent strains of flu that are expected. This is especially recommended for people who are elderly or have chronic lung disease, diabetes, or various other chronic diseases. Continue reading

Man Pleads Not Guilty to Fraud in 2012 U.S. Meningitis Outbreak

Man Pleads Not Guilty to Fraud in 2012 U.S. Meningitis Outbreak

The first person to face criminal charges linked to a 2012 U.S. meningitis outbreak that killed 64 people and sickened 700 in 20 states pleaded not guilty on Thursday to claims Continue reading

5 Colorful Foods that Help Lower Cancer

An increasing number of studies are showing links between healthy eating habits and the prevention of certain forms of cancer. Moreover, research has found that colorful fresh foods which tend to be high in immune-boosting phytochemicals, are particularly adept at this. Below is a discussion of the different dietary changes Continue reading

Weight Lifting Can Boost Your Weight Loss Efforts

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In addition to high intensity interval training, weight lifting is an excellent way to get rid of that stubborn excess body fat Continue reading