Flu Season Is Back. Are You Ready?

It’s that time of year again. Flu season is back, and it’s not going anywhere anytime soon. As the colder weather begins to settle in and our exposure to germs escalates, it is most important to keep our immune system in check. The more we prioritize our health on a …

Improving Your Well-Being May Help Lower Your Healthcare Costs

Healthcare costs continue to rise, and it can feel as though there is nothing you can do to combat the expenses—but there is. Taking control of your overall well-being can greatly lower your healthcare costs. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 86% of the nation’s healthcare …

Avoid These Foods to Live Longer

If healthy food can be used as medicine, it stands to reason that unhealthy food could have a negative impact on your well-being. Case in point: A recent study revealed that we face a 14% higher risk of early death for every 10% increase in the amount of ultraprocessed foods …

Have You Considered Biking to Work?

You might enjoy going on a long bike ride on a nice day, but you may not have the time after the workday ends. If that’s the case, consider fitting biking into your existing schedule. An estimated 50 million people live within 5 miles of their workplaces. If you are …

Popular Heart and HBP Drug Recalled Due to Carcinogen Concerns

The FDA has announced a voluntary recall of medications that contain valsartan, which is a popular drug used to treat heart failure and high blood pressure (HBP). The recall was issued after a possible carcinogen (a substance that could cause cancer) was found in the recalled medications. What exactly was …

Experts Urge Earlier Colon Cancer Screenings

The American Cancer Society recommends that adults undergo colorectal cancer screening starting at age 45, opposed to the long-observed threshold of age 50. The new guidelines were published in CA: A Cancer Journal for Clinicians. This shift affects nearly 22 million Americans who fall within the 45-to-49 age range. Like …

Don’t Let A Busy Summer Schedule Keep You From Staying Fit

We get it. Summer holidays, vacations, and the kids’ soccer schedules keep you constantly on the go. During those busy days, it seems impossible to find time to head over to the gym and fit in a workout. Josh Davidson, PT, DPT, outpatient therapy supervisor at Bryn Mawr Rehabilitation Hospital’s …

Kick Start Your Summer Running Routine

Gorgeous weather is the best motivator to get active! With the summer season now in full swing, running may be the exercise for you. If interested in starting a running routine, Main Line Health suggests starting slow and giving your body time to adjust to avoid injury. Be mindful of …

Sun Safety

While a little vitamin D from the sun’s rays is good for you, there is really no such thing as a “healthy glow.” Any type of suntan is caused by exposure to ultraviolet (UV) radiation from the sun. Too much UV exposure can put you at risk for skin cancer. …

Spring into Change

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I’m Sick, but Is It a Cold or the Flu?

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A Dose of Giving

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Walking: A Prescription for Health

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A Simply Wonderful 2016

Benefits and wellness news to inform, empower and inspire… Creative Benefits, Inc. publishes The Pulse quarterly for the benefit of employees covered by health insurance through their employers. Our hope is that we make health insurance easier to understand so that employees can make the most of their health insurance …