Helpful Tips for Wearing a Mask During a Pandemic

The proper use of personal protective equipment for the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) has raised numerous questions as the current pandemic affects our nation. Different guidelines issued by different agencies has caused a great deal of confusion among individuals, prompting scientific studies to focus on the importance of wearing a mask …

Making Your Health a Priority During the Pandemic

The global COVID-19 pandemic has altered life as we know it. Uncertainty of what lies ahead does not mean managing your health should be put on the back burner.  Maintaining healthy exercise, nutrition, and sleep habits may feel especially challenging during this time, but these habits are critical for managing …

Prioritizing Your Mental Health During A Pandemic

As we face these challenging times, becoming comfortable with uncertainty and prioritizing your mental health is imperative. Whether you’re experiencing unemployment, working from home, or just trying to adjust to this new normal, the importance of knowing when to give yourself a break to focus on you cannot be understated. …

CDC Guidance Following COVID-19 Diagnosis or Exposure

Earlier this month, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued guidance for discontinuing home isolation following COVID-19 diagnosis, as well as recommended protocols for essential workers exposed to the virus. Discontinuing Isolation Following COVID-19 Diagnosis The decision to discontinue isolation should stem from local circumstances. Determination for discontinuation …

Tips to Cope with Stress

During such uncertain times, it’s easy to feel stressed. The multitude of information constantly coming through our televisions, radios, phones, and computers can be extremely overwhelming and affect our emotional and physical equilibrium. With that said, it’s essential to be aware of what’s causing daily stressors, so you can take …

Make the Most Out of this Holiday Season

With Christmas and New Years around the corner, we are in the thick of the holiday season. This time of year can be a tremendous source for joy and camaraderie, but it can also be incredibly overwhelming and cause a great deal of stress. It’s important to ask yourself, “What …

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 …