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6 Habits That Support Strong Mental Health

Maintaining good mental health has become more challenging in recent times, with the global pandemic and other factors contributing to stress and anxiety. It is more important now than ever to develop healthy habits to improve your mood and help keep stress at bay. Cultivating the following habits will benefit not only your mental health, but your physical health, as well. Get Regular Exercise This...

How to Perform a Breast Self-Exam

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Breast self-examination is an important step in the early detection of breast cancer. Along with clinical breast exams and mammograms, it can help detect cancer in the early stages, when it is often treatable. Women should start performing regular breast exams at home in their 20s, as stated by the American Breast Cancer Foundation.  Three Ways to Perform a Breast...

Finding Health Insurance After Leaving the Nest at Age 26

As a young adult, you can remain on your parents’ health insurance plan until you reach the age of 26. At that point, it is time to find coverage on your own. Below are some guidelines to help you navigate the process. When Coverage Stops Under Your Parent’s Health Insurance How long you have coverage under your parent’s policy after you turn 26 will depend...

Newborn Safety Checklist for First-Time Parents

After the birth of a first child, many new parents are struck by the awesome responsibility they have just taken on. Newborn babies are completely dependent on their parents and caregivers to protect and nurture them. In keeping with Baby Safety Month in September, the following checklist can help first-time parents keep their newborns safe. Infant Safety Checklist Always support the baby’s head. A newborn’s...

When to Consider Supplemental Health Insurance

Supplemental health insurance can cover out-of-pocket expenses that your regular health insurance plan does not cover. Many older adults purchase this type of plan when they go on Medicare. Younger individuals may also consider supplemental health coverage to pay for deductibles, co-pays, coinsurance, and other expenses that may arise in the event of a serious accident or illness.  If you are under age 65 and...