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5 Tips for Staying Healthy During the Winter

When the sun is shining and the weather is warm, the motivation to get outside and exercise comes much easier. But when the cold weather comes around, that motivation can take a nose dive.

Whether you’re retired, a busy parent, a single professional or a child, there are many fun and creative ways to keep moving this winter to help fight off colds and the flu, and maintain your overall health.

Park Farther Away
Those extra steps can add up. It may be good to buy a pedometer to track exactly how many steps you take each day.

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Conquer Financial Stress This Holiday Season

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As the holidays loom, are you stressing out about all the gifts you have to buy and how much they'll cost?

And the food for holiday dinners? And the cocktail dress (or ugly sweater) you need* for holiday parties? And the cost of holiday travel? 

With all of those expectations, it's no wonder people worry about their finances this time of year.  

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How to Help a Grieving Loved One

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It could be a song playing on the radio. Or someone calling out a familiar name. Or even a favorite smell in the kitchen. When a person experiences a loss, memories can be sparked in a moment and emotions can be varied.

The holidays are often referred to as the “most wonderful time of the year,” but for someone who has lost a loved one, the season can be a painful annual reminder of what’s been lost. We all experience loss at one time or another, but that doesn’t make it any easier. The grief process can be a long one, filled with many emotional phases.

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Are You Antibiotics Aware?

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The goal of taking any medication is to feel better. But antibiotics aren’t always the answer.
 
Being "antibiotics aware" means understanding when antibiotics are helpful and when using them can introduce new threats to public health.

Antibiotics are appropriate to treat conditions that are caused by bacteria, such as strep throat.

When symptoms are caused by a virus—such as a sore throat, the flu or the common cold—antibiotics won't provide any relief.

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