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Enrolling in Medicare? Don't Make These Mistakes!

Finding the right Medicare plan matters. With hundreds of policies to choose from, and so much information to understand, many people guess when choosing a policy and end up paying too much for a plan that doesn't cover what they need. Open enrollment period for Medicare begins October 15. To help baby boomers avoid making the most common mistakes, the nonprofit National Council on Aging (NCOA) created My Medicare Matters . For more than 60 years, NCOA has worked to improve the health and economic security of older adults through education and decision support. My Medicare Matters provides a clear and friendly guide to help boomers evaluate their individual needs, compare their options, enroll in a plan, and sustain the best coverage for years to come. "People typically spend most of their life with healthcare more or less handled for them by an employer," said James Firman, NCOA president and...
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National Survey Shows Chronic Pain is Creating an Epidemic of Addiction

Americans with chronic pain say that current treatments using prescription painkillers do not work, leading to years of intense suffering, thoughts of suicide,

and often dependence on the medications, according to a new national survey sponsored by the Center for Public Advocacy at the Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation.

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Knorr Provides One Million School Meals on World Food Day

On World Food Day (October 16, 2014), Knorr is partnering with the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) rallying people globally to pledge

their support for building a world with zero hunger at Knorr will also support WFP’s ‘Home Grown School Meals Programme’ and provide one million nutritious, cooked meals for school children in Kenya, Indonesia and the Philippines.

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Massage Keeps Dartmouth College Athletes In the Game

Anna Terry’s journey of becoming a sports massage therapist was intertwined with her athletic career. She became involved in sports at a very young age, participating in field hockey, softball, canoeing and gymnastics, ultimately dedicating her energy to kayaking.After graduating from Southwest School of Massage in Durango, Colorado, in 2002, the New Hampshire native attended the 2002 Slalom World Championships as both an alternate on the Team USA Canoe/Kayak   and the team’s massage therapist. She made the team and competed the following year, after which she retired from kayaking and focused on her sports massage career full time.She knew, having been an athlete who received guidance from trainers, that she wanted to serve a clientele of athletes, make them feel better and get them back in the game. Now, Terry, 34, splits her time between her practice—bodyKinesis LLC—and her position as a sports massage therapist and yoga instructor at Dartmouth Peak Performance (DP2), which provides health services to Dartmouth College’s athletes. Education, Terry said, is her greatest resource. Having at least a basic knowledge of the specific sport each individual client is involved in is vital to providing the best possible services for prevention, recovery or maintenance.

However, she said, “You don’t have to be an athlete to work with athletes—you just have to understand what [their] sport does to the body.”

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71% of US Moms Agree: Food and Happiness Go Hand-in-Hand

Many ingredients are actively engaging in new conversations, moms are making informed decisions about food in order to help their families lead better lives. Leading food ingredient company, Chr. Hansen, Natural Colors Division, commissioned the "Thought for Food" survey to learn what US moms look for in food labels and to gauge their perceptions of natural ingredients. While moms rely on personal insight gained from Google searches, news segments, and social media discussions, most of their purchasing choices are made by reading food labels.

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Belltown Spine & Wellness, an integrated health and spinal rehabilitation center, has helped thousands of people over the past 22 years regain their health and vitality through their natural, integrated approach to health and wellness in the greater Seattle area. Our services, which include chiropractic, spinal rehabilitation, massage therapy, acupuncture, naturopathic medicine and medical weight-loss are customized and targeted for each individual's health goals. Our signature 4-step program is specifically designed to help patients recover from neck and back pain chronic conditions. This system, created by Dr. Scott Mindel, Seattle chiropractor and owner of Belltown Spine & Wellness draws on the latest rehabilitation techniques available today.


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