Your Health Consult 2017

Life Expectancy

Why is the United States’ decreasing? As improvements have been made in healthcare, sanitation, reduction of waste and many other areas, the life expectancy in the United States continued to rise steadily over the past several decades. Unfortunately, that is no longer...

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Spirituality

Does it affect your health? As we are at the time of year when numerous cultures are celebrating different religious holidays, it brings forth the concept of spirituality. What does spirituality mean? Is it different for each person? How does it affect your health?...

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New Tax Plan

How is it going to affect your health? Everyone is talking about the new tax plan and how great it is going to be because most people think that they are going to get a tax break in their paychecks. While this may be true, there are other parts of the new tax bill...

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#MeToo Movement

How is it shaping the future? The #MeToo movement has become a national sensation since about the middle of October. It is being used to bring to light the prevalence of sexual harassment and assault, particularly in the workplace. How common is this type of behavior?...

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Holiday Season

It doesn’t have to be stressful! It is that time a year again…the holiday season is upon us. It is supposed to be a joyous time, but all too often you can end up stressed out and easily forget the reason the holidays are supposed to be special. How do you manage the...

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Health Insurance

What do you need to know? The open enrollment period for health insurance is fast approaching. This year it is shorter and some states have less options to choose from than previous years. How do you choose? What is the difference between all the different terms? What...

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Time Change

How does it affect your body? We are coming up on the “Fall Back” part of Daylight Savings Time, which for most of us this means an extra hour of sleep. As exciting as this is, the question is what happens to our bodies during this change. What happens to our bodies...

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Healthcare Reform Update

What is the latest plan? The latest plan in the healthcare reform process has arrived…it isn’t a good one. This one is titled the Graham-Cassidy Plan after Senators Lindsey Graham and Bill Cassidy who originated this version. When comparing this one to the other...

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Death With Dignity

Shouldn’t we all have the right to die? It might sound odd, “Death with Dignity,” but isn’t that what everyone should be entitled to? We are in control of every aspect of our lives, should we not have the option to choose when and how we die if we have a terminal...

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Technology

How is effecting your health? Technology is all around us and the impact it plays in our lives is significant. There are benefits to technology, such as our ability to find and sift through large amounts of information quickly. Unfortunately, there is a downside to...

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Hate & Health

Does it affect your health? Anger is a natural emotion, but it can be very toxic. What happens to your body when you are angry? The answer might surprise you. Even more shocking is what happens to your health when that anger is sustained over long periods of time....

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Healthcare Reform

Why should you care? Everywhere you look, the healthcare repeal bill is there and if you are like most people, you are concerned and fed up with hearing about it. The question you might be asking yourself is why is it such a big deal and why should you care?  ...

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Water

Everywhere, but not a drop to drink?!? What is something that you don’t think about often is…WATER! Seriously, how often do you actually think about it. Water is something that we take for granted and don’t give much thought about until there is too much of it...

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Opioid Crisis

What has happened to America? Everywhere you look the opioid crisis is in the news. Obviously, this is a significant problem that is gripping our nation. Unfortunately, this is not a new problem. It started many years ago and just now are we seeing the devastating...

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