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What is Mindfulness and Why is it Important
Wellness

What is Mindfulness and Why is it Important

Mindfulness is the practice of maintaining awareness of our thoughts, feelings, bodily sensations, and the surrounding environment in the present moment. Everyone has the ability to engage in mindfulness, which can offer benefits such as reducing stress, enhancing performance, increasing our attention and insight on those around us, and more.

Ashley Brooks
Ashley Brooks4 Feb 2022
What are March-In Rights?
Insights

What are March-In Rights?

The U.S. Government has the right to “march-in” and grant licenses to additional companies under federally funded patents. The two main reasons March-In rights are used are if there are public safety concerns or if a patent owner has not made an effort to execute the patent.

Alexis Bryan
Alexis Bryan19 Jan 2022
How Can I Use HSA Funds?
Health Insurance

How Can I Use HSA Funds?

You can use the funds in your Health Savings Account (HSA) to pay for IRS-qualified medical expenses, such as doctors’ visits and medications. You can pay for your IRS-qualified medical expenses using your HSA Bank Health Benefits Debit Card or pay out-of-pocket and reimburse yourself later with HSA funds.

Alexis Bryan
Alexis Bryan19 Jan 2022
When Should I Go to the Doctor for a Cough?
Tips

When Should I Go to the Doctor for a Cough?

health. It may be challenging to decide if your cough is worth going to the doctor. You should consider the severity of your symptoms and how long they have lasted before deciding whether to see a medical professional.

Talor Bianchini
Talor Bianchini14 Jan 2022
How To Tell If You Need Stitches?
Urgent Care

How To Tell If You Need Stitches?

You might need stitches if you have a cut that bleeds enough to soak through a bandage and keeps bleeding even after you apply direct pressure for 5 to 10 minutes. You will likely need to go to an emergency room to get stitches if your cut is extremely deep, spurting bright red blood, and has torn edges.

Alexis Bryan
Alexis Bryan8 Feb 2022
Best Health Benefits for Restaurant Employees
Health Insurance

Best Health Benefits for Restaurant Employees

Offering health insurance is not required if you run a small business with less than 50 full-time employees, but can boost retention and the health of employees. Some options to provide health benefits to restaurant employees include a restaurant association plan, SHOP coverage, an HRA, Care membership plans, or additional stipends.

Ashley Brooks
Ashley Brooks4 Jan 2022
Should I Go to Urgent Care For a Sore Throat?
Urgent Care

Should I Go to Urgent Care For a Sore Throat?

Urgent cares offer treatment for a sore throat.

Madeline Hlobik
Madeline Hlobik21 Dec 2021
Do I Need a Primary Care Provider (PCP)?
Tips

Do I Need a Primary Care Provider (PCP)?

While you may think you don't need a PCP, having a primary care provider is important to manage your health on a long-term basis.

Alexis Bryan
Alexis Bryan20 Dec 2021
How To Treat Symptoms of Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)?
Mental Health

How To Treat Symptoms of Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)?

There are several ways to treat symptoms of SAD, including cognitive behavioral therapy, antidepressants, and socializing with others.

Talor Bianchini
Talor Bianchini10 Dec 2021
When Should I Get An STD Test?
Sexual Health

When Should I Get An STD Test?

While it’s important to get tested if you are experiencing any potential STD symptoms, you should always get tested at least once a year if you are sexually active. If you don’t always have protected sex, you should get tested every six months.

Talor Bianchini
Talor Bianchini10 Dec 2021
How To Cope With Health Anxiety
Mental Health

How To Cope With Health Anxiety

There are both short-term and long-term ways to cope with health anxiety. Short-term ways include breathing, exercising, and journaling, whereas long-term ways include practicing cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), identifying triggers, and instilling mindfulness into your day.

Madeline Hlobik
Madeline Hlobik8 Dec 2021
Why Is Vitamin D Important?
Wellness

Why Is Vitamin D Important?

Signs of low vitamin D can be as subtle as fatigue, frequent illness, or back pain. Vitamin D is essential because of its wide range of benefits to our overall health. We spoke with two experts to learn more about the importance of vitamin D.

Alexis Bryan
Alexis Bryan8 Dec 2021