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5 Summer Health Precautions to Keep You Outside and Having Fun

May 5, 2018

When summertime comes around, people want to be outdoors and enjoy the beautiful weather. Keep these 5 summer health precautions in mind so you and your loved ones can continue having fun in the sun! With summer just around the corner, you might be excited about all the fun outdoor activities. Beach trips, nature hikes,

Zzak G. Applaud Our Kids Foundation Scholarship Showcase

April 20, 2018
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We hope you will join us at the Zzak G. Applaud Our Kids First Annual Scholarship Showcase where the scholarship recipients and special guests will have the opportunity to perform for the community. For more information visit or email  

What Qualifies As A Short Term Disability?

April 18, 2018
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By: Theresa Semple | April 17, 2018 Life happens to all of us. Illnesses, surgeries, accidents, are all a part of life. Fortunately, there is disability insurance to help us get through. It can be confusing trying to understand disability policies, so here’s a breakdown of which medical conditions qualify as a short-term disability in

NJ Expands Discrimination Law to Protect Nursing Mothers in the Workplace

January 15, 2018

Courtesy of Punam P. Alam of | Jan 12, 2018 On January 8, 2018, Governor Christie signed into law an amendment to the New Jersey Law Against Discrimination (NJLAD) expanding protections to women who return to the workforce after childbirth and choose to breastfeed their child. These protections apply to all New Jersey employees, regardless

How To Practice Self-Care In 2018 For A Happier You

January 11, 2018

‘To bloom, we need to nurture and nourish ourselves.’ Traditional New Year’s resolutions can often focus on physical health and fitness, but January can also be a great time to reset and improve your mental health. With that in mind, we asked four experts and influencers for their top self-care tips, designed to improve your

House Tax Bill Would Eliminate Medical Expense Deduction

November 16, 2017

WASHINGTON (AP) — The medical expense deduction targeted for repeal by GOP tax writers has helped to offset costs including nursing home care and fertility treatments, laser eye surgery and travel out-of-state for a second opinion on a rare cancer. Several million people unlucky enough to face big medical bills not covered by their insurance

10 Questions Every Woman Should Ask About Menopause

October 6, 2017

At some point in a woman’s life, she will go through the life transition of menopause. Menopause is when a woman has not had a menstrual cycle for one year. It is a normal condition all women will experience as they age and will mark the end of her reproductive years.

Consumer Reports: Helping your college age child in a medical emergency

October 2, 2017

As a parent, there are few things worse than getting a call saying your young-adult child is being taken to the emergency room. Now imagine getting that call, but the doctors and nurses won’t tell you anything about your child’s condition. Consumer Reports tells us how privacy laws make that scary scenario very real for

Study – Don’t Let Your Dog Sleep With You In Bed

September 29, 2017

Ruff news: Man’s best friend may keep you from fetching sleep. That’s the takeaway of a small but provocative study titled “The Effect of Dogs on Human Sleep in the Home Sleep Environment” in the September issue of Mayo Clinic Proceedings. Investigators studied 40 healthy adults with pooches but no sleep disorders over five months.

Treating Reflux With Diet

September 25, 2017

A small study has found that a plant-based diet is just as effective as proton pump inhibitors in treating laryngopharyngeal reflux, or LPR. LPR is a disease in which stomach acid comes up into the throat to the level of the laryngopharynx. It is not the same as gastro-esophageal reflux, or GERD, which involves a