Cholesterol 101

9.13.17

High blood cholesterol is a major risk factor for heart disease and stroke, the first and fifth leading causes of death in the United States. High cholesterol is asymptomatic; therefore, blood cholesterol screening is the only way to know one’s risk.1

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Back-to-School Health Tips

8.30.17

It is hard to believe that summer is coming to an end and the start of a new school year has arrived.  In addition to necessary back-to-school preparations such as school supplies and clothing, it is important to make your child’s health and wellness a priority as well.  To get you started, below are some helpful tips that will offer your child the best chance for a safe and healthy school year. Continue reading

Back-to-School Stress

8.23.17

As the whole family makes the transition into back-to-school mode, there are a variety of stressors that plague both kids and parents alike. Many students face common challenges at the beginning of the year, such as meeting new teachers and making new friends. Below are some tips to help limit back-to-school stress. Continue reading

Back-to-School Financial Checklist

8.16.17

Any parent knows that back-to-school time equals shopping, which can quickly add up. How is it that your kids always seem to require brand-new everything each year?

According to Deloitte, parents spend $488 for clothing, accessories, school supplies, computers and other electronics for their children1. This year, face back-to-school shopping with a plan. Coming up with a strategy that meets both your children’s needs as well as your financial responsibilities will help you minimize your costs. Continue reading