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Parents/caregivers: Create a media plan that fits your family, each child

Digital media—from computers and tablets to video games and television—surrounds children every day. All this can lead parents/caregivers to ask, “How much is too much?” The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) recently released new policy recommendations and resources to help families balance healthy media time within a typical day for children read more

Staying Fit the Old-fashioned Way

Stroll down the aisles of any department store these days, and your eye will be drawn to an appealing collection of labor-saving gadgets. These can include everything from snow blowers and electric hedge trimmers to remote controls for the TV and DVD player. It's enough to alarm every health and exercise read more

Five Fresh Forms of Indoor Fitness

When the temperature drops this winter, don't let your motivation for exercise fall along with it. Cold weather doesn't have to put a chill on your fitness routine, even if the treadmill or stair-stepper seems boring compared with jogging or riding your bike outside. It is important to ask yourself: How read more

A Woman’s Guide to Beating Heart Disease

Surveys show that few women think heart disease is their greatest health threat. Unfortunately, it's the nation's number one killer, and women are its prime target. Over one-third of the women who die in the U.S. each year die of heart disease. In fact, more women die of heart disease each read more

The Pulse – January

Share your voice through the Associate Engagement Survey Associates are invited to take the Associate Engagement Survey from Jan. 23 through Feb. 6 Associates with email will receive a personalized link in their inboxes Jan. 23. Associates who do not have email can access the survey via the Associate Portal and enter read more

Faceoff: Diet vs. Exercise

When it comes to losing weight, it is much easier to cut back on calories than it is to burn the same amount of calories. Weight loss is achieved through consuming less calories than you burn during activity. A pound of fat is equal to 3,500 calories and an average read more

Is it a cold or the flu?

Lindsay Esch, MD, of Centegra Physician Care explains that the flu is an upper respiratory infection, which occurs most often during the winter months and begins quickly. Flu symptoms include a sore throat and high fever followed by a cough, severe fatigue and loss of appetite. A cold may have similar read more

Navigating New Insurance

Guaranteed medical coverage by Jan. 1, 2017, required enrollment in a medical insurance plan by Dec. 19, 2016, either through a job-based plan or the Health Insurance Marketplace. Now that the New Year has arrived, here’s what you need to know and understand about the requirements of your heath plan coverage. read more

Simple Snow Shoveling Tips

Every year, Centegra’s orthopedic team treats patients who injure their shoulders and rotator cuffs while shoveling snow. Arm yourself with these three tips to protect your shoulders from injuries this winter. Before you head outside, warm up by stretching your upper body. Reach across your body to your opposite shoulder and gently read more