Monthly Archives: November 2020

Tips to help manage holiday stress during COVID-19

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(BPT) – Feeling stressed? You’re not alone. Stress levels are rising due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the numerous disruptions in our daily lives. The American Psychological Association recently reported that “we are facing a national mental health crisis that could yield serious health and social consequences for years to come.” And it’s not just…

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65 or older? Learn how you can help protect your health this season

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(BPT) – If you’re a baby boomer, you’ve heard about the importance of getting your flu vaccine every year. However, you may be less familiar with how you can help protect yourself against other vaccine-preventable respiratory diseases like pneumococcal pneumonia. “Pneumococcal pneumonia is the most common bacterial pneumonia occurring in adults. It is a serious…

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Tips to help navigate health benefits open enrollment amid COVID-19

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(BPT) – The COVID-19 pandemic has prompted people nationwide to live differently, including new challenges when it comes to navigating the health system and accessing care. Whether people are enrolling in a health plan offered through an employer, state-based exchange or government-sponsored program such as Medicare or Medicaid, this fall’s open-enrollment season for health benefits…

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