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How To Survive High Deductibles: A Simplified Guide

Here’s a scenario for you: you have a head cold, so you go to the doctor. The doctor writes you a prescription, so you take it to the pharmacy. The pharmacy fills it, and your copay is $154 for a seven-day antibiotic prescription. Seems crazy expensive, right? You ask why it’s so expensive and the…

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Silicosis: A Silent Killer

Silica is everywhere: it’s in shoes, it’s in sealants, it’s in tools, and sometimes, it’s in the air we breathe. It’s so common, chances are you encounter it multiple times a day. There are many different forms of silica, and some of them can actually make you sick. One form is called crystalline silica. This…

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Find Your Milk Match

First, it was skim milk, then 1% and 2%. Today, cows are sharing the shelves with a crazy amount of milk alternatives, but why? According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, milk consumption per capita has been on steady march downward, dropping 25% while milk alternatives like soy, almond, and rice milk has averaged annual sales growth…

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The American Opioid Crisis: Causes & Effects

“Opioid crisis”: Two words every American has probably heard many times lately. Our country is in the throes of a huge drug problem, and it seems to be one of the media’s favorite things to report on. But what exactly is happening? How did we get here, and can we fix it? Let’s start with…

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Who Needs a Tuberculosis Test & Why?

Tuberculosis (TB) is one of those diseases most people don’t think about unless they have to. It’s not really common enough to be a headliner like the flu, so it’s not one of those things that stays at the front of our minds. That doesn’t mean it’s not VERY serious if we get it, though.…

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Surviving Allergies This Spring

They say March roars in like a lion and right behind him… allergy season. Especially for regions in the country like Florida that rarely see snow, allergy seasons hits hard. As soon as the days start to lengthen, grass and trees begin to grow, releasing pollen to spread. As if we haven’t seen enough of…

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Lifting the Individual Mandate: What it Means & What’s Next

  Regardless of what side of the political fence you sit on, we can all agree that President Trump has taken us on quite a trip since his swearing into office. One of the most prominent things you may have heard about is the lifting, or repealing, of the individual mandate that was initiated as…

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How to Begin the Pre-Employment Drug Testing for New Hires

Upon hiring a new employee, there are many necessary steps that must be taken. The new employee often needs to get a uniform and / or ID badge, they have to be trained or go to an orientation, and most of the time they have to be drug tested. Those things sound simple enough, but…

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Diet Trends v. Fads and What to Leave in 2017

  From food allergies to veganism and low-carb diets, the world of eating is transforming right before our eyes. But with so many options out there, how do you know what option is best? How do you know if a diet even works? How can you spot the difference between a fad and a trend?…

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Chain of Custody Forms: What Are They & Can They Be Altered?

If you’ve ever gotten a job, chances are, you’ve been drug tested. It seems simple enough: you go to the facility, give your sample, and in a day or so you get the results. Not surprisingly, the process is much more complex than what we see from the outside. Keep reading and we’ll explain the…

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