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20 Super Simple Tips to Save Thousands on Healthcare this Year

by Carissa Andrews  -  July 16th, 2018

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It’s no secret, healthcare can be expensive. This is especially true for those who live in the United States where healthcare and prescription drug costs continue to soar to new heights. However, there are some surprisingly simple ways you could cut your healthcare costs—saving you hundreds, if not thousands of dollars.

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Mental Health Challenges for the Adopted Child - What Are They? How to Handle Them

by Natasha Tracy  -  June 25th, 2018

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Adoption is usually thought of as a blissful time for both adoptees and parents, but for many, there are mental health challenges that come with adoption, particularly for the child adoptee. While focusing on the amazing bond that adoption can deliver is important, so is recognizing any mental health challenges in the adopted child. These can include issues around prior neglect, prior inconsistent care and other traumas. Mental health challenges may be even greater for those who have been traumatized and adopted from overseas. And while the mental health of the adopted child can be impaired, there are many ways to deal with these issues.

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More than Money Saving: Facts About the Evolution of Online Pharmacies

by Carissa Andrews  -  June 18th, 2018

Photo Credit: by Chris Potter Flickr.com
Photo Credit: Chris Potter, Flickr.com

Online pharmacies are pretty synonymous with saving money these days. Almost everyone knows you can hop online and purchase your prescription medications through local or online Canadian pharmacies without much fuss. But have you ever stopped to consider the evolution of how online pharmacies came to be? What’s driven this market shift and how did Canada become one of the leading sources for cheaper online prescription refills? We’ll answer all of these questions and more. Read on for the details

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Here or Gone: 15 Ways to Celebrate Dad this Father's Day

by Carissa Andrews  -  June 11th, 2018

Photo Credit: by Cody Wiegand, Flickr.com
Photo Credit: Cody Wiegand, Flickr.com

Your dad may be getting older, but it doesn’t mean you should celebrate his role in your life any less. Believe it or not, regardless of age, every dad wants to feel loved, appreciated, and still be actively a part of your life. As generations move on, it’s easy to think your older dad doesn’t want to be doted on. You may even be busy being celebrated as a father yourself (or celebrating the fatherhood of your spouse). However, as time continues to pass, the older your father gets, the more important it is to stop and take some time to not only be with him—but to let him know how much his love and support mattered to you.

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Pharmacy or Drugstore? Things You Should Know About Canadian Pharmacy

by Carissa Andrews  -  June 4th, 2018

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Healthcare is at the forefront of most people’s minds these days. Whether you’re looking for affordable healthcare or needing to get your next prescription filled at a fair price—there’s a lot to consider. If you choose to buy your prescriptions online, you might even find yourself wondering if you’re searching for the right terms, or if you’re safe in buying your medication from an online pharmacy. Whatever your pharmacy or drugstore related question is—we have some answers for you.

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Eliminate Hypertension by Dialing Back Salt

by Carissa Andrews  -  May 14th, 2018

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Photo Credit: by Carissa Andrews

The amount of salt a person consumes on a daily basis can be a good indicator for whether or not you could be at risk for developing high blood pressure. In fact, the FDA predicts reducing sodium intake could prevent 83,000 deaths in just twenty years.

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Gluten-Free Meal Planning that Won’t Break the Family Budget

by Carissa Andrews  -  May 7th, 2018

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Photo Credit: by Carissa Andrews

When you have a big family, meal planning on its own can be an adventurous endeavor. From making sure there are enough plates to cover everyone, all the way down to keeping everyone’s individual tastes happy, you need to be prepared. This is especially true when you have kids, or people with specific food allergies.

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Sidestep Arthritis with a Better Gut Biome

by Carissa Andrews  -  April 30th, 2018

Photo Credit: by Messi Lewi, Flickr.com
Photo Credit: by Messi Lewi, Flickr.com

Arthritis, in all its various forms, affects 54.5 million adults in the United States, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and of those, 43.5% have limitations on their daily lives because of it. It’s estimated by 2040, 78.4 million adults over the age of 18 will have been diagnosed by a doctor with arthritis. An astonishing two-thirds of those will be women.

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Is It Possible to Protect Yourself from A Nuclear Incident?

by Carissa Andrews  -  April 16th, 2018

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With the threats and verbal jabs bouncing back and forth between North Korea and the United States, tensions are high as the world reconsiders the possibility of a nuclear incident. While it sounds as though North Korea is willing to talk with the United States, it’s unclear whether or not any talks would take place. Even if they did meet—both leaders at present can be highly unpredictable and prone to snap judgements. Which does nothing to ease concerns.

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Can Trump Still Repeal and Replace Obamacare in 2018?

by Carissa Andrews  -  April 9th, 2018

Photo Credit: by Adam Fagen, Flickr.com
Photo Credit: by Adam Fagen, Flickr.com

Republicans came in claiming a mandate when they tried to “repeal and replace” Obamacare in 2017—but were handed a pretty swift defeat each time they tried to bring the Affordable Care Act (ACA) to the chopping block. Instead of a mandate, Congress found Americans to be spooked about health coverage, and rightly so. We pay more than nearly every other country in the world and by the looks of things, it’s not about to get any more affordable in the coming years.

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