CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield (CareFirst), the region’s largest health insurer, plans to award $2 million over the next two years to programs seeking to improve birth outcomes, maternal health and lower infant mortality rates (IMRs) in Maryland, Washington, D.C., and Northern Virginia. Although infant mortality rates in CareFirst’s service region have dropped to historic lows, the … More CareFirst to Commit $2 Million for Maternal and Child Health Initiatives
Here are some of the fact sheet tips to protect you and your family from the flu include: Get the flu vaccine as soon as it is available to you and your family. Having all members of your family vaccinated helps provide a circle of protection. All members of the family 6 months or older … More Easy Ways To Avoid the Flu
Despite today’s U.S. Influenza Surveillance Report numbers from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention indicating a milder flu season thus far, Richard Webby, Ph.D., a member of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital’s Infectious Diseases Department, warned Americans that it is still very early in the influenza season and last year’s deadly flu season also … More CDC Reports Say Milder Flu Season In The Cards
Talcum powder – that baby and personal-care staple used by millions of people for over a century – has been in the news again. Most recently, a woman in California was awarded over $400 million after she filed a lawsuit claiming that her use of baby powder gave her ovarian cancer. In fact, there currently … More The Talc Debate – Should You Worry?
In today’s rapidly growing and evolving economy, it’s more acceptable than it was even a decade ago for employees to move quickly from job to job. However, a new study commissioned by Bridge, an employee development suite for businesses, from the makers of Canvas found that nearly 90 percent of millennials are looking to grow … More Millennials Will Stay For Job Development
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 1 in 5 people between the ages of 6 to 19 has obesity, which is excess body fat. A contributing factor to this problem is taking in more calories than are being burned. While it’s recommended that children get at least 60 minutes of physical activity … More Tips for Keeping Your Kids Fit During the Off Season
With tax season in full swing, take time to consider how to get the most out of your tax return, which includes finding all the credits and deductions available to you. While many taxpayers claim common deductions, such as home mortgage interest and self-employment expenses, there are additional tax deductions that can lessen your final … More Don’t Overpay Your Taxes