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  • Three Steps to Stopping the Fluby

    Posted on: January 31, 2018Categories: LiveWell 24/7

      The flu has been especially rampant this year throughout the country. This illness can keep you miserable and out of work or school for several days, so it is important to protect yourself from the virus. There are several easy steps you can take to avoid becoming sick and start the new year off in your best health! 1. Get a Flu Shot: A yearly flu shot is the first and most important step in preventing the contraction of flu viruses. The flu vaccine can prevent doctor visits, mi ...

  • 5 Cancer Screenings You Should Have This Yearby

    Posted on: January 31, 2018Categories: LiveWell 24/7

      It's the beginning of another year, so while you are focusing on healthy resolutions, add another to your list: cancer screening. Screening is the checking of your body for cancer before you have symptoms. Regular screening can allow early detection of cancers such as breast, cervical, skin and colon cancers, enabling early and more effective treatment. Check out these recommendations on at what age and how often you should be screened for various types of cancers. 1. Br ...

  • Breakfast with our Legislatorsby

    Posted on: January 18, 2018Categories: News & Events

    Join us Wednesday, January 31st as we gather with four of our local legislators to discuss the political landscape for 2018. With several changes on the forefront, you will not want to miss this event. Panelist: Representative Beth Bernstein, Democrat- Richland District 78 Representative Kirkman Finlay III, Republican - Richland District 75 Senator Katrina Shealy, Republican - Lexington District 23 Representative James Smith, Democrat - Richland District 72 Click here to register!   ...

  • How To Stay Healthy at Workby

    Posted on: January 15, 2018Categories: LiveWell 24/7

      It's easy to get sick this time of year, but with so much to do, we don't want to have to worry about our health. As an employee, staying healthy means fewer missed days, greater productivity, less stress, and fewer bills. When we are in close contact with coworkers, it can be easy for illnesses to spread, so check out these tips on staying healthy at work:   Drink Water: Staying hydrated is great for your immune system, plus it boosts your productivity and energy levels. K ...

  • New Year, New You!by

    Posted on: January 15, 2018Categories: HR & Compliance

    Each January, about one third of Americans make New Year's Resolutions. Only a small percentage stick with them: 75% of people stick to their goals for at least a week, and less than half (46%) are still on target six months later. However if you pick a realistic goal you are enthusiastic to start, you're sure to follow through! Check out some ideas below: Stay in Touch: Sometimes it can be tough to keep in touch with far away family and friends. However, studies have shown that people w ...

  • Cheers to a Safe New Year’sby

    Posted on: January 15, 2018Categories: LiveWell 24/7

      New Year's Eve can be one of the most fun holidays of the year, but it can also be one of the most dangerous. Much of this danger comes from drinking. Almost half of all car accidents on New Year's Eve and Day are the result of drinking and driving. While your New Year's Even plans may include drinking, it is easy to stay safe and be responsible the whole night. Take precautions to protect yourself and those around you, and make a plan using the tips below: Don't Drink ...

  • Tips for a Healthier Holidayby

    Posted on: January 15, 2018Categories: LiveWell 24/7

      The holidays are just a few days away, and while you may be rushing to get ready, you don't need to let your health slip. Use this time off of work and with family to de-stress, catch up on sleep and reminisce on the year. Check out these tips on staying healthy this holiday season: Eating: Don't Skip Meals: You may want to save room for a meal later, but skipping meals can lead to overeating, and drinking on an empty stomach can increase the effects of alcohol. Turn Down ...

  • Finding Family Time This Seasonby

    Posted on: January 15, 2018Categories: LiveWell 24/7

      We look forward to the holidays year after year, and spend a lot of money, time and energy in preparation. While the holidays can be a joyful time, they can also be stressful and disruptive, and can create rifts among family members. Try to let the stress of the holidays go, and fill your season with energy and family-bonding. Check out these tips: Create a Family Ritual: Find an exercise class for the whole family, gift wrap together, or head to a light display in your area a ...

  • Important January 2018 Deadlinesby

    Posted on: January 10, 2018Categories: HR & ComplianceNews & Events

    The start of the year is a great time to make sure you have all of your compliance documents in line. Below is a list of important documents due by January 31st, 2018. Click here to view all final due dates for 2017 ACA Reporting Forms W-2 & W-3 Filings - both paper & electronic - Click here for a complete W-2/W-3 Checklist from the SSA  W-2 & 1099 Distribution Form 940 Employer's Annual Federal Unemployment Tax Return for 2017. However, if you deposited all yo ...

  • Clean Hands, Healthy Holidays!by

    Posted on: December 14, 2017Categories: LiveWell 24/7

    It's Flu season again, and one of the easiest ways to prevent the spread of germs is by washing your hands. Clean hands can stop the spread of illnesses throughout an entire community, from your home and workplace to childcare facilities and hospitals. This week is National Hand-washing Awareness Week, so help yourself and others stay healthy by washing your hands often, especially during these key times when germs can easily spread: Food Prep: Before, during, and after food prep ...

  • Winter-Proofing Your Workoutby

    Posted on: December 14, 2017Categories: LiveWell 24/7

      Winter can be the most difficult season for keeping up with your workout routine. From the cold weather to the endless holiday parties filled with food, we tend to opt for a more sedentary lifestyle. However, there's no need to lose your fitness progress this winter. Check out these tips on staying active through this cold season: Try a Winter Activity: Hit the slopes and try out downhill or cross country skiing. Check out your local ice skating rinks for a gr ...

  • A Healthy Take on Thanksgivingby

    Posted on: November 29, 2017Categories: LiveWell 24/7

    Thanksgiving is only a week away, and while for most of us that means overeating, it doesn't mean we have to give up on good health. The average person consumes 3,000-5,000 calories at their Thanksgiving meal, starting off a season of rich foods and desserts. However, we can still stay fit and full while celebrating and enjoying time with family and friends.Check out these tips for a healthy and happy Thanksgiving: Get Outside: Take a Thanksgiving morning run or walk with family, p ...

  • National Diabetes Month: Prevention and Risk Factorsby

    Posted on: November 13, 2017Categories: LiveWell 24/7

      November is National Diabetes Month, a time to bring attention to the large impact this disease has on Americans. Over 30 million, or one in ten Americans, have diabetes, a disease that can cause blindness, nerve damage, kidney disease, and other health problems if it is not properly controlled. Medical costs for those with diabetes are twice as high as those without the disease. An estimated 84 million Americans are at high risk of developing type 2 diabetes. Luckily, those at risk for ...

  • Daylight Saving Time: Protecting Your Healthby

    Posted on: November 8, 2017Categories: LiveWell 24/7

      Daylight saving time is this Sunday, meaning we shift our clocks back an hour. This time change can be more than just an annoyance, it can have many negative health effects due to disturbed circadian rhythms. Below is a list of conditions with increased risks associated with daylight saving time. Increased Risk of Stroke: A 2016 study found that stroke rates increased by 8% in the two days following daylight saving time. Increased Risk of Heart Attack: Instances of heart at ...

  • Do You Know the Risk Factors for Breast Cancer?by

    Posted on: November 8, 2017Categories: LiveWell 24/7

      October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and because one in eight women in the United States will develop breast cancer in her lifetime, it's important to learn the risk factors and symptoms of this disease. Breast cancer is the most common cancer among women, and occurs when cells in the breast tissue mutate and begin reproducing, usually clustering together to form a tumor. A tumor is considered malignant (or cancerous) when these cells spread to other parts of the breas ...

  • A Healthy Take on Your Tailgateby

    Posted on: November 8, 2017Categories: LiveWell 24/7

      It's tailgating season again! Whether you're cheering on your college team or NFL team, it's easy to throw a safe and healthy tailgate to prep for the game. Take a look at the following tips on tailgate safety to make sure that your game day goes uninterrupted. Grill Safety: Place your grill at least 6 feet away from any cars and never grill on your vehicle. Never leave your grill unattended and keep children and pets at a safe distance. Always keep a fire extinguisher on ha ...

  • What’s New With The Fluby

    Posted on: October 13, 2017Categories: LiveWell 24/7

    It's that time of year again: flu season. The highly contagious respiratory illness caused by influenza viruses is entering its peak season, beginning in late October and lasting into the spring. Getting an annual flu vaccine is the best way to protect you and your family. Most insurance plans cover the flu shot for free or with a small copay. Check your carrier's website for guidelines on where you can get a shot and how much it will cost. The South Carolina Department of Health and Environm ...

  • 7 Memory Improving Techniquesby

    Posted on: October 13, 2017Categories: LiveWell 24/7

    A recent study found that millennials are more likely to forget what day it is or where they left something than those aged 55 and older. This is likely the result of reliance on technology, stress, and trends of multitasking. We are now able to rely on electronic devices to store information. A survey by Kapersky Lab found that about 50% of people can't remember siblings' or friends' phone numbers without using a phone contacts list. Phones and computers have weakened the need for memory, bu ...

  • Do You Know the Signs of Opioid Addiction?by

    Posted on: October 6, 2017Categories: LiveWell 24/7

    Opioid addiction is a growing epidemic in the United States, with overdoses killing 91 Americans every day. Opioids are a highly addictive class of drugs that act on the nervous system to relieve pain. Common opioids include heroin, synthetic drugs like fentanyl, and prescription painkillers like oxycodone (OxyCotin), hydrocodone (Vicodin), and morphine. Being familiar with common signs of opioid addiction can help you or someone you know get proper treatment before it is too late. Signs of a ...

  • Avoiding Aspartame: Dangers of a Common Additiveby

    Posted on: October 6, 2017Categories: LiveWell 24/7

    Diet drinks and other aspartame-laced products are often advertised as contributors to weight loss. However, a July 2017 study dismisses these claims, connecting aspartame to an increased risk of heart disease and increased body mass index. The study analyzed data of almost 407,000 individuals, finding no benefits from consuming "diet" foods and drinks containing aspartame, and instead increased risks of stroke and cancer. This artificial sweetener breaks down immediately upon consumption into ...

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