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Spring is in the air – achoo!

Springtime allergies are in the airSpring seems to be arriving earlier than ever this year, and -- along with it -- allergy season. As seasons change and rains bring budding trees, green lawns, and fields of flowers, millions of Americans are plagued with spring allergies. More than 35 million people in the United States suffer from allergic rhinitis -- and some may be surprised to learn it's possible to develop allergies later in life as well. It is estimated that the work missed due to allergies amounts to $250 million annually. So, what’s an allergy sufferer to do?

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Love your ticker during American Heart Month - and year-round!

February is American Heart Health MonthDid you know that more than one in four deaths in the United States can be attributed to heart disease? There's never been a better time for consumers to take a little time to recognize the leading cause of death in America and learn about protecting their own heart.

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Your best resolution yet: Take the pledge to take your meds

New year's resolutions checklistThis time of year, many Americans ponder possible resolutions for self- improvement. Many of the most popular New Year’s resolutions continue to focus on health: losing weight, managing stress, giving up bad habits, eating right, and exercising more. One resolution that may be less common – but of crucial importance now and year-round – is a simple one: follow your doctor’s orders.

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