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Safe foreign travels: learn about human trafficking

Young woman on vacation holding a map with historic building in backgroundInternational travel allows you to experience different cultures, but vacations that are meant to be carefree and fun pose some threats as well. Among these threats is the risk of becoming a victim of human trafficking.

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Ways to save on Rx Meds? Co-pay cards and other resources

Prescription bottle spilling pills onto dollar billsAs the cost of health care continues to rise, consumers need additional resources to help pay for their medications. The good news is there are a number of consumer options for saving money on the medications your doctor prescribes.

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'Double Check, Don’t Double Up' on acetaminophen this cold and flu season

Over the counter and Rx drug bottles and pillsA bad cold or the flu can stop you in your tracks. Each year, Americans catch an estimated 1 billion colds, and up to 20 percent get the flu. And most of us turn to medicine to relieve symptoms; but it is important that you read the label on your medicines to check for acetaminophen and don’t double up.

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