The Importance of Staying Active

As you grow older, an active lifestyle is more important than ever! Regular exercise can help boost energy, maintain your independence, and manage symptoms of illness or pain. Exercise can even reverse some of the symptoms of aging. Furthermore, exercise is not only good for your body, but it is also good for your heart, mood, and memory. Whether you are generally healthy or are managing an illness, there are plenty of ways to get more active, improve confidence, and boost your fitness.

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January 2019 Monthly Newsletter

Dear HCCUA Members:

Heart disease and stroke are an epidemic in the United States. Becoming aware of the major risk factors for these conditions can help prevent and control more people from suffering from these ailments. The first steps to reduce your risk are to talk with your health care professional about your heart health, get your blood pressure and cholesterol checked and make the effort to live a healthy lifestyle. High blood pressure and cholesterol are the leading causes of heart disease and stroke. Lifestyle choices include eating healthy, exercising regularly, and following your health care professional’s instructions about your medications all can help reduce heart disease and the risk of a stroke.

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November 2018 Monthly Newsletter

Dear HCCUA Members:

As we approach the end of the year we begin to experience cooler and shorter days. It is vital that we take proper precautions towards cold and flu season which is most common during this time of the year. It is easy to catch the common cold or flu because defenses are down and people have the tendency to fall out of daily routines like eating right and exercising daily.

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The Benefits of Regular Physical Activity

There are many reasons why exercise is beneficial to your life, but most importantly because it enhances your overall health and wellness. If you exercise frequently, it will help improve, maintain or prevent many health conditions and diseases such as obesity, strokes, metabolic syndrome, type two diabetes, depression, insomnia, dealing with some cancers, arthritis and injuries from falls. By exercising regularly, it can assist you in maintaining your current weight or help you lose weight.

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Cream of Fresh Tomato Soup

Ingredients

  • 3 tablespoons good olive oil
  • 1 1/2 cups chopped red onions (2 onions)
  • 2 carrots, unpeeled and chopped
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic (3 cloves)
  • 4 pounds vine-ripened tomatoes, coarsely chopped (5 large)
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons sugar
  • 1 tablespoon tomato paste
  • 1/4 cup packed chopped fresh basil leaves, plus julienned basil leaves, for garnish
  • 3 cups chicken stock, preferably homemade
  • 1 tablespoon kosher salt
  • 2 teaspoons freshly ground black pepper
  • 3/4 cup heavy cream
  • Croutons, for garnish

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Top Reasons to Use a Licensed Insurance Agent During Open Enrollment

Insurance agents are more important than ever! Purchasing health insurance can be very confusing.  How do you decide which co-pays and deductibles are right for you? Do you know how your out-of-pocket medical costs can be managed using a “gap” policy? HCCUA suggests members reach out to a professional to get the help they need answering these questions. Would you purchase a house without consulting a realtor?  Probably not. Continue reading “Top Reasons to Use a Licensed Insurance Agent During Open Enrollment”


October 2018 Monthly Newsletter

Dear HCCUA Members:

With Open Enrollment starting on November 1st, HCCUA wants to enlighten members with some important information on how to explore this window of opportunity!

Open Enrollment is the once-a-year period when everyone can enroll in “major medical” health insurance.  Major medical insurance is comprehensive health insurance that covers a wide range of benefits, from hospital inpatient and emergency care to doctor visits and pediatric services. Continue reading “October 2018 Monthly Newsletter”



The Risks of Purchasing Online Prescription Drugs

Saving money is on everyone’s mind, especially when it comes to prescription drugs. Many people have taken to the internet to try to find better deals on the prescription drugs they need and it is not uncommon to find better prices online versus the prices you might pay at your local pharmacy. Research has shown that the number of people purchasing their medications online has increased significantly but people do not understand the dangers in which they are exposing themselves to. Continue reading “The Risks of Purchasing Online Prescription Drugs”