Dear HCCUA Members,
Happy New Year! With all the things going on in our
daily lives and around the world, it can be very easy to get overwhelmed or
stressed out. Research shows that counseling enhances lives whether
you’re old or young, male, or female, gay or straight, rich, or poor. Your
educational background makes no difference either!
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Dear HCCUA Members:
Despite our continuous awareness that smoking
tobacco is damaging to our health more than 40 million Americans are cigarette
smokers. Smoking cigarettes is known to cause damage to every organ in your
body, and smoking-related illnesses are responsible for one out of every five
deaths in the United States.
Continue reading “December 2021 Newsletter”
for Butternut Squash Soup
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- Butternut Squash: You can use cubed fresh or frozen butternut squash. Or buy a whole butternut squash. It is easy to peel with a sharp vegetable peeler. Then you trim the ends, cut in half horizontally, scoop out the seeds from the 2 chubby halves and dice. That’s it!
- Onion and Spices: What I think takes this soup to the next level is fresh good quality curry powder. It does wonders to any dish when sauteed with onion and adds an incredible orange color. Then add dried ginger and thyme.
- Coconut Milk: I use full fat canned coconut milk. It makes soups like sun dried tomato soup creamier and adds healthy fats and calories. If you are not a fan of coconut milk, use regular milk (2% or higher) or any plant-based milk like almond milk.
- Broth: I recommend low sodium (of course) vegetable broth or vegetable bouillon cubes.
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
Covid, while keeping in mind the common cold and flu season which is most customary
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.
Continue reading “November 2021 Newsletter”
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. Licensed insurance professionals can help you:
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Please be advised, pursuant to Healthcare Cost Containment United Association Inc.’s Bylaws, that the Healthcare Cost Containment United Association Inc. Annual Meeting of Members will be held October 25, 2021 via Zoom virtual meeting. Your attendance is welcome. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for Zoom meeting details.
Dear HCCUA Members:
There’s a tough conversation facing parents who
truly care about what their children are learning from them. It’s easily dodged
and rationalized as something better addressed at another time, and too easily
hidden beneath a surface appearance of propriety and health. It’s the
antithesis of what our parents often said to us – do as I say, not as I do –
which today has been exposed as a Clintonesque deflection of responsibility
stemming from ignorance and, perhaps, an unencumbered selfishness. Nobody
expects parents to be perfect. In fact, the way parents address their own
imperfections can effectively model desired behavior and values for children.
But when parents stick to their faulty guns with the stubborn resolve of an
addict, or worse, if they fail to recognize the insidious little ways their own
choices are poisoning the perceptions of their children, they are coming up
short on their report card of parental effectiveness. These parents need a wakeup
call, because the window of opportunity to make lasting impressions on our
children is short and closing fast, and the bad impressions are every bit as
enduring as the good ones.
Continue reading “September 2021 Newsletter”