January 2022 Newsletter

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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December 2021 Newsletter

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.

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November 2021 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 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.

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October 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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September 2021 Newsletter

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.

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August 2021 Newsletter

Dear HCCUA Members:

Have you ever heard the adage that you are what you eat? Well, it may be more appropriate to say that you are what you drink. And whether you realize it or not, water is the main ingredient of everything, including your body.

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Comprehensive Wellness

One way to stay healthy is to keep your blood work up to date. By using those results, doctors can catch conditions such as heart disease, cancer, diabetes, and many others before they become evident to you. They also can tell doctors the function of your body and performance of your organs.

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July 2021 Newsletter

Now more than ever, personal hygiene affects many aspects of one’s life. Things that everyone should have been doing all along have become more enforced in pubic and in the workplace. Your hygiene is reflected in your self-esteem and confidence, sex appeal, social and professional acceptance, as a role model and most importantly, disease prevention. Maintaining good hygiene is not only important for your health, but a way to prevent the development and spreading of infections, viruses, and bad odors.

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June 2021 Newsletter

Dear HCCUA Members:

Ones opinion of oneself is incredibly important to living a successful and happy life. Self-confidence is not only for days that you are preparing for an interview, going out on a first date or giving a presentation. It is a part of our lives on a daily basis. Being a self-confident person will help you enhance your relationship(s) at home and at work, your decision making, and lend a hand to living a better life! Self-confidence makes you accept yourself such that you feel secure about your individuality and can help you achieve just about anything!

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May 2021 Newsletter

Dear HCCUA Members:

Multiple studies have shown that being a pet owner can dramatically help improve your health.  After all, pets can provide us with many therapeutic benefits.

First, research shows that pet owners are less likely to suffer from depression compared to those without pets. Second, people with pets show signs of lower blood pressure in stressful situations. Next, playing with a pet can elevate levels of serotonin and dopamine that work to calm and relax the brain. Fourth, pet owners have lower triglycerides and cholesterol levels than those without pets. Fifth, pets aid development in children, especially emotionally. Sixth, pet owners over the age of 65 make 30% fewer visits to their doctors. Lastly, pets can increase your daily exercise creating the need for frequent walks or jogs.

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