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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April 2021 Newsletter

Dear HCCUA Members:

It’s time to focus on your health! Spring is here and it’s time for new beginnings.  It’s easy to fall out of our daily routines in diet and exercise during winter months and even easier to indulge in a variety of endless sweets. Unfortunately, these indulges to fatty foods and sweets can sometimes spike glucose levels to undesirable readings and raise other health risks.

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Prescription Assistance Services

With the ever increasing cost of prescription medications, HCCUA wants you know that there are many ways to reduce or even eliminate many of your medication expenses. We have a whole department dedicated to work with you to identity prescription savings and fee waiver opportunities and navigate the system, freeing up extra money to spend on meaningful healthcare.

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March 2021 Newsletter

Open Enrollment is back! Whether you are thinking of purchasing a new insurance policy or replacing a policy that did not fit your needs, HCCUA wants all members to understand that we are here to help you make the right choice.

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Health Advocacy Services

The purpose of Health Advocacy Services is for you to have your very own “Advocate” who can help you and your covered dependents navigate the healthcare system and deal with the clinical and administrative issues you have to face to meet your medical, hospital, pharmacy and other healthcare needs.

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