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Enroll in Obamacare by the January 31, 2016 deadline

If you want health insurance for 2016, you need to enroll in an Obamacare health insurance plan by Sunday, January 31. If you’re already enrolled, you have until Sunday to decide if you want to change plans. And if you don’t enroll in any plan by Sunday’s deadline, you could face a stiff penalty. First time enrolling? If this is your first time enrolling due to the fear of the cost, be aware that you may qualify for Obamacare to pay [...]

Why a glass of red wine is healthier than grape juice

Many people have heard that there are healthcare benefits to be found in red wine. Some may wonder why the same benefits can’t be found in grape juice. What’s in red wine and grape juice? The compound present in both red wine and grape juice that has gotten so much attention is the antioxidant resveratrol. It’s shown to increase the body’s level of healthy cholesterol, HDL, and to decrease the likelihood of blood clots, thus reducing the risk of coronary heart [...]

Should your diet include microgreens?

One type of vegetable popular with healthcare-minded celebrities is what’s called microgreens. What are they, and should you even consider adding them to your diet? Micro what? The clever name “microgreens” is simply a catchy marketing name. Actually, they’re something that any backyard gardener should be well familiar with. They’re simply leafy greens harvested at an earlier stage in their development than usual, less than two weeks after the seedlings have germinated. The leaves are still tiny thus, the name microgreens [...]

How to stick to your New Year’s healthcare resolutions

It’s that time of the year when we enthusiastically set New Year’s healthcare resolutions which is followed rather quickly by that time of the year when we abandon those same resolutions. How can you make this year the year you finally accomplish your goals? Here are three well-tested tips endorsed by psychologists. Shatter your goals into pieces Andrea Bonoir, Ph.D., suggests making goals that span a shorter period of time than an entire year. For example, resolve that this week you’ll [...]