Undisguise Portion Size

Bigger is not always better.According to the CDC, more than one-third of adults in the United States are obese. Being obese can increase your risk for heart disease, stroke, type 2 diabetes and even certain cancers. The question we should be asking is why are so many Americans struggling with obesity?We know that sugary drinks,…

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“Can I Use a Prescription Discount Card if I Have Insurance?”

Continuing Series: Questions From Consumers Yes you can, but our discounts can’t be combined with those from insurance to reduce the price. Our free Prescription Discount Card can help you save money when your insurance doesn’t cover a prescription, and sometimes the discounted price is lower than your co-pay.Here are 2 Steps to Rx Savings:…

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Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma: “You Feed Hope for Seniors Like Nita”

Published in Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma’s “The Link”, Spring 2016Nita, 77, has spent her whole life in Oklahoma. She enjoyed a 50-year marriage, raised two boys and a daughter and worked her way up to a management position at a local food manufacturer.But life hasn’t been so kind to Nita in her golden years….

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Men’s Health: What Men & Women Should Know

Men’s Health Month is all about making men aware of their potentially preventable health problems and encouraging them to visit the doctor, at least annually. The key word is preventable—men (as do women) need to be proactive and conscious of their potential health risks. Health problems affect all surrounding loved ones; it truly is a family…

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Arthritis: 5 Things You Should Know

1. Who is Affected? You probably immediately associate arthritis with old age. Perhaps you have an older family member or friend who suffers from it and has joint pain.However, what you probably don’t know is it can occur at any age. Although it mainly affects adults (about 1 in 5), there are an estimated 300,000 children…

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Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma: “Parents Can Feed Their Families, Thanks to You”

Published in Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma’s “The Link” Holiday 2015When Temika looks at her daughter, Tamia, she sees a girl who’s going places. An avid reader from an early age, Tamia is set on attending college when she graduates from high school and hopes to continue studying literature, her favorite subject.Temika knows she’ll need…

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Fibromyalgia: Disease or Disorder?

Fibromyalgia is a disorder. A “disorder” refers to an unwanted condition that’s hard to identify what’s wrong. A “disease”, on the other hand, has a specific cause and symptoms. For example, cancer is a disease because you can identify the tumors that are causing the symptoms. Fibromyalgia is characterized by widespread musculoskeletal pain accompanied by fatigue, sleep, memory and mood issues….

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3 Facts About OCD

You may have heard the term “OCD” used to describe a person who is being overly clean or organized. However, obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) is a very serious anxiety disorder that can consume the lives of people who have this condition. If think you may have OCD, it’s best to see a psychiatrist or psychologist who can give you the…

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Mental Health In America

May is Mental Health Awareness Month, but it is something you should be conscious of year round. Why? 1 in 4 adults suffer from mental illness and 1 in 5 children ages 13-18 has or will have one at some time during their lives. Most common are mood disorders, such as depression and bipolar disorder.So…

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What is Lupus?

Lupus is a disease that causes your immune system to mistakenly attack healthy tissue. It’s estimated that about 1.5 million people in America have been diagnosed with lupus, with about 16,000 new cases each year.The cause of lupus is still a mystery. It is speculated that it develops in response to a combination of factors both…

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