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Flu vaccination becomes critical

Flu vaccination becomes critical

Reducing the spread of influenza is now more important than ever due to the COVID-19 pandemic, as the push for vaccination begins amidst the endeavor to stop the overburdening of hospital systems and risks associated with the population’s most vulnerable. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is already gearing up for flu season, working with vaccine manufacturers to make additional vaccines available, already being distributed now. For the 2020-2021 season, manufacturers have projected they will provide as many…

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Bill repeals ACA taxes

Bill repeals ACA taxes

After much debate and anxiety over proposed taxes and the Affordable Care Act, three ACA taxes were repealed under a recent government spending bill passed early this year, putting an end to some excise taxes, though reinstating others. The “Cadillac Tax” is out. A 40 percent excise tax on high-cost employer-provided health care plans, the tax was originally proposed to take effect in 2018. However, legislation had been twice delayed and was again set to go into effect in 2022….

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Support each other and support your heart health

Support each other and support your heart health

February marks American Heart Month. Did you know that people who have close relationships at home, work, or in their community tend to be healthier and live longer? One reason, according to the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI), is that we’re more successful at meeting our health goals when we join forces with others. Heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women in the United States. About 90 percent of middle-aged people and…

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