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Benefit Fund at a Glance – September 2018

Let’s Talk About Cholesterol. Cholesterol is a fat-like substance found in the blood. It’s a normal part of blood. But too much
cholesterol can block the flow of blood to the heart or brain.

Benefit Fund at a Glance – August 2018

August is National Immunization Month! Did you know you need vaccines throughout your life? Even if you were fully vaccinated as a child, the protection from some vaccines you received can wear off over time and you may need a booster.

Benefit Fund at a Glance – July 2018

Another health fair in the history books. We had Zumba demonstrations, Yoga, FREE massage, sun damage screenings, postural analysis, educational information and TONS of free giveaways!! Topped off with fresh fruit popsicles and a photo booth—it was a great way to spend your Saturday. Thank you to all who came out this year.

Benefit Fund at a Glance – June 2018

Attention Benefit Fund Members – Come to the Fair & Get it Done There! Get your annual biometrics testing completed at the fair by scheduling an appointment at Quest online. Questions? Call the Benefit Fund at 215.735.5720

Benefit Fund at a Glance – May 2018

May is Physical Fitness Month! Did you know that regular physical activity increases your chances of living a longer, healthier life? It also reduces your risk for high blood pressure, heart disease, and some types of cancer.

Benefit Fund at a Glance – April 2018

Donate LIFE. Anyone over the age of 18 is eligible to sign up, and in many states, people younger than 18 can register as well. There are 116K men, women and children on the national transplant waiting list.

Benefit Fund at a Glance – March 2018

Colon Cancer Screening? If you’re age 50, it’s time! We might not like to talk about it. However, anyone who’s age 50 or older and at average risk for colon cancer should be screened. Why? Because this test can find growths before they turn into cancer. Plus, if you get checked and do have colon cancer, it’s treatable – and beatable when detected early.

Benefit Fund at a Glance – February 2018

Keep Your Heart Healthy by Staying Active! When winter blows in, you can pull the blankets over your head and go back to sleep—or you can suit up and head out for an outdoor winter adventure! The American Heart Association offers these tips for working out in the cold of winter. There’s no reason you need to take a break from physical activity when the temperature drops. In fact, exercising in cooler weather has some distinct advantages over working out in warmer weather.

Benefit Fund at a Glance – January 2018

Snowmageddon, Snowpocalypse, the Polar Vortex, SnOMG! But with really big snow storms – and even everyday, run-of-the-mill snowfalls – comes a risk of death by shoveling. Nationwide, snow shoveling is responsible for thousands of injuries and as many as 100 deaths each year.

Benefit Fund at a Glance – December 2017

What should I do with my biometrics results? That is a GREAT question! Now that the 2017 biometrics program has closed, it is the perfect time to take a look at what your lab work and health assessment results showed you. With the new year just around the corner, it’s a great time to start planning how you will make improvements in your well being for 2018.

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