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Two Major Companies Switch to Health Insurance Allowance — Dollars and Sense

Last week, Sears and Darden Restaurants (Olive Garden, Red Lobster) announced that they were seriously entertaining the idea of doing away with their traditional health insurance programs and opting instead to provide their employees with a heath-coverage allowance.

The two major American companies plan to allow employees to select coverage through an online marketplace, where workers will have the opportunity to browse and purchase various employer-backed health plans.

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GCHD Announces Nurse-Family Partnership Program

On Monday, the Genesee County Health Department announced the implementation of the Nurse-Family Partnership (NFP) Program available county wide. NFP is a national, evidence based, maternal and child home visiting program that provides free, confidential, nurse home visitation services to expecting first-time mothers and their families

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Get Off the Couch or Risk Getting Kidney Disease, Says Science

Mom always told you to stop watching so much TV, get up off the couch and exercise more or you become a bum, right? Well, a new study by British researchers has uncovered something else that couch potatoes may need to be concerned about: kidney disease.

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Category: Health, Science
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Do You Skip Breakfast as Much as Everyone Else? — Survey of the Day

If, as the saying goes, breakfast is the most important meal of the day, then why do so many people skip it so frequently?

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Category: Food, Health
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New Study Reveals Almost Half of All Americans Will Be Obese by 2030

With countless reports weighing in on the unfit conditions of the great American waistline expansion project, it should come as no surprise that the battle of the bulge is in no way coming to a screeching halt.

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Genesys Announces Plans to Open Downtown Flint Health Center

After a comprehensive assessment of the community's current and future health care needs, Genesys plans to open a facility in downtown Flint.

Genesys is partnering with Genesee Regional Chamber of Commerce, Uptown Reinvestment Corporation and Uptown Developments to open the Genesys Downtown Flint Health Center at 420 S

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Stressed at Work? It’s Probably Your Parents’ Fault

It might be easy to blame your boss for all the work-related stress and high anxiety coursing through your veins, but a new study suggests that you might want to start pointing the finger at your family instead.

Well, sort of. Scientists have found that genetics play a significant role in how you react to your work environment.

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Sleeping In on the Weekends Could Actually Ruin Your Work Week

For some people, the weekend is spent trying to catch up on all the sleep they deprived themselves of throughout the course of the last week. Yet, while sleeping in can be somewhat of a godsend, new research finds that it might actually make you more tired throughout the week.

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Get Your Sugar Fix While You Can — The New York City Soda Ban Has Passed

This morning in New York City, Mayor Michael Bloomberg's ban on large sugar-laden drinks was approved by the Department of Health in a 9-1 vote.

How long do the Big Apple's Big Gulp enthusiasts have until they can't buy a soda bigger than 16 ounces?

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Research Reveals It Takes Only Seven Minutes a Day to Keep Kids in Shape

Prying your children away from their video game consoles and getting them to play outside for an hour might be somewhat of a task, but a new study suggests that all you have to do is keep them active for seven minutes to keep them healthy and physically fit.

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