Vaping and Electronic Cigarettes: Debunking the Myths and Exploring the Risks

Vaping  ̶  the act of inhaling and exhaling an aerosol (vapor) produced by an e-cigarette or similar device  ̶  has become increasingly popular in recent years. According to a market research study conducted by Euromonitor, the number of people vaping has increased from about seven million in 2011 to 35 million in 2016, and is projected to reach nearly 55 million by 2021.

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Climbing His Way to Fitness

Jeff Gallo of Latham, NY, likes to take an out-of-the-box approach to fitness. Sure, he could have easily joined a gym, but a few years ago he landed on something that worked well for him – indoor rock climbing, an activity that can help individuals burn a whopping 500 to 900 calories per hour.

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The Essential Plan: A Health Care Success in NYS

From skyrocketing costs to lack of transparency, it’s easy to identify the problems plaguing today’s health care system. With all the negative news out there, it’s important to celebrate the positive. Here in New York, the Essential Plan has become a shining star and proven its ability to provide high-quality, affordable health care coverage to hundreds of thousands of vulnerable state residents.

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Getting Back on that Bike

How many times in your life have you been told to just get back up and try again? For some people, it’s a no-brainer – you pick yourself up, dust yourself off, and try, try again. But for others, it can be challenging – whatever happened can be tied to a bad memory, an injury, or an unpleasant experience.

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The ABCs of Medicare

The year you turn 65 is an exciting time of life! It’s also the year you get to enroll in Medicare. Maybe you’re newly retired and making plans for travel, volunteering, or babysitting the grandkids. Maybe you’re postponing retirement because you’re still full of enthusiasm for your job. Maybe you’re not sure what lies ahead, but you’re determined to make these years your best yet!

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