Overcoming Barriers – Resources for Healthy Living

Life can be pretty difficult. The kids. The bills. Your job, or even your jobs. Those surprises that pop up each day and take your time and energy.

Getting to the doctor for an annual physical may not be the easiest task to complete when you only have a few free minutes in your day. The same goes for exercising, organizing your medication, or even signing up for health insurance.

Despite these road blocks, finding the time to stay healthy is important for both you and your family. Here are a handful of ideas to consider when focusing on your health.

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Bill Would Limit Patient Access to Cheaper Drugs

More than 25 million Americans suffer from asthma. The condition is well-known for restricting a patient’s airway, making it difficult to breathe and often causing coughing and wheezing. In addition to putting the squeeze on a person’s lungs, asthma is also putting pressure on patients’ wallets, as the cost of inhalers has risen to about $5,000 a year.

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Pardon me, but what does that mean?

When traveling to a foreign country, you’d expect to interact with people who speak a different language. To prepare, you might brush up on words and phrases to get you through your trip without having an awkward encounter with a waiter or cab driver that leaves both sides feeling helpless. You might even download a language translator app and have it ready to go on your smart phone.

However, you take no such precautions when going to the doctor.

It’s my doctor! We speak the same language … right?

Maybe not.

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The Health Benefits of Biking in New York

With spring temperatures finally here, it’s time to dust off the bicycle seat, oil the chain, and get out there to explore the bustling cities and the scenic mountain trails in and around the Capital Region. More than just a way to get around, bicycling strengthens your heart, reduces stress, improves your immune system, and more.

Lucky for us, New York State offers something for every cyclist – rolling hills, scenic views, and urban locales. Whether you’re a casual or serious rider, you can find a spot that’s nearby and suitable for your needs and fitness level. continue reading →

Fear Factor – Fear of the Dentist

Look at your to-do list on a specific day. Visiting the dentist may not be at, near, or anywhere close to the top of that list. For some people, it ranks right below wrestling an angry alligator and right above sitting in a traffic jam for five straight hours on the Thruway.

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student volunteering opportunities

75+ Rewarding Volunteer Opportunities for Students in the Capital Region

Are you a student who needs community service hours to graduate? Are you wondering where to start, or how you’ll fit the hours into your already demanding schedule? You may be involved in sports or a club, or carry a demanding class load, or maybe you’re holding down a part-time job, trying to earn money for your future. You may be asking yourself, “Why does my school even require me to volunteer?” or “What’s in it for me?” continue reading →