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Men’s Health: Prevent the Top Threats

Do you know the greatest threats to men’s health? Surprisingly, the list is short. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the top causes of death among adult men in the U.S. are heart disease, stroke, cancer and chronic … Continue reading

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Dougherty’s Pharmacy is Back in the SMU Pharmacy Network!

Following aggressive negotiations with Express Scripts, Dougherty’s Pharmacy has rejoined the SMU pharmacy network.  This was particularly important for SMU because Dougherty’s Pharmacy is one of a small number of pharmacies that can prepare and dispense compounded prescription medications. Express Scripts … Continue reading

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Living with arthritis and related conditions…

Are you or a loved one living with rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, psoriatic arthritis, gout or fibromyalgia? Visit the Arthritis Foundation for the latest news on medications and research, valuable information about pain relief, exercise routines, and much more.

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November is Diabetes Awareness Month!

Diabetes… if you don’t live with it yourself, then it’s likely you have a family member or friend who does.  This November during National Diabetes Month, ask yourself if you’re at risk of type 2 diabetes and take steps to … Continue reading

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Got Drugs? National Take-Back Day on April 27, 2013

According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, 1 in 9 teens have abused prescription drugs. Often these medications are found in the home. Parents and adults can do their part to rid their homes of dangerous prescription drugs by … Continue reading

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How Soon is Now? Talking to Kids about Alcohol!

The road to adulthood can be paved with more than one uncomfortable conversation. But don’t wait too long to bring up the subject of alcohol with your children. Even some children in elementary school are making decisions about whether to … Continue reading

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Compass Health Pro: Avoid Unnecessary Charges on Your Surgery…Know Your Costs Upfront!

Jeremy Garrett, your Compass Health Pro, is always here to help you make the most of your healthcare dollars. One of the areas where people spend the most money is on surgery. There can be so many more costs than expected. … Continue reading

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Catch Your Zzzs for Free

Three out of five Americans have trouble sleeping. In the search for a cure, we spend up to $24 billion a year on products such as sleeping pills, pricey pillows, expensive mattresses, white noise machines, aroma therapy potions, and more. … Continue reading

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Get Heart Healthy!

Being diagnosed with health problems such as high blood pressure or high cholesterol is a wake-up call that it is time to make lifestyle changes. The good news is that a few good choices can help you feel better and be … Continue reading

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2013 BlueCross BlueShield ID Cards

Reminder from Human Resources: • New BCBSTX ID cards were mailed in late December to all faculty and staff who changed their Medical option for 2013. If you did not change your Medical option, you will continue to use the … Continue reading

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