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Ah, the month of February! Let's've got Valentine's day, the day after Valentine’s day (otherwise known as “1/2 Off Chocolate Day”) and did you know it's also National Children’s Dental Month? Coincidence? I think NOT!

To celebrate, we thought it would be great to give some advice to help prep your kids for their next dental visit.


Did you resolve to lose weight this year? How’s it going? According to, 8% of people are successful in achieving their resolutions. That’s the bad news. Unfortunately, I have more bad news in this article!


Are you ready for 2017? I recently read the most common resolutions have to do with saving money and being healthy. At freshbenies, we like to write simple, fun articles that help our readers save on healthcare (and more). The healthcare roller coaster had a few twists in 2016 (with more to come in the year ahead)! While we’re reminiscing on 2016, let’s take a look back at the most popular blog posts. Ready?


Last week, our team shared 5 tips for saving cash on healthcare. If you missed out, read it here.


As consumer-driven Americans, I think we know HOW to be smart consumers, but we don’t apply our normal buying rules to healthcare. And why should we, when there are so many reasons not to?  First, it’s a complicated system that most don’t fully understand. Then there’s the fact that pricing isn’t transparent. Finally, the end user (that’s you and me) isn’t paying for the service - instead “insurance is paying for it,” so why do I need to worry about the costs?


I recently flew from Seattle to Bowling Green, Kentucky for a business meeting.  Sounds easy enough, right? No! It was truly a “trains, planes and automobiles”-type experience. I spent 40 minutes on a train to the airport, arrived at the airport 60 minutes prior to my flight, the flight time combined with layover time was 8 hours, then a 90 minute drive to Bowling Green. I finally arrived at my hotel, only to get 5 hours sleep prior to my meeting. Then, I did it all over in reverse that evening to get home.


How much time do you set aside to workout each day? Not much? Me either! Back in April, I interviewed Kelly who is a Registered and Licensed Dietitian, and Certified Personal Trainer. She shared 8 tips for getting fit for summer.


Did you know nearly 10% of the US population has Diabetes, including 25% of seniors? If trends continue, 1 in 3 American adults will have the disease by 2050. Look to the person on your left. Now to the person on your right. One of you will be diabetic. 


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