Category Archives: Health & Wellness Tips

Men’s Health: Preventive Screenings

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Men should visit their doctors regularly in order to talk about their overall health, ask questions, establish a relationship with their doctor and get… Read More »

Staying Healthy for Life

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Although the risk of disease and disability increases with age, poor health does not have to fill your later years in life. Many chronic… Read More »

Women’s Health: Preventive Screenings

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WOMEN’S HEALTH: PREVENTIVE SCREENINGS Women should regularly meet with their doctor to discuss their overall health, ask questions and get preventive care. Preventive screenings… Read More »

Workplace Wellness

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At American Health & Wellness Group, our approach to employee benefits brokerage services is unique. We combine the best practices of employee benefits consulting… Read More »

5 Healthy Green Recipes to Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day!

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  We compiled our favorite festive green recipes that pack the flavor without the extra calories. 1. Zucchini Feta Spinach Fritters Recipe and Photo… Read More »

On the Other Side of Ironman

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An Ironman recap from Mike Weiss I am so relieved to be on this side of the Ironman competition.  Please note, that from my… Read More »

Why IRONMAN with Mike Weiss

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Something Personal I’d Like to Share For those of you who know me, I am usually a pretty private person.  I’d rather hear about… Read More »

Guidance for Protecting Workers from Occupational Exposure to Zika Virus

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Prof. Frank Hadley Collins, Dir., Cntr. for Global Health and Infectious Diseases, Univ. of Notre Dame

This 2006 photograph depicted a female Aedes aegypti mosquito while she was in the process of acquiring a blood meal from her human host, who in this instance, was actually the biomedical photographer, James Gathany, here at the Centers for Disease Control.  You’ll note the feeding apparatus consisting of a sharp, orange-colored “fascicle”, which while not feeding, is covered in a soft, pliant sheath called the "labellum”, which retracts as the sharp stylets contained within pierce the host's skin surface, as the insect obtains its blood meal. The orange color of the fascicle is due to the red color of the blood as it migrates up the thin, sharp translucent tube.

The first reported epidemics of Dengue (DF) and dengue hemorrhagic fever (DHF) occurred in 1779-1780 in Asia, Africa, and North America.  The near simultaneous occurrence of outbreaks on three continents indicates that these viruses and their mosquito vector have had a worldwide distribution in the tropics for more than 200 years. During most of this time, DF was considered a mild, nonfatal disease of visitors to the tropics. Generally, there were long intervals (10-40 years) between major epidemics, mainly because the introduction of a new serotype in a susceptible population occurred only if viruses and their mosquito vector, primarily the Aedes aegypti mosquito, could survive the slow transport between population centers by sailing vessels.

What Employers Need to Know about Occupational Exposure to Zika Virus Indianapolis employee benefits advisor, American Health & Wellness Group discusses what employers need… Read More »

Five Healthy Summer Salsa Recipes

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Our Favorite Summer Salsa Recipes Strawberry Salsa Ingredients: 1 pint fresh strawberries, diced ¾ cup cilantro, chopped 1 jalapeno, seeded and diced 1 lime,… Read More »

A Lesson Learned from FDNY Chief Richard Picciotto

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The American Health & Wellness team recently had the pleasure to hear Richard Picciotto, FDNY Chief and highest ranking firefighter to survive the world… Read More »