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HAP Balanced Living

Since 2013, HAP Balanced Living has been providing health and wellness information right to the homes of HAP members as a print magazine.  Now expanding digitally, HAP’s Balanced Living blog will continue its commitment to helping you live a balanced life.  We’ll feature stories about moving more, eating right, managing your health, understanding your plan and how to get involved in the community.

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Contributor since May 16, 2016

118 posts

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Superbugs Are Thriving: Do You Know How to Protect Yourself?

Dangerous bacteria are on the prowl, and doctors are worried.Read More

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Scale Shock: Why Are Our Kids Gaining So Much Weight?

What to do about the rising rate of obesity in young people.Read More

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Freedom from Smoking is A Clinical Program to Help You Quit – For Good!

HAP has resources to help you quit smoking for good and get on a path to a longer, healthier life.Read More

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This Local Couple Is Working to Reduce the Stigma of Suicide With the Hope of Saving Lives

Gail and John Urso lost a son to suicide and created Kevin’s Song from their grief.
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4 Reasons to Get Screened for Breast and Colon Cancer

Find out the recommended ages for these cancer screenings and why women shouldn’t avoid them. Read More

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4 Reasons to Get Screened for Prostate and Colon Cancer

Sometimes men avoid these easy cancer screenings but they don’t need to. Find out why.Read More

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Get to Know Your Family’s Health

Keeping track of your family’s medical history can help identify your risk for hereditary diseases and conditions.Read More

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Kid-friendly Foods that are Masquerading as Healthy

Juice, fruit snacks and yogurt raisins taste good but contain a lot of sugar. Learn some healthier alternatives your kids just might like.Read More

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Feed Your Stomach and Gut with Overnight Oats

Mix once and have it all week with this customizable good-for-you breakfast.

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The Path Out of Pain: How New Approaches Help Providers Tackle Pain Management

Millions suffer from chronic pain, so health care professionals take multiple approaches to help them find a way to relief.Read More

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