February Checklist 

American Heart Month:
Spread the word about strategies for preventing heart disease and encourage people to live heart healthy lives. For example: Encourage families to make small changes, like using spices to season their food instead of salt.
Turn Down the heat:
Drop pounds along with utility bills. Studies have found that mild exposure to cold indoors burns extra calories.

Save on cruises:
Late winter is "Wave Season," when cruise lines offer free upgrades, on-board credit and reduced fares.

Start an herb garden:
Basil, oregano and thyme are among the flavorful herbs that can be sown indoor.

Five Things You Need to Know About Zika
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(CNN) - A relatively new mosquito-borne virus is prompting worldwide concern because of an alarming connection to a neurological birth disorder and the rapid spread of the virus across the globe.

World Health Organization Director-General Margaret Chan called it an "extraordinary event" Monday in declaring a public health emergency.

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Scientists May Have Just Discovered The Key
To Halting Alzheimer's
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Curbing brain inflammation may help people treat and prevent Alzheimer's disease, according to a landmark new study.

Researchers at the University of Southampton in England conducted a series of experiments showing a chemical that reduces neuroinflammation may have the potential to protect against the memory and behavioral changes associated with the disease that affects roughly 5.3 million Americans.
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Electrical Forehead Patch Could Treat Cronich PTSD

For the first time, a trial in a small group of patients shows that a new type of treatment for epilepsy and depression that uses an external, wearable electrical brain stimulator could significantly reduce severity of chronic post-traumatic stress disorder.
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Obama Admin To Update Rules for ACA Special Enrollment Periods

On Monday, the Obama administration announced it will tighten the requirements for special enrollment periods, which allow U.S. residents to enroll in health coverage through the federal exchange outside of the Affordable Care Act's regular open enrollment period, the Wall Street Journal reports (Armour/Radnofsky, Wall Street Journal, 1/12).

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