"Are you bored with life? Then throw yourself into some work you believe in
 with all your heart, live for it, die for it, and you will find happiness
that you had thought could never be yours."  
- Dale Carnegie  
August Checklist 2016 

Stop the itching: Treat mosquito bites with apple cider vinegar...basil  leaves...Preparation H hemorrhoidal ointment...tea tree oil...or refrigerated, dampened green-tea bags. Or apply crushed aspirin mixed with a little water...or aloe vera from a cut leaf or as a gel.


Be alert to possible heat stroke victims: The condition comes on rapidly and can be fatal. Signs include hot, dry skin...no sweating...very fast pulse...confusion, clumsiness or other mental changes. First aid: Call 911. Sponge or spray the person's entire body with cool-not cold-water. Apply ice packs to armpits, groin and neck. Give fluids if the person can swallow.

Take advantage of sales tax holidays: The Federation of Tax Administrators has a list of 14 states that have sales tax holidays in ¬≠August.   


Cheer for the world's best athletes: TV coverage of Rio's Summer Olympics begins with the opening ceremony on Friday, August 5.

Lift your eyes to the skies: The Perseid meteor shower peaks after midnight on Friday, August 12. Look for bright, fast-moving shooting stars anywhere in the sky. Saturday, August 27: Jupiter and Venus will be spectacularly bright just after sunset.
Vaccines Are Not Just For Kids
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The word "immunization" has long evoked images of nervous children wincing as they get injections to protect them from measles, mumps and other diseases.

Now California's doctors are turning their attention to adults, who haven't been as diligent about getting their own shots. The California Medical Association Foundation, the charitable arm of the Sacramento-based physicians' organization, published a vaccine schedule last year to inform doctors and patients about recommended vaccines for adults.
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5 ways to keep mosquitoes from ruining your summer

Even when mosquitoes are not carrying viruses or other diseases, they appear to be on a mission to ruin summer fun.

No one wants to pay for cookouts and pool parties with itchy bites. Here are five ways to keep the pesky insects away, according to the Greater Los Angeles County Vector Control District's public information officer, Levy Sun:

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The Scary Effects of Technology on Our Eyes

Technology is a wonderful thing. It develops rapidly to accommodate our ever-changing needs, it helps us connect to others, and it makes our lives easier and more convenient.

But as the saying goes, too much of a good thing can be bad - especially for our eyes.

Your Vision is important to your health.
Whether it's 20/20 or less than perfect vision, everyone needs to receive
regular vision care.
Vision Care Plan options are being offered as a part of our commitment to your
Vision Care Plan options provide affordable, quality vision care, nationwide.

The benefits of an annual eye examination include:
  • To correct visual deficiencies
  • Improve reading ability and retention
  • Decrease Eye Fatigue brought on by modern life such as hours of reading on your phone or computer
  • Early detection of a variety of health issues including: Glaucoma, Cataracts, Arterial Sclerosis, Diabetes, etc.
Please, don't take chances with your most precious
possession - the gift of sight. Take advantage of this very
important benefit.

Contact The Benefits Store to speak with a broker about Vision at (800)446-2663 or visit our website at www.BenefitsStore.com
Should You Get Screened for Skin Cancer?
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Every summer as Americans slather on sun lotion, they are reminded of the dangers of skin cancer.

This year alone, more than 76,000 people in the United States will develop melanoma, the deadliest form of the disease, and about 10,000 will die from it.

The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force said on Tuesday, however, that there still isn't enough evidence to recommend total-body screenings and declined to take a position on the practice.
The End of AIDS?
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It's a bold mission by any standard: to end the AIDS epidemic. But the tools are there, say officials of the Joint United Nations Program on HIV/AIDS. Here's what the UNAIDS plan, known as "90-90-90," looks like.

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