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Where Will Your Passport Take You? AMBA’s Passport Travel Services Will Get You the Most Fun for Less!

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Ready to enjoy some adventures this summer? Your association and AMBA have your back. Whether you’re taking a road-trip or sailing out to sea, myAMBAdiscounts lets you soak up the sun, the fun…and the savings! There are no fees and no hassles – just well-earned good times waiting to be had! When you book your perfect vacation with myAMBAdiscounts, our Passport Travel Services program gives you...

How “F.A.S.T.” Can You Recognize the Signs of a Stroke?

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According to a recent study, the majority of adults don’t know the most common symptoms of a stroke. This is particularly alarming because nearly 800,000 Americans suffer a stroke each year. And with a stroke, time is truly of the essence. Patients who are given of the clot-busting treatment t-PA (tissue plasminogen activator) within three hours are significantly more likely to leave the...

Making Your Home Fall-Proof

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Falls are the #1 cause of injuries in older adults, resulting in more than 2.5 million emergency room visits and over 700,000 hospitalizations every year. And the place for the majority – 6 out of 10 – of these falls? Your own home. Accidents may happen, but there are ways to make your home as safe as possible for you and your loved ones and reduce your risk. Here are some tips: Clear...

The Living Benefits of Whole Life Insurance

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If you love someone, owe someone, or someone depends on you financially, you should have life insurance. If you pass away, life insurance can help protect your loved ones by covering final expenses or estate taxes. There are a variety of life insurance options. Whole Life insurance policies have the advantage in that they provide lifelong coverage as long as premiums are paid. What is Whole Life...

How Often Should You Change Your Toothbrush?

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Most children learn by the time they’re in elementary school that they should brush their teeth twice every day. But many adults still have no idea how often they should replace their toothbrush. The American Dental Association (ADA) recommends you change your toothbrush every three months or sooner if the bristles become frayed. Should You Change Your Toothbrush? Bacteria Buildup. After you...

By Looking In Your Mouth, Dentists Can See What’s Happening in Your Body

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Did you know your dentist can frequently spot the first warning signs of many major health problems? Issues like leukemia, heart disease, diabetes and more may all have oral manifestations. They can potentially be spotted by your dentist during a routine check-up even before you’re experiencing any symptoms. One of the first signs of leukemia can be gingivitis; or swelling and bleeding gums...

July is UV Awareness Month

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We all know how important it is to use sunscreen to protect our skin from Ultraviolet (UV) rays during the summer. But protecting your eyes is equally important.   Even though July is UV Awareness Month, our eyes are at risk to UV rays all year round. Exposure to sunlight increases the risk of developing cataracts, macular degeneration, and growths on the eye including cancer. Ultraviolet...

The Pros and Cons of Progressive Lenses

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As we get older, many of us discover we’re having vision issues with both nearby and further objects. The solution for some people is to have two pairs of single-lens glasses: one for activities that require clear distance vision, such as driving, and another set for close-up activities, such as reading. However, carrying two pairs of glasses at all times can be inconvenient. Bifocals vs...

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