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Selections from What’s Trending This Week — February 13, 2015

headshot-255x3001. SUCCESSES:

Amanda Palmore: NACHC Outstanding Advocate

This week, NACHC announced that Amanda Palmore, Director of Marketing and Government Affairs at Central Virginia Health Services, has been named the Outstanding Advocate for February 2015.

To read more about Amanda’s work and advocacy, click here. Congratulations, Amanda! Thank you for all that you do!


top five2. SIGN-UPS:

TWO Days Remain For Open Enrollment

As of this week, more than 341,000 Virginians have enrolled for health coverage within the federal marketplace.

Don’t be one of the Virginians who misses out on healthcare this year there are two days left to get coverage before the open enrollment periods ends on Sunday!

Visit Cover Virginia or ACAHelpVA.org for more information and free, in-person assistance!


napping3. SIESTAS:

There’s a Nap for That

A new study published online this week suggests that a good nap can reverse the negative health effects of a poor night’s sleep.

The study’s findings reveal that taking a short nap can restore unbalanced hormone levels that result from sleeplessness and improve immune system health. Experts say the best way to avoid negative health effects altogether is to sleep for 7-9 hours a night (for adults). However, if you find yourself dragging after a sleepless night, go ahead and take that nap it’s good for your health!