What Are You Waiting For? Tobacco Use and Louisiana

It’s not that often I go after a specific, single behavior, but today I’m in a mood. I was just looking at the rates of tobacco use by state, and apparently, in Louisiana, our rates are VERY high.

According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 22.8% of […]

By |March 13th, 2018|Bertaut's Blog|1 Comment

Escape Routes: Lawsuits, Associations and Mandates!

How many times have you seen something in the news and been surprised?

Happens with me and my wife all the time. “Hey baby, did you know Blah-Blah died!?”

“Really? Oh, that’s sad. I really liked her!” We’re big film fans, but we tend to lose track of stars if they aren’t […]

By |March 6th, 2018|Bertaut's Blog, costs|2 Comments

The Weight Loss Minefield: Christmas, Mardi Gras, Valentine’s Day and Girl Scout Cookies!

It’s been a while since I caught you up on my efforts to improve my health! In case you’re new to this party, you can see where I started, my 10 steps for staying on track and how I tackled the holidays.

Putting My Money Where My Mouth Is
As a reminder, […]

By |February 28th, 2018|Bertaut's Blog|3 Comments

How ‘Special’ is Special Enrollment?

Today, my phone was ringing, and the display showed a phone number in Menomonie, Wisconsin. “Computer-driven sales call” was my first thought. I don’t know anyone in Menomonie. But the call kept coming, twice a day. Finally, after sending it to voicemail three times, out of sheer frustration, I just […]

By |February 20th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

The Flu: What Is It and Should I Be Worried?

I’m sure we’ve all seen the news by now – we’re having a very tough flu season. I like to add perspective to the headlines, so today I’ll share a bit of what I’ve learned about the flu with you.

What Is the Flu?
What we call “the flu” is actually a […]

By |February 12th, 2018|costs|0 Comments