October is Talk About Your Medicines Month—an opportunity to learn about the medications you take and how they may promote better health outcomes. The key to being an empowered health care consumer is to be proactive in asking questions to seek clarity and get the information you need. Continue reading
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month—a time to raise awareness of breast cancer prevention and the value of early screening and detection. Breast cancer is a common fear among women, and knowledge is the best weapon against fear. Continue reading
We are celebrating Health Literacy Month—a time to promote the importance of understandable health information. Health literacy refers to how well an individual can obtain, process and understand basic health information and services needed to make appropriate health decisions. Health information can include any of the topics we chat and chew about on this blog, resources and tools available within our Member Portal and essential health-related materials such as prescription bottles or appointment slips. Continue reading
We started 2017 with tips on getting annual wellness checkups and throughout the year focused on health issues that affect women. As we near the end of the year, it is only fitting that we celebrate Women’s Health and Fitness Day set for today, September 27, 2017. So let’s chat and chew about this very important event. Continue reading
Flu season is here, and it is important to take care of your health. The flu vaccine is one of the best ways to help protect you against flu viruses. Getting an annual flu vaccine is the first and best way to protect yourself and your family from the flu. Flu vaccination can reduce flu illnesses, doctors’ visits and missed work and school due to flu.