February is American Heart Month. Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death in the United States1. This month, we want to empower you to make heart-healthy choices. Prevention starts with understanding the risks and making small lifestyle changes.
Together, we can fight back against heart disease and stroke. Participate in the Heart Health Challenge, and be one-step closer. Continue reading
Making a New Year’s resolution can be one of the positive things about starting a new year. If you are one of the nearly 7 in 101 smokers in the United States who want to quit, make a resolution to get started in 2017. Smoking is the leading cause of preventable disease and death in the United States, and quitting now can cut your risk and leave you feeling stronger and healthier. Continue reading
Guest blogger: Karen R.. Compliance, Quality and Clinical Program Specialist
We recently welcomed in the New Year—one that we hope is filled with opportunity. You might have already defined your goals and set a plan, but we recommend you seriously consider adding ‘take charge of your health’ to the top of your list! Making it a priority to schedule your well health visits is the perfect place to start; and while doing so, be sure to remember to add your women’s wellness checkup to your list. Continue reading
January is Cervical Cancer Awareness Month. Nearly 13,000 women in the United States are diagnosed with cervical cancer each year1, but the disease is virtually always preventable with vaccination and appropriate screening (Pap and HPV tests). When cervical cancer is found early, it is highly treatable and associated with long survival and good quality of life. Continue reading
It is that time of year again where millions of people are vowing to get fit and stay healthy. But when February hits, the gym is deserted. If one of your New Year’s resolutions is to be healthier this year, put a new twist on it and start by seeing your doctor for a routine preventive care exam. Take it one step further and encourage your family members to get a check-up as well—even if they feel healthy and do not present any symptoms. Continue reading