• Is Your Blood Pressure Being Measured Correctly?

    February 4, 2021
    High blood pressure, also called hypertension, is a serious health problem that often has no symptoms. You can have high blood pressure for years and not know it. It’s important to find out if you do because if left untreated, it can cause seri....
  • One Simple Test Can Save Your Life

    January 8, 2021
    It’s pretty much a given that the annual well-woman exam is not any woman’s most favorite thing to do for her health. Most hug the line on whether to have one, with one foot firmly planted on the side of dreading the exam and the other on...
  • Embrace a Healthy Heart: Prevent Heart Attacks and Strokes

    January 8, 2021
    Heart disease and stroke are the first and fifth leading causes of death in the United States, according to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS). Each year, more than 1.5 million Americans suffer a heart attack or stroke. More...
  • Wellness Guidelines: An Easy Path to Better Health

    January 8, 2021
    One of our goals is to empower our members with information and tools that can help lead them down the path to good health. That’s why we offer new Wellness Guidelines each year that include specific recommendations for preventive care, immuniz....
  • Reach Out If You’re Struggling

    January 7, 2021
    Feeling stressed and worried seem like the “new normal” in the time of COVID-19. The long uncertainty of the pandemic has been a lot to handle. But many people are feeling more than just stressed out. If you’re feeling more anxious ...
  • How to Make New Year’s Resolutions You Can Keep

    December 8, 2020
    The start of a new year seems like the right time to set resolutions. We may even make lists of things we’d like to change. That will probably include “eat healthy” and “exercise more,” but can we follow through? Th...
  • Healthy Eating: Avoid Portion Pitfalls

    December 4, 2020
    Most people know that they should mostly eat healthy foods to maintain a healthy weight and avoid serious health problems. But there may be a big part of eating healthy that you’re not paying close enough attention to — portion sizes. Wha...
  • Make Your Health a Priority with Preventive Care

    December 3, 2020
    You owe it to yourself to take care of your health. One good place to start is by scheduling your yearly preventive health care exam. Preventive care is very important for people of all ages. Scheduling an annual preventive care visit will give you...
  • Shake It Up: Try Changing Your Routine to Stay Active

    December 3, 2020
    Flexibility isn’t just about how much you can bend and stretch when you exercise. It’s also a state of mind — and a key to staying active when times are uncertain. The COVID-19 pandemic has forced many changes, but by being flexible...
  • Expecting a Baby? Check Out Our Maternity Checklist

    December 1, 2020
    Preparing for the arrival of a little one? Congratulations! You probably have a lot on your mind, but in between choosing baby names and setting up a nursery, don’t forget to make the most of your health insurance benefits and understand your m....
  • How You Can Help Stop Bullying

    November 18, 2020
    Bystanders can play a key role in stopping bullying, both in school and online. Learn how you can help your kids learn what it means to stand up for someone who is being bullied. Sadly, bullying among kids and teens is still very common in the U...
  • What Becomes of the Broken Hearted?

    November 2, 2020
    Dying of a broken heart sounds like something from a country song. But we’ve all heard the stories — the elderly couple married for decades that die within hours or a day of the other’s passing. We often say that someone died of a b...
  • Supporting Someone with Mental Illness

    November 2, 2020
    Anyone can have mental health problems. And if they do, friends and family can make a big difference in their recovery. Mental health conditions are common, affecting 1 in 5 adults. Mental health illnesses are health problems that change a pers...
  • The Link Between Diabetes and Depression

    November 2, 2020
    Your mental health touches so many parts of your daily life. It affects how you think and feel, handle stress, relate to others, and make choices. Your thoughts and feelings affect how healthy you are. It isn’t surprising that having a mental h....
  • Push the Reset Button

    November 2, 2020
    The new year is just around the corner. Maybe you’re already pondering how you can kick it off right. The time after the holidays is a natural time for a reset. And it doesn’t take a long list of resolutions. Look at it as a chance to rec...