• Keep Your Child Healthy with Regular Well-Child Visits

    February 6, 2024
    Parents take their children to the doctor when they’re sick. But regular well-child visits to a pediatrician or other health provider are just as important. Getting those checkups and recommended vaccinations help keep children healthy. What Is....
  • What Is an A1C Test, and Why Does It Matter?

    February 6, 2024
    If you have diabetes, you know you need to check your blood sugar regularly. But do you know you also need an A1C test? Blood glucose numbers only give a quick snapshot of blood sugar control at certain times of day. You may think your blood sugar...
  • Learn About Different Levels of Mental Health and Substance Use Treatment

    February 6, 2024
    Would you know what to do if a friend or family member needed help with a mental health or substance use issue? What kind of help would they need? Who could help? Not knowing what to do can be scary and confusing. But there are many things you can...
  • Why Aren’t You Sleeping?

    February 6, 2024
    Feeling more groggy than usual? You know you’re not waking up refreshed from a good night’s sleep. But what’s keeping you from sleeping? Turns out, there are many potential obstacles to getting and staying asleep. You can improve yo...
  • 5 Ways You Can Protect Your Colon Health

    February 6, 2024
    Staying healthy is easier if you take care of the basics. Go to the doctor at least once a year for a wellness checkup. Get your preventive screening tests. Just doing those two things can help you live a longer and healthier life. Annual wellness...
  • Living with Diabetes? Learn More About What It Means

    January 19, 2024
    Most of the food we eat is turned into glucose (sugar). Our bodies use this sugar to fuel our cells with the energy they need to work the right way. It’s a fine balance, though. When blood sugar levels are higher than they should be, it ca...
  • Asthma Symptoms, Causes and Risk Factors

    January 12, 2024
    The number of children with asthma has risen dramatically in the past few decades. With the wheezing comes worrying. Could your child be the one who is touched by this common chronic disease? Here’s what parents need to kn...
  • Know Your Numbers for Healthier Living

    January 10, 2024
    If you have high cholesterol, there are ways you can lower it. When you do, you help reduce your risks for heart problems. You also boost your chances for living a longer, healthier life. What’s the first step? Work closely with your doctor. To....
  • Wellness Guidelines: An Easy Path to Better Health

    January 8, 2024
    One of our goals is to empower our members with information and tools that can help lead you down the path to good health. That’s why we offer new Wellness Guidelines each year that include specific recommendations for preventive care, immuniza....
  • Supporting a Loved One with Cancer

    January 8, 2024
    “I have cancer.” They are three words you never want to hear from a friend, family member or significant other. Learning that a loved one has cancer can be very overwhelming and scary. You probably have a ton of questions you want to ask,...
  • Embrace a Healthy Heart: Prevent Heart Attacks and Strokes

    January 4, 2024
    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. Each year, more than 1.5 million Americans suffer a heart attack or stroke. More than 800...
  • Three Ways to Support Your Teen’s Mental Health

    January 2, 2024
    Teens are facing more challenges than ever. There’s pressure from school, friends and social media. No wonder their mental health can suffer. You don’t have to wait until your teen is in crisis to talk about it. Talk to your teen early an...
  • One Simple Step For Better Health: Talk to Your Doctor

    January 2, 2024
    If you could do just one thing to improve your health, you’d be interested, right? Especially if it didn’t cost you extra time or money. So what is it? Talking with your doctor. There are health benefits to having a primary doctor and mai...
  • Get Big Benefits From a Small Weight Loss

    December 5, 2023
    Some small changes can have a big payoff. That’s true when it comes to losing weight. If you're carrying extra weight, dropping even 5 percent of your weight can be good for your health. That level of weight loss can help lower your risk of chr....
  • Make Your Health a Priority with Preventive Care

    December 5, 2023
    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...