• Take Care of Your Health After a Hospital Visit

    You’re glad to be back home after a hospital stay. Now it’s the time to make sure you stay on track to heal. You can take an active role in your recovery by staying on top of details. Have you reviewed your p...
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  • Are You Caring For Your Colon?

    It’s not a topic most of us like to talk about — or even think about. Colon cancer screening isn't fun, but it's important for good reason. Colorectal cancer is the third leading cause of cancer deaths in the United States. Scr...
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  • Stay on Top of Your Prescriptions

    It’s not always easy to take medications on time. Life sometimes gets in the way of best-laid plans. One day you look at your pillbox and realize you’re a few doses behind. Taking your medicine as prescribed&nbsp...
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  • Staying In-Network Is Important

    You want to take care of yourself. So, it's good that when you need health care services, you have a whole network you can tap. Your health plan gives you access to many kinds of care providers. Doctors, therapists, clinics, ...
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  • Six Ways to Start Small and Make Big Changes

    Want an easy, effective and safe way to get healthy? Think small. Small changes can actually lead to greater well-being over time. "Thinking small" works because it eases you into healthy new habits. Old habits don't simply go away. As someone ...
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  • Skip a Trip to the Doctor’s Office with an In-Home Assessment

    A trip to the doctor’s office takes time away from your everyday life. You may have to find a ride or cancel other plans. For Medicare Advantage members, an in-home health assessment can let you get the health check you need. Plus, it saves you....
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  • Perks and Pit'falls' of Owning a Dog

    How do you turn back the hands of time? One study suggests that dog owners over the age of 65 can turn back the clock as much as 10 years. A furry friend can help: Fend off depression Fight loneliness Lower blood pressure Reduce heart rate The...
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  • In-Home Diabetes Care: Make Good Food Choices

    Managing your diabetes can seem like a full-time job. There are so many things that affect your blood sugar level. What you eat, the number of hours you sleep, how active you are — even stress — all have an impact. You can’t always ...
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  • In-Home Diabetes Care: The Importance of Moving

    Diabetes management is about more than food and medication. It's important to stay physically active, too. When you exercise, your muscles use sugar for energy. This helps reduce glucose levels without added insulin. A study by Mayo Clinic found...
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  • Nurseline: Get Your Questions Answered

    Health issues don’t always follow a 9-to-5 schedule. Sometimes, problems and questions come up at the worst possible times (like 8 o’clock on a Friday night, or when you’re on your way to a family reunion). It's tempting to hop on t...
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  • Fending Off the Flu Bug

    It’s flu season. No one wants to suffer through the aches, pains and general misery of being down and out with the flu virus. So what’s your plan to avoid it? You could stay home and avoid contact with all other humans. You could tr...
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  • Spotting the Early Signs of Alzheimer’s Disease

    Forgetfulness is a normal part of aging. Whether it’s misplacing the house keys or not remembering the name of your next door neighbor, memory loss is not uncommon for older adults. Still, there are differences between typical memory loss and e....
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  • In-Home Diabetes Care: Make the Most of Your Medication

    Medication, diet and exercise play a big role in managing of your diabetes. So does working closely with your doctor and diabetes team. In fact, the number one thing you can do to manage your disease is talk openly and honestly with your care provide...
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  • Lifestyle Changes and Diabetes

    There’s a safe way to get a handle on your diabetes: Create an exercise and diet plan. With exercise, you can help your blood sugar stay in your target range. By making better food choices, you help manage your blood sugar levels and lower your....
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  • Eat Whole Grains for a Healthier You

    Adding more whole grains to your diet is an easy way to get more health benefits from the foods you eat. If you picture a slice of dry wheat bread when you hear “whole grains,” don't worry. There are a lot of tasty whole grains waiti...
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