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The Importance of Prevention

Prevention and proper screenings are important to your health and can help you treat potential health problems before they develop or worsen. It’s important to have a primary care physician that you can see for regular check-ups or when you get sick. You should have regular check ups about once every two years or as your doctor advises.

Protect Your Skin

Over time, exposure to the sun has an affect on our skin. We develop wrinkles and age spots, but there’s also a more serious concern - skin cancer. Protect your skin to help prevent skin cancer by following these tips.

Stop Sitting, Start Moving!

Did you know that sitting for prolonged periods of time affects your health? Studies have shown that six hours of sitting or more per day can raise your risk of obesity, increased blood pressure,

Take A Break! Stretch At Your Desk

Sitting at a desk all day can cause tension to build up in our muscles. Relieving stress and staying stretched out throughout the day is essential to good health. Incorporate these stretches into your frequent breaks to keep you limber. Don’t forget to breathe and relax to release stress!

2017 PCORI Fees

Under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA), fees are assessed for some self-insured health plans. The Comparative Effectiveness Research Fee (CERF) is designed to help fund the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI), a nonprofit organization created to fund medical research that will provide patients and clinicians with the evidence-based information needed to make better-informed healthcare decisions.

WORLD AIDS DAY

World AIDS Day is held on the 1st of December each year and is an opportunity for people worldwide to unite in the fight against HIV, show their support for people living with HIV and to commemorate people who have died. World AIDS Day was the first ever global health day, held for the first time in 1988.

Have Yourself a Healthy Holiday

The holidays are typically a time to gather with family and friends to celebrate over meals and traditions. This time of year doesn’t have to disrupt your diabetes control. Consider these easy tips to make better choices this season.

Understanding Diabetes

Living with diabetes is a team effort between you and your healthcare team (doctor, diabetes nurse educator, diabetes dietitian educator, pharmacist, and others). You are the most important member of the team. You can prevent or slow down diabetes complications by closely monitoring your blood sugar, blood pressure, and cholesterol levels.

What You Need to Know About Pneumonia

Anyone can get pneumonia. It's commonly a complication of a respiratory infection—especially the flu—but there are more than 30 different causes of the illness. Older adults, children and people with chronic disease, including COPD and asthma, are at high risk for pneumonia.

Be A Quitter!

Tobacco-related diseases are the leading cause of preventable death in the United States. Smoking increases the risk of lung and other types of cancer, coronary heart disease and stroke. It also leads to respiratory problems, such as coughing, wheezing and shortness of breath.