February Health Observance: Go Red for Women

1 in 3 women die of heart disease and stroke each year. So we encourage you to join movement to end heart disease and stroke in women because it’s not just a man’s disease. Here’s what it means to Go Red: G: GET YOUR NUMBERS Ask your doctor to check your blood pressure and cholesterol. O: OWN YOUR LIFESTYLE Stop... Read More

USPSTF Guidelines and UHC Effective Dates

The United States Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) has revised its preventive recommendation for cholesterol screening and now includes cholesterol screening as a part of its new recommendation for statin use for the primary prevention of cardiovascular disease in adults, narrowing the age range and removing a number of restrictions. This change will go into effect for UnitedHealthcare standard plans... Read More

February National Health Observance: American Heart Month

Heart disease is the leading cause of death for men and women in the United States. Every year, 1 in 4 deaths are caused by heart disease. The good news? Heart disease can often be prevented when people make healthy choices and manage their health conditions. Communities, health professionals, and families can work together to create opportunities for people to... Read More

American Diabetes Month: One in Five

(source) One in five healthcare dollars is spent on diabetes. Besides being concerned about heart health during the winter holidays, November begins American Diabetes Month.  Why be concerned?  The cost statistic cited above, and more than 29 million Americans have diabetes, and 86 million Americans are at risk to develop type 2 diabetes.   What is Diabetes? Diabetes is the... Read More

Home is Where the Heart Attack Is

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Home is Where the Heart Attack Is   While World Stroke Day was October 29th,  we’re entering heart attack season this month with Thanksgiving. Studies show that the winter holidays bring not only pumpkin pie and mistletoe, but heart attacks and various forms of cardiac trouble. To review, a heart attack is when a clot or something else cuts off... Read More

National Childhood Obesity Month: Healthy Kids

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September: National Childhood Obesity Month It’s back to school! Did your child have an annual physical before joining a sports team this fall or before starting school? Did their pediatrician say anything positive or negative about their weight or BMI (body mass index)? Let’s start with some statistics: Source   What can you do, as a parent or guardian, for... Read More