• Surprising Signs You Might Have a Thyroid Problem

    March 30, 2021
    Thyroid disease is common, and many people don’t know they have it. That may be in part because some of the symptoms are surprising. About 30 million people suffer from thyroid dysfunction. And 60 percent don’t know they have a problem. B...
  • How Does a Drug Become a Generic: Facts vs. Myths

    March 17, 2021
    Taking a generic drug is not like buying a store-brand soap. With soap, you might notice a difference. It may smell different. You may need to use more than the brand-name product. That is not true with generic drugs. Generic drugs are like bran...
  • Be on Alert for the Warning Signs of an Asthma Attack

    March 17, 2021
    If your child has asthma, you’re always on the watch for a possible attack. Coughing, wheezing, trouble breathing and a tight chest are well known. Did you know there are lesser known signs that may surprise you? Watch for these early wa...
  • Why Your Child Needs a Doctor

    March 2, 2021
    You have a strong partner to help keep your child healthy. It’s your child’s primary care provider. Having that relationship in place builds a strong base for your child’s care. Partners in Care Once you establish a primary care pro...
  • 10 Ways Alcohol Affects Your Body

    March 2, 2021
    Even small amounts of alcohol can have a big impact on your body. From the first sip, alcohol enters your bloodstream and quickly travels through your body. Based on your age, gender and health, it may stay there for two hours or longer. And it...
  • Prescription or Over the Counter: Follow Directions for Medicine Safety

    March 2, 2021
    Medicine can help your health in many ways. From over-the-counter (OTC) medicines to prescription medicines that treat life-threatening conditions, medicine can have a major positive impact. But only if it’s taken — and taken correctly. O...
  • Oh, My Aching Feet! Caring for Common Foot Problems

    March 2, 2021
    There are many different foot problems, some serious and some that are easy to treat at home. The main thing is to take care of any problems before they get worse. These are a few of the most common foot issues. Plantar Fasciitis What it is: Plantar...
  • 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....
  • Is There a Secret Recipe for a Good Night’s Sleep?

    February 4, 2021
    Go to a library or bookstore, and you’re likely to see row upon row of books that all claim to have the solution to a perfect night’s sleep. Despite all these “solutions” being offered, many people still can’t get enough...
  • Help Your Kidneys Keep You Healthy

    February 4, 2021
    Kidneys play a big part in your overall health. Their role: filtering extra water and toxins from your blood and making urine. They also help control your blood pressure. When your kidneys aren’t working as they should, waste can build up and h...
  • 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 o...
  • 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? T...