Despite living in a culture where we seek better nutrition, an active lifestyle and a renewed sense of well-being, nearly 100 million of us suffer from chronic pain every year.1 In fact, chronic pain affects more Americans than diabetes, heart disease and cancer combined. For those who suffer with chronic pain, the condition results in: Continue reading
But do you realize just how important it is? The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention list lack of sleep along with smoking, lack of exercise, and poor nutrition as risk factors that cause major chronic diseases, such as heart disease and cancer.
Holiday merriment seems to go hand-in-hand with imbibing holiday spirits, and – with just a bit of planning ahead and following a few smart-drinking tips – you can greet the next day happy and hangover-free. Continue reading
Health Net and Centene today announced that they will combine to create a leading diversified health care services enterprise with more than 10 million members across the country. The transaction is subject to regulatory review, shareholder approval and other customary closing conditions. Details are in our news release.
When it comes to seasons, summer is the popularity shoo-in. However, summer simultaneously is high season for injuries and illnesses, many of which are avoidable. Not surprisingly, the National Safety Council designates June of each year as National Safety Month. Continue reading
We all want to do what we can to maintain good health. Of course, we have budgets to balance too. So it’s good to know that many important stay-well services—like recommended immunizations, tests and checkups—are covered under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) at no extra cost to you.
That means you typically don’t have to meet any co-pays, co-insurance or deductibles when you get these services from an in-network provider. Continue reading
That’s because it protects your ears. It helps keep dust and bacteria and other germs from entering and damaging them. It also keeps the delicate skin in your ear canal from getting irritated if water gets into it—say, while you shower or swim. Continue reading
Spring is in the air, which means it’s peak season for asthma and allergy sufferers, of which there are many. In fact, according to the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America – which has designated May as National Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month – asthma affects more than 25-million Americans, and over 50-million Americans contend with a variety of allergies. Continue reading
If you spend most of your day in a typical office, you’re used to snacks being there to tempt you. And at this time of year, there’s usually even more unhealthy temptation from leftover Halloween candy, and heading into the holidays and all the delicious food that comes with it. There seem to be sugary, fatty foods everywhere. Here are some tips to help you stay the course and maintain a healthy weight. Continue reading