• How Fiber Keeps Your Brain and Heart in Shape

    January 14, 2022
    Just about everyone knows that eating fiber is the key to keeping you, um…regular. But that is just one benefit of the food voted “Most Likely to Make a Middle Schooler Snicker.” It’s true. High fiber foods make you poop. Th...
  • What Becomes of the Broken Hearted?

    January 13, 2022
    Dying of a broken heart sounds like something from a country song. But we’ve all heard the stories — the elderly couple married for decades that die within hours or a day of the other’s passing. We often say that someone died of a b...
  • Don't Let the Seasonal Flu Get You

    January 12, 2022
    Getting a flu shot can help you stay healthy. The flu season usually starts in October and peaks between December and February. But it can linger through the spring. If you didn't get your shot, talk to you doctor about getting one. The Centers...
  • Cut the Salt in Savory Sandwiches

    January 11, 2022
    You’ve heard for years to cut back on salt. Nearly half of American adults eat sandwiches on any given day. These meals account approximately for one-fifth of our sodium intake, according to a recent study. But just what does watching your sod...
  • Embrace a Healthy Heart: Prevent Heart Attacks and Strokes

    January 10, 2022
    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 10, 2022
    One of our goals is to empower our members with information and tools that can help lead you down the path to good health. That’s why we offer new Wellness Guidelines each year that include specific recommendations for preventive care, immuniza...
  • One Simple Test Can Save Your Life

    January 10, 2022
    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...
  • Reach Out If You’re Struggling

    January 4, 2022
    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 ...
  • Prescription or Over the Counter: Follow Directions for Medicine Safety

    January 4, 2022
    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...
  • Be on Alert for the Warning Signs of an Asthma Attack

    January 3, 2022
    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...
  • 10 Healthy Swaps for the Holidays

    December 20, 2021
    The holidays are here – along with a tempting array of sweet and savory foods that are always a big part of the celebrations. Often loaded with calories galore, their creamy, spicy, ooey-gooey, mouth-watering goodness is the driving inspiration....
  • Mocktails Make for Safe Merriment

    December 17, 2021
    ‘Tis the season to spread holiday cheer. That often means getting together with friends and family. Good food, refreshing drinks and time with your favorite people are all ingredients for a wonderful time, right? Just make sure you don’t ...
  • 10 Tips to Help You Stay Fit During the Holiday Season

    December 14, 2021
    There are 35 days between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day. It’s a busy time of year, but you don’t have to let your health fall by the wayside. Yes, it might mean 35 days of holiday meals, office parties and possibly even travel, bu...
  • How to Make New Year’s Resolutions You Can Keep

    December 8, 2021
    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...
  • Build Resilience to Manage Stress and Change

    December 6, 2021
    Building mental resilience can help you handle stress and the ups and downs of life. That can lead to improved overall mental and physical health and a better quality of life. Mental resilience is the ability to adapt to change, stressful situations...