Check out the Monthly Health Observances below for October and November.
Breast cancer is the most common cancer in women in the United States, except for skin cancers. It is about 30% (or 1 in 3) of all new female cancers each year.
Breast cancer is sometimes found after symptoms appear, but many women with breast cancer have no symptoms. This is why regular breast cancer screening is so important.
Talk to your doctor about what screenings are right for you and how often they should be done.
Mental Illness Awareness Week is October 2-8, 2022.
Sadness, fear, worry, or other emotions can affect us during or after tough situations, like dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic, the loss of a family member or friend, or experiences related to racism. Dealing with these challenges can weigh heavily on your mental health.
Check out the CDC’s HowRightNow site to find some helpful resources that can help you right now with these emotions that affect our mental health.
Check out the MDLIVE, Conifer, and Health Advocate links below as well! Their services are built into our Trust health plans to support you in your mental health journey!
November is COPD Awareness Month!
Over 30 million Americans are walking around with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) and don’t even know they have it. That’s why it’s so important to review your risk factors during COPD Awareness Month in November. COPD is actually an umbrella term encompassing several progressive lung diseases including emphysema, chronic bronchitis, and irreversible asthma. During COPD Awareness Month, you can check out community resources, attend health fairs, participate in online forums, and even show your support by wearing orange.
November is also National Diabetes Month!
Consider that while almost 30 million people in the U.S. have some form of diabetes, one in four don’t even realize they’re walking around with the disease. National Diabetes Month is an annual event each November to boost awareness about the risk factors, symptoms, and types of diabetes. If you’ve been recently diagnosed with either Type 1 or Type 2, or if you are considered pre-diabetic, hear the stories, check out the latest research, and connect with others who can help you on your journey to live a healthier life.
Feeling like something isn’t quite right? Conifer Health Solutions and its Personal Health Nurses (PHNs) are the perfect option for you and your family’s health needs. To get started, call Patricia Mullen at 1-800-459-2110 X2247 or 410-919-4428.
Enrolled in our Medical Plan? Our EAP through Health Advocate provides confidential access to a Licensed Professional Counselor for short-term counseling for any stressful issue any time you need it.
Hard to make time in your busy schedule? Our designated telehealth provider, MDLIVE, offers online behavioral health visits to address all kinds of conditions, including Stress!
Schedule your annual preventive care visit now!
Getting your preventive screening tests is one of the most important things you can do to protect your health.
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Screenings can help find diseases early, when they may be easiest to treat and before you have symptoms. Talk to your doctor about whether—and when—you should get these common screening tests based on your age, health history, genetics and other personal risk factors.
The Trust’s health plans cover a set of these preventive services at no cost to you. That’s no copayment, no co-insurance, and no deductible to receive recommended preventive health services, such as screenings, vaccinations, and counseling.
For example, depending on your age, you may have access to preventive services such as:
- Blood pressure, diabetes, and cholesterol tests
- Many cancer screenings, including mammograms and colonoscopies
- Counseling on such topics as quitting smoking, losing weight, eating healthfully, treating depression, and reducing alcohol use
- Regular well-baby and well-child visits, from birth to age 21
- Routine vaccinations against diseases such as measles, polio, or meningitis
- Counseling, screening, and vaccines to ensure healthy pregnancies
- Flu and pneumonia shots
These services are only covered at 100% when delivered by a doctor or other provider in your plan’s network.
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Our Personal Health Advocates can help you get to the right care
at the right time and resolve a wide range of issues, at no cost to you.
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Health Advocate’s expert healthcare help can:
- Find the right in-network doctors and make appointments
- Support medical issues, from common to complex
- Answer questions about diagnoses and treatments
- Research the latest treatment options
- Coordinate services related to all aspects of your care
- Coordinate second opinions and transfer medical records
- Research and locate elder care services
- Resolve insurance claims and medical billing issues
- And much more!
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