Check out the discounts offered to Anthem members:
If you haven’t checked your personal health score yet, now is the time to get started. Interactive Health offers a variety of resources to help you stay on track.
Breast cancer is the second most common kind of cancer in women. About 1 in 8 women born today in the United States will get breast cancer at some point.
The good news is that most women can survive breast cancer if it’s found and treated early.
- If you are a woman age 40 to 49, talk with your doctor about when to start getting mammograms and how often to get them.
- If you are a woman age 50 to 74, be sure to get a mammogram every 2 years. You may also choose to get them more often.
Talk to a doctor about your risk for breast cancer, especially if a close family member of yours had breast or ovarian cancer. Your doctor can help you decide when and how often to get mammograms.
Check out these great resources that can help you connect to better health in your own community:
Park far from the entrance
Take a couple laps around the parking lot before coming into work
Take a walk at lunch
Take a break during the day to walk
Use the restroom on the 3rd floor
Walk around the soccer field while waiting for games
Fit in a walk before you drive home
Take an after dinner walk with the family
Take advantage of the weekend and get a longer walk in
Grab a walking buddy to make it fun
Keep a pair of walking shoes in your car and at your desk so that you can get up and go when you can
Fruits and Vegetables that are in season in the fall:
Try this veggie wrap from the American Diabetes Association:
We all need shots (also called vaccinations or immunizations) to help protect us from serious diseases.
Shots can prevent serious diseases like the flu, measles, and pneumonia. It’s important to know which shots you need and when to get them.
Everyone age 6 months and older needs to get a flu vaccine every year. Many other shots work best when they are given at certain ages.
- If you have a child age 6 or younger, find out which shots your child needs.
- Find out which shots adults and teenagers need.
- Use this chart for adults to see if you are up to date on your shots [PDF – 156 KB].
- If you are pregnant, check out this recommended immunization schedule [PDF – 188 KB].
Talk to your doctor or nurse to make sure that everyone in your family gets the shots they need.