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October is Breast Cancer Month

Posted by admin on Oct 1, 2014 6:45:55 PM

October is breast cancer awareness month – a perfect time to learn about the prevention, risk factors, and screening methods. Breast cancer affects many people. Aside from skin cancer, breast cancer is the most common cancer among American women. Most cases of breast cancer are found in women over the age of 50, but younger women are also affected by breast cancer. About 11% of new cases of breast cancer are found in women younger than 45 years of age. Very rarely, breast cancer is also found in men.

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Topics: Healthy Living

September: Fruit and Veggies Month!

Posted by admin on Sep 1, 2014 6:56:44 PM

Celebrate the coming of fall by adding some more vegetables and fruits to your plate! If you're like most Americans, you probably aren't getting enough of this nutrient and vitamin-packed food group. It turns out that only 1% of American adults and 2% of children meet BOTH their fruit and vegetable intake recommendations each day. US Family Health Plan would like to encourage all members to eat a nutritious (and delicious) diet — one that is rich with a variety of fruits and vegetables.

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Topics: Healthy Living

National Immunization Awareness Month

Posted by admin on Aug 21, 2014 2:04:20 PM

We all need shots (also called vaccinations or immunizations) to help protect us from serious diseases. To help keep our community safe, US Family Health Plan would like to encourage all members to make sure they are up-to-date with recommended immunizaitons. August also happens to be National Immunization Awareness Month — a great time to review whether you are caught up on your shots and

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Topics: Healthy Living

Health Topic of the Month - May: Mental Health

Posted by admin on Jun 10, 2014 11:06:28 AM

Mental health is the combination of how we think, act, and feel. Staying mentally healthy is important for everyone, at every stage of life. Unfortunately, this can be a challenge, especially during tough times. Whatever our situation, we are all at risk of stress given the demands of daily life and the challenges it brings - at home, at work, and in life. The good news is that you can do so many things to improve and maintain your mental health. Mental Health America, a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting well-being, identifies the following ten tools to improve mental health:

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Topics: Healthy Living

Wellness Tools

Posted by admin on Jun 5, 2014 11:57:44 AM

US Family Health Plan wants to help in your quest to get and stay healthy. Our teams of health experts have identified several tools and resources that may help you and your loved ones accomplish this.

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Topics: Healthy Living