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suicide prevention

Preventing suicide is everyone’s job

September 2019
Suicide is a large public health problem in the United States. In the last two decades, suicide rates have risen in almost every state, with over half the country experiencing increases of 30% and higher. Now more than ever, everyone should know the warning signs of suicide.




National Immunization Awareness Month

You may not realize you need vaccines throughout your adult life

August 2019
Most people have received the vaccines they needed as a child. But, the protection from some vaccines can wear off through adulthood. Here are three important reasons for adults to get vaccinated.




World Hepatitis Day is July 28

Hepatitis often shows no symptoms

July 2019
Millions of Americans have hepatitis, but most don’t know it. In observance of World Hepatitis Day, educate yourself by learning the four most common ways hepatitis B and C can spread.

 



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5 healthy changes that can save your life

June 2019
Men are more likely to die from preventable causes, yet over 18% of men in the U.S. haven’t had a health care visit within the past year. This Men’s Health Month, we encourage you to take charge of your health.



7 traits that may increase skin cancer risk

7 traits that may increase skin cancer risk

May 2019
Certain personal traits, like eye color, increase your risk for skin cancer. This Melanoma and Skin Cancer Detection and Prevention Month, make sure you know what puts you at risk.



6 early signs of autism

6 early signs of autism

April 2019
Today, about 1 out of every 59 children in the U.S. is diagnosed with autism. Find out what goes into a diagnosis, and what six early signs to look for in babies, toddlers or at any age.



things to know about colon cancer

3 things to know about colon cancer

March 2019
As we age, our risk for getting colon cancer rises. It’s important to take preventive care measures and get routine screenings starting at age 50. See what else you can do to lower your risk.



top risk factors for heart disease

The top risk factors for heart disease

February 2019
Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the U.S., and it's on the rise for younger adults. Find out the top risk factors and see what you can do to take care of your heart health.



preventing opioid oversuse

Preventing opioid overuse

January 2019
Opioid overuse is a major concern according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The combined use of opioids pose a dangerous threat to your health. Learn how Sharp Health Plan prevents opioid overuse and how to protect yourself.

 



cervical health awareness

5 things to know about cervical health

January 2019
Cervical cancer typically has no symptoms. However, it is the most preventable type of female cancer, according to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Learn the top five things to know about cervical health, including who is at risk and how to prevent it.



flu prevention

Stay healthy during flu season

December 2018
We experienced record-breaking levels of influenza illness in San Diego last flu season. Getting a flu vaccine every year and washing your hands are two of the best ways to protect yourself and your family from getting sick. Find out what else you can do to reduce your risk.

 



man smiling

Raise awareness this month on diabetes

November 2018
November is American Diabetes Month, and for good reason. Diabetes is the seventh leading cause of death in the U.S. If you have a higher risk for developing Type 2 diabetes, or prediabetes, preventive care resources are available.



medals

The highest member-rated health plan for the fourth year in a row

October 2018
Sharp Health Plan announced today that they continue to be recognized in California and nationally for high-quality care and service. From Covered California to nationwide quality ratings, Sharp Health Plan is among the nation’s highest rated health plans.



Breast cancer awareness

Raise awareness this month on breast cancer

October 2018
Did you know? October is National Breast Awareness Month. More people are getting screened for breast cancer early, and it’s making a difference. Read up on the warning signs and protecting your health against breast cancer.