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6 tips to prevent catching the flu

6 tips to prevent catching the flu

December 2019
National Influenza Vaccination Week and National Handwashing Awareness Week are Dec. 2 to Dec. 8, 2020. Last year’s flu season was one of the longest seasons in over a decade, with over 68 deaths in San Diego alone. Here are some tips to help you prepare for flu season.Here are some tips to help you prepare for flu season.




1 in 3 Americans have prediabetes, do you?

1 in 3 Americans have prediabetes, do you?

November 2019
November is American Diabetes Month. Over 84 million Americans have prediabetes, and of that number, 90% don’t know they have it.




Medicare Advantage benefits you might not know about

Medicare Advantage benefits you might not know about

October 2019
Original Medicare plans don’t cover everything. If you or a loved one are shopping around for a Medicare health plan, here are 5 reasons to consider Medicare Advantage.




The warning signs of breast cancer

The warning signs of breast cancer

October 2019
Breast cancer is one of the most common cancers for women in the U.S. This National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, we are sharing information on what to look for, and when to talk to your doctor about a screening.




Changes to health insurance in 2020

4 things you need to know about health insurance in 2020

October 2019
A new bill is reversing the federal roll back of key elements of the Affordable Care Act. Learn how financial assistance from the state will affect health insurance in 2020.




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.

 



man drinking water after workout

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.