Wellness and prevention
Flu season looms in the shadow of COVID-19. Have you gotten your flu shot?
The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has shined a light on this fact: healthier people are often better able to battle disease. This year, more than ever, doctors say you should get a flu shot between now and early November.
Coping with COVID-19 ‘caution fatigue’
Does it feel harder to follow health and safety advice as the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak continues? Then you may be feeling what’s called “caution fatigue.” And, you’re not alone.
5 tips for when you’re suddenly sharing living space
You’ve been independent for a long time. Now, you may be sharing space with adult children, grandchildren, or other friends and family who need help during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.
Telemedicine brings a doctor to your door
You stay in touch with friends on Facebook, ask Alexa for the weather, and text family with the latest news. Now, you can have a doctor come to you for a virtual house call, too.
Dazed and sniffling in the cold-and-flu aisle: tips for buying OTC medicines
You’re under the weather and on your way to the pharmacy’s cold-and-flu aisle. The colorful packages all promise relief. How do you know which to choose?
Headed to the pharmacy? Ask questions!
By Jamie Reuter, PharmD, MBA, BCPS
You go to pick up your medicine, and the clerk asks, “Do you want to speak to a pharmacist?” Most people say no, but they shouldn’t!
What’s behind rising drug costs, and strategies to manage them
By Jamie Reuter, PharmD, MBA, BCPS
It’s no secret that prescription drug prices have been on the rise. And this trend shows no signs of stopping.1 That leaves health plan sponsors looking for ways to manage costs while ensuring that employees can get the medicines they need.
Moving and eating
Yoga: Four hidden health benefits
If you’re thinking about yoga, consider these health benefits.
Eat your heart out: tips for heart-healthy eating
Love is in the air, making it the perfect time to talk about heart health!
Do your health insurance homework before moving on to college
Heading off to college looks different this year. Students moving into a dorm room or off-campus apartment will need more than a laptop and comforter in their college survival kit.
8 good things you get with your ConnectiCare health plan
Your ConnectiCare member identification (ID) card is your pass to free preventive care* and a network of doctors, pharmacies, hospitals, and facilities who want to help keep you healthy.
5 tips to make open enrollment easy
We hear the groans. Open enrollment is always around the corner, or so it may seem. We’ve got some tips in five easy-to-follow-steps.
Stand up: protect your employees from sitting disease
Are you doing everything you can to support your employees’ health?
Be prepared: Storm readiness for hurricane season
Strong winds and heavy rains are coming our way – are you prepared?
Ways to support health care workers during COVID-19
Doctors, nurses, and other health care providers are working tirelessly to help protect and treat our family, neighbors, and friends during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Here are a few ways you can support them.
Trouble sleeping? These tricks might help.
Getting a good night’s sleep is more than satisfying: it plays a major role in our mental and physical health.
Palliative care: Extra support for patients (and their families)
Most doctors spend their days diagnosing illness and trying to cure it. A growing number of doctors and nurses, though, care for patients whose conditions aren’t curable.
Family & you
Back-to-school: Balancing health with learning
Officials and parents continue to struggle with plans for a new school year as the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic continues. We compiled expert guidance to help make the most of online or hybrid (part online, part in school) learning.
4 ways to shake off stress
Your health can suffer if your stress levels are chronically high. Here are four common stressors and ways you can try to manage them.