WPS Health Insurance Blog

Older adults contribute to their communities all the time

Posted by Ryan Kanable May 18, 2016 7:44:30 AM

Older Americans Month, established in May 1963, is a time to acknowledge the contributions that past and current older people have made and continue to make to our country. Maybe it’s advocating for seniors. Maybe it’s working to redefine what “old” means. Or maybe it’s finding new ways to enjoy old passions. Every president since Kennedy has issued a presidential proclamation stressing the importance of acknowledging the efforts of older Americans.

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Tags: Wellness, Seniors

Skin Cancer: When in doubt, check it out

Posted by Alexandra Radel May 3, 2016 6:00:00 AM

A member shares her story. When I was in high school, there was an unspoken challenge to come back from summer vacation with the darkest tan. I never won, but I tried my best. My friends and I used suntan lotion to try to tan even more, not to protect our skin.

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Tags: Individuals & Families, health & wellness

Don’t let joint pain slow you down

Posted by Lou Babiarz Apr 27, 2016 11:48:43 AM

Getting enough exercise to stay in – or get into – good shape is hard enough, but it can be especially difficult when you’re coping with joint pain.

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Tags: Wellness, Seniors

The Stress Battle: Tips to help you fight back

Posted by Alexandra Radel Apr 19, 2016 6:00:00 AM

Ever find yourself overthinking, being unable to relax, feeling the need to take control, feeling nauseous, or having trouble staying or falling asleep? I do. These are symptoms of stress and anxiety that you may or may not know you’re battling. Luckily, there are a few stress-fighting activities you can practice to help manage your everyday battle.

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Tags: Individuals & Families, mental health services, health & wellness

What is a ‘UCR charge’ anyway?

Posted by Ryan Kanable Apr 12, 2016 10:00:00 AM

Health insurance is most often a beneficial thing to have. When you get sick or injured, it helps you pay your medical bills. The trick with using your health plan is knowing what it covers and what it doesn’t. There can be unexpected costs if you don’t know how your plan works.

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Tags: health insurance

Seven facts about alcohol abuse

Posted by Alexandra Radel Apr 5, 2016 6:00:00 AM

Alcohol abuse and alcoholism are a big problem everywhere. Almost everyone knows someone who has suffered with this disease or who may have struggled with it themselves. It’s common knowledge that alcohol abuse is bad for your health, but do you know the facts?

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Healthy Teeth. Healthy Heart?

Posted by Alexandra Radel Mar 29, 2016 6:00:00 AM

Paying attention to your dental hygiene may pay you back with more than just a polished, healthy smile. It may keep your heart healthy, too!

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Tags: Seniors, health & wellness

Nutrition is important for older adults

Posted by Alexandra Radel Mar 22, 2016 1:59:43 PM

As we age, healthy eating can be key to a positive outlook and staying emotionally balanced. Increased mental awareness, resistance to illness and disease, higher energy levels, faster recuperation times, and better management of chronic health problems are some of the ways you can benefit from a healthy diet.

No matter your age or your current eating habits,
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Tags: Seniors, health & wellness

When you’re a patient, ask questions!

Posted by Ryan Kanable Mar 17, 2016 1:58:07 PM

As a patient, you expect to be treated with compassionate, high-quality care. You want to feel safe and confident that the doctors, nurses, and other staff are looking out for you. And as a general rule, they are!

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Tags: Wellness

Are you sleeping well at night?

Posted by Ryan Kanable Mar 11, 2016 3:32:18 PM

This week is National Sleep Foundation Sleep Awareness Week. The health benefits of sleep are many and being well rested also contributes to safety and productivity, according to the National Sleep Foundation. That’s why it’s so important to get the rest you need every day.

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Tags: Wellness