WPS Health Insurance Blog

How to help a loved one through drug or alcohol detox

Posted by Ryan Kanable Feb 16, 2017 11:44:03 AM

Today we welcome a guest blog post from Trevor McDonald, a writer and recovering addict living in San Diego, CA, who reached out to us to share his unique perspective on drug and alcohol addiction.

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Kid’s cavities: A bigger problem than you think

Posted by Lou Babiarz Feb 9, 2017 11:21:09 AM

When our twin nieces came for a recent visit, one of them had her first loose tooth. My wife told her if she lost the tooth during her stay, she would get a visit from the Wisconsin Tooth Fairy—cheese and brats under her pillow.

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Celebrate National Girls and Women in Sports Day

Posted by Lou Babiarz Feb 1, 2017 1:49:58 PM

When I was growing up, a lot of people thought there was no place for women in sports. Too many still do.

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How are those New Year’s resolutions going?

Posted by Ryan Kanable Jan 24, 2017 11:02:00 AM

You had the best intentions. You know you want to be more fit. It’s just that the workouts aren’t fitting into your schedule. And your co-workers keep bringing unhealthy—and delicious—snacks into your department. It’s all their fault, really.

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Cervical cancer can be prevented

Posted by Ryan Kanable Jan 12, 2017 1:39:23 PM

“No woman should die of cervical cancer.”

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Happy holidays!

Posted by Ryan Kanable Dec 22, 2016 12:01:38 PM

From all of us here at WPS Health Insurance, happy holidays!

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Tags: holidays

How to choose a primary care practitioner

Posted by Lou Babiarz Dec 14, 2016 9:06:00 AM

Choosing a primary care practitioner (PCP) is a critical decision, but can be a difficult one. Where to begin?

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Keeping your cholesterol in check can pay big dividends

Posted by Lou Babiarz Dec 5, 2016 9:07:00 AM

For many, the word cholesterol has negative connotations–it’s just something you want to lower–and for many of us, that’s definitely true. More than 73 million Americans have high cholesterol, which can increase the risk of heart attacks and strokes, and a little less than a third of them are controlling their cholesterol.

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Protect your health: learn your family’s history

Posted by Wendy Hathaway Nov 22, 2016 1:09:45 PM

Thanksgiving is a great time to gather with family and share food and memories. This year, try sharing your family health history, too.

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Tags: Wellness, holidays

Today is the Great American Smokeout

Posted by Ryan Kanable Nov 17, 2016 10:54:30 AM

Every year, on the third Thursday in November, the Great American Smokeout event gives smokers a reason to quit and move toward a healthier life.

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