WPS Health Insurance Blog

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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Help protect yourself with a flu shot

Posted by Lou Babiarz Oct 13, 2016 1:02:45 PM

For most people, the flu is a minor annoyance, something they fight through for a couple of days once or twice a year. For others, the flu can be more serious, maybe even resulting in a hospital stay. For thousands of Americans each year, the flu is lethal.

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Preventive health services available for women at no cost

Posted by Ryan Kanable Oct 7, 2016 8:36:56 AM

Ladies, this blog is for you. Did you know there are more than a dozen preventive health services that, under the Affordable Care Act, you can get at no cost? That means there’s no longer a financial excuse to avoid the doctor. If you’re not using these services, you’re missing out.

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Being diligent can help keep diabetes in check

Posted by Lou Babiarz Jun 14, 2016 1:48:41 PM

Diabetes has been called the “silent killer” and with good reason–it is the seventh-leading cause of death among Americans.

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Keep your kids safe at summer camp

Posted by Lou Babiarz Jun 2, 2016 2:05:23 PM

Summer camp is an excellent opportunity for kids to explore the great outdoors, but if they’re not careful, they can stumble upon things that aren’t so much fun.

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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

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

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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