Health and Wellness

Pediatric Benefits: Helping Children Stay Healthy

Posted by on Nov 18, 2019 in Access, Feature, Health and Wellness

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Infancy, childhood and adolescence are important stages in a child’s healthy development. Help your child maintain good health by seeking regular preventive care, and acute care, when needed. Sutter Health Plus pediatric members have access to a variety of healthcare services—from well-child exams and immunizations to same-day and urgent care—to support a child’s growing mind and body.

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Put a Flu Shot on Your To-do List

Posted by on Nov 15, 2019 in Health and Wellness

Cooler weather and shorter days mean fall is here—and so is the flu season. The flu is usually spread by an infected person when they cough, sneeze or talk. It’s highly contagious and can be especially serious for certain populations.

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Breast Cancer Awareness

Posted by on Oct 1, 2019 in Feature, Health and Wellness

According to the American Cancer Society, approximately one in eight women in the U.S. will develop invasive breast cancer over the course of her lifetime[1]. October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, an annual campaign to increase awareness of the disease and encourage preventive screenings and care.

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Men’s Health: Preventive and Proactive Measures

Posted by on Aug 29, 2019 in Access, Feature, Health and Wellness

For many men, it can take a near emergency to prompt a trip to the doctor. In fact, men are a third less likely than women to schedule routine preventive care exams and screenings (1). Some wait until health symptoms are persistent before seeking medical care. Others may feel uncomfortable during a regular checkup, fear an unpleasant diagnosis or think they are simply too busy. It’s important to make time for health, wellness and self-care—even if you feel healthy.

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Back-to-School Backpack Safety Guide

Posted by on Aug 7, 2019 in Feature, Health and Wellness

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For many parents, preparing for back-to-school includes purchasing one of the most important essentials for their child: a backpack. Depending on course load and after-school activities, some children and teens may carry around a backpack all day long, five days a week. If a backpack is too big, overloaded or fits awkwardly, it can cause issues like shoulder and back pain, fatigue and even injury. The following tips will help you confidently choose a backpack with health and safety in mind.

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Mental Health is Health

Posted by on Aug 1, 2019 in Feature, Health and Wellness

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Mental health conditions are very common and very real. In fact, nearly one in five adults lives with a mental illness in the United States. This suggests that either you or someone you know is affected by a mental health condition.

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