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Men's Health: Reduce health risks through lifestyle changes

Published: 06/21/2021

If your husband, brother, father or other men in your life refuse to go to the doctor regularly, you are not alone. Men have much less contact with doctors than women do. Yet, going to a regular checkup – even when they are healthy – is good for long-term health and wellbeing.


Breaking down the barriers to help men stay fit

Published: 06/10/2021

June is National Men’s Health Month. Time to get the proverbial tune-up for your body (and mind). Studies show that men tend to visit a doctor less often than women, which is worrisome because routine checkups are key to finding problems before they turn into major health issues. 


Know before you go – care support while traveling

Published: 05/19/2021

Whether traveling by plane, train or automobile, it’s important to know how your WHA health plan gives care support when you travel than 100 miles from home.  


Developing mental health and well-being

Published: 05/13/2021

Millions of Americans face the reality of living with a mental illness. Use these tips and resources to improve your mental health. 


Relieve back pain without drugs or surgery

Published: 04/26/2021

When you have back pain, you want relief – fast! 


COVID-19 Vaccines Now Available to Anyone 16 or older

Published: 04/14/2021

Here is the Where, When and Why to get your shot. 


Let AHA's 'Move More' Tips Boost your Mood

Published: 04/09/2021

Sitting for eight hours each day or at low levels of physical activity can negatively impact your health – both physically and mentally.


Seasonal allergy relief, naturally

Published: 03/29/2021

As spring-like weather arrives, so does the pollen count. And, it’s a perfect time for stocking up on tissues and allergy medications, as well as an opportunity to try some natural remedies as well.   


Simple Eating Tips to Stay Healthy

Published: 03/04/2021

Were you challenged keeping a 6’ social distance from your refrigerator this past year? You are not alone. To help, we developed a few very simple ways to develop good habits that will help you get back on track. 


COVID-19 Virus, Vaccines and Your Heart

Published: 02/22/2021

In wrapping up February’s Heart Health Month, WHA wanted to share important information related to COVID-19 virus and vaccines, and as it relates to your heart health. Anyone with risk factors for heart disease and stroke are at greater risk for getting the virus. The American Heart Association is encouraging those with a history of heart disease or stroke to get the vaccine because of the higher risk of developing complications due to the virus. 


Make The Most of Your Health Plan

Published: 01/20/2021

Staying Well – Using your Plan Helps!

Most think that a health plan simply gives you medical coverage for when you are sick or injured. But when you enroll in a WHA plan, you get preventive care, such as vaccines and screenings, immediate access to care, and money-saving resources that keep you well! 


5 Steps to Choosing the Right Health Plan

Published: 11/24/2020

Choosing the right health plan for you and your family is not always an easy task. There’s much to consider. WHA wants to help by providing these 5 tips to help in the process.


WHA members now have two ways to get a flu shot – at your pharmacy or PCP

Published: 10/30/2020

It’s more important than ever this season to reduce the spread of respiratory illness, such as the flu. One reason is that if you get the flu, it could put you at risk for COVID-19. 


WHA Medicare Advantage plans now available during Annual Enrollment Period

Published: 10/02/2020

Western Health Advantage now offers its WHA MyCare and WHA MyCare Plus HMO plans to Medicare-eligible residents in six Northern CA counties: Marin, Napa, Sacramento, Solano, Sonoma, and Yolo.


Heart and Stroke Walk is Coming September 26, 2020

Published: 09/18/2020

The Sacramento Heart and Stroke Walk Digital Experience is coming up.


Suicide Prevention

Published: 09/09/2020

September is suicide prevention month. To save a life, read about trigger events and free crisis phone line. 


Time To Reboot Preventive Visits

Published: 08/13/2020

If you put off seeking preventive care for fear of contracting COVID-19, now there are strict measures in place in all medical facilities to protect you, such wearing face coverings (or masks), visitor policies, protective supplies, and even isolation of COVID-19 patients. If you are due for your annual preventive check-up, call to schedule a visit with your doctor today.


May is both National American Stroke and High Blood Pressure Month

Published: 05/04/2020

Mind Your Risks® is a public health campaign sponsored by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) that educates people with high blood pressure about the importance of controlling blood pressure in midlife (from the ages of 45 to 65) to help reduce the risk of having a stroke and possibly developing dementia later in life.


5 Common Questions About Type 2 Diabetes

Published: 03/26/2020

More than 30 million people in the United States are living with diabetes. Most have type 2 diabetes, caused when the body isn’t producing enough insulin, can’t use insulin properly, or both. Read on for some commonly asked questions about the condition.


Preteen Vaccine Week Promotes Immunizations

Published: 03/03/2020

To help protect adolescents against dangerous diseases, Western Health Advantage (WHA) is joining with the California Department of Public Health in recognizing March 1-7, 2020 as Preteen Vaccine Week

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