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June is Men's Health Month!

Published: 06/04/2019

Men’s Health Month is celebrated across the country with screenings, health fairs, media appearances, and other health education and outreach activities. The purpose of Men’s Health Month is to heighten the awareness of preventable health problems and encourage early detection and treatment of disease among men and boys.

June is National Safety Month

Published: 06/03/2019

Observed annually in June, National Safety Month focuses on reducing leading causes of injury and death at work, on the road and in our homes and communities.

How safe are e-cigarettes?

Published: 05/30/2019

About e-cigarettes

Since being introduced in 2006, e-cigarettes continue to appeal to those wishing to stop smoking or as an alternative to regular cigarettes. Use of e-cigarettes or e-cigs is called “vaping,” which uses cartridges that are filled with a liquid that contains nicotine, flavoring and other chemicals and is then heated into a vapor and inhaled.

May is Mental Health Month

Published: 05/20/2019

Mental Health Month was started 70 years ago as a national health observance by Mental Health America. Their goal is to raise awareness about mental health conditions and the importance of good mental health for everyone.

May is Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month

Published: 05/15/2019

Each year, the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA) marks May as National Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month. As it's a peak season for asthma and allergy sufferers, this is a perfect time to learn about these conditions.

May is Stroke Awareness Month

Published: 05/13/2019

You Don’t Need Super Powers to Be A Stroke Hero

Start by Controlling Your High Blood Pressure 

About 75 million Americans have high blood pressure, the leading-controllable risk factor for stroke, but you don’t have to be one of them!

May is National Osteoporosis Month

Published: 05/09/2019

One in two women and up to one in four men will break a bone in their lifetime due to osteoporosis, yet many people are not taking steps to prevent this condition. To mark the start of National Osteoporosis Month this May, Western Health Advantage is raising awareness of this disease, which affects 54 million Americans.

Immunizations Improve the Health of Children

Published: 04/29/2019

National Infant Immunization Week (NIIW) is April 27-May 4, 2019 and highlights the importance of protecting infants from vaccine-preventable diseases. It’s also an important reminder to parents that infectious diseases are still a threat to children of all ages and are preventable.

World Immunization Week Brings Attention to Vaccines

Published: 04/24/2019

World Immunization Week is held each year in the last week of April to promote the use of life-saving vaccines for all children – particularly those who are consistently excluded. This event is observed by UNICEF, immunization partners, governments and civil society organizations around the world. World Immunization Week runs from April 24-30, 2019.

WHA Sponsors Pay What You Wish Days at the Crocker Art Museum

Published: 04/19/2019

The third Sunday of every month is Pay What You Wish Day at the Crocker Art Museum in Sacramento, sponsored by Western Health Advantage! We’re proud to support this program and our region’s overall well-being and health.

April is National Autism Awareness Month

Published: 04/08/2019

Join Western Health Advantage in observing April as National Autism Awareness Month, which promotes autism awareness, autism acceptance and draws attention to the tens of thousands facing an autism diagnosis each year.

Are You at Risk for Type 2 Diabetes?

Published: 03/26/2019

March 26, 2019 is American Diabetes Association Alert Day. Western Health Advantage and the American Diabetes Association promote this day to bring awareness about the risks for developing type 2 diabetes – and what can be done to prevent it. In the U.S., 86 million people have pre-diabetes, putting them at high risk for developing type 2 diabetes. Most people at risk do not realize it.

Kick Butts Day is March 20, 2019!

Published: 03/20/2019

Kick Butts Day, organized by the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids, occurs on March 20, 2019. This is a great day to get involved in helping smokers you know give up smoking.

National Poison Prevention Week is March 17-23, 2019

Published: 03/18/2019

Poisoning is the #1 cause of injury-related death in the U.S. The third week in March each year is designated by Congress as National Poison Prevention Week, a week dedicated to raising awareness about the burden of poisoning in the U.S. and highlighting specific ways to prevent it.

Enjoy a worry-free spring break with these 4 tips from WHA Partner Assist America!

Published: 03/11/2019

Plan Activities for Everyone

Make sure each member of your family has something to look forward to on the trip. For example, prior to departure, contact your resort or travel agent to pre-book excursions and activities that each and everyone will enjoy during spring break.

Preteen Vaccine Week Promotes Immunizations

Published: 03/04/2019

To help protect adolescents against dangerous diseases, Western Health Advantage (WHA) is joining with the California Department of Public Health in recognizing March 3-9, 2019 as Preteen Vaccine Week

Colorectal Cancer Screening is Very Important

Published: 03/02/2019

To increase awareness about the importance of colorectal cancer screening, Western Health Advantage is proudly participating in Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month this March. In California, colorectal cancer is the third most common cancer diagnosed (excluding skin cancers), with over 14,000 Californians diagnosed annually.

Improve Your Heart Health this February

Published: 02/12/2019

WHA is proud to participate in American Heart Month this month, in partnership with the American Heart Association. This is a great time to commit to a healthy lifestyle and make small changes that can lead to a lifetime of heart health. Heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women in the United States. Every year, 1 in 4 deaths are caused by heart disease. The good news? Heart disease can often be prevented when people make healthy choices and manage their health conditions. You can make healthy changes to lower your risk of developing heart disease. Controlling and preventing risk factors is also important for people who already have heart disease. To lower your risk:

Join WHA at the 2019 Sacramento Undy Run/Walk! 

Published: 02/11/2019

On Saturday, February 16, 2019 Western Health Advantage (WHA) will be raising awareness about colon cancer by participating as a sponsor and as a team – WHAtch Your Tushie – in the 2019 Sacramento Undy Run/Walk put on by the Colorectal Cancer Alliance.

Go Red for Women on February 1st

Published: 02/01/2019

Join millions of women and Western Health Advantage in the fight against heart disease on Friday, February 1, 2019 for the American Heart Association’s National Wear Red Day.  Whether on the job or walking outside, illuminate your wardrobe and support women fighting heart disease. Heart disease is the No.1 cause of death in women and it’s time to take a stand……in RED! Go Red for Women is a nationwide event that is devoted in helping women fight back against heart disease. Alarming heart health statistics include:

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