• Spotting the Early Signs of Alzheimer’s Disease

    October 4, 2021
    Forgetfulness is a normal part of aging. Whether it’s misplacing the house keys or not remembering the name of your next door neighbor, memory loss is not uncommon for older adults. Still, there are differences between typical memory loss and e....
  • Tips for Using Your HMO

    October 1, 2021
    There’s a better way to use your HMO. Starting with your primary care provider (PCP). Your PCP knows how to help you get the health care you need. It’s an important relationship, because your PCP knows ...
  • In Home Diabetes Care: Make Good Food Choices

    August 30, 2021
    Managing your diabetes can seem like a full-time job. There are so many things that can make your blood sugar levels go up and down. Keeping up with it all requires your attention all hours of the day and night. One of the biggest factors in keeping...
  • In Home Diabetes Care: The Importance of Exercise

    August 27, 2021
    Diabetes management is about more than food and medication. It's important to stay physically active, too. When you exercise, your muscles use sugar for energy, helping reduce your glucose level without added insulin. A study by Mayo Clinic found...
  • In Home Diabetes Care: Make the Most of Your Medication

    August 25, 2021
    Medication, diet and exercise play a critical role in the management of your diabetes. So does working closely with your doctor and diabetes team. In fact, the number one thing you can do to manage your disease is to follow the advice of your care...
  • Perks and Pit'falls' of Owning a Dog

    August 23, 2021
    How do you turn back the hands of time? Unfortunately, it doesn’t look like there’s going to be a $99.95 time-machine available anytime soon, so you’re next best choice is to get a dog. Why? A study suggests that dog owners over the...
  • Skip a Trip to the Doctor’s Office with an In-Home Assessment

    August 20, 2021
    A trip to the doctor’s office takes time away from your everyday life. You may have to arrange a ride or cancel other plans. For Medicare Advantage members, an in-home health assessment can let you get the health check you need while saving you....
  • Fending Off the Flu Bug

    August 16, 2021
    It’s flu season. What do you think is the best way to avoid the flu? Don’t go anywhere near another human being. They may have the flu. Don’t breathe. The flu can spread through coughing, sneezing or breathing. Get your yearly flu ...
  • Take Care of Your Health After a Hospital Visit

    August 13, 2021
    You’re glad to be back home after a hospital stay. But now’s the time to make sure you stay on track to heal. Take an active role in your recovery by staying on top of details. Have you reviewed your pos...
  • Stay on Top of Your Prescriptions

    August 10, 2021
    It’s not always easy to take medications on time. Life sometimes gets in the way of best-laid plans. One day you look at your pillbox and realize you’re a few doses behind. Taking your medicine as prescribed &nda...
  • Lifestyle Changes and Diabetes

    August 5, 2021
    There’s a safe way to get a handle on your diabetes: Create an exercise and diet plan. With exercise, you can help your blood sugar stay in your target range. By making better food choices, you can help manage your blood sugar levels and lower ...
  • Hearing and Falls

    August 2, 2021
    Hearing loss can cause many day-to-day challenges. You may have trouble hearing people around the dinner table or in a busy restaurant. You may worry about not hearing the phone or doorbell. Hearing loss is more than an inconvenience. Studies show...
  • Nurseline: Get Your Questions Answered

    July 20, 2021
    Health issues don’t always follow a 9 to 5 schedule. Sometimes it seems like problems and questions come up at the worst possible times (like 8 o’clock on a Friday night, or when you’re on your way to your family reunion). It can be...
  • Stay Active and Healthy with Workout to Go

    July 16, 2021
    Do you want to start exercising? Are you looking for a new workout routine? We’ve got just the tools to make it simple. The National Institute on Aging at NIH has a handy Workout to Go brochure that you can download. You'll fi...
  • Six Ways to Start Small and Make Big Changes

    July 12, 2021
    Want an easy, effective and safe way to get healthy? Think small. Small changes can actually lead to greater well-being over time. "Thinking small" works because it eases you into healthy new habits. Old habits don't simply go away. As someone ...