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Heart-Healthy Tips for the Holidays

November 14th, 2022 in News

The holidays are a time to celebrate with family and friends – and indulge in your favorite festive foods, sweets, and treats. It can be hard to keep up a healthy lifestyle with all the temptations, especially if your goal is to reach or maintain a healthy weight. According to the American Heart Association, even a few added pounds each year can cause the risk of health problems like heart disease, diabetes, obesity, and stroke to increase. Being mindful about what we eat and keeping our activity levels up can help us to better manage our weight and have a healthier heart. Try some of these simple tips to add a little heart health to your holidays. Read More

 

Prenatal and Postpartum Care

November 2nd, 2022 in News

It is important to get checkups during and after pregnancy in order to find and address any health issues or concerns that may arise in the months before and after birth. The American Academy of Pediatrics and the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists have provided recommendations for prenatal and postpartum care to help promote patient health during these vulnerable periods. Read More

 

Don’t Forget Your Flu Shot

October 20th, 2022 in News

October is still a great time to get your flu shot if you haven’t already. Flu season typically starts in the fall and often peaks in December, so getting vaccinated now can help to reduce your chances of getting sick as flu cases increase. Flu shots are the best way to prevent getting the flu, so don’t forget to get yours! Read More

 

2022 Member Satisfaction Results

September 27th, 2022 in News

Member feedback is essential to help us improve, which is why each year Cox HealthPlans (CHP) conducts a member satisfaction survey to gain feedback from our members. The annual member satisfaction survey for benefit plan year 2021 has been completed. Survey invitations were sent out via email to members in our Marketplace, Individual, Group, and CoxHealth employee plans in early July and the survey was available for one month. Read More

 

Risks of High Blood Pressure

September 12th, 2022 in News

High blood pressure has been referred to as the “silent killer” because while it may not have obvious symptoms initially, the risk of health problems related to high blood pressure increase dramatically over time. Getting your blood pressure checked by your doctor is an easy step in the right direction to ensure you are staying healthy. Read More

 

Detecting Cervical Cancer

September 3rd, 2022 in News

Cervical cancer is cancer that starts in the cervix, which is located at the lowest part of the uterus. Early signs of cancer can be detected with a pap test (or pap smear). This is when a doctor takes a sample of cells from the cervix during an exam and checks to see if the cells are normal, or if there are any cancerous or precancerous cells present. Your doctor may also test for HPV (human papillomavirus) since some strains of HPV can increase the risk of developing cervical cancer. Read More

 

Chat With Us

August 24th, 2022 in News

Talk to a representative using Cox HealthPlans’ Live Chat feature that appears at the bottom of your screen on any page of our website. Read More

 

Stay Safe During Heat Waves

August 5th, 2022 in News

Recent heat waves have caused dangerously high temperatures across the country, leading to higher risks of heat-related illnesses. Follow these tips to help you stay safe during heat waves. Read More

 

988: The New Mental Health Crisis Lifeline

July 19th, 2022 in News

The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is a network of independent crisis centers across the US that are prepared to help people experiencing mental health distress 24/7. The Lifeline is a free, confidential, accessible care resource for anyone. Read More

 

Specialist Referrals

July 19th, 2022 in News

When you are a member of a Cox HealthPlans health plan, you do not need a referral in order to make an appointment with a specialist. This is different from other health plans that may require your primary doctor to make a referral to a specialist before you can schedule a visit. Read More

 

Getting Started with Advance Care Planning

June 29th, 2022 in News

Advance care planning means making decisions about the healthcare you would want if you were facing a medical crisis and were unable to speak for yourself. Read More

 

New Patient Portal for CoxHealth Patients

June 13th, 2022 in News

The new CoxHealth patient portal and app called CoxHealthNow officially launches on June 14th. Current CoxHealth patient portal users will be automatically transferred into the new system. Simply log in to CoxHealthNow as you normally would when accessing your patient portal. Read More

 

COVID-19 Booster for Children

June 3rd, 2022 in News

Children ages 5 to 11 are now eligible to receive a booster dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine after at least 5 months since receiving their initial Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine series. Read More

 

Screening for Breast Cancer

May 23rd, 2022 in News

Breast cancer is the second most common cancer diagnosis in women in the US. With the number of new cases increasing every year, it is important to know about the risk factors and screening techniques that can help your doctor detect cancer early. Read More

 

CoxHealth Clinics with Expanded Hours

May 11th, 2022 in News

Great news! These CoxHealth clinics have expanded hours to help serve patients better. Click the links below for more information and directions. Read More

 

World Immunization Week

May 3rd, 2022 in News

The last week of April is World Immunization Week – when we take time to recognize the vaccines that help protect people around the world and promote long life for all. Immunizations are invaluable for protecting us from vaccine-preventable diseases. This is especially important for diseases that have no cure, such as polio. The more people who get vaccinated against a disease, the closer we come to eliminating it. For example, smallpox has been eliminated due to widespread immunization efforts. Read More

 

Get Active

April 15th, 2022 in News

According to Health.gov, only 20% of U.S. adults and adolescents get the recommended amount of physical activity. Currently, the Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans recommends at least 150 to 300 minutes of moderate-intensity activity each week, as well as muscle-strengthening activities 2 days per week. Read More

 

Prevent Problems by Managing Diabetes

April 1st, 2022 in News

If you have been diagnosed with diabetes, it is important to properly monitor and manage your health in order to prevent related health conditions from developing. Common problems that can develop from poorly managed diabetes include: Read More

 

What To Know About Getting a Colonoscopy

March 21st, 2022 in News

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National Kidney Month

March 8th, 2022 in News

March is National Kidney Month, so it’s a great time to learn more about our kidneys and how to keep them healthy. Read More

 
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