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Healthy News You Need to Know

Skin Cancer Awareness Month

May 19th, 2017 in News, Other

Take a moment this May to learn some preventive steps to lessen your child’s chances of developing Skin Cancer later in life. Read More

 

Recycle Resale Reuse

May 12th, 2017 in News

The Earth provides so many resources for us, but as there is constant growth in human population it is imperative that we do our part in preserving and protecting those resources. Recycling and using recycled materials are helpful in taking care of our planet for both ourselves and the future generations. As greenhouse gas emissions are on the rise, our efforts in conserving nature make a huge difference. Being mindful of product consumption and what is done with those products after use is very important in protecting our valuable natural resources. Read More

 

Habitat For Humanity

May 4th, 2017 in News

Since 1988 Habitat for Humanity has been working to help provide shelter for local residents through their Homebuying Program, Home Preservation & Repair, and Neighborhood Revitalization efforts. Each of these programs assist residents of Greene, Christian, and Webster counties obtain a home or make needed repairs to their current home. There are multiple ways to get involved. Every helping hand can make a difference. In the past year 5,785 individuals volunteered at the construction sites, in the ReStore, or during special events. Read More

 

Local Cooking Classes!

April 28th, 2017 in News

Are you looking for a fun new way to gain ideas for meals? Hy-Vee offers a variety of cooking classes for many different age ranges and interests! Hy-Vee chefs hold classes that cover culinary skills such as knife cutlery, stocks/stews, seafood cookery and more! Read More

 

Southwest Missouri Heart Walk

April 20th, 2017 in News, Other

The Southwest Missouri Heart Walk is an American Heart Association annual community event. The event mixes fundraising and healthy physical activity to raise funds and awareness of the nation’s No. 1 and No. 5 killers (cardiovascular disease and stroke respectively). Read More

 

Your Annual Wellness Exam

April 12th, 2017 in News, Other

Your Annual Wellness Exam is available to you through your Preventive Services when you are covered under Cox HealthPlans insurance. This benefit is designed to do just that PREVENT. Chronic conditions and problems detected early have a better chance for treatment and cure. Schedule an appointment with your Primary Care Physician to discuss the screenings and exams you should have and when you need them. Most services are based on your age, health, family history and lifestyle (how you eat, your activity level and whether you smoke). Read More

 

Cox Baby Affair

March 31st, 2017 in News, Other

Are you a new or expecting parent? We invite you to the annual CoxHealth Baby Affair on Saturday, April 8. This fun and educational event is open to the public from 9 a.m.-1 p.m., and is hosted in the West Pavilion, West Tower and Turner Center in the Dee Ann White Women’s and Children’s Hospital. This is a free event with demonstrations, door prizes, exhibits, vendors and classes. Grandparents, family and friends are welcome. For further detail, call The Women's Center at 269-4664. Donations of cloth or disposable diapers may be made to the Diaper Bank of the Ozarks. Read More

 

Animal Shelters: Reasons to Adopt

March 27th, 2017 in News, Other

In 2016 alone, the Humane Society of Southwest Missouri helped nearly 6,000 animals in the Springfield area. The Humane Society welcomes all cats and dogs through its doors, and commits all available resources to not only help them find their forever home, but heal the wounds both visible and unseen. Read More

 

St Patrick’s Day Recipes

March 16th, 2017 in News, Other

Beer Braised Irish Stew and Colcannon, Irish Potato Farls Read More

 

Vegetable Gardening for Beginners

March 10th, 2017 in News

Growing your own vegetables is a great way to have fresh food over the summer. Starting a garden is easy and doesn’t take a lot of time to begin or maintain. Read More

 

Telemedicine Services Now Available

March 3rd, 2017 in News, Other

In collaboration with CoxHealth, Cox HealthPlans is proud to offer our members DirectConnect. Read More

 

Shelter Volunteer Opportunities

February 23rd, 2017 in News, Other

Taking time to volunteer is a great way to find purpose and meet new people. Here are just a few ways to get out and make a difference in our community. Read More

 

How to Beat Winter Blues

February 15th, 2017 in News, Other

Even though winter can be full of fun activities like sledding and hot cocoa, it’s still easy to get the blues with those cold and dreary days. Here are some ideas to help you keep away the winter blues. Read More

 

Healthy Valentines Day Desserts

February 10th, 2017 in News

Celebrate the season of love without adding love handles! Read More

 

Individual Qualifying Event Guidelines

February 2nd, 2017 in News

We are now in the Special Enrollment Period of the year. This means you must have a Qualifying Event in order to enroll in a health plan until the next Open Enrollment Read More

 

Eating Clean For The New You

January 20th, 2017 in

Eating clean foods help your body and mind thrive by supplying high quality nutrients. Scientists found that a higher intake of fruits and veggies resulted in more energy, calm, and greater feelings of overall happiness. Below are several tips to help you get started on clean eating! Read More

 

How To Set Attainable Fitness Goals

January 13th, 2017 in News, Other

With a new year, comes a new you! A healthy lifestyle is more than a new year’s resolution. Diet and exercise combined can make a huge impact on your health. Below are several tips to help you set attainable goals. Read More

 

Cox HealthPlans Open Enrollment Through January

January 3rd, 2017 in News, Other

Have you missed the December deadline? Don’t worry, you can still enroll for a new plan or make changes through January 31st. If you apply by January 15th your plan will become effective February 1st. Read More

 

Sledding Safety Tips

December 27th, 2016 in News

Though it may seem like harmless fun, sledding injuries send tens of thousands of people to hospital emergency rooms each year. More than half of all sledding injuries are head injuries, which can be very serious. Sledders are actually more likely to be injured in collisions than skiers or snowboarders. Read More

 

Warm, Cozy Drink Recipes

December 15th, 2016 in News

When the weather outside is frightful, a warm cozy drink is so delightful. Read More

 
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