Posts Tagged: California health insurance

National Family Caregivers Month

A caregiver—sometimes called an informal caregiver—is an unpaid individual (for example, a spouse, partner, family member, friend, or neighbor) involved in assisting others with activities of daily living and/or medical tasks. Formal caregivers are paid care providers providing care in one’s home or in a care setting (day care, residential facility, long-term care facility). A…

The Great American Smokeout – November 18th

The Great American Smokeout event challenges people to quit on that day, or use the day to make a plan to quit. Did you know? Approximately 40 million American adults still smoke, and that Life expectancy for long-term smokers is approximately 14 years shorter than for nonsmokers. Tobacco use remains the single largest preventable cause…

National Diabetes Awareness Month

November is National Diabetes Awareness Month, a time when communities across the country team up to bring attention to diabetes. This year’s focus is on prediabetes and preventing diabetes. Prediabetes is a serious health condition where your blood sugar levels are higher than normal, but not high enough yet to be diagnosed as type 2…

Home Eye Safety Awareness

Because more eye injuries occur in and around the home, Prevent Blindness America has declared October as Home Eye Safety Awareness Month to help educate the public on steps that can be taken to avoid painful and costly injuries. Find information for your patients on the organization’s dedicated Web page: PreventBlindness.org/eye-safety-home. Each year in the…

Dental Hygiene: Good Oral Health

How to Observe National Dental Hygiene Month (NDHM) This year, NDHM is centered around the four components of good oral health maintenance.  Why is preventative oral health maintenance so important? Because if we all absorb the message of a diligent daily dental hygiene health regimen we can reduce things like kids tooth decay – about…