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6 tips to prevent catching the flu

6 tips to prevent catching the flu

December 2019
National Influenza Vaccination Week and National Handwashing Awareness Week are Dec. 2 to Dec. 8, 2020. Last year’s flu season was one of the longest seasons in over a decade, with over 68 deaths in San Diego alone. Here are some tips to help you prepare for flu season.Here are some tips to help you prepare for flu season.




1 in 3 Americans have prediabetes, do you?

1 in 3 Americans have prediabetes, do you?

November 2019
El mes de noviembre es el Mes de la Diabetes en Estados Unidos. Over 84 million Americans have prediabetes, and of that number, 90% don’t know they have it.




Medicare Advantage benefits you might not know about

Medicare Advantage benefits you might not know about

October 2019
Original Medicare plans don’t cover everything. If you or a loved one are shopping around for a Medicare health plan, here are 5 reasons to consider Medicare Advantage.




The warning signs of breast cancer

The warning signs of breast cancer

October 2019
Breast cancer is one of the most common cancers for women in the U.S. This National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, we are sharing information on what to look for, and when to talk to your doctor about a screening.




Changes to health insurance in 2020

4 things you need to know about health insurance in 2020

October 2019
A new bill is reversing the federal roll back of key elements of the Affordable Care Act. Learn how financial assistance from the state will affect health insurance in 2020.




suicide prevention

Preventing suicide is everyone’s job

September 2019
Suicide is a large public health problem in the United States. In the last two decades, suicide rates have risen in almost every state, with over half the country experiencing increases of 30% and higher. Now more than ever, everyone should know the warning signs of suicide.




National Immunization Awareness Month

You may not realize you need vaccines throughout your adult life

August 2019
Most people have received the vaccines they needed as a child. But, the protection from some vaccines can wear off through adulthood. Here are three important reasons for adults to get vaccinated.




World Hepatitis Day is July 28

Hepatitis often shows no symptoms

July 2019
Millions of Americans have hepatitis, but most don’t know it. In observance of World Hepatitis Day, educate yourself by learning the four most common ways hepatitis B and C can spread.



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5 cambios saludables que pueden salvar su vida

June 2019
Men are more likely to die from preventable causes, yet over 18% of men in the U.S. haven’t had a health care visit within the past year. Este es el mes de la salud masculina, lo incentivamos a cuidar su salud.



7 rasgos que pueden aumentar el riesgo de cáncer de piel

7 rasgos que pueden aumentar el riesgo de cáncer de piel

May 2019
Certain personal traits, like eye color, increase your risk for skin cancer. Este mes de detección y prevención de melanomas y cáncer de piel, asegúrese de saber qué lo pone en riesgo.



6 señales tempranas de autismo

6 señales tempranas de autismo

April 2019
Today, about 1 out of every 59 children in the U.S. is diagnosed with autism. Sepa qué se toma en cuenta en un diagnóstico y cuáles son las seis señales tempranas para observar en los bebés, niños pequeños o niños de cualquier edad.



qué saber sobre el cáncer de colon

3 cosas que hay que saber sobre el cáncer de colon

March 2019
As we age, our risk for getting colon cancer rises. Es importante tomar las medidas de atención preventiva y hacerse exámenes de rutina a partir de los 50 años. Vea qué más puede hacer para reducir el riesgo.



factores de alto riesgo para afecciones cardíacas

Los factores principales de riesgo de enfermedades cardíacas

Febrero 2019
Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the U.S., and it's on the rise for younger adults. Descubra cuáles son los principales factores de riesgo y vea qué puede hacer para cuidar la salud de su corazón.



Prevención del abuso de opioides

Prevención del abuso de opioides

January 2019
Opioid overuse is a major concern according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. El uso combinado de opioides representa una peligrosa amenaza a su salud. Aprenda cómo Sharp Health Plan previene el abuso de los opioides y cómo protegerse a sí mismo.