A new year marks an opportunity for a fresh start. Whether it’s eating healthier, exercising regularly, practicing self-care, or just breaking a few bad habits, New Year’s resolutions to improve health really can work.
This year has been a struggle for our social and emotional selves. It is natural to feel disheartened as events and plans we normally look forward to are happening virtually, postponed, or canceled entirely. From adopting remote work and distance learning to canceled vacations, weddings, and other family events, many people are grieving the loss of significant social interactions in their lives.
2020 was a year unlike any other. And yet, through all of the challenges, healthcare providers and health plans have displayed resilience, drove rapid technology innovations, and continuously showcased compassion and caring.
Each fall, thousands of Northern Californians have the opportunity to shop for health insurance for themselves or their families. It’s the only time of the year—other than when special circumstances permit—when individuals and families are able to select new coverage.
Sutter Health Plus offers large group employers, small-business owners, and individuals affordable health plans that provide access to a network of high-quality providers. As of Jan. 1, 2021, Sutter Health Plus will have a comprehensive network that includes more than 1,500 PCPs, 5,300 specialists, and many other healthcare providers.
Did you know that nicotine, the main chemical in tobacco, is just as addictive as heroin or cocaine? When tobacco is used to deliver nicotine—whether by inhalation, through cigarettes and vaping, or smokeless products, like chewing tobacco—it can result in cancer, emphysema, stroke, and heart disease. If you are ready to quit the nicotine habit, help is available.
Sutter Health Plus members now have access to Sanvello—an app offering clinical techniques to help dial down the symptoms of stress, anxiety and depression—anytime, anywhere.
Sutter Health Plus members in Vacaville and surrounding communities now have access to a new Sutter Walk-In Care location for convenient, same-day care for everyday health needs—with or without an appointment.
For many parents, navigating back-to-school is very different this year. Whether your family is distance learning from home, in-person at school, or somewhere in between, it is important to keep children up-to-date on immunizations. By not delaying immunizations, children can be better protected against preventable diseases like measles and chickenpox, especially if they have a weakened immune system.
Summer is all about heading outdoors for fun activities, fresh air, and to soak in some Vitamin D from the sun. It’s important to remember that without protection, exposure to the sun’s ultraviolet (UV) rays can damage your skin in as little as 15 minutes. Over time, this can lead to skin cancer, which is the most common cancer in the U.S. Fortunately, most skin cancers can be prevented. Here are some of the best ways to help protect you and your family.