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.
At Sutter Health Plus, our focus is on keeping members safe and healthy. This year, in addition to masking and social distancing, it is especially important to protect yourself and those around you from Influenza (flu) and flu-related illness by getting the annual flu vaccine. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends everyone six months of age and older get an annual flu vaccine. Sutter Health Plus covers preventive care services, such as the yearly flu shot, at no cost share when provided by a participating provider.
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.
Sometimes balancing work and making time for loved ones, self-care and the things you enjoy doing can seem challenging. Maintaining a healthy work-life balance—especially in difficult times—is essential to your overall mental wellness. Help alleviate stress and avoid burnout with these tips.
In general, men and women have different attitudes about health. Men tend to put off regular checkups and medical care more so than women. When they finally do see a doctor, men are more likely to have a serious health condition. That is one reason why in the United States, on average, men can expect to live five fewer years than women.
Right now, filling a prescription at the pharmacy may not require leaving the car—or even your home. To help people save time and trips into the pharmacy, many Sutter Health Plus network pharmacies, including CVS Pharmacy, Rite Aid and Walgreens, currently offer drive-thru pickup or free one to two-day delivery options for eligible prescription drugs.
Stress can affect anyone. It’s your body’s natural reaction to overwhelming or dangerous situations, and can have negative effects on mental and physical health if left untreated.
A member’s primary care physician (PCP) provides or coordinates most care such as routine exams, preventive care and treatment for illnesses and minor injuries. It’s important to select the right PCP and begin building a long-term, personal relationship.