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.
Parents can help their children achieve and maintain their best health by staying on top of recommended routine healthcare.
The best way to prevent flu-related illness, or help shorten an illness’ duration, is to get an annual flu vaccine.
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, an annual campaign to increase awareness of the disease and encourage preventive screenings and care.
For many men, it can take a near emergency to prompt a trip to the doctor. It’s important to make time for health, wellness and self-care—even if you feel healthy.
For many parents, preparing for back-to-school includes purchasing one of the most important essentials for their child: a backpack.
Members can access a nearby mental health provider, and schedule a secure, confidential virtual office visit or an in-person appointment.