The Eyes of March – and the Rest of the Year

March is Save Your Vision Month and Workplace Eye Wellness Month. But at Health Plan of San Joaquin, every month is members’ eye health month. Following is good advice for our members, as well as our community. Eyes aren’t just the windows to the soul. For adults and children with diabetes – the eyes are […]

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We can take control of our chronic pain

An article from Health Plan of San Joaquin As players on the stage of life, we sometimes get handed scripts we aren’t expecting. That’s certainly true when chronic pain takes a leading role in everyday living. However, you have the power to limit the part pain plays in your life. You can direct the action […]

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Curing Colds, do alternative medicines work?

Chew on vitamin C? Brew echinacea tea? These might seem like natural reactions when you feel a cold coming on. But they may not actually help wipe out your sneezes, sniffles, scratchy throat and cough. “Despite what you may read on the Internet, there’s often little science to back up the healing claims of alternative […]

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Keep the happy in holidays: Nine tips for making them safe

Keep the happy in holidays: Nine tips for making them safe As you make your holiday to-do list, Health Plan of San Joaquin wants to be sure it includes this important task: Take steps to stay safe. Here are some tips to help keep you and your family—pets included—out of harm’s way: Step up carefully. […]

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Diabetes: Are you at risk?

One in four Americans with diabetes has it, but they do not know it! Health Plan of San Joaquin celebrates National Diabetes Month in November. Join us in learning more about some of the risk factors of diabetes, and the importance of talking to your doctor to get tested. Diabetes is a disease that makes it […]

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October is Health Literacy Month

Health Plan of San Joaquin (HPSJ) celebrates Health Literacy Month in October! Health literacy is being able to read and grasp information in order to get the health services you need. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) says, “Nine out of 10 adults struggle to understand and use health information when it is […]

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Halloween Safety Tips

Halloween Safety Tips Halloween can be a spooky time for kids. Health Plan of San Joaquin wants to make sure all kids have a scary good time, not an unsafe one. Falls, cuts, burns and being in the way of a moving car are common ways that kids get hurt on Halloween. San Joaquin Safe […]

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Eat More Fruits and Veggies for Healthy Living

September is Fruits and Veggies – More Matters Month, a health initiative spearheaded by the Produce for Better Health Foundation. The foundation has partnered with the federal government’s Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to help spread the word about the health benefits of eating more fruits and veggies. This health initiative focuses on […]

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