Wellness & Prevention
Articles & Resources
When it comes to health, knowledge is power.
Click the links below to learn more about some of the most common diseases affecting our members.
- 20.8 million American children and adults (7.0% of the population) have diabetes. Get informed. Get control. Stay healthy.
- High blood pressure
- According to recent estimates, about one in three U.S. adults has high blood pressure, but because there are no symptoms, nearly one-third of these people don't know they have it. Learn how to lower it today, and reduce your risk of heart attack, stroke, heart failure, or kidney failure.
- Lung Cancer
- Overall, lung cancer affects men more than women, but that gap is closing. In 2007, an estimated 114,760 men and an estimated 98,620 women will be diagnosed with lung cancer and an estimated 89,510 men and an estimated 70,880 women will die from lung cancer, in the United States. Learn more:
- Breast Cancer
- Breast cancer is the most common type of cancer among women in this country (other than skin cancer). Each year, more than 211,000 American women learn they have this disease. Read more about possible causes, screening, symptoms, diagnosis, treatment, and supportive care.
- Coronary Artery Disease
- Every year, more than half a million Americans die from Coronary Artery Disease (CAD). Learn how you can prevent CAD:
- Obesity among adults aged 20-74 years has increased 17.9% in the past 20 years. It’s estimated that 1 in 5 American children is now overweight. Obesity leads to several life-threatening diseases, but lowering your bodyweight by as little as 5-10% can reduce your risk. Learn more:
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