Have Fun and Get Everything You Need: Top Virtual and COVID-Friendly Services

COVID-19 has made us all re-think trips to the grocery store, running errands and enjoying ourselves. Luckily, there are numerous user-friendly services now available that allows us to get what we need without ever leaving the house. Plus, many places we would traditionally visit for fun have now gone virtual. Check out these must-use deliveryContinue reading “Have Fun and Get Everything You Need: Top Virtual and COVID-Friendly Services”

The COVID-19 Vaccine has Arrived, Here’s What We Know

By Susan L. Tenorio, BSN, RN, Chief Operating Officer, Inter Valley Health Plan The arrival of a COVID-19 vaccine has been eagerly anticipated for months. Now that the vaccine is ready, what does this mean for you? Before you run out to get your dose, this is what you need to know. The Top ManufacturersContinue reading “The COVID-19 Vaccine has Arrived, Here’s What We Know”

Caregiving in the New Year: 4 Ways to Manage and Cope

Being a caregiver can be incredibly rewarding, but it can also be stressful. It is easy to lose sight of our selves when caring for others. Caregivers often find themselves in a parenting role which can be daunting when they have their own families and themselves to take care of. It is very common forContinue reading “Caregiving in the New Year: 4 Ways to Manage and Cope”

Get Creative With Gifts this Year. Consider These Ideas to Give Loved Ones

Shopping for gifts this year is tough. We are concerned about public places and there are numerous shutdowns taking place in our neighborhoods. Plus, online shopping can be challenging if you don’t know exactly what you are looking for. Given the challenging situation this year, creativity with gifts is a must. Think handmade, thoughtful, andContinue reading “Get Creative With Gifts this Year. Consider These Ideas to Give Loved Ones”

Mental and Physical Health go Hand in Hand

The winter season can cause people to feel down, especially this year with more isolation and limited social interaction with friends and family. When we think about our mental health, we don’t usually tie that to how we feel physically. However, mental, and physical health go hand-in-hand in a holistic approach to overall wellness.  ForContinue reading “Mental and Physical Health go Hand in Hand”

5 Classic holiday recipes to pass down to your grandchildren

By Inter Valley Health Plan Holiday traditions are often centered around the kitchen, cooking and baking with family. Children love helping when it’s time to stir, ice the cake or decorate the holiday cookies. As grandchildren start to get older, you hope they remember those memories. A great way to keep those memories alive isContinue reading “5 Classic holiday recipes to pass down to your grandchildren”

Family Gatherings Take on New Meaning This Year; Here is How to Stay Connected

By Inter Valley Health Plan The holidays this year are unlike any other. We are forced to question things like “is it safe to attend a Thanksgiving family gathering?” Or “can we have that many people together at once?” One thing is for sure, with the presence of COVID-19, health remains a top priority andContinue reading “Family Gatherings Take on New Meaning This Year; Here is How to Stay Connected”

5 Fall Holiday Activities to Enjoy with Your Grandchildren

By Inter Valley Health Plan The holidays are especially fun for grandparents because with holiday school breaks and more family gatherings come more opportunities for making memories with our grandchildren. Organizing seasonal activities is a great way to spend quality time with grandkids and everything can be done virtually with FaceTime and many video callContinue reading “5 Fall Holiday Activities to Enjoy with Your Grandchildren”

What’s the Big Deal about Statins?

By: Albert Bach, PharmD, APh; Jelena Lewis, PharmD, BCACP, APh; and Susie Yoo, PharmD, APh, CDE, BCGP What are statins? Statins are a group of cholesterol-lowering medications that have been shown evidence to be beneficial for tens of millions of Americans. Some examples of statin medications you may have heard of include: atorvastatin (Lipitor), rosuvastatinContinue reading “What’s the Big Deal about Statins?”