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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?”
By Inter Valley Health Plan Just like that, September comes to a close and the Medicare Annual Enrollment period is fast approaching on October 15. As you conduct your research and finalize your decisions on the best Medicare Advantage health plan for you, don’t forget these important points: Medicare Specialists are here to help. ForContinue reading “Medicare Open Enrollment is Just Weeks Away: 4 Things You Can’t Forget”
By Inter Valley Health Plan As you sort through Medicare information, it can feel like you are learning a whole new language. Coverage gap. Copay. Out-of-pocket. What does it all mean? And how will it affect what you pay and what you are covered for? You are not alone; most people find Medicare confusing. AndContinue reading “Making Sense of Common Medicare Terms”
By Inter Valley Health Plan As we’ve all seen, fire season is upon us in California. You have likely noticed the smoky air and hot weather, maybe even falling ash from local fires. During these harsh weather conditions where air quality is poor, it can be hard to breath and stepping outside can be harmful.Continue reading “Getting a Breath of Fresh Air When Air Quality is Poor”
By Inter Valley Health Plan Photo by Perfecto Capucine from Pexels Dreams of getaways are now top of mind for most of us having been cooped up for many months. While the idea of travel has changed, it doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy your summer and experience new adventures. Follow these tips and take in all that summerContinue reading “Enjoying Your Summer in the New Normal”
By Inter Valley Health Plan The presence of the COVID-19 virus has changed our lives in many ways and while we are still trying to adjust, we need to find ways to cope and discover new ways of doing things – at least for now. Here are 5 big changes you may have experienced thisContinue reading “5 Tips to Help You Adjust to How Life has Changed”
By: Inter Valley Health Plan Summer often makes us think of barbecues, family gatherings and days at the beach. The presence of COVID-19 has made this summer different where we are forced to find other ways to stay social and active. While our summer activities may have changed, one thing is for sure, your healthContinue reading “5 Tips to Stay Healthy This Summer”
WRITTEN BY: David Kandel, PT, OCS, CSCS Courtesy of: Pomona Valley Hospital Medical Center The benefits of exercise to support physical and mental wellness as many of us continue to stay home cannot be overstated. Regular moderate-intensity physical activity has been shown to improve immune function, elevate mood, and reduce stress and anxiety, among otherContinue reading “Your Home Gym is Safe and Open for Business”
By Kenneth E. Smith, MD, MBA, Chief Medical Officer, Inter Valley Health Plan Staying at home avoiding public places and gatherings has been key to protecting your health during the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic. Now, as we adjust to the “new normal” of life in a COVID-19 environment, it is time to catch upContinue reading “Visiting the Doctor During COVID-19: What to Expect and Staying Safe”
It’s a very uncertain time— with health and safety always top of mind. During the pandemic, one thing is certain, we must continue to stock our homes with food, so how do you avoid being exposed to COVID-19 while going to the store? You can keep your cupboards stocked and germ-free by following these tips.Continue reading “Grocery Store Safety –Avoid Bringing COVID-19 Home”
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