Ready to take the plunge into parenthood? You can start by preparing your body for baby. First, talk to your doctor and share any health conditions, lifestyle behaviors (such as smoking or alcohol use), and medication or vaccination history that might get in the way of either getting pregnant or having a healthy pregnancy. To […]
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The Group Insurance Trust of the California Society of Certified Public Accountants was established in 1959 to provide employee health benefits to CalCPA member firms. The Trust is branded as CalCPA Health. The Trust’s mission is to provide value added benefit products and quality service to CalCPA member firms. Our customer service stands above the others in the industry, just ask our members – the people you know through CalCPA.
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Sometimes, taking risks in life is smart – but not when it comes to your health. Besides skin cancer, breast cancer is the most common cancer affecting women in the United States. It can also be very treatable when caught early. In fact, because of higher rates of screening, more people survive breast cancer today […]
You get your calories or energy from what you eat and drink. To maintain a healthy weight, you have to balance your daily calories with how you use them. If you need to lose some pounds, the best approach is a combination of healthy diet and physical activity. And studies show the only way to […]
Body mass index or BMI is an estimate of body fat based on your weight and height. A BMI range of 18.5 to 24.9 for adults is considered normal. People who are overweight (BMI of 25 to 29.9) have too much body weight for their height. People who are obese (BMI of 30 or above) […]
Buying healthy food doesn’t have to hurt your wallet. You can make smart choices for less by: Going with beans instead of meat: Replace meat with canned or dried beans, which are much cheaper. Many recipes made with meat, such as chili, soups and salads, are delicious with beans. Trying canned or frozen fruits and […]
Don’t lose sight of your eyes. Along with your annual checkup, be sure to get a professional eye exam every year. Your eyes also need daily protection, just like your skin. Wear sunglasses to shield them from the sun’s dangerous ultraviolet rays. And rest your eyes throughout the day. If you spend a lot of […]
The eMagazine dedicated to improving members’ well-being Helping others? It’s the healthy thing to do Holiday dinner tips Get-fit gift ideas Office workers, off your seats Stop smoking and avoid weight gain In each issue you will find information and inspiration to help you with your health and wellness goals.
In the past 30 years, the rate of childhood obesity has increased. Now, about 17% of American children ages 2 to 19 – or one in six kids – are obese. Because children are heavier today, they are getting health problems that used to be found only in adults. Research suggests that obese children are […]
We want our members and emergency personnel dealing with the damage caused by the California wildfires to know Anthem Blue Cross is here to help. If you need direct assistance with finding available care providers, prescription refills or replacements, and/or any other health insurance related matters, please call 1-888-831-2238, Monday through Friday between 8:00 a.m. […]
Cholesterol is a fat-like substance in your blood. When there is too much, it builds up on the walls of your arteries and can slow down or stop blood from getting to your heart. In fact, the higher your blood cholesterol, the greater your risk for developing heart disease or having a heart attack. There […]