Check Your Hand Sanitizer

As recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, washing your hands with soap and water is essential to fight off COVID-19 and maintain personal hygiene. If you are unable to access water and soap, hand sanitizer is an appropriate alternative to help you avoid spreading germs and getting …

Aetna Launches New Maternity Program Initiative

The COVID-19 pandemic has and continues to bring on new challenges. As expectant mothers are attending fewer in-person prenatal care visits, the ability to detect pregnancy risks has become increasingly difficult. To help address this unprecedented maternal health crisis affecting women across the country, Aetna has launched a new initiative …

Mental Health Benefits of Getting Outside

Mental health is essential to personal well-being, family and interpersonal relationships, and the ability to contribute to your community and society. Getting outside has a profound impact on our brains and our behavior. It allows us to disconnect, reduce anxiety, relieve everyday stressors, and improve our overall well-being. Finding time …

Helpful Tips for Wearing a Mask During a Pandemic

The proper use of personal protective equipment for the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) has raised numerous questions as the current pandemic affects our nation. Different guidelines issued by different agencies has caused a great deal of confusion among individuals, prompting scientific studies to focus on the importance of wearing a mask …

Making Your Health a Priority During the Pandemic

The global COVID-19 pandemic has altered life as we know it. Uncertainty of what lies ahead does not mean managing your health should be put on the back burner.  Maintaining healthy exercise, nutrition, and sleep habits may feel especially challenging during this time, but these habits are critical for managing …

Prioritizing Your Mental Health During A Pandemic

As we face these challenging times, becoming comfortable with uncertainty and prioritizing your mental health is imperative. Whether you’re experiencing unemployment, working from home, or just trying to adjust to this new normal, the importance of knowing when to give yourself a break to focus on you cannot be understated. …

CDC Guidance Following COVID-19 Diagnosis or Exposure

Earlier this month, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued guidance for discontinuing home isolation following COVID-19 diagnosis, as well as recommended protocols for essential workers exposed to the virus. Discontinuing Isolation Following COVID-19 Diagnosis The decision to discontinue isolation should stem from local circumstances. Determination for discontinuation …

Tips to Cope with Stress

During such uncertain times, it’s easy to feel stressed. The multitude of information constantly coming through our televisions, radios, phones, and computers can be extremely overwhelming and affect our emotional and physical equilibrium. With that said, it’s essential to be aware of what’s causing daily stressors, so you can take …