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September is prostate cancer awareness month

Sep 5, 2018 11:12:59 AM / by Tamara Castellano

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September is Prostate Cancer Awareness month so all month long, we’ll be providing you with resources and information on screening, treatment, risk factors and symptoms.

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A new way to order prescriptions

Aug 24, 2018 9:02:13 AM / by Tamara Castellano posted in Depot Drug, Presciptions, Prescription Refills, Member Resources

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As of Monday, August 27, 2018, UPREHS members should start ordering prescriptions and refills directly on the Depot Drug website, www.depotdrug.com.  Here is some important information about this pharmacy ordering change.

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Health benefits of owning a pet

Aug 23, 2018 8:47:19 AM / by Tamara Castellano posted in Member Resources, Healthy Living, Pets

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Sunday, August 26th is National Dog Day—the four-legged kind not the one that goes in a bun.  In honor of that, and being a dog-lover myself, I thought I’d explore the health benefits of man’s best friend.

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What is a prior authorization and why it's important

Aug 20, 2018 7:00:00 AM / by Curtis Newman posted in Member Resources

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Prior Authorization- Is it really necessary?

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Is dependent supplemental coverage right for you?

Aug 17, 2018 7:00:00 AM / by Tamara Castellano posted in Plan Information, Member Resources, Dependent Supplemental Coverage

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Let’s be honest.  Healthcare is expensive.  Even if you have health insurance, most plans have annual deductibles and out-of-pocket expenses like copayments.  If you don’t relish having to pay unexpected medical expenses, the UPREHS Dependent Supplemental Plan (DSP) might be for you.

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Why relaxation is good for your health

Aug 15, 2018 7:30:00 AM / by Tamara Castellano posted in Healthy Living, Member Resources, Relaxation, National Relaxation Day

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Relaxation (re lak seishen)

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Vaccinations: They aren't just for kids

Aug 7, 2018 9:37:46 AM / by Tamara Castellano posted in Member Resources, vaccinations, immunizations

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August is National Immunization month, so all month long, we’ll be highlighting the importance of getting immunizations, even as an adult.  Even if you’ve had childhood vaccinations, you should get them boosted as an adult.

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National Watermelon Day: Health Benefits of Watermelon

Aug 3, 2018 12:44:35 PM / by Tamara Castellano

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In honor of National Watermelon Day (yes, that is actually a thing), we thought we’d share a little information about the health benefits of watermelon, along with a simple recipe you can pair with just about anything.

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How to understand an EOB

Aug 2, 2018 2:37:08 PM / by Tamara Castellano posted in Member Resources, Insurance Terms, EOB

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First, it would probably be helpful if I explained what EOB stands for.  EOB is short for Explanation of Benefits.  You may also see it described as Explanation of Medical Benefits, but it is universally referred to as an EOB.

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Practical tips to help you stop smoking

Jul 24, 2018 6:00:00 AM / by Tamara Castellano posted in Member Resources, Quit Smoking

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Before we talk about how to quit smoking, can we all agree that if you do smoke, you need to quit?  Are we all on the same page that smoking is bad for your health?  Smoking puts you at a much higher risk for 13 (yes, the number is 13) types of cancer, including lung cancer, along with chronic bronchitis, emphysema, heart disease and stroke.  And you’re exposing those of us who don’t smoke to health risks from secondhand smoke.

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