World Mental Health Day

October 10th is World Mental Health Day. This day is dedicated to raising awareness and gaining an understanding about mental health and emotional disorders. The COVID-19 pandemic increased stress levels and affected the wellbeing of people around world, especially health care workers. Watch this video with Viva Health’s Medical Director Dr. Anne-Laura Cook to learn more about the importance of taking care of your mental health. 

Protect Yourself This Flu Season

As we continue to fight the COVID-19 pandemic and approach flu season, it’s more important than ever that you protect yourself and your family and friends from the flu by getting the vaccine this year. If you haven’t had your COVID vaccine yet, you can get both the COVID and flu vaccine at the same time. It takes about two weeks after you get a flu shot for it to start protecting you against the flu. Getting vaccinated early in the fall, before flu season begins, provides you and those around you with the best possible protection. Watch this video with Viva Health Territory Marketing Representative Brandon Hicks and learn more about protecting yourself from the flu.

Prostate Cancer Awareness Month

September is Prostate Cancer Awareness Month, dedicated to increasing awareness and encouraging men to have a talk with their health care providers about early detection. In the United States, 160,000 men are diagnosed with prostate cancer each year, and about 30,000 die from the disease. Early detection is the key to successful treatment. Prostate cancer screenings are covered by Viva Health and Viva Medicare. Call your Primary Care Physician (PCP) today to see if you need to be screened and watch this short video from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. 

Insurance 101

Health insurance can be very complicated. Making sure you compare apples to apples when you shop for health insurance is so important. Considering the total cost of your health care will help you make the best decision for you and your family. Join Tiffany Nabors from Viva Health as she discusses the different types of health insurance.  

Staying Hydrated in the Summer Heat

Keeping your body hydrated by drinking enough water throughout the day is especially important during hot summer months in Alabama. As you get older, your body changes. You store less water, your kidneys process fluids differently, and your sense of thirst lessens. Join Dori from our Hoover café to learn what you can do to stay hydrated and keep your kidneys healthy.

Keep an Eye on Your Vision

Eye exams are important at every age and every stage of life. About 11 million Americans over age 12 need vision correction—but it’s just one of the reasons to get your eyes examined. Regular eye exams are also an important part of finding eye diseases early and preserving your vision. Whether you have a child returning to school this month or you are a senior adult, early treatment is important to prevent common eye diseases from causing permanent vision loss or blindness. Watch this video from the American Academy of Ophthalmology to learn more about why it’s important to have regular eye exams.

Register for the Viva Health Member Portal

Did you know you have access to an online member portal where you can you can request a new ID card, verify your mailing address, view your claims, and read your Explanation of Benefits? The member portal is safe, secure, convenient, and free to use. The member portal makes it convenient for you see your Viva Health or Viva Medicare information 24/7. Learn more about the member portal by joining Territory Marketing Representative, Dori Evans, as she walks you through features available on the member portal.

Keep Your Independence by Staying Physically and Mentally Strong

It takes both a strong mind and strong body to live your best life. The mind and the body work hand-in-hand. When one isn't working well, the other won't either. Join Brandon Hicks, Territory Marketing Manager from our Huntsville office, as he discusses ways to keep your mind healthy and maintain your independence.

Get Moving with the Silver&Fit® Healthy Aging and Exercise Program

At Viva Medicare, we’re always seeking ways to help you stay as healthy and happy as possible so you can live your best life. The Silver&Fit Healthy Aging and Exercise Program is designed specifically for older adults and people on Medicare. Best of all, membership is included with every Viva Medicare plan at no cost to you! Join Silver&Fit for some beginner cardio and get moving!

The Silver&Fit program is provided by American Specialty Health Fitness, Inc., a subsidiary of American Specialty Health Incorporated (ASH). Silver&Fit and ASHConnect are trademarks of ASH and used with permission herein.

June Is Men's Health Month

It’s Men’s Health Month — a month dedicated to increasing awareness about men’s health issues. Did you know that men, on average, die almost five years earlier than women? Part of the reason is that men are more reluctant to go to the doctor. Yearly checkups help detect and treat diseases earlier, which promotes a better quality of life. Learn more by watching this video with Dr. Tara Bryant, Chief Medical Officer at Viva Health.

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