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Happy Thanksgiving! We Are Grateful for Our Members!

This Thanksgiving season, we encourage everyone to have an attitude of gratitude. When gratitude fills our hearts and minds, it leaves less room for us to be sad or angry. Life is never perfect, but when you focus on the good and not the bad, your body and mind actually produce hormones that make you feel better. Join Viva Health’s Dori Evans as she shares ideas for finding areas of gratitude in your life that you may not expect. 

American Diabetes Month

November is American Diabetes Month. Diabetes affects millions of Americans, and is a leading cause of disability and death. Learn more about the different types of diabetes and how you can lower your risk factors by watching this video with Viva Health Medical Director Dr. Anne-Laura Cook. 

Breast Cancer Awareness

An early diagnosis for breast cancer is the key to a high survival rate. To detect breast cancer early, it is crucial to do regular self-exams and get routine mammograms from a health care professional. Viva Health encourages every member to take advantage of their covered mammogram screenings. Although breast cancer is most commonly found in women, men can get breast cancer too. Learn more about the importance of catching breast cancer early by watching this video with Dr. Tara Bryant, Viva Health‘s Chief Medical Officer. To learn more about lowering your risk of breast cancer, symptoms, and treatments, visit the American Cancer Society at cancer.org or the Centers for Disease and Prevention (CDC) at cdc.gov/cancer/breast.

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.

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