National Drug & Alcohol Facts WeekSM (NDAFW) is a national health observance for teens to link up with scientists and other experts to counteract the myths about drugs and alcohol that are seen on the Internet, on TV, in movies, and even heard from friends. It runs this week, Jan. 25 to Jan. 31.
If you still haven’t signed up for health insurance coverage for 2016, your time is running out! Open enrollment ends Jan. 31. With only a handful of days left, now is the time to talk to your local agent about getting health coverage.
January is National Radon Action Month. Colorless, odorless radon is a naturally occurring radioactive gas that can cause lung cancer. Radon is found all over the United States in homes, offices, schools, and other buildings. It’s most dangerous to you when it’s in your home because that’s where you likely spend most of your time.Read Article
As you approach age 65, you might be planning for retirement. You may still be working and wondering if you’ll ever get to retire. Or, you might simply be enjoying life! Wherever you are on life’s journey, one thing you don’t want to miss is the sign-up deadline for Medicare.
Today, we welcome a guest blog from our friends at the American Red Cross.
On May 23, the American Red Cross kicked off its 100 Days of Summer; 100 Days of Hope summer appeal. The Red Cross is urging everyone to help people facing emergency situations this summer by giving blood, making a financial gift, or taking a lifesaving safety class. Red Cross wants to remind people that this summer is a time when they can give hope to those who are suffering.
The American Academy of Dermatology has named May “Melanoma Skin Cancer Awareness Month.” Melanoma accounts for only 5% of all skin cancers, but it causes the most skin cancer deaths. During the last 30 years, new cases of melanoma have steadily increased with an estimated 76,100 cases expected in 2014. Of those 76,100, about 13%—or 10,000 cases—will turn fatal. Melanoma affects people of all races and, unlike many other skin cancers, impacts young and old alike.
Wednesday, May 28, is a day set aside to remind everyone that you can be active no matter your age. Always set for the last Wednesday in May, National Senior Health & Fitness Day® is the nation’s largest annual health promotion event for older adults. This 21st annual event will see 100,000 older adults participating in activities at more than 1,000 locations throughout the U.S.
What happens if you get hurt and can’t tell the doctors how to care for you? Do you want them to do everything possible to save you or let you die peacefully? An advance directive is a form you fill out to describe the kinds of medical care you want to have if something happens to you and you can’t speak for yourself. It tells your family and your doctor what to do if you’re badly hurt or have a serious illness that keeps you from saying what you want.
“At the WPS Companies, our mission is to help people protect the things that are most important to them: their health, financial security, and peace of mind. We believe that a company can only do these things effectively when it is totally and unequivocally focused on doing what’s right.”
– Michael F. Hamerlik, President and Chief Executive Officer