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Lifestyle Medicine: Six Behaviors for a Long and Healthy Life

We hear a lot about the positive power of lifestyle changes, but few people know there is an actual field of medicine devoted to Lifestyle Medicine.

posted: January 04, 2024

Why Wait to Address Weight?

More and more Floridians are struggling with their weight, a concern that often (but not always) has a negative impact on mood, self-esteem, joint health, sleep, arterial health, and inflammation – and can even affect social aspects like job promotions, friendships, and more intimate relationships.

posted: January 04, 2024

Managing the Gift: A Guide to Healthy Aging

Aging is a gift, though not one given to everyone. If you are fortunate enough to receive this gift, you know that it comes with changes to both your body and your mind. That’s why it’s important to prioritize your well-being and make conscious decisions every day to benefit your health. By making healthy lifestyle choices, no matter how big or small they may be, you can live your life to the fullest.

posted: December 13, 2023

Scrubbing the Germs Away: The Health Benefits of Hand-Washing

One of the simplest, but most effective, ways to protect yourself from diseases is properly washing your hands. Maintaining good hygiene can keep you and your loved ones safe and healthy, especially during the colder months.

posted: December 11, 2023

Prioritizing Wellness: The Importance of Flu Awareness

Gear up to fight the flu this year by taking essential steps to protect yourself and others from this common but potentially serious threat. With December upon us it is time to focus on ways to stay alert and vigilant in healthy practices to get yourself through the flu season. Before taking measures to combat the flu, it’s important to understand exactly what this disease is. 

posted: December 11, 2023

Protecting My Personal Health Information

In a world where everything is driven by technology, we must continuously keep the protection of information – particularly health information – at the forefront of our minds.

posted: December 07, 2023

Capital Health Plan’s Nancy Van Vessem Center For Healthy Aging Recognized as a Million Hearts® Hypertension Control Champion

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Capital Health Plan (CHP), a trusted Health Maintenance Organization (HMO) in the Florida Panhandle, proudly announces that the Nancy Van Vessem, MD, Center for Healthy Aging has been designated as a 2023 Million Hearts® Hypertension Control Champion by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). This recognition underscores CHP's commitment to exceptional cardiovascular care and its dedication to improving public health.

posted: November 27, 2023

CDC advises patients and their families to Be Antibiotics Aware

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is advising patients and their families to use antibiotics only when necessary to reduce antimicrobial resistance, help stop the spread of superbugs, and protect patients from side effects from antibiotics. During U.S. Antibiotic Awareness Week and beyond, CDC promotes Be Antibiotics Aware, an educational effort to raise awareness about the importance of safe antibiotic use.

posted: November 20, 2023

Capital Health Plan Sponsors Third Annual Family Day Celebration

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Capital Health Plan (CHP), the Big Bend’s local and trusted Health Maintenance Organization (HMO), invites area residents to attend the upcoming Family Day celebration on Friday, November 24. CHP is a proud sponsor of this third annual celebration, which will be held in the Railroad Square Art District, at 661 Railroad Square in Tallahassee.

posted: November 13, 2023

Giving National Diabetes Month a Seat at the Thanksgiving Table

November brings falling leaves, cooler temperatures, and perhaps the most well-known occasion: Thanksgiving! A holiday feast with all the fixings is, of course, traditional; but it’s also important during the celebration to keep your eye on ways to stay healthy and well. Even as we focus on food and gratitude, this month is also National Diabetes Month – a time dedicated to spreading awareness of the importance of preventing diabetes and its complications.

posted: November 01, 2023