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What you need to know this Colon Cancer Awareness Month

Colon cancer is one of the most common cancers in America, with the American Cancer Society (ACS) estimating that there will be more than 106,180 new colon cancer cases and over 44,850 new rectal cancer cases in 2022. Historically, colon cancer has been the third most common cancer in both men and women, and it remains so today.   

posted: March 18, 2019

Capital City Senior Olympic Games in Full Swing

Capital Health Plan is proud to sponsor Tallahassee’s 10th annual Capital City Senior Games to support active lifestyles within the local senior community. The Senior Games is an entertaining Olympics-style event with activities ranging from traditional archery and bowling to powerlifting and table tennis, and more. The games began March 1 and will run through March 11, so there’s still time to take in some of the fun!

posted: March 06, 2019

March: Colon Cancer Awareness Month

Colorectal cancer is a cancer that effect the colon or rectum and is one of the most common cancers in America. For 2023, the American Cancer Society (ACS) estimates that 153,020 Americans people will be diagnosed with colorectal cancer and 52,550 people will die from the disease. Historically, colon cancer has been the third most common cancer in men and women, and it remains so today.

posted: March 04, 2019

Tips to get your kids to sleep—so you can too!

It’s normal for kids to have a hard time falling or staying asleep sometimes. But it can be very frustrating for your child and you—especially if it happens often. There isn’t a cure-all or magic fix but there are things you can do to help you and your children have a better night’s sleep.

posted: February 14, 2019

Can you walk your way to a healthier heart?

First, get the go-ahead from your doctor, and then lace up your sneakers and start walking. It’s one of the easiest ways to improve your health. Regular brisk walking can help strengthen your heart, lower your blood pressure, and improve your blood sugar and cholesterol levels.

posted: January 23, 2019

Alert: Flu Season is upon us!!

Here are some tips to help you avoid the flu:

Wash your hands

For how long? Try singing the happy birthday song twice as you wash your hands. Use your paper towel not only to dry your hands but also to turn off the faucet and open the door

Cough and sneeze into your elbow

Flu is spread through moisture droplets which can end up in the air or on your hands after you sneeze or talk.

posted: December 20, 2018

Capital Health Plan Maintains Impressive Streak of Top NCQA Ratings

Tallahassee, Fla. - Capital Health Plan (CHP) today learned that its streak of more than a decade remains intact, as the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) one again has awarded CHP a superior distinction. Each year NCQA rates health plans across the country, and CHP has earned superior distinction since NCQA began comparing and ranking health plans in 2005.

posted: September 27, 2018

Open Enrollment Period

Starting January 1, 2019, there will be an Open Enrollment Period (OEP) that will allow Medicare beneficiaries to make “like plan” changes until March 31, 2019. This is not just an extension of the Medicare Annual Election Period (AEP) which is between October 15th and December 7th each year. The AEP dates remain unchanged.

posted: August 13, 2018

John Mahoney, M.D. – Recipient of the 2018 Outstanding Physician Award

The Capital Medical Society is pleased to announce Dr. John Mahoney as the recipient of this year’s Outstanding Physician Award. This award honors a physician who has been a leader within the field of medicine and political activities while demonstrating clinical excellence, and actively contributing to the education of future medical professionals.

posted: March 06, 2018

Duncan Postma, M.D. – Recipient of the 2018 I.B. Harrison, M.D. Humanitarian Award

The Capital Medical Society is pleased to announce Dr. Duncan Postma as the recipient of this year's I.B. Harrison, M.D. Humanitarian Award. Each year this award is presented to a physician who demonstrates dedication to the humanitarian values we associate with the late Dr. I.B. Harrison. These values include: compassion, service, respect, wisdom and integrity.

posted: March 06, 2018