In support of National Childhood Obesity Awareness Week, experts from Capital Health Plan are working to bring awareness to an issue increasingly affecting our state and nation. We strive to foster healthy development and strengthen initiatives aimed at preventing childhood obesity, which occurs when a child's weight exceeds the recommended range for their age and height – jeopardizing their overall well-being.
posted: June 30, 2023
Every year, June is dedicated to Alzheimer’s and Brain Awareness Month, a special time to inform people about the malicious thief known as Alzheimer's disease. The progressive neurological disorder affects millions worldwide, and closer to home the Florida Department of Health says it was the ninth leading cause of death in Leon County in 2021.
posted: May 31, 2023
As the days grow longer and the temperatures rise, here in North Florida we know summer is just around the corner, with its promise of endless outdoor adventures and delightful moments. However, it's essential to ensure that you're well-prepared so you can safely enjoy the season’s activities.
posted: May 31, 2023
As temperatures rise and flowers bloom, it’s clear that May is upon us. Amid these weather changes, May is also the time to celebrate Women’s Health Care Month. This month is dedicated to all things women’s health, a time for health experts to raise awareness of the challenges and diseases women may face. The goal is to encourage them to take care of themselves and put their health first.
May is Asthma Awareness Month, a time to raise awareness and teach people how to lessen their asthma symptoms. Floridians diagnosed with Asthma are more common than you might think – according to the Florida Asthma Coalition 1 in 9 children and 1 in 8 adults live with this disease.
A common misconception about rheumatoid arthritis is that it only affects older people, but this has proven to be untrue. No matter what stage of life you are in, you can be at risk of developing this autoimmune and inflammatory disease.
April marks National Parkinson's Awareness Month, a time dedicated to raising awareness and understanding of Parkinson's disease and its impact on individuals, families, and communities. Approximately 64,000 Floridians have Parkinson’s disease, making Florida’s state population the highest percentage diagnosed with this disease.
posted: March 29, 2023
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Capital Health Plan, the Big Bend’s local and trusted health care provider, is proud to be the primary sponsor of the 2023 Capital City Senior Games.The annual event, now in its 14th year, celebrates athletes of a variety of ages. Anyone age 50 or older is welcome to participate in the different activities offered by the Capital City Senior Games.
posted: March 01, 2023