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Health and Wellness

The better you feel, the more you enjoy life. We want to help you feel better and enjoy life! We offer many ways to help you learn how to lower health risks. We designed our programs to help you take better care of yourself and your family. As you know, even small changes can make a big difference!

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Our programs can help our members become healthy and stay healthy.

What is asthma? What can you do to control asthma symptoms? Do you need to see how to use a metered-dose inhaler? If you’re struggling to control your or your child’s asthma, this site can help.

Here you’ll find useful tips, interactive tools, asthma-related apps and helpful resources to answer your questions and help you take control. You’ll learn about things like making an asthma action plan, how to learn your asthma triggers and when to call the doctor. Find out what small steps you can take right now to help improve your quality of life.

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State of the Air

Let's you check the air quality wherever you are.

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American Lung Association: What Is Asthma?

A video animation that shows what happens to the lungs during an asthma attack. Watch Video.

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Staying healthy during flu season

Influenza, also known as the flu, can make you feel terrible. Having the flu can result in lost time at school, work, or with family and friends. But there are things you can do now to help keep the flu away:

  • Get a flu vaccine, or shot, each year
  • Wash your hands often
  • Stay away from people who have the flu
  • Eat more foods like fruits and veggies that can help protect you from the flu
  • Drink more water
  • Get more rest
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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends everyone six months and older, especially those at high risk of serious effects of the flu, get a flu shot every year. And if you’re age 65 or older, the CDC suggests getting a pneumonia vaccine as well.

When should you get a flu shot?

Try to get a flu shot as soon as the vaccine becomes available — or by the end of October, before the flu season even begins and reaches the place where you live. Even though the flu season usually peaks in January or later, this will give your body time to develop the antibodies needed to protect against the flu.

Where can you get a flu shot or more information?

  • Your case manager can talk with you about flu shots and help you find where you can get the flu shot
  • Your primary medical provider (PMP) will help you learn about flu shots and can provide them
  • You can get the flu shot at any of our network pharmacies if you’re age 21 or older
  • Your local health department will give you the flu shot

Remember to show your Anthem ID card when you get the flu or pneumonia shots.

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What is diabetes? Are you looking for ways to control your blood sugar or manage your weight? Would you like to eat healthier and be more active? If so, this site can help.

Here you’ll find useful tips, interactive tools, diabetes-related apps and helpful resources to answer your questions and set health goals. You’ll learn about things like making changes in your lifestyle, important health care screenings and when to call the doctor. Find out about small steps you can take right now to live life well with diabetes.

Useful apps

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Glucose Buddy

Lets you log and keep track of your blood sugar.

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MediSafe

Tells you when it's time to take your medicine.

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Spark Recipes Healthy Recipes

Search and find more than 190,000 healthy recipes.

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Diabetes risk test

Use this tool to assess your risk for developing diabetes.

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Would you like to have more energy or lose some weight? Could you benefit from changing your diet or being more active? If you want to take steps towards a healthier you, this site can help.

Here you’ll find useful tips, interactive tools, fitness-related apps and helpful resources to answer your questions and help you set personal health goals. You’ll learn about things like healthy eating and how to make activity a part of your daily life. A fit body can be in your future. Find out what small steps you can take right now to help improve your quality of life.

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Fit body apps

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Fast Food Calories

Check more than 20,000 menu items from 108 restaurants.

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Spark Recipes Healthy Recipes

Search and find more than 190,000 healthy recipes.

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My Fitness Pal

Track calories, exercise and weight each day.

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BMI calculator

Learn your body mass index (BMI) and how it may affect your overall health.

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How many calories did you burn?

Let this tool do the math for you while you have fun being active.

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Interactive Food Label

Test your knowledge of reading food labels.

We all feel down, worried or overwhelmed at times. But when these feelings last a while or they stop you from doing daily tasks, it may be time to seek help. Here you’ll find useful tips, interactive tools, behavioral health-related apps and helpful resources.

When should you call the doctor? You’ll learn about things like managing stress, overcoming depression, treating anxiety and attention deficit disorder. This site can help you deal with life’s pressures in healthy ways. Find out what small steps you can take right now to help improve your quality of life.

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Your recovery journey

Recovery is a journey toward the life you want for yourself. A mental health or addiction condition doesn’t have to stop you from moving forward.

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Afternoon Affirmations

Receive a message of hope every afternoon with a text notification.

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Calm

Relax and relieve stress with calming music, sounds and visuals.

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Stop Breathe and Think

Let this app guide you through mindfulness exercises.

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Unique Daily Affirmations

Use this app to manage negative self-talk.

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Virtual Hope Box

Use a variety of tools to help you relax and cope with stress.

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What’s your stress level?

Find out what effect recent life changes may be having on your health.

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Are you depressed?

This tool helps you to see if how you're feeling is a sign of depression.

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What is heart disease? What can you do to reduce your risk of heart attack or stroke? Are you looking for ways to lower your cholesterol or control your high blood pressure? If so, this site can help.

Here you’ll find useful tips, interactive tools, heart health-related apps and helpful resources to answer your questions and help you take control. You’ll learn about things like making changes in your lifestyle, important health care screenings and when to call the doctor. Find out about small steps you can take to help improve your health.

Useful apps

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MediSafe

Tells you when it's time to take your medicine.

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Spark Recipes Healthy Recipes

Search and find more than 190,000 healthy recipes.

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My Fitness Pal

Track calories, exercise and weight each day.

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Are you ready to quit smoking?

Answer a few simple questions to find out if you're ready to quit.

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New Baby, New Life℠ is a program that will provide you with education, resources and support during your pregnancy and following delivery of your baby.

Here you'll find useful tips, interactive tools, pregnancy and childbirth-related apps and helpful resources. You can use it to set health goals and find answers to your questions. Learn how your baby is growing and developing. Find out when to see the doctor during pregnancy and after childbirth. Members can call Member Services to join our New Baby, New Life℠ program.

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Spark Recipes Healthy Recipes

Search and find more than 190,000 healthy recipes.

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From embryo to baby in 9 months

Watch how your baby grows and changes month by month inside the womb.

Is your use of alcohol or drugs affecting your daily life? Is it causing problems at work, at home or in your relationships? If so, it may be time to seek help. Addiction is a disease, just like diabetes or heart disease.

Here you’ll find useful tips, interactive tools, addiction-related apps and helpful resources. You’ll learn about things like how to spot the signs of drug or alcohol addiction, treatment options and where to find support. This site can help you take steps to become alcohol and drug free.

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Do you have a drinking problem?

Learn if your drinking habits are healthy or not.

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Have you ever thought about quitting smoking, chewing or dipping? How much healthier would you be if you stopped using tobacco? How much money would you save? Making a change can be hard, but you can do it! This site can help.

Here you’ll find useful tips, interactive tools, tobacco cessation-related apps and helpful resources. You’ll learn about things like how to know if you’re ready to quit, steps you can take to help you break the habit and where to find support. You can be tobacco-free for good.

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Are you ready to quit smoking?

Answer a few simple questions to find out if you're ready to quit.

Get more information about health topics on the Health A to Z website

What is Health A to Z?

Health A to Z is an online health resource. It’s easy to use and provides information and answers on many health topics. You can also check your symptoms with our symptom checker and explore our interactive tools to help guide your health care decisions.

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Page Last Updated: 5/8/18