What Does Your Healthy Look Like?

FruitsThe saying “You are what you eat” is more than just a phrase.

Your diet has a direct impact on your health and on whether you can control or prevent certain serious diseases. What you choose to eat (or not eat) can affect your health, and you may be surprised when your doctor recommends changes to your diet as part of a treatment plan instead of, or along with, reaching for a prescription pad.

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Top Tips for Good Eye Health

At the OpticianMarch is National Save Your Vision Month, and the last thing you want to do is take your eye health for granted. There are some things you can do to make sure you are seeing your best.

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Close Up on National Youth Violence Prevention Week

Children standing outside school busThe National Association of Students Against Violence Everywhere (SAVE) National Youth Violence Prevention Week is March 23 – 27. This is a good time to talk to your children about diversity:

How do you talk to your child about diversity? It can be a difficult subject for parents.

Do you try to teach your children to be “colorblind” when they go to school and out into the world in dealing with other people?  The fact is that there are people that your children go to school with from different backgrounds who have different outlooks, religious beliefs, customs and ways of doing things. Ignoring these facts will not change them.

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Third Annual Egg Hunt!

FHCP Member Egg Hunt

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The FHCP Social Team has placed “Eggs” in various places throughout the FHCP Member Portal and FHCP.com where members can find them for chances to *win prizes like a $50 Dick’s Sporting Goods gift certificate or a Fitbit® Flex!

*For an FHCP Member to be eligible to be entered into the random drawing for prizes with no obligation; all you have to do is register for the FHCP member portal, then beginning March 23rd, look for an egg in the FHCP member portal and on FHCP.com, click on the egg found, and follow the instructions to submit your name and email address before April 6th!

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Spring Clean Your Health Starting Now

startDid you make New Year’s Resolutions to improve your health, only to fall by the wayside by February 1 or so?

The good news is that it’s not too late to get back on track; you can spring clean your health starting now.

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Gambling Awareness Month and “Freemium” Gaming

Mobile DeviceMarch is National Problem Gambling Awareness Month, and a good time to remember that this issue is not confined to casinos or people playing the lottery.

A gambling problem can start in the most benign manner, and even people who enjoy free-to-play games may find themselves drawn into spending money when they weren’t planning on doing so to start.

Even people who play the “free” games and are determined not to part with any cash can end up spending money, and it’s not entirely their fault. The games are developed in a manner to take advantage of the way the player’s mind works. They know exactly how to set up scenarios where it is more likely to get someone to say “YES!” to reaching for their wallet.

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Tips for a Healthy Pregnancy

By: Cynthia A. Moore, M.D., Ph.D., Director, Division of Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities, National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities (CDC)

As National Birth Defects Prevention Month comes to a close this January, we at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) continue to think about birth defects every month, every day. Today, I am sharing with you the advice I give my own family members, friends, and colleagues about steps they can take to increase their chances of having a healthy pregnancy and a healthy baby. If you are a woman between the ages of 18 and 44 or have a friend, family member, or loved one within this age range, please read on and help share these tips.

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Three Tips for Kidney Health

Kidney HealthMarch is National Kidney Month and it’s the perfect time to remind yourself of things you can do to keep these hard-working organs healthy all year round. There are steps you can take to look after your health that will benefit your kidneys, too.

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March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month

Tag2NagColorectal cancer is a subject that may make people feel a bit squeamish, but it’s a subject that needs to be discussed. Of cancers that affect both men and women, colorectal cancer is the second leading cancer killer in the United States and the third most common cancer in men and in women.

This type of cancer, which is commonly called colon cancer, starts in either the colon or the rectum. In nearly all cases, it starts with a polyp, which is a small growth on the lining of the colon or the rectum.

The good news about colon cancer is that it is preventable and treatable. It can be prevented by finding and removing polyps before they become cancerous. When discovered early enough, it is highly treatable. Approximately half of all the colon cancer deaths in the U.S. could be prevented if everyone aged 50 and older got screened for colon cancer.

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FHCP Suite of Health Management Tools – Member Portal and FollowMyHealth Patient Portal – Key Feature Comparison

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Member Portal

FollowMyHealth Patient Portal

  • View Health Insurance Plan Information and Claims.
  • Request, Cancel Or Reschedule an Appointment with FHCP Staff Physicians.
  • Send Secure Messages to FHCP Member Services Department.
 
  • Send Secure Messages to your established FHCP Staff Physicians.
  • Access Wellness Information Through “Welcome to Wellness”.
 
  • View Lab and Test Results.
  • Request Prescription Refills From FHCP Facility Pharmacy.
 
  • Request Prescription Renewals From Your FHCP Staff Physicians if you run out of refills, or the prescription expires.

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