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Health and Wellness


EXCELLUS DISCOUNTS AND SAVINGS
Blue 365 offers access to discounts and savings that are available exclusively to Excellus Blue Cross Blue Shield members.


Importance of Sleep – click here from Excellus Wellness April 2015 Newsletter.

Walk Away From Stress – click here. from Excellus Healthbreak April 2015

Exercises for the Workplace - click here for more information.


PREVENTIVE CARE
Peace of Mind - schedule your annual check up
Men's Health Checklist
Women's Health Checklist
Children's Health Checklist


NEED HELP TO QUIT SMOKING?

Click here to link to the New York State Smokers' Quitline.
 
Click here for resource provded by Wellframe.
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ADVANCE CARE PLANNING
Per the CDC, whether someone is facing an acute illness, a long-term chronic or a terminal illness, Advanced Care Planning can help alleviate unnecessary suffering, improve quality of life and provide a better understanding of the challenges in decision-making an individual and their caregiver(s) may experience. 

Everyone should consider Advanced Care Planning regardless of age or health. 

Advance Care Planning includes: 

  • Getting information on the types of life-sustaining treatments that are available. 
  • Deciding what types of treatment, you would or would not want should you be diagnosed with a life-limiting illness. 
  • Sharing your personal values with your loved ones. 
  • Complete advance directives to put into writing what types of treatment you would or would not want should you be unable to speak for yourself.

For more information about Advance Care Planning, check out:  https://compassionandsupport.org/

MENTAL HEALTH
Millions of people experience the reality of living with a mental illness.  While 1 in 5 people will experience a mental illness during their lifetime, everyone faces challenges in life that can impact their mental health.  Here are some resources to help.

6 Signs You Could Benefit from Emotional Health Support 

Journey to Emotional Health

Grounding Exercise

Learn more about WELLFRAME
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Excellus 24/7 Nurse Line - (800) 348-9786

Here are some additional resources to explore:



COLON CANCER
Here’s what you should know.

  1. One in 20 people develops colon cancer in their lifetime.
  2. Colon cancer can often be prevented through regular screenings.
  3. A colonoscopy is the most thorough test and is proven to detect disease.
  4. Screening is recommended for adults ages 50-75.
  5. Other screening tests may be recommended or available to you. Ask your doctor.

Did you know?

  • If you have risk factors, such as inflammatory bowel disease, family history or history of polyps, you may need to be screened earlier or more often.  Talk with your doctor.
  • Screening tests are covered by your health insurance benefits.
COLORECTAL CANCER:  Testing could save your life.