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One in five people with diabetes don’t know they have it

One in five people with diabetes don’t know they have it

November is National Diabetes Month, a time to raise awareness of a chronic condition that’s far more common than many people realize. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), more than 34 million people in the U.S. – 10 percent of the population – have diabetes. Another 88 million people – more than a third of adults in the U.S. – have prediabetes, where their blood sugar levels are higher than normal, but not high enough yet to be diagnosed.
November 24, 2021 All Markets
Regence joins American Heart Association of Oregon to share tips and resources for helping caregivers improve their mental well-being

Regence joins American Heart Association of Oregon to share tips and resources for helping caregivers improve their mental well-being

Regence’s Peggy Maguire, senior vice president, and Andree Miceli, clinical director behavioral health, recently joined a panel of experts for the American Heart Association of Oregon’s webinar Caregivers: It’s time to take care of yourself! Participants discussed how caregivers can find ways to stay healthy and ask for help—and how we all can support the caregivers we know.
November 23, 2021 Oregon
Physical health and mental well-being safety tips for older adults

Physical health and mental well-being safety tips for older adults

Many older adults (age 65+) live at home, often with varying health and social care needs. If this is you, you’re not alone. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates there are currently 54 million people in the U.S. who are age 65 and older. It’s important to take care of your physical and mental health to stay safe at home.
November 18, 2021 All Markets
FDA and CDC approve COVID-19 vaccine for children age 5 to 11

FDA and CDC approve COVID-19 vaccine for children age 5 to 11

Parents can now safely protect their children age 5 and older from COVID-19 by getting them vaccinated. After rigorous data evaluation and ongoing studies, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have given emergency use authorization of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine for children age 5 to 11; this follows the earlier emergency use authorization (EUA) of Pfizer’s vaccine for youth age 12 to 15.
November 03, 2021 All Markets
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