Men’s Health Month

In the United States, June is designated as Men’s Health Month. The goal is to raise awareness about the ways men can improve and maintain their health. The five most important things that men can do for their health are to be tobacco free, stay physically active, eat a healthy diet, maintain a healthy weight for your height, and get recommended screening tests. In addition to the top five, there are other health behaviors that can increase your likelihood of living a long, healthy life. Below are details about important health behaviors for men: Be Tobacco Free - This includes smokeless tobacco products as well. See our articles about Smoking and Vaping , and reach out to a Be Well Solutions Health Coach to enroll in our Kick Nic smoking cessation program. Stay Physically Active - Aside from being tobacco [...]

Smart Questions for Smart Patients

Quick: “Who is the most responsible for the quality of your medical care?” If you said “my doctor”, you’re just a bit off. It’s you! In today’s fast-paced and medically complex world, it has become clear that patients need to take an active part in the care they receive. Unlike our parents, it is very likely that we will have to change doctors several times in our lives. This means we are responsible for getting the correct information to our new doctors in an accurate way. According to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, medical mistakes result in between 44,000 - 98,000 American deaths each year. Public agencies are constantly working to improve our hospitals, systems and practices. Be Well Solutions wants to help you become a smarter consumer and help prevent these needless catastrophes. Why should I become a [...]