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Healthy Solutions

What is Healthy Solutions?

 Everybody wants to feel better, be healthier. Healthy Solutions can help you do just that!

 Whether you're fit and want to stay that way, you're living with a chronic condition or you fall somewhere in between, Healthy Solutions surrounds you with the support, resources and tools to help you live healthier. Even if you're dealing with several complex health issues at once, experienced nurses work closely with you, your family members and your doctors to help you get back on your feet. A team of medical specialists backs our nurses in areas such as pharmacy and nutrition. So you can be sure they have access to the most up-to-date information about your treatment options.

 With  Healthy Solutions, everything you need to help you live healthier is in one place - information, guidance and motivation, paired with one of the broadest networks of health care professionals.

 Healthy Solutions brings all of the resources, tools and programs we offer together in one place to help you and your family members:

  • Manage and maintain your health.
  • Make more informed health care decisions.
  • Get the most value from the hard-earned dollars you spend on health care.
  • Feel your best day after day.

 

Hypertension

American Heart Association:  Watch, Learn and Live - Interactive Cardiovascular Library High Blood Pressure - (Explanation of what blood pressure is) - http://watchlearnlive.heart.org/CVML_Player.php?moduleSelect=highbp

American Heart Association:  Heart 360  - easy-to-use tool which helps you understand and track the factors that affect your heart health – including blood pressure, physical activity, cholesterol, glucose, weight and medications. - https://www.heart360.org/Default.aspx  

American Heart Association:  Controlling Blood Pressure

  • About High Blood Pressure (HBP)
  • Why HBP Matters
  • Your Risk for HBP
  • Symptoms, Diagnosis & Monitoring of HBP
  • Prevention and Treatment of HBP  

http://www.heart.org/HEARTORG/Conditions/HighBloodPressure/High-Blood-Pressure-or-Hypertension_UCM_002020_SubHomePage.jsp

U.S. Department of Health & Human Services - National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute: http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health/public/heart/hbp/dash/new_dash.pdf     Booklet: “Your Guide to Lowering Your Blood Pressure with DASH” (Download or order free) 

U.S. Department of Health & Human Services - National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute: My Blood Pressure Wallet Card - http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health/public/heart/hbp/hbpwallet.pdf

 

 

Diabetes

American Diabetes Association:  Checking Your Blood Glucose - http://www.diabetes.org/living-with-diabetes/treatment-and-care/blood-glucose-control/checking-your-blood-glucose.html

American Diabetes Association:  Living With Type 1 Diabetes - http://www.diabetes.org/living-with-diabetes/recently-diagnosed/living-with-type-1-diabetes.html

American Diabetes Association:  Enroll in the Free Living With Type 2 Diabetes Program - https://donations.diabetes.org/site/SPageNavigator/LWT2D_English.html?loc=lwd-slabnav

Virginia Diabetes Council:  Diabetes Personal Care Card - http://documents.clubexpress.com/documents.ashx?key=ITYdJLX5dicMuuQ29buDBMpvUYwO%2fKrjk0gNU1z6AEKIL5Mz5HWYag%3d%3d

National Institutes of Health: National Diabetes Education Program:  4 Steps to Manage Your Diabetes for Life - http://ndep.nih.gov/media/NDEP67_4Steps_4c_508.pdf

 

 

Obesity

Center for Disease Control and Prevention:  Healthy Weight – It’s Not a Diet, It’s a Lifestyle! http://www.cdc.gov/healthyweight/

Includes sections on:

  • Assessing Your Weight
  • Balancing Calories
  • Preventing Weight Gain
  • Losing Weight
  • Healthy Eating for a Healthy Weight
  • Physical Activity for a Healthy Weight
  • Tips for Parents
  • The Health Effects of Overweight and Obesity

U.S. Department of Health & Human Services - National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute: http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health/public/heart/obesity/aim_hwt.pdf    “Aim For A Healthy Weight”

 (36 page booklet) On line or order free

United States Department of Agriculture:   “My Foods   My Fitness   My Health”      Personalized Nutrition and Physical Activity Plan; Track Your Foods and Physical Activities to See How They Stack Up;  Get Tips and Support to Help You Make Healthier Choices and Plan Ahead - https://www.supertracker.usda.gov/default.aspx

U.S. Department of Health & Human Services – National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute:  “Keep an Eye on Portion Size” - http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health/public/heart/obesity/PortionSize_ZCard_taggd.pdf   

U.S. Department of Health & Human Services – National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute:  Calculate Your Body Mass Index - http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/guidelines/obesity/BMI/bmicalc.htm

 

 

Congestive Heart Failure

 

Overview - http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/000158.htm

Preparing for doctor’s appointment - http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/heart-failure/basics/preparing-for-your-appointment/con-20029801

Prevention - http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/heart-failure/basics/prevention/con-20029801

Heart Failure in children & adolescents - http://www.heart.org/HEARTORG/Conditions/HeartFailure/UnderstandYourRiskforHeartFailure/Heart-Failure-in-Children-and-Adolescents_UCM_311919_Article.jsp

Flu Shots: Important if you have Heart Disease - http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/heart-disease/in-depth/flu-shots/ART-20044238?pg=1

 

 

Hyperlipidemia

Overview - http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/000403.htm

Good vs. Bad Cholesterol - http://www.heart.org/HEARTORG/Conditions/Cholesterol/AboutCholesterol/Good-vs-Bad-Cholesterol_UCM_305561_Article.jsp

Preparing for doctor’s appointment - http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/high-blood-cholesterol/basics/preparing-for-your-appointment/con-20020865

Triglycerides - http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/high-blood-cholesterol/in-depth/triglycerides/ART-20048186?pg=1

How to boost your HDL (good) cholesterol - http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/high-blood-cholesterol/in-depth/hdl-cholesterol/ART-20046388?pg=1