Millions of Americans experience high blood pressure (hypertension) every year — and surprisingly, many don’t even know they have the condition. Because high blood pressure raises your risk for heart attack or stroke, not knowing your blood pressure is elevated can put your life at risk. If you don’t know your numbers, it’s important you talk with your primary care doctor about your blood pressure at your next appointment. A better understanding of your numbers and potential risk for hypertension can help Disney Cast Members and Employees chart a plan for healthy living and reduce risk for heart disease.
Do You Have High Blood Pressure and Not Know It?
Millions of Americans experience high blood pressure (hypertension) every year — and surprisingly, many don’t even know they have the condition. Because high blood pressure...
5 Things Your Primary Care Provider Can Treat
Your primary care provider (PCP) is your go-to for annual physicals and sick visits — but they can also provide comprehensive care well beyond annual...
Mental Health in Black Communities
The stigma that still surrounds mental health conditions prevents many individuals from seeking help when they need it most. When one is part of a...
5 Simple Health Goals To Help You Feel Whole Next Year
The new year always brings a new opportunity for change, and these past two years more than possibly ever before, many Disney Cast Members and...
Why Getting a Flu Shot Is More Important Than Ever
With flu season officially underway and the COVID-19 pandemic still going strong, it’s important Disney Cast Members and Employees do everything in their power to stay healthy. We’re here to explain the benefits of getting your flu shot and how it protects you and others.
A Parent's Guide to Holiday Safety
The magic of the holidays brings family and friends together in a spirit of celebration. With all the dazzling lights, decorations, special foods and brand-new toys, some safety hazards may be present, but these tips can help Disney Cast Members and Employees and their families enjoy the holidays to the fullest. And since accidents do happen from time to time, our network of care’s expert, compassionated providers are ready to assist.
Advice for This Year's Holiday Gatherings
‘Tis the season to celebrate. It’s the time of year when Disney Cast Members and Employees reconnect and reflect on the gifts of friendship, family and connection. Last year, the advice from the medical community was to reconsider traveling and spending face-to-face time with family in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. Coronavirus is still spreading and impacting many lives. It’s still wise to take every precaution necessary to protect you, your family and others as we celebrate the season. Here are some ways to enjoy the holidays to the fullest while also keeping ourselves and others healthy.
The Colonoscopy: What You've Always Wanted to Know But Were Afraid to Ask
If the word “colonoscopy” makes you cringe, you’re not alone. But the truth is, it’s an essential part of maintaining your overall health and wellness, especially if you’re approaching 50 or older. There are a lot of reasons why people avoid a colonoscopy: embarrassment, fear, stigma, lack of information, and more. The best way for Disney Cast Members and Employees to overcome most of these barriers is to be informed and know what to expect. We’re here to walk you through what you’ll likely experience before, during and after your colonoscopy.