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Why Your Mammo Can’t Wait

Breast cancer is now the most commonly diagnosed cancer among American women. In 2021, it’s estimated that over 280,000 new cases of invasive breast cancer will be diagnosed in U.S. women, along with nearly 50,000 new cases of non-invasive breast cancer. While some cancers don’t have screening tests available, breast cancer does — and has a high chance of being curable if diagnosed early and treated effectively.

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Why Your Mammo Can’t Wait

Breast cancer is now the most commonly diagnosed cancer among American women. In 2021, it’s estimated that over 280,000 new cases of invasive breast cancer will be diagnosed in U.S. women, along with nearly 50,000 new cases of non-invasive breast cancer. While some cancers don’t have screening tests available, breast cancer does — and has a high chance of being curable if diagnosed early and treated effectively.

Rest vs. Sleep: Know the Difference for Whole Health

Feeling mentally foggy and physically sluggish is all too familiar for many of us. Our on-the-go lifestyles may make us feel productive, but when pushed too far, our accomplishments can come at the expense of our health, vitality, and even spiritual well-being. Here are some tips to add more rest into your purpose-driven life:

Test Your Colorectal Cancer Screening IQ

Simple screenings are the key to preventing diseases like colorectal cancer, the second leading cause of cancer deaths among Americans. A colorectal screening can detect the presence of cancer and also benign polyps — growths that can be removed before they potentially become cancer. Test your knowledge with four questions to make sure you know the facts about this important preventive screening. 

5 Simple Health Goals to Help You Feel Whole This Year

The new year always brings a new opportunity for change, and this year more than possibly ever before, many of us feel there’s some room for improvement in our lives. Whether you want to increase your physical fitness, or further develop your relationships or work-life balance, January is an excellent time to take stock and set goals. Here are some simple and effective steps you and your fellow Disney Cast Members and Employees can take to make this year the year you feel your best in body, mind and spirit.

The Truth About Coronavirus Vaccine Myths

With COVID-19 continuing to spread quickly, researchers are racing to create a vaccine to help keep people safe. Although creating a new vaccine can sometimes take years, many pharmaceutical companies are advancing research and clinical trials quickly. However, many people feel skeptical about the vaccine’s safety and effectiveness. And according to a recent poll, only half of American adults say they plan to get vaccinated once a vaccine is approved. Let’s take a look at some of the more common coronavirus vaccine myths and get down to the facts for your peace of mind.

5 Ways to Keep Your Child's Heart Healthy

The new year always brings a new opportunity for change, and this year more than possibly ever before, many of us feel there’s some room for improvement in our lives. Whether you want to increase your physical fitness, or further develop your relationships or work-life balance, January is an excellent time to take stock and set goals. Here are some simple and effective steps you and your fellow Disney Cast Members and Employees can take to make this year the year you feel your best in body, mind and spirit.

Why Parents Need Checkups Too, and Tips to Prepare

Neither kids nor parents like going to the doctor very much. As a mom or dad, going to the pediatrician for your kids’ annual checkups may be high on your priority list — and easy to negotiate as you hold all the cards: transportation, discipline and rewards. But, what about your own annual checkup? Here are 3 tips to prepare for your annual checkup with a primary care doctor.

How to Celebrate Thanksgiving Safely

Like many other aspects of our daily lives, Thanksgiving will undoubtedly be a lot different this year than in previous years. While the safest bet is to avoid travel and celebrate only with those in your household, we want to empower you and other Disney Cast Members and Employees with the information you need to weigh risks and make informed decisions for yourself and your family.

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7 Ways to Kick Off Your Exercise Routine After the Holiday Lull

The holidays are known for many things, but a commitment to fitness is not one of them. With the busy schedules for Disney Cast Members and Employees, gatherings, travel and the abundance of tempting treats around, tasks around your health like your diet and exercise routine are often the to-dos that get left off of your list. So, how do you step it up again after your holiday lull? Fortunately, it's easier than you might think. Here you'll learn seven things experts recommend you do to get back into your groove after the holiday season hiatus.

How Mental Health Affects Whole Health

What does stress do to your body? It turns out that your mental health has important influences on your whole health. People who have a positive outlook and feel more joyful about life have a better chance of being healthy, while those who struggle with mental health may be more likely to experience health challenges. Let’s talk about why.

Do You Have COVID-19, the Flu, a Cold or Seasonal Allergies?

Coronavirus, the flu, the common cold and even seasonal allergies can cause some of the same symptoms. For instance, you may have a cough with most of these ailments. But other symptoms, like a fever, are more likely to occur with only COVID-19 and the flu. To help you tell the difference between these conditions, here’s a roundup of their most common symptoms. It may ease your mind and help you and other Disney Cast Members and Employees make the best health care choices.

Have You Scheduled Your Annual Wellness Visit Yet?

Now, more than ever, it’s important to keep your health at an optimal level so you can stay happy and healthy. As Disney Cast Members and Employees, you can schedule an annual physical with your primary care physician (PCP) that’s 100% covered by your AdventHealth CastCaresm health plan through Disney once per year.