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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.

Stay healthy.

 

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.

 

Your Lower Abdomen Pain Could Be a Urinary Tract Infection

Feeling the symptoms of a urinary tract infection (UTI)? Not sure if you are? Learn the signs and symptoms of this common ailment and your best options for seeking treatment. As a Disney Cast Member or Employee, you have access to board-certified family medicine and primary care physicians who can have you back to feeling better in no time. Signs and Symptoms of UTIs A urinary tract infection can be very irritating, but it’s also a common infection that can be cured quickly with the right care. The major symptom of a UTI is a burning or painful sensation when you urinate, but if you have a UTI

 

The Importance of Regular Colorectal Screenings

A person’s lifetime risk of developing colorectal cancer is about 1 in 23 for men and 1 in 25 for women, making this the third most common cancer diagnosed in American men and women (excluding skin cancers). Disney Cast Members and Employees are encouraged to take advantage of preventive screenings available to them through AdventHealth. Symptoms of Colorectal Cancer Changes in your stool, blood in your stool, unintentional weight loss and a sense of bloating or cramping that doesn’t go away could all be signs of colorectal cancer. In many cases, symptoms may not present early on, so it’s

 

The Truth About Family Medicine Doctors

Today’s family medicine doctor, or primary care physician, is a specialist who plays an important role in patients’ lives. In fact, family medicine practitioners could help your entire family enjoy better health by partnering with you to prevent, diagnose and treat illness, and connect you with specialists when needed. Let’s take a moment to separate myths from facts when it comes to these skilled and knowledgeable physicians.

 

Managing Diabetes One Day at a Time: 4 Ways to Stay Healthy

If you have a chronic health condition like diabetes, it’s understandable that you may be spending more than the usual amount of time at home and limiting close contact with others right now. It also makes sense that this change in your daily activities can make it harder to control your diabetes. If you are having difficulty controlling your blood sugar — and even when you’re managing it well — you need to see your physician for regular health checkups. We’re ready when you’re ready: You and your fellow Disney Cast Members and Employees can count on AdventHealth for world-class care that’s focused on protecting your health and safety.

 

This Summer, Staying Safe Means More Than Being Sun-Smart

With stay-at-home orders being lifted, you and your fellow Disney Cast Members and Employees may be eager to get outside, especially as summertime approaches. But before you head out for a jog in the sun or a lazy afternoon by the pool, remember that your health needs to remain a top priority. Some of the best parts of summer-like picnics, pool parties and sports outings — present new challenges in the wake of the pandemic. Healthy practices such as social distancing, washing our hands and wearing masks in public may impact our outdoor fun. We’ll need to combine these new safety measures with traditional ones to protect ourselves as communities open for the summer.

 

What to Do in Fear of a Resurgence

As the country gradually eases stay-at-home orders and prepares to reopen, it’s natural to feel anxious. The phased opening guidelines, released by the White House and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), are specifically designed to reduce the risk of a COVID-19 resurgence. Still, as eager as you may be to get back to the gym or your favorite coffee shop, we understand you, your family and friends, and fellow Disney Cast Members and employees may be worried about a second surge and the possibility of having to stay home again. Here are some ways to manage your fears as the country begins to reopen.

 

Foods to Boost Your Mood

Food does more than power your physical health. It turns out this mind-body connection is real. Research has shown that certain foods can elevate “feel-good” chemicals responsible for helping us feel our best in body, mind and spirit. So next time you’re looking to boost your mood, skip the tempting junk food and reach for one of these healthy foods for a pick-me-up.

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Music Can Help Ease Stress During Coronvirus

There are many good reasons to keep music in your life, especially now that we’re living in the midst of a COVID-19 pandemic. Music therapy is a health care profession that has touched many lives with soothing sounds and rhythms and has been shown through research to effectively treat the symptoms of everything from schizophrenia to post-traumatic stress disorder. But music is wonderful for maintaining good mental health in us all, which comes at a premium at a time like this. If you and your family are feeling stressed about coronavirus or you know a Disney Cast Member or employee that is having a hard time adjusting to being at home more than usual, here are some ideas to reduce stress through music.

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Myth or Fact? - Colorectal Screenings

Simple screenings are the key to preventing diseases like colorectal cancer, the second leading cause of cancer deaths among Americans. A colorectal screening can not only detect the presence of cancer, it may even prevent it from forming. Because it can detect polyps — growths that your doctor will remove before they turn into cancer. This Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month, test your knowledge to make sure you understand some essential facts about this important preventive method.