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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.

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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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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

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Myth or Fact? - Colorectal Screenings

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Five Super Foods to Boost Your Heart Health

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How Giving and Receiving Love Improves Heart Health

Hearts are the universal sign for love. But did you know love is actually good for your heart? Strong, healthy relationships are at the center of our social health, and how connected we feel to our friends, family, fellow Disney Cast Members and employees, and community have a big impact on our physical health. Read on to discover various ways giving and receiving love can make your heart healthy and strong.

4 Easy Exercises to Strengthen Your Spine

If you are a Disney Cast Member or employee that suffers from chronic low back pain or are recovering from a minor back injury, strengthening your core muscles should be a primary focus of your rehabilitation program.