Cold, flu, or COVID-19: Know the symptoms

COVID-19, the common cold, and the flu (influenza) cause many similar symptoms. So how can you tell which illness you have? Understand the differences in symptoms that these illnesses cause with this chart: Learn more about COVID-19 at kp.org/coronavirus. Visit…

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How to Get Your Health Back on Track

During the COVID-19 pandemic, many people put off taking care of themselves. There are understandable reasons why, including being overwhelmed with work responsibilities, worrying about finances, juggling childcare and feeling afraid to seek non-emergency medical care during a pandemic. Beyond…

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Do you need a multivitamin?

If you’ve been to a chain grocery store lately, you might have seen a long aisle of vitamins and supplements near the pharmacy. It makes sense: There are over 90,000 different supplements available in the United States,1 and 76% of adults take at…

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August is National Breastfeeding Month

August is National Breastfeeding Month! Kaiser Permanente recommends that, whenever possible, babies get nothing but breast milk for the first 6 months of life and continue to breastfeed for at least a year. Breast milk provides all the nourishment babies…

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Edna Derrick Shares Her Why

Kaiser Permanente member, Edna Derrick, 95-years old of Virginia, shares why she got the COVID-19 vaccine and how simple it was at Kaiser Permanente. Learn more about the COVID-19 vaccine at: kp.org/covidvaccine.

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Ergonomics on a Budget

The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted everyone's day-to-day lives. One of those ways, is many people are working from home more than ever before. Without a normal desk set-up, some people may experience sore and painful muscles. Kaiser Permanente Mid-Atlantic physical…

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COVID-19 vaccine: Facts and Myths

Myth:  You can get COVID-19 from the vaccine. Fact: Not true. You cannot get COVID-19 from the vaccine. Neither of the current available vaccines (Moderna and Pfizer) contain live or dead virus. In fact, these vaccines contain the genetic information…

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Simple ways to be kind to yourself

Practicing self-care is good for the mind, body, and spirit — especially now during the COVID-19 pandemic. It’s been a challenging year, but here are some simple things you can do to boost your mood, beat stress, and find more…

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Celebrating Halloween safely

For children of all ages, Halloween means dressing up in a costume and heading out into the neighborhood with friends and family to trick-or-treat and collect candy in the crisp autumn air. However, with the virus that causes COVID-19 still…

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3 ways to help prevent diabetes

More than 1 in 3 Americans have prediabetes — and 90% of them don’t even know it.1 The good news is that most cases of type 2 diabetes are preventable — healthy lifestyle changes can help you avoid, control, or…

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Give your diet a do-over

Forget juicing, fasting, and fad diets. Just focus on being healthy and fit. When you eat right and exercise regularly, maintaining a healthy weight can happen naturally. Fill up with fiber  High-fiber foods fill you up without filling you out.…

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How to clean and disinfect like a pro

Cleaning and disinfecting commonly used surfaces can help prevent the spread of COVID-19. No one knows this better than Kaiser Permanente’s environmental services professionals who clean and sanitize more than 50 million square feet each day to help keep our…

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Enjoy the warm weather safely

Spring and summer have always been special seasons for family fun. And that tradition should endure, even in a pandemic. In fact, fun is more essential during spells of uncertainty because enjoying time with loved ones can provide a distraction…

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Plan for a fun and healthy summer

  With summer in full swing, we know that many people are gathering with family and friends. At Kaiser Permanente, we recognize the importance of connecting with others, especially after such a challenging period of isolation. And, we want you…

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How to properly wear a mask

The CDC now recommends wearing cloth face coverings in public settings, so it's important protect yourself and others when you leave home for groceries or other essential items. Do Wash your hands with soap and water or use alcohol-based hand…

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Work (from home) Wellness

The COVID-19 outbreak has distributed daily life for everyone - including those who are now working from home. Many are teleworking full-time for the first time, isolated from co-workers, friends, and family. This new routine can cause added anxiety, stress…

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3 simple tips to reclaim your calm

Everyone gets overwhelmed sometimes. But too much stress can be hard on your health — so it’s important to find ways to offset those negative effects. These healthy habits can help you stay cool under pressure, even when you’re pressed…

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Eat to beat colon cancer

Many people are giving low-carbohydrate diets a try and focused on increasing protein in their diet. And this could be why the U.S. Department of Agriculture recently reported that Americans are eating more meat than ever before. While cutting carbs…

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The right FIT for colon cancer screenings

Colorectal cancer is the third leading cause of cancer-related deaths in the United States, so regular screenings are important to minimize your risk. Kaiser Permanente recommends regular colorectal screenings beginning at age 45 for average-risk patients, age 45 for African…

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February is Heart Health Month

Your heart will love these numbers! You can help your heart by making healthy changes today. Healthy habits can also reduce your risk for other conditions — another good reason to take these tips to heart. #1 in the nation…

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