Health and Wellness Library

Here you will find information on various health and wellness topics organized by key subjects. If there are topics you would like information on please reach out to your Wellness Liaison, Carla Cosio.

For FHCP Members - to access the information on line: 

  • go to FHCP.com

  • Click on Member Portal (upper left corner)

  • go to My Health and click on My Wellness (welcome to Wellness Health Assessment)

  • scroll down to Health Library

  • click on search Health Topics

  • type title and hit enter 

Cancer

Male Breast Cancer - Breast cancer occurs mainly in women, but men can get it, too. Many people do not realize that men have breast tissue and that they can develop breast cancer.

Coronavirus

Coping with COVID 19

Prevention: Don't Spread Germs

Stop Germs! Wash Your Hands

Diabetes

What is Prediabetes? - Prediabetes is a warning sign that you are at risk for getting type 2 diabetes. In this article you will find information on the causes, symptoms, diagnosis and treatment of prediabtes.

 

Emotional/Mental Health

Emotional Wellness Toolkit  - How you feel can affect your ability to carry out everyday activities, your relationships, and your overall mental health. Use the toolkit and flip each card for checklists on how to improve your health in each area. 

What is Alzheimer's - Alzheimer's disease is the most common cause of mental decline, or dementiaIn this article you will find information on the causes, symptoms, diagnosis and treatment of Alzheimer's. 

Eye Health

Pink Eye (Conjunctivitis)  - Provides information about what Pink Eye is, its symptoms, how is is diagnosed and treated. 

Fitness

Staying Active in Hot Weather - Tips to stay active outdoors during the hot weather.

Getting Around Barriers to Exercise -You know exercise is good for you, but you are feeling resistant. Examine your barriers and review ways to you overcome these barriers. 

Flu

 

Flu Questions & Answers - Article with answers to questions about the Flu.

Headaches

 

Tension Headaches - Most headaches are tension headaches. Learn more about causes of tension headaches, symptoms, how they are diagnosed and treated and ways to prevent these types of headaches.

Migraine Headaches -  Migraines are painful, throbbing headaches that last from 4 to 72 hours. When you have a migraine, it may be so painful that you are not able to do your usual activities. Learn more about causes of migraines, symptoms, diagnosis and treatment and what to do when you feel a migraine coming on.

Heart Health

 

Healthy Eating: Eating Heart-Healthy Foods - Information on changes you can make to eat heart healthy foods.

Heart-Healthy Lifestyle - A heart-healthy lifestyle is important for everyone, not just for people with existing health problems. Learn what you can do to have a heart-healthy lifestyle.

 

Immunizations

 

Children 0-6 years old

 

Children 7-18 years old

 

Adults 19 years and older

Lung Health

COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease) - COPD is a lung disease that makes it hard to breathe. It is caused by damage to the lungs over many years, usually from smoking. In this article you will find information on the causes, symptoms, diagnosis, treatment and management  of COPD. 

 

Nutrition

Benefits of Eating Breakfast - For years, nutrition experts have said that a healthy breakfast is a key start to the day. Not only do we think and perform better on the job, they tell us, it supports our well-being in many other ways.

 

Developing a Plan for Healthy EatingDeveloping a plan for healthy eating means setting goals, tracking your progress, and rewarding yourself.

Dietary Supplements - Learn about dietary supplements, what they are used for and if they are safe.

Health Claims on Food Labels - Food makers can make health claims about certain nutrients, such as calcium, fiber, and fat, that are found naturally in foods. Learn about legally defined terms on labels - if you see these terms you can trust it meets the criteria for that term.

Men's Health

Men's Health - Men have a lot of unique health issues. Our topics can teach you about everything from hair loss to an enlarged prostate. You will find lots of information here to help you make good health decisions and live a longer, healthier life.

Self-Improvement

Healthiest Approaches to Self-Improvement September is self-improvement awareness month. Read about approaches you can take to be successful in your self-improvement goals.

Skin Care

Sun Protection  Most skin cancer can be prevented. Learn about ways you can protect your skin from the sun to help decrease your chances of developing skin cancer and help prevent wrinkles.

Stress

Desk Stretch Exercise to Reduce Stress - Many of us spend the majority of our waking day sitting in front of a computer or relaxing in front of the television. All of this day-to-day inactivity causes our joints and muscles to get stiff and places stress on our bodies. Incorporate some desk stretch exercises to improve your productivity, ability to handle stress, and overall well-being.

Stress in Children and Teens - Children and teens notice and react to stress in their family and also experience their own stress. It is important to recognize stress in children and teens and help them with healthy coping strategies. 

Stress Relief and RelaxationStress is a fact of life. Although some stress is normal and even needed, too much of it can affect your quality of life and your health. There are simple things you can do to help relieve stress.

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