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World Hepatitis Day is July 28

Hepatitis often shows no symptoms

July 2019
Millions of Americans have hepatitis, but most don’t know it. In observance of World Hepatitis Day, educate yourself by learning the four most common ways hepatitis B and C can spread.

 



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5 healthy changes that can save your life

June 2019, Men are more likely to die from preventable causes, yet over 18% of men in the U.S. haven’t had a health care visit within the past year. This Men’s Health Month, we encourage you to take charge of your health.





7 traits that may increase skin cancer risk

7 traits that may increase skin cancer risk

May 2019, Certain personal traits, like eye color, increase your risk for skin cancer. This Melanoma and Skin Cancer Detection and Prevention Month, make sure you know what puts you at risk.





6 early signs of autism

6 early signs of autism

April 2019, Today, about 1 out of every 59 children in the U.S. is diagnosed with autism. Find out what goes into a diagnosis, and what six early signs to look for in babies, toddlers or at any age.






things to know about colon cancer

3 things to know about colon cancer

March 2019, As we age, our risk for getting colon cancer rises. It’s important to take preventive care measures and get routine screenings starting at age 50. See what else you can do to lower your risk.






Top risk factors for heart disease

The top risk factors for heart disease

February 2019 — Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the U.S., and it's on the rise for younger adults. Find out the top risk factors and see what you can do to take care of your heart health.



Preventing opioid overuse

Preventing opioid overuse

January 2019 — Opioid overuse is a major concern according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The combined use of opioids poses a dangerous threat to your health. Learn how Sharp Health Plan prevents opioid overuse and how to protect yourself.



Cervical health awareness

Five things to know about cervical health

January 2019 — Cervical cancer typically has no symptoms, but it is the most preventable type of female cancer, according to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Learn the top five things to know about cervical health, including who is at risk and how to prevent it.



flu prevention

Stay healthy during flu season

December 2018, We experienced record-breaking levels of influenza illness in San Diego last flu season. Getting a flu vaccine every year and washing your hands are two of the best ways to protect yourself and your family from getting sick. Find out what else you can do to reduce your risk.





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Raise awareness this month on diabetes

November 2018, November is American Diabetes Month, and for good reason. Diabetes is the seventh leading cause of death in the U.S. If you have a higher risk for developing Type 2 diabetes, or prediabetes, preventive care resources are available.




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The highest member-rated health plan for the fourth year in a row

October 2018, Sharp Health Plan announced today that they continue to be recognized in California and nationally for high-quality care and service. From Covered California to nationwide quality ratings, Sharp Health Plan is among the nation’s highest rated health plans.




Suicide prevention awareness

Raise awareness this month on breast cancer

October 2018, Did you know? October is National Breast Awareness Month. More people are getting screened for breast cancer early, and it’s making a difference. Read up on the warning signs and protecting your health against breast cancer. 




Suicide prevention awareness

Raise awareness this month on suicide prevention

September 2018, Suicide is preventable. Learning about suicide and its warning signs can equip you to support a loved one who is struggling. Find out what you can do to help, or if you’re going through a rough time, see how you can find the compassionate care you need.




Immunization awareness

Raise awareness this month on immunizations

August 2018, Thanks to childhood vaccinations, over 10 million cases of infectious illness are prevented in the U.S. every year. But when we grow up, some vaccines can wear off and make us vulnerable to illness. See why getting immunized throughout your life is so important.