Four times a year, Wise & Well brings you news and information you can use to maintain your health and get the most from your WPS health plan. Want to explore a health topic further? Look below for links to articles, tips, and interactive tools on a range of topics from the Healthwise® Knowledgebase.
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Body image issues and poor diets can affect health more than you may think. Find out more about eating disorders and what personality traits can put you at risk.
Taking an aspirin a day may be good for you, but it also has risks. Check out what you should know about a daily aspirin regimen.
Breeze through our quick quiz in the newsletter. Then, check out our Colorectal Cancer Overview to find out more.
Seasonal affective disorder (SAD) affects 4 to 6% of people, and a mild form of winter-onset SAD may affect up to 20%. Find out about its symptoms and treatment.
Strokes are the fourth leading cause of death in the United States. Take a look at some of the risk factors associated with strokes.
What is an advance directive? An advance directive is a form that you fill out to describe the kinds of medical care you want to have if something happens to you and you can't speak for yourself. It tells your family and your doctor what to do if you're badly hurt or have a serious illness that keeps you from saying what you want. Read more about advance directives.
Getting around your home safely can be a challenge if you have injuries or health problems that make it easy for you to fall. Many health problems can increase your risk of falling. Find out about them.
Your doctor is an expert on medical care, but you are the expert on yourself. Find out how to be a good partner with your doctor and get the most out of your appointments.
Check out what you need to know about this questionable prostate cancer screening technique. Is it the right choice for you? Read this article and then talk to your doctor to make an informed decision.
Eating right and exercising are important to reduce your risk for heart disease. Take a look at some great tips on healthy eating.