Heart Disease 101

In recognition of this being American Heart Month, we will be focusing this month’s blog posts on heart disease—the leading cause of death for both men and women in the United States. By learning more, you may be able to improve your coronary health or the coronary health of a family member.1. Most common types of heart diseaseHeart…

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Best Foods For Your Heart

We all know that eating a balanced diet is crucial to leading a healthy lifestyle, but not all healthy foods are created equally. When it comes to heart health, some foods may provide more nutritional benefits than others. Below is a list of the top heart-healthy foods. Be sure to keep these foods in mind the…

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Same Prescription, Different Prescription Prices. Can that Be Right?

Continuing Series: Questions from Consumers …There is a lot of confusion around the topic of retail prescription prices. For example, why the exact same prescription can vary in price depending on the state and city you live in, the day on which you purchase and the pharmacy or drugstore you use, even if they are…

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Hypothyroidism 101

Do you lack the energy to get through the day,? Have you put on a few  not been overeating? Has your voice been slowly weakening?  Does the cold weather ? If you answered “yes” to any of these questions, it is very possible that you have the early symptoms of hypothyroidism, also known as under-active thyroid disease.What is…

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Give a Meal This Holiday Season

What is food insecurity? The government uses this term broadly to refer to hunger and the coping mechanisms that households use to avoid going hungry. According to FeedingAmerica.org, in 2017, 40 million Americans lived in food insecure households, including more than 12 million children. Research shows that food insecurity tends to be episodic and often cyclical. During this holiday…

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The Flu: 4 Common Questions Answered

Just like the holidays, flu season comes once a year. And with it, ads for flu shots at your doctor’s office, pharmacy, and local clinic. You should know that this vaccine only protects against the influenza viruses that research has indicated will be most common during the upcoming season. So, it is possible you will get the flu even if you get…

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Type 2 Diabetes – Weighing the Risk

By: Shane Power, President of Watertree Health…Type 2 diabetes is becoming an increasingly common diagnosis for America’s children, but this wasn’t always the case. In fact, this form of diabetes, often associated with being overweight, was very rare as recently as a decade ago. Today, children with Type 2 Diabetes are overwhelming the health care…

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Why You Should Grow A Mustache This Month

Prostate cancer statistics are staggering. Every year, over 164,690 new cases of prostate cancer are diagnosed, and almost 30,000 men die from it. It’s the second most deadly cancer affecting men in the U.S.This November, we challenge our male readers to become a “Mo Bro” by participating in The Movember Foundation’s “Movember.” The campaign aims to “change the…

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What’s the Difference Between Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetes?

November is National Diabetes Awareness Month. Also known as, “diabetes mellitus”, diabetes affects over 30.3 million people, or nearly 10% of the U.S. population. According to the CDC, 7.2 million of that 30.3 million are undiagnosed. Also, there is the misperception that those affected with diabetes have brought it upon themselves simply by living an unhealthy lifestyle…

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Thank You Card Holders for Making 2017 a Great Year

At Watertree Health, we love our community-based nonprofit partners for the amazing work they do, and you for helping support them. Thank you for using our card benefitting children with critical illnesses, animals who are suffering, people who don’t have enough to eat, and individuals who may be at risk or have kidney disease. You…

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