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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Undisguise Portion Size

Bigger is not always better.According to the CDC, more than one-third of adults in the United States are obese. Being obese can increase your risk for heart disease, stroke, type 2 diabetes and even certain cancers. The question we should be asking is why are so many Americans struggling with obesity?We know that sugary drinks,…

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“Can I Use a Prescription Discount Card if I Have Insurance?”

Continuing Series: Questions From Consumers Yes you can, but our discounts can’t be combined with those from insurance to reduce the price. Our free Prescription Discount Card can help you save money when your insurance doesn’t cover a prescription, and sometimes the discounted price is lower than your co-pay.Here are 2 Steps to Rx Savings:…

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Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma: “You Feed Hope for Seniors Like Nita”

Published in Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma’s “The Link”, Spring 2016Nita, 77, has spent her whole life in Oklahoma. She enjoyed a 50-year marriage, raised two boys and a daughter and worked her way up to a management position at a local food manufacturer.But life hasn’t been so kind to Nita in her golden years….

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ABC’s of Healthy Skin

As the saying goes, skin is a reflection of your inner health. Good skin starts with a proper, nutritious diet, full of foods containing the following vitamins. You may also want to consider supplements.  Always consult with your doctor before making any changes to your diet or taking any supplements.Vitamin AKnown to help ease problems like psoriasis or eczema….

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Men’s Health: What Men & Women Should Know

Men’s Health Month is all about making men aware of their potentially preventable health problems and encouraging them to visit the doctor, at least annually. The key word is preventable—men (as do women) need to be proactive and conscious of their potential health risks. Health problems affect all surrounding loved ones; it truly is a family…

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Arthritis: 5 Things You Should Know

1. Who is Affected? You probably immediately associate arthritis with old age. Perhaps you have an older family member or friend who suffers from it and has joint pain.However, what you probably don’t know is it can occur at any age. Although it mainly affects adults (about 1 in 4), there are an estimated 300,000 babies…

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