Suicide is the 10th leading cause of death in the United States, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. An estimated 1.3 million Americans attempted suicide in 2013 – a heartbreakingly large number.
Blog posts in “WorkLife-Balance:”
We use all sorts of metaphors to describe how we’re feeling– but it’s rare that we actually talk about our mental health. May is National Mental Health Month, which helps raise awareness for mental health issues and encourages people to talk about living with mental health conditions.
Ten years have passed since the quick action of colleagues – and use of an automated external defibrillator - saved my life.
Does your job or profession keep you tired to one spot or make you stiff from sitting? You're not alone - but there are things you can do to improve your fitness while you're working.
Getting enough sleep – and enough quality sleep – is an important part of your overall health. We all know that being tired can dramatically impact our mood, our judgment and our reaction time. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, insufficient sleep is associated with diabetes, cardiovascular disease, obesity, and depression.
How many times have you thought to yourself – or said aloud to someone as you incredulously shook your head, “That looks like a heart attack on a plate!”? My colleagues have shared their favorite healthy recipes. We invite you to share your recipes and pictures of your heart-healthy culinary creations with AtlantiCare Well4Life, too.
Happy New Year! Often, but especially this time of year, people will ask my LifeCenter colleagues and me, “How can I lose weight?”
A primary care provider, or PCP, is the professional you rely on for general health care at all stages of life. Annual wellness visits establish – and develop – a relationship between you and your provider.
We often hear from our primary care patients that they want to be able to do more online: “If I can book a flight online, why can’t I book an appointment with my doctor?” That’s why I’m happy to say that AtlantiCare Physician Group (APG) now offers online scheduling for its Primary Care Plus and Specialty Care doctors and practitioners. The free service, powered by ZocDoc, is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year. You can even rate our doctors and practitioners.
Last week, US Surgeon General Dr. Vivek H. Murthy recently announced his 2015 Call to Action – an initiative called “Step it Up” which encourages people to get more exercise through walking.