• Medica® Monthly Wellness Tips

    Get support to take charge of your health with Medica Wellness Tips. Visit the document center for more detail on the wellness tips. Each wellness tip has a corresponding article.
     
    Exercise Improves Brain Function
    Regardless of the weather, take advantage of the opportunity to go outdoors for some fresh air and exercise. Activities such as jogging, cross country skiing, biking, ice skating, walking or hiking can boost your physical strength and improve your overall mood and attitude. Keep your body fit, and your mind stays fit also...

    Your Child's Shots: Immunizations for Good Health
    You want your child to be healthy. Immunizations can help. Many are given as shots. They can protect your child against many diseases...

    Living with Osteoarthritis
    Arthritis is characterized by joint pain, swelling and stiffness. There are more than 100 types. Osteoarthritis (OA) is the most common. While there is no cure for OA, there are things you can do to manage the pain that comes with this condition...

    Don't Let Stress Get the Best of You
    Do you fell aggravated, tense or worried? This can be related to the stress we all feel from time to time. It's important to relieve your stress. If you don't it can lead to mild health problems such as insomnia and headaches, and also may worsen or contribute to some health conditions...

    Low Back Pain Resources
    About 80 percent of Americans will have back pain at some point. So, chances are high that you or a loved one will be affected. This doesn’t mean you should sit back and suffer. Most backaches can be treated with self-care...

    Holiday Stress Tips
    Holidays may bring joy to some people, but for others they can mean a time of stress. We sometimes expect too much from the holiday season. Do your holidays turn out to be disappointing because stress gets the best of you? These tips may help you change some old holiday habits...

    Insomnia Getting a Good Night's Rest
    All of us have a sleepless night once in a while...
    Improved Emotional Health from Exercise
    Regular exercise has both psychological and physiological effects that can boost mood, relieve depression and stress and increase your self-esteem...

    Know Your Numbers
    Your numbers for blood pressure, height and weight, triglycerides, cholesterol and glucose (together known as "biometrics") can provide the information you need to make the right decisions for a healthier, more rewarding life...

    Preventative Care
    Preventive services can help keep you from having health problems or can catch a potential problem early...

    Prostate Cancer
    Prostate cancer is one of the most commonly diagnosed cancers in American men. In the early stages, symptoms may not be noticeable...

    Don't Let Stress Get the Best of You
    Do you feel aggravated, tense or worried? This can be related to the stress we all feel from time to time. It's important to relieve your stress. If you don't, it can lead to mild health problems...

    Tobacco and Teens
    Addiction to tobacco is hard to control. Young people often underestimate the addictiveness of tobacco and the effect of tobacco use on their health...

    Weight Management
    Managing your weight is one of the best things you can do to prevent obesity, one of the leading contributors to diabetes, heart disease and other chronic diseases...

    Asthma and Exercise
    Is asthma keeping you on the sidelines? It doesn’t have to. For some people with asthma, exercise can trigger an attack. For others, asthma symptoms only develop during exercise. Regardless, you should be able to have a regular fitness program. Learn to manage your asthma with help from your doctor...

    Your Child and Substance Abuse
    You may be concerned about whether or not your child is experimenting with drugs or alcohol...