A Healthy Lifestyle Helps Prevent Hypertension
Hypertension, or high blood pressure, is a dangerous condition that affects about 30 percent of 1199SEIU members. It is often called the “silent killer” because it typically has no warning signs or symptoms, and many people do not know they have it. There’s only one way to know whether you have hypertension—have a doctor or other healthcare professional measure your blood pressure. Your healthcare benefits give you access to quality care, so be sure to have your blood pressure checked at least once a year. Hypertension causes your heart to work harder than it’s designed to, which can damage your blood vessels and, in turn, your heart. Over time, this puts you at higher risk of serious health problems, including heart attack, heart failure and stroke. You’re more likely to develop hypertension if you smoke cigarettes, have a family history of the condition, are diabetic, overweight or obese, or do not exercise. Some things you can do to help prevent or treat hypertension are to stop smoking, exercise regularly, eat a nutritious diet and limit your sodium and alcohol intake.
COVID-19 and Variants Panel Discussion with Dr. Van H. Dunn Chief Medical Officer Dr. Van H. Dunn shares the latest information about the COVID-19 virus on Facebook Live. In this video, Dr. Dunn is joined by Karen Larane, RN, and an 1199SEIU member to discuss the...
Chief Medical Officer Dr. Van H. Dunn shares information about the 2021 flu season and the importance of getting the flu vaccine.
Chief Medical Officer Dr. Van Dunn explains why getting the COVID-19 vaccine is the best way you can protect your families and yourselves against the potentially dangerous effects of the virus.
At the Benefit Funds, supporting your health and well-being is our top priority, and answering your questions about the vaccines is an important part of that mission. This webinar will help you stay up to date on the latest information.
As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, it’s more important than ever to protect yourself against the flu.
Educational Forum on the COVID-19 Vaccines
Talk to a Therapist Through Teladoc Now you can connect with a doctor for behavioral and mental health issues through your Teladoc benefit. If you’re struggling with stress, anxiety, depression, issues related to addiction or another behavioral or mental health...
COVID-19: Important Information about Your Teladoc Benefit Visit Teladoc &
Dr. Dunn delivers a special message to our members working on the frontlines of COVID-19.
When you can’t reach your doctor, Teladoc provides you with the care you need. Dr. Van Dunn discusses the advantages of using Teladoc and the simple steps you can take to access your benefit.
Stress is part of everyday life, but the way you handle it—or don’t—can put your health at risk.
Stressing about money can affect both your physical and mental health. Dr. Van Dunn explains how our new online financial health series can help keep you healthy in body and mind.
About Dr. Dunn
Dr. Dunn oversees the 1199SEIU Benefit Funds’ clinical, care management and analytics functions, and is responsible for pursuing health and wellness initiatives and value-based strategies.
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