As healthcare workers we know that many of us can avoid chronic conditions simply by carefully watching what we eat, exercising and embracing other healthy habits. We also know that some of us have a higher risk of certain conditions or cancers based on – among many things – family history, environmental risk factors and the lifestyle habits we’ve picked up along the way. And early detection can delay or prevent serious complications.
Fortunately, our comprehensive 1199SEIU benefits give you access to a wide range of preventive screenings at no cost. By checking with your doctor and following the general suggested screening guidelines for hypertension, cholesterol levels, mammograms and PSA (prostate cancer) tests, you can catch existing or potential problems in the early stages, before they lead to more serious issues. And you have many options for getting them. You can visit your doctor for these tests, or come to an 1199SEIU Health Fair to get screened for chronic conditions like hypertension, high cholesterol and diabetes.
Let Our Benefit Fund’s Wellness Programs Keep You On Track
Click here for a list of health screening recommendations.
For more information call (646) 473-9200.
The Wellness Program’s clinical services are provided by Worksite Medical Services P.C.
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Thursday, September 24 at 1:00 pm
As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, getting your annual flu shot is more important than ever. Join us for our webinar “Flu Shot Facts: A Conversation with Dr. Dunn.” The Benefit Funds’ Chief Medical Officer Van H. Dunn, MD will discuss how flu and COVID-19 symptoms are similar, explain the different types of flu vaccine available and offer other ways you can protect yourself and your loved ones against both the flu and COVID-19.
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