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.
Preventing and Managing Diabetes Workshop
Saturday, July 16 at 10:00 am
Find out how to eat right and exercise to keep your blood sugar levels in check. If you have diabetes or prediabetes, don’t miss our Wellness Department’s Diabetes Prevention and Management workshop, which will be held online.
Prenatal: Pregnancy 101 & Preparing for Childbirth
Saturday, September 17 at 10:30 am
Join us for our Wellness Department’s online prenatal webinar, for information you can use to stay healthy during your pregnancy and even after your child is born. You’ll also find out how to prepare for your due date and what to anticipate during labor and delivery.
How to Incorporate Vitamins and Minerals into your Diet Workshop
Saturday, October 15 at 10:00 am
Health Educators Andrea Martinez and Golda Smith will review why you need certain vitamins and minerals, and the foods you can eat to get the recommended daily amount. They’ll also present a cooking demonstration on preparing tasty and nutrient-rich meals. Finally, a Social Worker will lead a self-care workshop on practices to help you protect your health and well-being, especially when you’re stressed.