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Health and Wellness Blog

  • Medicare & Insurance

    MAPD Plans: What They Are, How They Work, & More

    Before breaking down the details of an MAPD plan, it’s important for a patient to understand what an MAPD plan is and what it stands for. To learn more about the basics of an MAPD plan.
  • Medicare & Insurance

    Medicare Eligibility Age: Who Can Enroll & How

    Medicare can be tricky to comprehend, especially regarding who is eligible, why they are eligible, and how they can sign up.
  • Fitness & Nutrition, Lifestyle

    Lifestyle tips to help you lower your cholesterol

    Every one of us wants to be healthy, but doing the things that keep us healthy is hard work.
  • Lifestyle

    How to Stay Safe During the Holidays

    The holidays are meant to be fun and festive: marked by delicious and hearty meals, good cheer and most of all, family and friends. If there’s any time of year when clans big or small reunite, it’s...
  • Health Conditions

    Prostate cancer: symptoms, signs and screenings

    Cancer has become a word feared by many people, perhaps because of its association with being untreatable and often fatal.
  • Lifestyle, Preventive Care

    Adult Care: 9 Ways to Prevent Trips and Falls

    Read about ways to prevent trips and falls on the Oak Street Health blog, where you can find information and advice on Primary Care, Wellness and Health Insurance.
  • Health Conditions

    Types of Arthritis: Symptoms and Risk Factors

    Read about Arthritis types, symptoms and risk factors on the Oak Street Health blog, where you can find information and advice on Primary Care, Wellness and Health Insurance.
  • Health Conditions

    Alzheimer’s Disease Signs and Symptoms

    Forgetting a recent conversation or grasping for the right word while talking can be quite common: we’re only human after all, and our minds and memories are fallible. But when those incidents of...
  • Lifestyle, Preventive Care

    Healthy lungs — tips to help quit smoking

    There's no question that smoking is bad, but why is that? Despite all the commercials, billboards, and other information about the serious effects smoking has on the body, why is it that millions...
  • Fitness & Nutrition, Lifestyle

    Healthy Holiday Eating

    When we think of healthy eating, holiday meals don’t necessarily come to mind. Treats like pumpkin pie, gingerbread cookies and eggnog can make it hard to maintain self control, especially when...

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