In this issue: Topics in this special edition of the newsletter include losing weight on a healthy diet of patience and persistence, knowing your blood sugar, removing barriers to exercise, exercise’s special perks for diabetics, getting your feet in shape before starting exercise, diabetic diet options, diabetes and mental health, insulin myths, the diabetic Health Check Record and “Ask Dr. Magda.”
In this issue: Finding the exercise that best fits your needs; SCAN’s 200,000 member milestone; questions for SCAN Member Services; smoking cessation; how to prepare for a colonoscopy; questions to ask when starting a new maintenance medication; expert advice from SCAN’s Associate Medical Director, Dr. Magda Lenartowicz; how you can receive the care you want when you’re unable to speak for yourself and what to know about adult immunizations.
In this issue: The benefits of functional fitness, SCAN’s annual Thanksgiving meal delivery, steps you can take to make sure you’re off to a good start with your SCAN membership, why healthcare surveys matter, SCAN’s new over-the-counter medication benefit, Medicare’s updated opioid prescription policies, member discounts on health-related products and services through the SCAN Discount Marketplace and the advantages of getting mail-order prescriptions.
- Nov-Dec 2018
Inside this issue: A look at senior caregivers and where there’s help. Read why a 100-year case of the flu matters to you. Learn what’s new in Pharmacy for 2019. See how the Delta Dental benefit can put you on the road to good oral health. And, take a look at where SCAN is giving back in the community. Why are Star quality ratings important? Find out in this issue, too!
- Oct 2018
Inside this issue: Read about breast cancer screening; 2019 benefit changes; reasons to get the flu shot; finding providers, drugs or hospitals on the SCAN website; notable updates to SCAN’s website; prescription refill text message reminders; finding community resources through Community Connections; avoiding scams, showing the SCAN member ID card when receiving care and answers to medication questions.
In this special edition of SCAN Club: We share insights and information to help you be your healthiest and happiest self, no matter your age. Topics include advance directives, making your meds work for you, exercise after 65 and after 85, dos and don’ts when pain persists, how to take care of yourself when you’re the caregiver, how your diet can protect you from osteoporosis, making sure your medications are right for you, how to make your workouts safer, coping with loss, ways to make eating fun again, mobility aids and being safe behind the wheel.