Notch 8: An Uphealth Chronicle
Notch 8: An Uphealth Chronicle
July 15, 2024 — SkinIO
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Sun Safety During Summertime: Your guide to staying safe and detecting skin cancer early.

Sun Safety During Summertime: Your guide to staying safe and detecting skin cancer early. Summer is the season of sunshine, beach trips and outdoor activities. While the warm weather invites us to spend more time outside, it also brings the need for heightened sun safety awareness. Prolonged sun exposure causes severe sun damage and increase […]

July 3, 2024
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Sun Safety During Summer:

SkinIO

Sun Safety During Summer
Your Guide to Staying Safe and Detecting Skin Cancer Early

Summer is the season of sunshine, beach trips, and outdoor adventures. While the warm weather invites us to spend more time outside, it also brings the need for heightened sun safety awareness. Prolonged sun exposure can lead to severe skin damage and increase the risk of skin cancer. Here’s a comprehensive guide to staying safe under the sun and understanding the importance of early skin cancer detection.

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July 3, 2024
Skin IO

Sun Safety During Summer:

SkinIO

Sun Safety During Summer
Your Guide to Staying Safe and Detecting Skin Cancer Early

Summer is the season of sunshine, beach trips, and outdoor adventures. While the warm weather invites us to spend more time outside, it also brings the need for heightened sun safety awareness. Prolonged sun exposure can lead to severe skin damage and increase the risk of skin cancer. Here’s a comprehensive guide to staying safe under the sun and understanding the importance of early skin cancer detection.

June 20, 2024
Your Health

Men’s Health

Tonya Hayes

Men’s Health Month! Remind the men in your life to keep themselves in good health by making all their appointments with their healthcare providers! Encourage your loved ones to take care of themselves both physically & mentally.

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June 20, 2024
Your Health

Men’s Health

Tonya Hayes

Men’s Health Month! Remind the men in your life to keep themselves in good health by making all their appointments with their healthcare providers! Encourage your loved ones to take care of themselves both physically & mentally.

June 4, 2024
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June Is Men’s Health Awareness Month

Jill Lanagan

Since 1992, June has been recognized as Men’s Health Awareness Month.  With summer comes the urge to be outside and do some gardening, play some golf or softball, and generally enjoy the great outdoors! Its also a good time to take stock of your health and make sure you’re ready to be all you can be! […]

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June 4, 2024
Your Benefits

June Is Men’s Health Awareness Month

Jill Lanagan

Since 1992, June has been recognized as Men’s Health Awareness Month.  With summer comes the urge to be outside and do some gardening, play some golf or softball, and generally enjoy the great outdoors! Its also a good time to take stock of your health and make sure you’re ready to be all you can be! […]

May 28, 2024
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The Importance of taking care of Your Mental Health

Jill Lanagan

You may not always notice it, but your mental health has just as big of an impact on your well-being as your physical health. Good mental health leads to a happier, more fulfilling life. When our mental health is in a good state, we can enjoy the little things in life more fully. We can […]

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May 28, 2024
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The Importance of taking care of Your Mental Health

Jill Lanagan

You may not always notice it, but your mental health has just as big of an impact on your well-being as your physical health. Good mental health leads to a happier, more fulfilling life. When our mental health is in a good state, we can enjoy the little things in life more fully. We can […]

May 16, 2024
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YOU ARE NOT ALONE! RSOURCES ARE AVAILABLE AND YES! WE CAN HELP

Jill Lanagan

Mental health issues, by definition, can impede your desire and willingness to find help. It may be hard to visualize when things are rough but there is help available. Reach out to those who love and care for you. Reach out to your Doctor and clergy. There are also local Mental Health America offices and […]

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May 16, 2024
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YOU ARE NOT ALONE! RSOURCES ARE AVAILABLE AND YES! WE CAN HELP

Jill Lanagan

Mental health issues, by definition, can impede your desire and willingness to find help. It may be hard to visualize when things are rough but there is help available. Reach out to those who love and care for you. Reach out to your Doctor and clergy. There are also local Mental Health America offices and […]

May 2, 2024
Your Health

May is Mental Health Awareness Month

Jill Lanagan

Since its inception in 1949, May has been the month to raise awareness of mental health issues. It has been the cornerstone of addressing challenges faced by million of Americans that are living with mental health conditions. Working together to promote acceptance and compassion is our focus to kick off the first week of this […]

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May 2, 2024
Your Health

May is Mental Health Awareness Month

Jill Lanagan

Since its inception in 1949, May has been the month to raise awareness of mental health issues. It has been the cornerstone of addressing challenges faced by million of Americans that are living with mental health conditions. Working together to promote acceptance and compassion is our focus to kick off the first week of this […]

April 18, 2024
Your Health

Iron Road Health Care and Hinge Health

Jill Lanagan

We are working together to help build your journey to better health. Each journey begins with a single step, and we are here to encourage you to begin! Our partners at Hinge Health offer comprehensive and easy to follow ways that can help start your individual program. With their help you can go as fast, […]

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April 18, 2024
Your Health

Iron Road Health Care and Hinge Health

Jill Lanagan

We are working together to help build your journey to better health. Each journey begins with a single step, and we are here to encourage you to begin! Our partners at Hinge Health offer comprehensive and easy to follow ways that can help start your individual program. With their help you can go as fast, […]

April 9, 2024
Your Health

Spring has sprung, the grass is rizz, wonder where the birdies is?

Jill Lanagan

As we lean into warmer weather, with blue skies and flowers beginning to spring up, this call of nature beckons us to join in and get outside! Gardening and cycling, long walks and picnics with the kids, camping and cookouts all become foremost in our minds. The desire to get out there and be a […]

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April 9, 2024
Your Health

Spring has sprung, the grass is rizz, wonder where the birdies is?

Jill Lanagan

As we lean into warmer weather, with blue skies and flowers beginning to spring up, this call of nature beckons us to join in and get outside! Gardening and cycling, long walks and picnics with the kids, camping and cookouts all become foremost in our minds. The desire to get out there and be a […]

March 21, 2024
Your Health

Colorectal Cancer Fast Facts

Tonya Hayes

Of all cancers, colorectal cancer will take the most lives of people under 50 by 2030. 1 in 23 men and 1 in 26 women will be diagnosed in their lifetime Colorectal cancer is preventable with screening. By knowing the risk factors and signs and symptoms, you may be able to catch colorectal cancer at […]

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March 21, 2024
Your Health

Colorectal Cancer Fast Facts

Tonya Hayes

Of all cancers, colorectal cancer will take the most lives of people under 50 by 2030. 1 in 23 men and 1 in 26 women will be diagnosed in their lifetime Colorectal cancer is preventable with screening. By knowing the risk factors and signs and symptoms, you may be able to catch colorectal cancer at […]

March 13, 2024
Your Health

YOU’VE GOT GUTS!

Tonya Hayes

You’re showing real courage by seeking to understand colon cancer and its prevention. Colorectal cancer typically originates as a polyp within the colon or rectum. Detecting and removing these polyps can effectively thwart the development of colorectal cancer. What Is Colorectal Cancer Screening? Screening is an extremely important preventive method to catch cancer early before […]

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March 13, 2024
Your Health

YOU’VE GOT GUTS!

Tonya Hayes

You’re showing real courage by seeking to understand colon cancer and its prevention. Colorectal cancer typically originates as a polyp within the colon or rectum. Detecting and removing these polyps can effectively thwart the development of colorectal cancer. What Is Colorectal Cancer Screening? Screening is an extremely important preventive method to catch cancer early before […]

March 6, 2024
Your Health

MARCH IS COLORECTAL CANCER AWARENESS MONTH

Tonya Hayes

Colorectal cancer screening saves lives.  Regular screening, beginning at age 45, is the key to preventing colorectal cancer (cancer of the colon or rectum). If you’re 45 to 75 years old, get screened for colorectal cancer regularly. If you’re younger than 45 and think you may be at high risk of getting colorectal cancer, or if you’re […]

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March 6, 2024
Your Health

MARCH IS COLORECTAL CANCER AWARENESS MONTH

Tonya Hayes

Colorectal cancer screening saves lives.  Regular screening, beginning at age 45, is the key to preventing colorectal cancer (cancer of the colon or rectum). If you’re 45 to 75 years old, get screened for colorectal cancer regularly. If you’re younger than 45 and think you may be at high risk of getting colorectal cancer, or if you’re […]

February 19, 2024
Your Health

Managing Your Blood Pressure

Tonya Hayes

Questions to Ask My Doctor Measuring Blood Pressure • How often should I measure my blood pressure? • How can I measure my blood pressure outside the doctor’s office? • What do I need to know about correctly measuring my blood pressure? Lifestyle and Habits • What foods or drinks should I have or avoid […]

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February 19, 2024
Your Health

Managing Your Blood Pressure

Tonya Hayes

Questions to Ask My Doctor Measuring Blood Pressure • How often should I measure my blood pressure? • How can I measure my blood pressure outside the doctor’s office? • What do I need to know about correctly measuring my blood pressure? Lifestyle and Habits • What foods or drinks should I have or avoid […]

February 7, 2024
Your Health

February is American Heart Month

Tonya Hayes

Almost 50% of Americans have a t least 1 of 3 key risk factors for Heart Disease: high Blood Pressure, high Cholesterol, or smoking. You can control these risk factors-learn how from CDC’s Know Your Risk for Heart Disease webpage. What are the symptoms of heart disease? Sometimes heart disease may be “silent” and not […]

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February 7, 2024
Your Health

February is American Heart Month

Tonya Hayes

Almost 50% of Americans have a t least 1 of 3 key risk factors for Heart Disease: high Blood Pressure, high Cholesterol, or smoking. You can control these risk factors-learn how from CDC’s Know Your Risk for Heart Disease webpage. What are the symptoms of heart disease? Sometimes heart disease may be “silent” and not […]

January 16, 2024
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Kicking the Smoking Habit

Tonya Hayes

Iron Road is here to help you with your journey to a smoke-free life. We’ve got some awesome benefits with $0 copays for nicotine products that will help kick the smoking habit, we’re here to help you make it possible. Kicking the smoking habit is like giving yourself a VIP pass to a healthier, happier […]

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January 16, 2024
Your Benefits

Kicking the Smoking Habit

Tonya Hayes

Iron Road is here to help you with your journey to a smoke-free life. We’ve got some awesome benefits with $0 copays for nicotine products that will help kick the smoking habit, we’re here to help you make it possible. Kicking the smoking habit is like giving yourself a VIP pass to a healthier, happier […]

January 4, 2024
Your Health

START THE NEW YEAR WITH YOUR FREE WEIGHT LOSS PROGRAM

Tonya Hayes

Small steps. Lifelong change. Real change with Real Appeal. Experienced coaches, on-demand workouts, and a science-backed approach – all designed to help you set practical goals and reach them. Because getting healthy doesn’t mean you have to change everything about your life. Real Appeal® on Rally Coach is a proven online FREE weight loss program that […]

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January 4, 2024
Your Health

START THE NEW YEAR WITH YOUR FREE WEIGHT LOSS PROGRAM

Tonya Hayes

Small steps. Lifelong change. Real change with Real Appeal. Experienced coaches, on-demand workouts, and a science-backed approach – all designed to help you set practical goals and reach them. Because getting healthy doesn’t mean you have to change everything about your life. Real Appeal® on Rally Coach is a proven online FREE weight loss program that […]

November 17, 2023
Your Health

November is National COPD Awareness Month

Jill Lanagan

COPD or Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease is an umbrella term which include emphysema and chronic bronchitis. Some 16 million adults in the U.S. have COPD and millionsmore are undiagnosed and even unaware they have the disease. Each November the COPD Foundation plan a month of activities to increase awareness of this disease.Emphysema, in which the […]

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November 17, 2023
Your Health

November is National COPD Awareness Month

Jill Lanagan

COPD or Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease is an umbrella term which include emphysema and chronic bronchitis. Some 16 million adults in the U.S. have COPD and millionsmore are undiagnosed and even unaware they have the disease. Each November the COPD Foundation plan a month of activities to increase awareness of this disease.Emphysema, in which the […]

October 17, 2023
Security

CYBER SECURITY MONTH

Jill Lanagan

Held every October, Cybersecurity Awareness Month is a collaboration between the government and private industry to empower everyone to protect their personal data from digital forms of crime. The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) and the National Cybersecurity Alliance (NCA) work collaboratively throughout the year in support of Cybersecurity Awareness Month. CISA and NCA […]

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October 17, 2023
Security

CYBER SECURITY MONTH

Jill Lanagan

Held every October, Cybersecurity Awareness Month is a collaboration between the government and private industry to empower everyone to protect their personal data from digital forms of crime. The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) and the National Cybersecurity Alliance (NCA) work collaboratively throughout the year in support of Cybersecurity Awareness Month. CISA and NCA […]

September 13, 2023
Your Health

September is YOUR month Guys!

Jill Lanagan

 Prostate Cancer awareness month is a nationally recognized as a time to raise awareness about prostate cancer and generate support for those affected by it . We talked about some of the signs to look for and some ways to help promote prostate health in our previous blog. In this one we would like to […]

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September 13, 2023
Your Health

September is YOUR month Guys!

Jill Lanagan

 Prostate Cancer awareness month is a nationally recognized as a time to raise awareness about prostate cancer and generate support for those affected by it . We talked about some of the signs to look for and some ways to help promote prostate health in our previous blog. In this one we would like to […]

September 1, 2023
Your Health

DON’T HESITATE TO CHECK YOUR PROSTATE

Jill Lanagan

Let’s face it guys, no one wants to have a prostate exam but it can save your life! Men are often uncomfortable talking about prostate issues so you may not know where or what it’s role in the male body is. Located directly below the bladder ,it has various functions such as nourishing sperm, regulating […]

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September 1, 2023
Your Health

DON’T HESITATE TO CHECK YOUR PROSTATE

Jill Lanagan

Let’s face it guys, no one wants to have a prostate exam but it can save your life! Men are often uncomfortable talking about prostate issues so you may not know where or what it’s role in the male body is. Located directly below the bladder ,it has various functions such as nourishing sperm, regulating […]

August 30, 2023
Your Health

Holy Moley! Is that a beauty mark or skin cancer?

Jill Lanagan

“Health is the greatest of human blessings.” Hippocrates 1 in 5 of us will be impacted by skin cancer by age 70. Found early skin cancer is highly treatable. But remember it hides in plain sight! If you’re not looking for it, you could miss it. Our wellness partner SkinIO, helps you see your skin […]

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August 30, 2023
Your Health

Holy Moley! Is that a beauty mark or skin cancer?

Jill Lanagan

“Health is the greatest of human blessings.” Hippocrates 1 in 5 of us will be impacted by skin cancer by age 70. Found early skin cancer is highly treatable. But remember it hides in plain sight! If you’re not looking for it, you could miss it. Our wellness partner SkinIO, helps you see your skin […]

August 22, 2023
Your Health

The Dog Days of Summer

Jill Lanagan

With school starting in many parts of the country, it’s easy to forget that summer marches on with hot august days and nights. Back to school gives many of us a sense that “fall is in the air”, but with temperatures still soaring, up to triple digits in some cases, it is important to remember […]

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August 22, 2023
Your Health

The Dog Days of Summer

Jill Lanagan

With school starting in many parts of the country, it’s easy to forget that summer marches on with hot august days and nights. Back to school gives many of us a sense that “fall is in the air”, but with temperatures still soaring, up to triple digits in some cases, it is important to remember […]

August 10, 2023
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Reach the Right Expert for Your Cancer Care

Jill Lanagan

Hope sees the invisible, feels the intangible and achieves the impossible. A cancer diagnosis often brings one of the most difficult periods of a patient’s life, and patients must make crucial decisions about where to go for care. It is critically important for patients to get into the right hands, to reach a great doctor […]

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August 10, 2023
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Reach the Right Expert for Your Cancer Care

Jill Lanagan

Hope sees the invisible, feels the intangible and achieves the impossible. A cancer diagnosis often brings one of the most difficult periods of a patient’s life, and patients must make crucial decisions about where to go for care. It is critically important for patients to get into the right hands, to reach a great doctor […]

July 27, 2023
Your Health

The Big “T” – Testosterone!

Jill Lanagan

You hear about it every day. It’s the “T”-Rex of male hormones. We know it affects all male development of course but guess what?! Women need it too! It affects their ovarian function, bone strength, and yes, the libido, AKA sex drive! For men it influences height, stronger muscles, fat distribution and bones. It deepens […]

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July 27, 2023
Your Health

The Big “T” – Testosterone!

Jill Lanagan

You hear about it every day. It’s the “T”-Rex of male hormones. We know it affects all male development of course but guess what?! Women need it too! It affects their ovarian function, bone strength, and yes, the libido, AKA sex drive! For men it influences height, stronger muscles, fat distribution and bones. It deepens […]

July 6, 2023
Your Health

Breast Cancer Isn’t Just For Women!

Jill Lanagan

Thanks to nationwide attention to women’s breast cancer awareness, great strides have been made in the early detection and treatments for women, however, breast cancer in men hasn’t advanced as much as it has for women.

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July 6, 2023
Your Health

Breast Cancer Isn’t Just For Women!

Jill Lanagan

Thanks to nationwide attention to women’s breast cancer awareness, great strides have been made in the early detection and treatments for women, however, breast cancer in men hasn’t advanced as much as it has for women.

June 13, 2023
Your Health

June is National Men’s Health Month

Tonya Hayes

June is National Men’s Health Month, so all month long we’ll be providing you with information on how you can live a healthier life including tips for healthier living and what regular screenings you should get. Facts About Men’s Health Iron Road cares about men’s health, annual physical exams and vaccinations are covered at 100% […]

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June 13, 2023
Your Health

June is National Men’s Health Month

Tonya Hayes

June is National Men’s Health Month, so all month long we’ll be providing you with information on how you can live a healthier life including tips for healthier living and what regular screenings you should get. Facts About Men’s Health Iron Road cares about men’s health, annual physical exams and vaccinations are covered at 100% […]

March 30, 2023
Your Health

Colorectal Cancer Quiz

Jane Garner

Colorectal Cancer is one of the leading causes of cancer-related deaths in the United States. Unlike most cancers, with early diagnosis, it often will lead to a complete cure, and that is why getting your colon screening is so important. Most colorectal cancer starts in the gland that lines the colon and rectum. It can […]

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March 30, 2023
Your Health

Colorectal Cancer Quiz

Jane Garner

Colorectal Cancer is one of the leading causes of cancer-related deaths in the United States. Unlike most cancers, with early diagnosis, it often will lead to a complete cure, and that is why getting your colon screening is so important. Most colorectal cancer starts in the gland that lines the colon and rectum. It can […]

March 2, 2023
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Colorectal Cancer Facts

Jane Garner

In 2023, an estimated 153,020 people will be diagnosed with colorectal cancer in the U.S., and an estimated 52,550 will die — making this disease the second-leading cause of cancer deaths.

Unlike most cancers, colorectal cancer is highly preventable with screening. With early detection, it’s highly treatable. Localized colorectal cancer (the earliest stage) has a 91% survival rate with treatment.

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March 2, 2023
Your Benefits

Colorectal Cancer Facts

Jane Garner

In 2023, an estimated 153,020 people will be diagnosed with colorectal cancer in the U.S., and an estimated 52,550 will die — making this disease the second-leading cause of cancer deaths.

Unlike most cancers, colorectal cancer is highly preventable with screening. With early detection, it’s highly treatable. Localized colorectal cancer (the earliest stage) has a 91% survival rate with treatment.

December 29, 2022
Your Benefits

New Year, New Cards

Jane Garner

Iron Road Healthcare members will be receiving new cards for the upcoming year! When you receive your new card, be sure to keep it somewhere it won’t get lost, so you will always have it available to you for when you need to go to the doctor. If by chance you do lose it, you can order a replacement card from the website or contact IRHC’s customer service department.

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December 29, 2022
Your Benefits

New Year, New Cards

Jane Garner

Iron Road Healthcare members will be receiving new cards for the upcoming year! When you receive your new card, be sure to keep it somewhere it won’t get lost, so you will always have it available to you for when you need to go to the doctor. If by chance you do lose it, you can order a replacement card from the website or contact IRHC’s customer service department.

December 16, 2022
Your Benefits

Tips to Stay Healthy During Flu Season

Jane Garner

It is the winter season and with that comes the peak of flu season. The key to staying healthy is to maintain healthy habits, eating a balanced diet, getting exercise and enough rest. The best way to help reduce the risk of the seasonal flu is to get vaccinated each year. With that though, there […]

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December 16, 2022
Your Benefits

Tips to Stay Healthy During Flu Season

Jane Garner

It is the winter season and with that comes the peak of flu season. The key to staying healthy is to maintain healthy habits, eating a balanced diet, getting exercise and enough rest. The best way to help reduce the risk of the seasonal flu is to get vaccinated each year. With that though, there […]

November 21, 2022
Your Benefits

November is National Bladder Health Awareness Month

Jane Garner

Bladder cancer is a common cancer that begins in the cells of the bladder. There are three types of bladder cancer, which when diagnosed, helps the healthcare provider to know the most effective way to treat it.  The three types are: If you have noticed blood in your urine, have pain while urinating, and are […]

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November 21, 2022
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November is National Bladder Health Awareness Month

Jane Garner

Bladder cancer is a common cancer that begins in the cells of the bladder. There are three types of bladder cancer, which when diagnosed, helps the healthcare provider to know the most effective way to treat it.  The three types are: If you have noticed blood in your urine, have pain while urinating, and are […]

November 21, 2022
Your Health

November is American Diabetes Month

Jane Garner

Diabetes is a disease that occurs when your blood glucose, also known as blood sugar, is too high. When your blood glucose is too high, it can cause many health problems over time. It is estimated that approximately 10% of Americans have been diagnosed with the disease, which is about 34.2 million people. Of those […]

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November 21, 2022
Your Health

November is American Diabetes Month

Jane Garner

Diabetes is a disease that occurs when your blood glucose, also known as blood sugar, is too high. When your blood glucose is too high, it can cause many health problems over time. It is estimated that approximately 10% of Americans have been diagnosed with the disease, which is about 34.2 million people. Of those […]

November 3, 2022
Your Benefits

Medicare Open Enrollment

Jane Garner

Iron Road Healthcare is having open enrollment for our Medicare supplement plan to all former Union Pacific Employees, its subsidiaries or wholly owned operating units, and their spouses who qualify for Medicare. Enrollment starts October 15 and runs through December 7, 2022. To be eligible for enrollment, you must be enrolled with Medicare Part A […]

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November 3, 2022
Your Benefits

Medicare Open Enrollment

Jane Garner

Iron Road Healthcare is having open enrollment for our Medicare supplement plan to all former Union Pacific Employees, its subsidiaries or wholly owned operating units, and their spouses who qualify for Medicare. Enrollment starts October 15 and runs through December 7, 2022. To be eligible for enrollment, you must be enrolled with Medicare Part A […]

September 14, 2022
Your Benefits

Prostate Cancer Awareness

Jane Garner

September is Prostate Cancer Awareness month so an important time to educate. In the United States, approximately 11 percent of men are diagnosed with prostate cancer at some time in their lifetime. It is the second most common cancer among men. It is more common in older men, more likely to occur in men with […]

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September 14, 2022
Your Benefits

Prostate Cancer Awareness

Jane Garner

September is Prostate Cancer Awareness month so an important time to educate. In the United States, approximately 11 percent of men are diagnosed with prostate cancer at some time in their lifetime. It is the second most common cancer among men. It is more common in older men, more likely to occur in men with […]

August 26, 2022
Your Benefits

Visit our new Complete Sleep website

Jeffrey Wood

The Complete Sleep Program, powered by Iron Road Healthcare, is happy to announce the launching of its new website thecompletesleepprogram.com. This program’s website has been designed by Iron Road Healthcare to offer access to state-of-the-art health information concerning sleep. This is a one-stop destination for information concerning sleep testing, education, available resources, and educational videos. Please visit […]

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August 26, 2022
Your Benefits

Visit our new Complete Sleep website

Jeffrey Wood

The Complete Sleep Program, powered by Iron Road Healthcare, is happy to announce the launching of its new website thecompletesleepprogram.com. This program’s website has been designed by Iron Road Healthcare to offer access to state-of-the-art health information concerning sleep. This is a one-stop destination for information concerning sleep testing, education, available resources, and educational videos. Please visit […]

July 7, 2022
Your Health

Common Summer Accidents and How to Prevent

Jane Garner

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July 7, 2022
Your Health

Common Summer Accidents and How to Prevent

Jane Garner

June 21, 2022
Your Health

National Men’s Health Month

Jane Garner

June is all about the men and it is National Men’s Health Month. This month is set to focus on encouraging you, and the men you know, to better your health, by eating right, exercising, and working to prevent disease. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, on average, men in the United States […]

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June 21, 2022
Your Health

National Men’s Health Month

Jane Garner

June is all about the men and it is National Men’s Health Month. This month is set to focus on encouraging you, and the men you know, to better your health, by eating right, exercising, and working to prevent disease. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, on average, men in the United States […]

June 1, 2022
Your Benefits

How to Choose the Best Hearing Protection

Amplifon

Think about all the sounds you have encountered in your life. Concerts, lawn mowers, motorcycles, sirens, and a host of other sounds can affect and damage your ears in two ways, intensity of the sound and the length of the exposure to the sound. According to the National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), […]

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June 1, 2022
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How to Choose the Best Hearing Protection

Amplifon

Think about all the sounds you have encountered in your life. Concerts, lawn mowers, motorcycles, sirens, and a host of other sounds can affect and damage your ears in two ways, intensity of the sound and the length of the exposure to the sound. According to the National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), […]

May 23, 2022
Your Health

May is American Stroke Month

Jane Garner

A stroke is when blood flow to a part of the brain is blocked or when a blood vessel in the brain bursts. Blood carries oxygen to cells in the body. When brain cells are starved of blood, they die. It is the number five killer and leading cause of disability in America, it is […]

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May 23, 2022
Your Health

May is American Stroke Month

Jane Garner

A stroke is when blood flow to a part of the brain is blocked or when a blood vessel in the brain bursts. Blood carries oxygen to cells in the body. When brain cells are starved of blood, they die. It is the number five killer and leading cause of disability in America, it is […]

May 23, 2022
Your Benefits

May is Skin Cancer Awareness Month

SkinIO

May is Skin Cancer Awareness Month, and there’s never been a better time to try your free benefit: SkinIO. SkinIO is an app that lets you do a skin exam from home in just a few minutes using your smartphone, and have your results reviewed by an expert dermatologist. It’s the fast, easy, completely free […]

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May 23, 2022
Your Benefits

May is Skin Cancer Awareness Month

SkinIO

May is Skin Cancer Awareness Month, and there’s never been a better time to try your free benefit: SkinIO. SkinIO is an app that lets you do a skin exam from home in just a few minutes using your smartphone, and have your results reviewed by an expert dermatologist. It’s the fast, easy, completely free […]

May 17, 2022
Your Health

May is National Arthritis Month

Jane Garner

Nearly 53 million Americans are affected by arthritis, and it is expected to grow to over 67 million by the year 2030, and why it is so significant to observe this condition and bring attention to it. There are three major forms of arthritis. These are: Osteoarthritis – This is the most common form of […]

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May 17, 2022
Your Health

May is National Arthritis Month

Jane Garner

Nearly 53 million Americans are affected by arthritis, and it is expected to grow to over 67 million by the year 2030, and why it is so significant to observe this condition and bring attention to it. There are three major forms of arthritis. These are: Osteoarthritis – This is the most common form of […]

May 12, 2022
Your Benefits

May is Mental Health Awareness Month

Doctor On Demand

In a world that feels more overwhelming than ever, Doctor on Demand makes it easy for you to access mental health support. See the right therapist for you, right from your phone, on your schedule. Appointments for non-Medicare Iron Road Healthcare members are only $10. Visit Doctor on Demand to schedule an appointment. You can […]

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May 12, 2022
Your Benefits

May is Mental Health Awareness Month

Doctor On Demand

In a world that feels more overwhelming than ever, Doctor on Demand makes it easy for you to access mental health support. See the right therapist for you, right from your phone, on your schedule. Appointments for non-Medicare Iron Road Healthcare members are only $10. Visit Doctor on Demand to schedule an appointment. You can […]

May 9, 2022
Your Benefits

Pain and Your Brain

Hinge Health

If you experience ongoing pain and discomfort you probably know your emotions often feel just as intense. Dealing with long-term pain can fuel depression and anxiety, which can make your pain feel even worse. But you can change your relationship with pain. One important step is understanding that your physical and mental health go hand […]

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May 9, 2022
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Pain and Your Brain

Hinge Health

If you experience ongoing pain and discomfort you probably know your emotions often feel just as intense. Dealing with long-term pain can fuel depression and anxiety, which can make your pain feel even worse. But you can change your relationship with pain. One important step is understanding that your physical and mental health go hand […]

April 26, 2022
Your Benefits

Get Your Prescriptions with Depot Drug: Mail Order Pharmacy – Frequently Asked Questions

Joy Nielson

Do you know how to have your doctor send in prescriptions to Depot Drug or how to order a refill?

Click the link below and learn answers to the most frequently asked questions about Depot Drug.

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April 26, 2022
Your Benefits

Get Your Prescriptions with Depot Drug: Mail Order Pharmacy – Frequently Asked Questions

Joy Nielson

Do you know how to have your doctor send in prescriptions to Depot Drug or how to order a refill?

Click the link below and learn answers to the most frequently asked questions about Depot Drug.

April 24, 2022
Your Health

April is Alcohol Awareness Month

Jane Garner

Every April the National Council for Alcoholism and Drug Dependence (NCADD) sponsors Alcohol Awareness Month to increase awareness and understanding of the causes and treatment of the nation’s #1 public health problem: alcoholism.

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April 24, 2022
Your Health

April is Alcohol Awareness Month

Jane Garner

Every April the National Council for Alcoholism and Drug Dependence (NCADD) sponsors Alcohol Awareness Month to increase awareness and understanding of the causes and treatment of the nation’s #1 public health problem: alcoholism.

March 9, 2022
Your Benefits

Depot Drug now offers text message alerts & notifications!

Joy Nielson

A NEW WAY TO STAY INFORMED Enjoy the convenience of receiving communication via text message from Depot Drug. This service is provided to assist you in managing your health and to get the most out of your pharmacy benefit. The service includes alerts regarding current prescription orders and reminders to refill prescriptions when they are […]

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March 9, 2022
Your Benefits

Depot Drug now offers text message alerts & notifications!

Joy Nielson

A NEW WAY TO STAY INFORMED Enjoy the convenience of receiving communication via text message from Depot Drug. This service is provided to assist you in managing your health and to get the most out of your pharmacy benefit. The service includes alerts regarding current prescription orders and reminders to refill prescriptions when they are […]

February 28, 2022
Your Benefits

Treating sleep apnea with CPAP therapy is associated with lower risk of heart problems

Jeffrey Wood

Study suggests that treating sleep apnea is important for heart health DARIEN, IL – Findings from a recent study show that patients with untreated, moderate to severe obstructive sleep apnea had a higher risk of experiencing a cardiovascular event, but the risk of incident heart problems was decreased in those who used CPAP therapy. Results show that […]

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February 28, 2022
Your Benefits

Treating sleep apnea with CPAP therapy is associated with lower risk of heart problems

Jeffrey Wood

Study suggests that treating sleep apnea is important for heart health DARIEN, IL – Findings from a recent study show that patients with untreated, moderate to severe obstructive sleep apnea had a higher risk of experiencing a cardiovascular event, but the risk of incident heart problems was decreased in those who used CPAP therapy. Results show that […]

January 14, 2022
Your Benefits

Effective 1/15/2022 Iron Road Healthcare will cover at-home COVID antigen tests

Tonya Hayes

Iron Road Healthcare will cover up to 8 at home COVID tests per person per month. If you use your pharmacy benefit (plan insurance card) to purchase an at-home COVD test at any Walmart, Rite Aid, Walgreens, Kinney Drugs or Sam’s Club pharmacy the entire cost of the test will be covered.

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January 14, 2022
Your Benefits

Effective 1/15/2022 Iron Road Healthcare will cover at-home COVID antigen tests

Tonya Hayes

Iron Road Healthcare will cover up to 8 at home COVID tests per person per month. If you use your pharmacy benefit (plan insurance card) to purchase an at-home COVD test at any Walmart, Rite Aid, Walgreens, Kinney Drugs or Sam’s Club pharmacy the entire cost of the test will be covered.

December 8, 2021
Your Health

A Strong Defense Against the Flu: Get Vaccinated!

Jane Garner

Statistics show that flu cases start to rise in October, but the peak season is December through February, but also can even occur into May.  “During a recent flu season, there were 49 million flu illnesses. This is more than the combined populations of Texas and Florida. Of those who got the flu, 960,000 people […]

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December 8, 2021
Your Health

A Strong Defense Against the Flu: Get Vaccinated!

Jane Garner

Statistics show that flu cases start to rise in October, but the peak season is December through February, but also can even occur into May.  “During a recent flu season, there were 49 million flu illnesses. This is more than the combined populations of Texas and Florida. Of those who got the flu, 960,000 people […]

June 22, 2021
Your Health

5 Ways to Fix Common Ergonomic Issues in Your Home Office

Hinge Health

Over the past year, have you transformed your bedroom into your office? Has your kitchen table become your conference room? To curb COVID-19, many Americans have found themselves working from home. They’ve been forced to transform their living and dining areas into home offices. For many, this hasn’t been an easy transition. Especially if it […]

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June 22, 2021
Your Health

5 Ways to Fix Common Ergonomic Issues in Your Home Office

Hinge Health

Over the past year, have you transformed your bedroom into your office? Has your kitchen table become your conference room? To curb COVID-19, many Americans have found themselves working from home. They’ve been forced to transform their living and dining areas into home offices. For many, this hasn’t been an easy transition. Especially if it […]

June 3, 2021
Your Health

Treating hearing loss can be good for your brain

Amplifon

You may have heard that the eyes are a window to the soul, but have you ever thought of the ears being a pathway to the brain? Well its true. Researchers have found there is a link between hearing and cognition – the brain’s process of perceiving and understanding. June is Alzheimer’s and Brain Health Awareness Month – Learn more about how prompt treatment of hearing loss could keep your brain function healthy.

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June 3, 2021
Your Health

Treating hearing loss can be good for your brain

Amplifon

You may have heard that the eyes are a window to the soul, but have you ever thought of the ears being a pathway to the brain? Well its true. Researchers have found there is a link between hearing and cognition – the brain’s process of perceiving and understanding. June is Alzheimer’s and Brain Health Awareness Month – Learn more about how prompt treatment of hearing loss could keep your brain function healthy.

May 25, 2021
Your Benefits

Introducing Hinge Health: Conquer Back or Joint Pain without Drugs or Surgery

Hinge Health

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May 25, 2021
Your Benefits

Introducing Hinge Health: Conquer Back or Joint Pain without Drugs or Surgery

Hinge Health

May 13, 2021
Your Health

Frequently Asked Questions About the COVID-19 Vaccination

Tonya Hayes

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May 13, 2021
Your Health

Frequently Asked Questions About the COVID-19 Vaccination

Tonya Hayes

May 3, 2021
Your Benefits

7 Ways To Care for Your Mental Health While Managing a Chronic Condition

Doctor On Demand

The way that you feel physically will affect your mood and your mental health. If you have a chronic medical condition, managing your health may feel overwhelming. When you don’t feel your best, it can be hard to stay positive.

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May 3, 2021
Your Benefits

7 Ways To Care for Your Mental Health While Managing a Chronic Condition

Doctor On Demand

The way that you feel physically will affect your mood and your mental health. If you have a chronic medical condition, managing your health may feel overwhelming. When you don’t feel your best, it can be hard to stay positive.

April 27, 2021
Your Health

5 Tips for Coping With Anxiety as We Start To Emerge From the Pandemic

Doctor On Demand

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April 27, 2021
Your Health

5 Tips for Coping With Anxiety as We Start To Emerge From the Pandemic

Doctor On Demand

April 14, 2021
Your Benefits

Understanding Your Health Insurance Card

Tonya Hayes

What is a health insurance card? Your health insurance ID card is your proof of insurance.
You use it when you visit the doctor, hospital or to get your prescription at a retail pharmacy. It is also a quick reference that tells you how much your copayments are for certain services. Understanding your card can help you plan your healthcare expenses and get the care you need.

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April 14, 2021
Your Benefits

Understanding Your Health Insurance Card

Tonya Hayes

What is a health insurance card? Your health insurance ID card is your proof of insurance.
You use it when you visit the doctor, hospital or to get your prescription at a retail pharmacy. It is also a quick reference that tells you how much your copayments are for certain services. Understanding your card can help you plan your healthcare expenses and get the care you need.

April 7, 2021
Your Benefits

How’s Your Hearing?

Kathy Erdmann

If you think you may have hearing loss, rest easy. Iron Road Healthcare has teamed up with Amplifon to offer you quality hearing health care. Hearing loss is caused by temporary obstructions in the outer or middle ear or permanent damage to the tiny hairs in the inner ear. Common causes of damage include exposure to noise, aging, other health conditions, and certain medications.

Keep reading to learn more.

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April 7, 2021
Your Benefits

How’s Your Hearing?

Kathy Erdmann

If you think you may have hearing loss, rest easy. Iron Road Healthcare has teamed up with Amplifon to offer you quality hearing health care. Hearing loss is caused by temporary obstructions in the outer or middle ear or permanent damage to the tiny hairs in the inner ear. Common causes of damage include exposure to noise, aging, other health conditions, and certain medications.

Keep reading to learn more.

March 30, 2021
Your Health

Colorectal Cancer

Tonya Hayes

Read this blog post to learn general information about colorectal cancer. Colorectal Cancer is a disease in which malignant (cancer) cells form in the tissues of the colon or the rectum. Cancer that begins in the colon is called colon cancer, and cancer that begins in the rectum is called rectal cancer. Cancer that begins in either of these organs may also be called colorectal cancer. Colorectal cancer is the third leading cause of death from cancer in the United States.

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March 30, 2021
Your Health

Colorectal Cancer

Tonya Hayes

Read this blog post to learn general information about colorectal cancer. Colorectal Cancer is a disease in which malignant (cancer) cells form in the tissues of the colon or the rectum. Cancer that begins in the colon is called colon cancer, and cancer that begins in the rectum is called rectal cancer. Cancer that begins in either of these organs may also be called colorectal cancer. Colorectal cancer is the third leading cause of death from cancer in the United States.

March 25, 2021
Your Health

3 Strategies for Successful Meal Planning

Kathy Erdmann

Let’s face it, life’s hectic. Planning ahead may help relieve mealtime stress. Follow these three steps and you’ll be planning and prepping nutritious and delicious meals that fit your preferences and lifestyle! Step 1: Make a menu; Step 2: Stock your pantry and freezer; Step 3: Keep a running grocery list

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March 25, 2021
Your Health

3 Strategies for Successful Meal Planning

Kathy Erdmann

Let’s face it, life’s hectic. Planning ahead may help relieve mealtime stress. Follow these three steps and you’ll be planning and prepping nutritious and delicious meals that fit your preferences and lifestyle! Step 1: Make a menu; Step 2: Stock your pantry and freezer; Step 3: Keep a running grocery list

March 23, 2021
Your Health

Start Your Transformation Today

Tonya Hayes

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March 23, 2021
Your Health

Start Your Transformation Today

Tonya Hayes

March 18, 2021
Your Health

20 Tips for a Healthier Life

Kathy Erdmann

National Nutrition Month® is an annual campaign created by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. During the month of March, everyone is invited to learn about making informed food choices and developing healthful eating and physical activity habits.  There is no one-size-fits-all approach to nutrition and health. We are all unique with different bodies, goals, backgrounds […]

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March 18, 2021
Your Health

20 Tips for a Healthier Life

Kathy Erdmann

National Nutrition Month® is an annual campaign created by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. During the month of March, everyone is invited to learn about making informed food choices and developing healthful eating and physical activity habits.  There is no one-size-fits-all approach to nutrition and health. We are all unique with different bodies, goals, backgrounds […]

March 11, 2021
Your Benefits

Real Appeal program is free for Iron Road Healthcare Members

Tonya Hayes

Did you know that Iron Road Healthcare members have free access to a digital weight loss program called Real Appeal?

Real Appeal is a program that helps you lose weight and reduces your risk of developing diseases like diabetes.

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March 11, 2021
Your Benefits

Real Appeal program is free for Iron Road Healthcare Members

Tonya Hayes

Did you know that Iron Road Healthcare members have free access to a digital weight loss program called Real Appeal?

Real Appeal is a program that helps you lose weight and reduces your risk of developing diseases like diabetes.