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Finding the Best Fitness Routine for You

Exercise is personal. One size definitely does not fit all. You may like to sweat—or not. You may like the gym or hate it. You may be a morning person or a night owl. You may not even know what you like when it comes to fitness. So how do you find a routine that fits...

Type 2 Diabetes: Could I Have It?

If you think you may have diabetes it is important to make an appointment to see your doctor. Diabetes affects more than 25 million people in the U.S., but only 18.8 million know they have the disease. Because symptoms are slow to progress, many people with diabetes...

Oh My Aching Back: Avoiding Back Problems.

Back pain can happen anytime to anyone. In fact, it is one of the most common medical problems—affecting eight out of ten people at some point during their lives. It can range from a dull, constant ache to a sudden, sharp pain that makes it hard to move. The good news...

You Deserve Us: The benefits of CarePlus

Wouldn’t it be great if you had someone who could coordinate your doctor and specialist appointments, someone who could get your lab results to you quickly, or someone who could talk to your insurance company for you? When you sign up for CarePlus concierge healthcare...

Wearable Health Tech: your doctor and your Fitbit

Do you wear a health-tracking device like a Fitbit, smartwatch, Jawbone or MisFit? Have you ever wondered if your doctor could use the information it gathers? It turns out that your device records an astounding amount of information about you—unfortunately, most of...

Why would I need a medical specialist?

Medical specialists are doctors who have completed advanced education and training in a specific area of medicine. Most health issues can be managed by your primary care physician; however, if your illness gets more serious or complicated a referral to a specialist is...

Know and share your family health history

A family health history is a record of the diseases and health conditions present in your family. Family members share genes, behaviors, lifestyles and environments that together may influence their health. Many people have a family history that includes health...

Healthy Travels: vaccines, medicine and advice

Wherever you’re going, have a great time. Travel is good for the soul. To stay healthy and safe during your travels, follow the advice we’ve gathered here from travel experts on recommended vaccines, traveling with medication and strategies to protect yourself....

Your doctor, specialists and CarePlus keeping you healthy.

Your medical care can get complicated, especially as you age or if you have one or more chronic medical conditions such as diabetes, hypertension (high blood pressure) or high cholesterol. Your Doctor Your primary care doctor is someone you can trust to help manage...

Bug Bites: reduce your risk

Bugs are a pain to deal with—they can create itchy, stinging bites and some of them spread disease. Mosquitoes, ticks, biting flies and bed bugs—how do you keep them away? Mosquitoes Mosquitoes are known to carry many illnesses including malaria, West Nile virus,...

Your doctor appointment made easy

Doctor visits can be a pain. Classic problems include: trying to get in as quickly as possible making an appointment that works with your schedule the unavoidable wait that comes when your doctor is having a busy day One of the major benefits of CarePlus is that we...

National Men’s Health Week: health tips for guys

The purpose of National Men’s Health Week is to encourage men and boys to take action to be safe and make their health a priority. So guys, take this time to think about how you can take care of yourself. Top 10 health tips for guys Prevention and early detection...

National Safety Month: stay safe at home and play

Observed annually in June, National Safety Month focuses on reducing the leading causes of injury and death at work, on our roads and in our homes and communities. At CarePlus, we encourage you to be aware of hazards and to take precautions this month and throughout...

Knowing your health numbers: why it’s so important.

Knowing your health numbers: why it’s so important. What do healthcare providers mean when they say you should know your numbers? And why is it important? What your healthcare provider means is that you should know your blood pressure, blood glucose, cholesterol and...

Checklist: preparing for your next doctor’s appointment

Checklist: preparing for your next doctor’s appointment You may have heard that the average doctor’s visit is 15 to 20 minutes long. The majority of time this is plenty of time to get the proper care and attention you need. Especially if you come prepared to your...

Women, men and children: get these health screenings

Women, men and children: get these health screenings So you want to take charge of your health? Wise move. Scheduling a routine appointment with your healthcare provider is the perfect first step. Just make sure to discuss which screenings and exams you need, and at...

Your Annual Check-up—5 Reasons It’s Important

Are you one of those people who believe you don’t need to see the doctor unless you’re sick? Do you think annual physicals are a waste of time, money and effort? According to the Centers for Disease Control, regular health exams and tests can help find problems before...

What is a Referral?

How medical referrals work and how CarePlus can help you. In medicine, a referral is the transfer of care for a patient from one caregiver or clinician to another. Referrals are an important part of your care because they help your doctor ensure you receive the right...

Health emergencies: help for ensuring you’re insured

Have you ever worried that health insurance wouldn’t cover the costs of your care in an emergency? What if you or a loved one needed a hospital stay as a result? Here’s why you can breathe easier in New Jersey—and get the care you need, when you need it, closest to...

Talking To Your Doctor: 5 tips to get the most out of your appointment

You may not think of it this way, but you are the most important member of your healthcare team. Your doctor doesn’t know everything you are experiencing or what you want to know most about your health. That’s why it is so important for you to ask questions and talk...

Screenings save lives – often simply and at no cost

So you say you’ll get around to that exam or screening. Or maybe you think it’s for other people: the “sick ones,” the older ones, somebody, anybody, except for you. The fact is: “Regular health exams and tests can help find problems before they start,” according to...