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Rebranding Weight Watchers / OSP News
In October 2018, Weight Watchers changed their name to WW, Wellness that Works. WW was created in the 60’s to help clients lose weight, but in recent years has been moving toward overall wellness and focusing more on mindfulness practices to improve health.
Benefit of Very Low LDL-C / OSP News
According to a meta-analysis published online in JAMA Cardiology (August 1, 2018), reducing LDL-C below currently accepted lowest levels demonstrates a consistent relative risk reduction in major vascular events.
Millions of healthy older Americans take low-dose aspirin every day, believing that it may lower their risk of future cardiovascular disease (CVD) and stroke.
During the Open Enrollment Period, the Area Agency on Aging 1-B holds Medicare Prescription Drug Assistance Days .
If you are caring for a sick or aging loved one, it can be an overwhelming experience, but help is available.
Dietary Fiber: Benefits and Sources / OSP News
Dietary fiber is an important nutrient in the American diet, however, it is considered “a nutrient of public health concern” because most Americans do not consume enough, leading to increased health risks.
Molina is Proud to be Working with SafeLink Wireless to Offer Members this Special Federal Lifeline Program at No Cost to You / Health Plan News
Molina is Proud to be Working with SafeLink Wireless to Offer Members this Special Federal Lifeline Program at No Cost to You.
National Drug Take Back Day events across the country continue to collect exceedingly higher amounts of opioids and other unused medications from people’s homes, where they could be stolen and abused by family and friends.
Molina Offers New Medicaid Dental Benefits for Pregnant Women / Health Plan News
Molina Dental Services under Medicaid are provided to members at no cost.
October is Depression Awareness Month / OSP News
Over 60% of patients with depression see a primary care physician in usual care.
Importance of Statin Therapy in Diabetes / OSP News
People with diabetes are at least twice as likely as people without diabetes to have a heart attack or stroke.
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan Marks 10 Years of Health Care Transformation with Patient Centered Medical Home Designation Program / Health Plan News
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan has designated approximately 4,630 physicians in 1,700 practices across Michigan as patient-centered medical homes.
According to a recent study, patient satisfaction scores were unaffected by lowering opioid dosages.
Michigan Rx Card / OSP News
Michigan Rx Card is a free prescription savings card for patients.
What Is The Latest On Eggs And Heart Health? / OSP News
For years health professionals and the media have advised people to avoid over consumption of eggs because of their cholesterol content. Recent research published in American Journal of Clinical Nutrition contradicts this recommendation.
HPV VACs “Just the Facts” June 2018 Edition / OSP News
Human papillomavirus (HPV) is the most common sexually transmitted infection in the United States. Some health effects caused by HPV can be prevented with vaccines.
A study published in Journal of Pediatrics found that infants that are breastfed have different gut microbiomes and decreased levels of obesity as they grow, compared to formula-fed infants.
The Aerobika® Oscillating Positive Expiratory Pressure (OPEP) Therapy System is a hand-held device that improves breathlessness and the ability to move mucus in patients with lung disease.
Effective June 1, 2018, all licensed prescribers in Michigan will be required to check MAPS when prescribing controlled substances to any patient.
Biotin May Interfere with Certain Lab Tests / OSP News
FDA warns that high biotin blood levels can cause clinically significant incorrect lab results. This has been identified by an increase in the number of reported adverse events, including one death, related to biotin interference with lab tests.