Managing Your Health
Your health, both physical and mental, is your most important asset. So it’s important to manage and improve your health.
Use these informative health and well-being articles and tools to help you stay focused on your health and well-being. From weight loss to women’s health to oral care or children’s health, you’ll find information on the health-related topics that matter most to you.
Acupuncture. From acupuncture to vitamins, there's a lot to learn about non-traditional forms of medicine that can enhance your health and well-being. Acupuncturists believe a blocking or imbalance of the flow of chi at any point on a pathway may result in illness. Traditional Chinese medicine practitioners believe acupuncture unblocks and rebalances the flow of chi to restore health. read article
Naturopathic Medicine is based on the belief that the body can heal itself naturally. Naturopathic medicine attempts to improve health, prevent disease, and treat illness by promoting the use of organic foods and exercise; encouraging a healthy, balanced lifestyle; and applying concepts from other areas of complementary medicine. read article
Stop counting sheep
Is being up all night taking its toll on your day? Are you suffering from "Tired all the Time" syndrome? If you already have Cigna benefits, go to myCigna.com and enroll in an online coaching program: select "Personal and Online Coaching" on the My Health tab.
Birth control, also called contraception, is any method used to prevent pregnancy. It allows you to choose whether or when to have a child. read article
Combination hormonal birth control methods like pills, skin patch, or vaginal ring, help to prevent pregnancy by preventing eggs from being released from the ovaries. read article
Helping Your Child Develop Healthy Self-Esteem. Although building self-esteem is a lifelong process, the foundation of self-esteem is established in childhood. That foundation can do much to help a child deal with difficult life issues as they are encountered. read article
Growth & Development, Ages 2-5 Years Children between the ages of 2 and 5 years make huge strides in their physical, social, language, emotional, and mental development. They gain confidence in their skills and become independent. read article
Disease Injury & Prevention
Skin Cancer, can be prevented. Protect your skin from the sun and you may decrease your chances of developing skin cancer and help prevent wrinkles. read article
Are You Depressed? This interactive tool calculates how many common symptoms of depression you have and suggests where you might fall on a scale from normal to depressed based on your answers. try the tool
Give your life a lift
Could you use a boost in your energy? Maybe learn new ways to increase your activity levels? Then it's time to enroll in an online coaching program. If you already have Cigna benefits, you can enroll in this program by visiting myCigna.com and selecting "Personal and Online Coaching" on the My Health Tab.
Making a positive change
Do you want to eat healthier but don’t know where to start? Eating a balanced diet can be challenging but there are resources available to help you make better food choices. read article
Infant & Toddler Health
Healthy Eating for Children. Healthy eating means eating a variety of foods so that your child gets the nutrients he or she needs for normal growth. Your child can eat all types of food, as long as his or her weekly intake is balanced and varied. read article
Health & Safety, Birth to Two Years Children age two and younger are not yet able to understand and recognize many dangers that threaten their physical safety. Parents must take measures to keep babies and young children safe from everyday hazards both inside and outside of the home. read article
Sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), which affect both men and women, are a worldwide public health concern. STDs can be spread by people who don't know they are infected. read article
Testicular Cancer Testicular cancer is a disease that occurs when abnormal cells in the testicles begin to grow in an uncontrolled manner. Although rare, testicular cancer is the most common form of cancer in men between the ages of 20 and 34. read article
Mental Health Problems and Mind-Body Wellness Mental health problems are similar to other health problems: some can be prevented; others will go away on their own with home treatment; and some need professional attention. read article
How Well Do You Bounce Back? This tool measures your resiliency – your ability to bounce back from stressful situations. People who are resilient recover quickly from disruptive change, illness, or misfortune without being overwhelmed or acting in destructive ways. try the tool
Cigna's Online Dental Toolkit for Parents and Children includes educational flyers and fun activities designed to help parents teach their children proper oral hygiene and encourage healthy habits. Topics include brushing techniques, dentist visits, caring for infant teeth, and healthy eating. view tools
Smile. Good oral health is easy when you know how to take care of your teeth and gums. Basic dental care involves brushing and flossing your teeth regularly, seeing your dentist and/or dental hygienist for regular checkups and cleanings, and eating a mouth-healthy diet. read article
Self-examination for Dental Plaque Dental plaque is a sticky, invisible film that sticks to all surfaces of the teeth. You can perform a self-examination for dental plaque by using a product that stains the plaque on your teeth, allowing you to see how thoroughly you are brushing and flossing your teeth. read article
Home Pregnancy Tests Home pregnancy tests can detect the presence of a pregnancy hormone in a sample of urine. The home tests produce similar results to the pregnancy tests done on urine in most health professionals' offices if they are used exactly as instructed. read article
Managing Morning Sickness For many women, the toughest part of early pregnancy is morning sickness. By following a few proven guidelines, you are likely to gain significant relief from nausea and vomiting. read article
It's never too early or too late to take the path of healthy aging. No matter when you start, a healthy lifestyle improves your quality of life and may extend your lifespan. read article
Helping Older Adults Who are Grieving Older adults often have many major losses within a short period of time. For example, older adults who lose their spouses may suffer many losses, including financial security, their best friend, and their social contacts. Understanding their grief may help you help them. read article
Reducing stress can be a real challenge—if you go it alone. But now, you don't have to. If you already have Cigna benefits, simply call the number on the back of your ID card to work one-on-one with a dedicated health advocate or go online. With our help, you can create a customized plan, develop coping skills, reduce stress and relax. On your time. And on your terms. Discover inner strength and resilience. The support you need. The results you want.
It's difficult to become tobacco-free-particularly if you go it alone. But now, you don't have to. If you already have Cigna benefits, simply call the number on the back of your ID card to work one-one-one with a dedicated health advocate or go online. With our help, you can create a personal quit plan, and improve your lifestyle. On your time. And on your terms. Until you kick the habit. Resolve to quit tobacco today. The support you need. The results you want.
Asthma in Teens and Adults Asthma makes it difficult for you to breathe. This can happen only every now and then, or in more severe cases, every day. Asthma may also last throughout your life, but you can control it through treatment with medications. read article
Infectious Mononucleosis Mononucleosis, also called "mono," is a common viral illness that can leave you feeling tired and weak for weeks or months. Mono goes away on its own, but lots of rest and good self-care can help you feel better. read article
Losing weight and keeping it off is hard—especially if you go it alone. But now, you don't have to. If you already have Cigna benefits, simply call the number on the back of your ID card to work one-on-one with a dedicated health advocate or go online. With our help, you can create a customized plan, build confidence, change habits and eat healthier meals and live a more active life. On your time and on your terms. Take healthy steps to weight loss. The support you need. The results you want.
Pap Test. During a Pap test, a small sample of cells from the surface of the cervix is examined for abnormalities that may indicate abnormal cell changes. It is important to have your first Pap test within 3 years of starting to have sex or by age 21. read article
Clinical Breast Examination A clinical breast examination is a physical examination of the breast done by a health professional. Clinical breast examinations are used along with mammograms to check women for breast cancer. Clinical breast examinations are also used to check for other breast problems. read article
Protecting Your Income When you can't work, your financial situation can become difficult very quickly. If you're like most people, you don't have a lot of savings to tide you over if your paycheck stops - and the bills keep coming. That's why you should consider how valuable disability insurance can be. more
Managing Job Stress Job stress comes in many different forms and affects your body in various ways. Usually it is the major sources of stress that lead to burnout, causing people to become unhappy and less productive. Job stress can affect your health and home life as well. read article
Office Ergonomics Ergonomics is the study of how your body interacts with your environment when you perform a task or activity. Office ergonomics focuses on arranging your work environment to fit your needs while you do your job. read article
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