Medicare 101: Understanding the Basics
Understanding your coverage means having confidence in living your best life. But Medicare can be confusing. We can help! Join our team of experts who will help you understand how Medicare works.
Extra Benefits to Help You Stay Healthy
As a UPMC for Life member, you have access to great benefits and resources just for being a member with us. But do you understand how to make them work best for you? We can tell you everything you need to know!
Caring for the Caregiver
Caring for a loved one can be challenging. We have resources that can help! Suzan Clark, program director at UPMC Health Plan, and Shannon Miller, program manager at UPMC Health Plan, will explain how to identify the warning signs of caregiver burnout and how to ask for help.
Screen Out Breast Cancer
Keeping up with your preventive care is essential for your health. Breast cancer screenings are important because they can help find breast cancer early, and an early diagnosis could save your life.
Asking the Right Questions and Getting Help with Your Medications
When people don't take their prescriptions, it's often because of cost, side effects, or lack of understanding about why a medicine is needed. Melinda Morgan, manager of clinical pharmacy at UPMC Health Plan, will explain the types of questions you should ask your doctor about your medications.
Getting Help on the Road to Recovery
Substance use disorders are chronic, treatable conditions from which recovery is possible. As with any chronic condition, those affected need treatment and support to achieve and sustain their health and well-being. Dr. Alin Severance and Dr. Cara Renzelli will discuss substance use trends, with a focus on alcohol misuse and its long-term consequences.
Using Technology to Manage Your Health Care and Costs
Go digital with UPMC for Life. Michelle Palmieri, Senior Manager of Telehealth Operations and Implementation at UPMC Health Plan, and Nicole Beswick, Project Manager at UPMC Health Plan, will explain how you can use MyUPMC, UPMC AnywhereCare, and RxWell to easily manage your health care and costs.
How to Steer Clear of Scams
The pandemic has created more opportunities for fraudsters to steal your identity, your money, or both. Alan McGill of PA Office of the Attorney General will explain how to spot and stop scams targeting older adults so you can protect yourself and your loved ones from fraud.
What’s on the Menu for Dinner Tonight?
When it comes to your health, the best medicine might be healthier food choices. Dr. Michael Parkinson, senior medical director at UPMC Health Plan, will talk about how healthy eating can prevent, treat, and even reverse common medical conditions.
Your Guide to At-Home and Outdoor Fitness
Ready to get more active without going to a gym? Karen Zvara, regional growth manager for Tivity Health and the SilverSneakers® Program, will talk about why it’s important to stay active as you age. She’ll also share tips to help you stay safe as you exercise at home and outdoors.
Preparing for Spring
Spring is here and that means it’s time to enjoy the fresh air and sunshine. It also means that it’s tick season. Learn about what Lyme disease is, what its symptoms are, and how to treat it.
Getting the Care You Need from Home
Find out how to take your blood pressure and share your readings with your doctor from home. Plus, how you can earn rewards for getting the preventive care you need!
Reclaiming Your Joy
Finding true joy is possible. Learn about what true joy means and the things you can do to experience joy and happiness on a regular basis.
It’s not selfish; it’s self-care
We often think self-care is selfish, but it’s worth prioritizing. Learn about what good self-care means and why it’s important to put your care first.
Special COVID-19 Updates
Get information about the Moderna, Pfizer, and Johnson & Johnson vaccines, testing, and new treatment options, including monoclonal antibodies.
Yes, it’s true. Gratitude can produce happiness! Find out how practicing gratitude can help improve relationships, increase happiness, and reduce feelings of anxiety or depression.
Using mindfulness to overcome negativity
Are you truly mindful of your thoughts, feelings, and experiences? Learn what mindfulness means, how it can positively impact your life, and how you can start practicing it every day.
Making the most of your time at home
Spending too much time alone can lead to feelings of isolation and loneliness. That’s why we have some tips to help you make the most out of your time at home.
With a COVID-19 vaccine now approved, you probably have many questions about what’s next. We can help!
Now more than ever, it’s important to understand your health insurance and how it works. But Medicare can be confusing. We can help!
Using our online health care tools
We want to make it easy for you to get the health care and information you need, when you need it. That’s why we’ve created easy-to-use, online tools that can help you manage your health.
Exercise as medicine
If you have arthritis, you may by relying on pain medication to help relieve your symptoms. But you don’t always need medication to treat joint pain.
Do I still need a flu shot?
For months, the news has been focused on COVID-19, which means you’ve probably not been thinking about the flu.
Advance care planning
No matter your age, a medical crisis could leave you too sick to make your own health care choices.
Managing high blood pressure
High blood pressure can often lead to serious health problems, so the best way to protect yourself is to know the risks and make healthy changes.
Living with diabetes
Understanding what diabetes means for your health and the best ways to take care of yourself can make all the difference.
Caring for Kids
It’s important to help children adjust to the changes in daily life caused by Coronavirus (COVID-19).
Resources in Your Community
Utilities, food, housing, transportation, child and elder care, medication, home improvement—help is near right where you live.
Staying Connected From Home
Now more than ever, it’s important to find ways to stay connected to your family, friends, and health care providers.
Food as Medicine
Healthy eating can prevent, treat, and reverse common medical conditions. It can even add years to your life!
Resolving Family Conflicts
Social isolation and stress can affect your family relationships. Learn how families can positively communicate, assign roles, and create routines that help your family to thrive.
Staying Active at Home
There is no better way to boost your mood and reduce stress than by staying active – and we have some at-home ideas for you.
How to Handle Stress
Everyone handles stress differently, and some methods of handling stress are more effective than others.