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Would you like to be healthier? You’re in the right place. No matter your health status, there are things you can do to improve your health and quality of life. This site provides quick, easy access to information, interactive tools and tips to help you reach your health goals. 

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What is asthma? What can you do to control asthma symptoms? Do you need to see how to use a metered-dose inhaler? If you’re struggling to control your or your child’s asthma, this site can help.

Here you’ll find useful tips, interactive tools, asthma-related apps and helpful resources to answer your questions and help you take control. You’ll learn about things like making an asthma action plan, how to learn your asthma triggers and when to call the doctor. Find out what small steps you can take right now to help improve your quality of life. 

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State of the Air

Let's you check the air quality wherever you are.


Interactive Tools

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American Lung Association: What Is Asthma?

A video animation that shows what happens to the lungs during an asthma attack. Watch Video.

What is heart disease? What can you do to reduce your risk of heart attack or stroke? Are you looking for ways to lower your cholesterol or control your high blood pressure? If so, this site can help.

Here you'll find useful tips, interactive tools, heart health-related apps and helpful resources to answer your questions and help you take control. You'll learn about things like making changes in your lifestyle, important health care screenings and when to call the doctor. Find out about small steps you can take to help improve your health.

Apps

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MediSafe

Tells you when it's time to take your medicine.

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My Fitness Pal

Track calories, exercise and weight each day.

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Spark Recipes Healthy Recipes

Search and find more than 190,000 healthy recipes.


Interactive Tools

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Are You Ready to Quit Smoking?

Answer a few simple questions to find out if you're ready to quit.

What is diabetes? Are you looking for ways to control your blood sugar or manage your weight? Would you like to eat healthier and be more active? If so, this site can help.

Here you'll find useful tips, interactive tools, diabetes-related apps and helpful resources to answer your questions and set health goals. You'll learn about things like making changes in your lifestyle, important health care screenings and when to call the doctor. Find out about small steps you can take right now to live life well with diabetes.

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Glucose Buddy

Let's you log and keep track of your blood sugar.

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MediSafe

Tells you when it's time to take your medicine.

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Spark Recipes Healthy Recipes

Search and find more than 190,000 healthy recipes.


Interactive Tools

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Diabetes Risk Test

Use this tool to assess your risk for developing diabetes.

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Managing Diabetes Podcasts

Listen to and learn from the stories of people like you who are living with diabetes.

What unique health screenings do women need? What can you do to stay healthy if you’re pregnant or planning to get pregnant? What are your options for birth control? This site can help you get the women’s health and pregnancy resources you need.

Visit our Pregnancy & Women’s Health page to learn more about:

  • Women’s health information and resources
  • Information about incentives and rewards programs
  • Interactive tools
  • Pregnancy and childbirth-related apps

Whether you’re thinking about having a baby, pregnant, already a new mom or you’re not planning to have a baby, we can help you take steps to stay healthy at every stage.

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Would you like to have more energy or lose some weight? Could you benefit from changing your diet or being more active? If you want to take steps towards a healthier you, this site can help.

Here you'll find useful tips, interactive tools, fitness-related apps and helpful resources to answer your questions and help you set personal health goals. You'll learn about things like healthy eating and how to make activity a part of your daily life. A fit body can be in your future. Find out what small steps you can take right now to help improve your quality of life.

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Fast Food Calories

Check more than 20,000 menu items from 108 restaurants.

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Spark Recipes Healthy Recipes

Search and find more than 190,000 healthy recipes.

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My Fitness Pal

Track calories, exercise and weight each day.


Interactive Tools

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BMI Calculator

Learn your body mass index (BMI) and how it may affect your overall health.

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How Many Calories Did You Burn?

Let this tool do the math for you while you have fun being active.

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Interactive Food Label

Test your knowledge of reading food labels.

We all feel down, worried or overwhelmed at times. But when these feelings last a while or they stop you from doing daily tasks, it may be time to seek help. Here you'll find useful tips, interactive tools, behavioral health-related apps and helpful resources.

When should you call the doctor? You'll learn about things like managing stress, overcoming depression, treating anxiety and attention deficit disorder. This site can help you deal with life's pressures in healthy ways. Find out what small steps you can take right now to help improve your quality of life.

Your recovery journey

Recovery is a journey toward the life you want for yourself. A mental health or addiction condition doesn’t have to stop you from moving forward.

Apps

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Afternoon Affirmations

Receive a message of hope every afternoon with a text notification.

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Calm

Relax and relieve stress with calming music, sounds and visuals.

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Stop Breathe and Think

Let this app guide you through mindfulness exercises.

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Unique Daily Affirmations

Use this app to manage negative self-talk.

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Virtual Hope Box

Use a variety of tools to help you relax and cope with stress.

Interactive Tools

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What's Your Stress Level?

Find out what effect recent life changes may be having on your health.

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Are you Depressed?

This tool helps you to see if how you're feeling is a sign of depression.

Is your use of alcohol or drugs affecting your daily life? Is it causing problems at work, at home or in your relationships? If so, it may be time to seek help. Addiction is a disease, just like diabetes or heart disease.

Here you'll find useful tips, interactive tools, addiction-related apps and helpful resources. You'll learn about things like how to spot the signs of drug or alcohol addiction, treatment options and where to find support. This site can help you take steps to become alcohol and drug free.

Interactive Tools

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Do You Have a Drinking Problem?

Learn if your drinking habits are healthy or not.

Have you ever thought about quitting smoking, chewing or dipping? How much healthier would you be if you stopped using tobacco? How much money would you save? Making a change can be hard, but you can do it! This site can help.

Here you'll find useful tips, interactive tools, tobacco cessation-related apps and helpful resources. You'll learn about things like how to know if you're ready to quit, steps you can take to help you break the habit and where to find support. You can be tobacco-free for good.

Interactive Tools

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Are You Ready to Quit Smoking?

Answer a few simple questions to find out if you're ready to quit.

Staying healthy during flu season

Influenza, also known as the flu, can make you feel terrible. Having the flu can result in lost time at school, work, or with family and friends. But there are things you can do now to help keep the flu away:

  • Get a flu vaccine, or shot, each year
  • Wash your hands often
  • Stay away from people who have the flu
  • Eat more foods like fruits and veggies that can help protect you from the flu
  • Drink more water
  • Get more rest

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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends everyone six months and older, especially those at high risk of serious effects of the flu, get a flu shot every year. And if you’re age 65 or older, the CDC suggests getting a pneumonia vaccine as well.

When should you get a flu shot?

Try to get a flu shot as soon as the vaccine becomes available — or by the end of October, before the flu season even begins and reaches the place where you live. Even though the flu season usually peaks in January or later, this will give your body time to develop the antibodies needed to protect against the flu.

Where can you get a flu shot or more information?

  • Your case manager can talk with you about flu shots and help you find where you can get the flu shot
  • Your primary care provider (PCP) will help you learn about flu shots and can provide them
  • You can get the flu shot at any of our network pharmacies if you’re age 21 or older
  • Your local health department will give you the flu shot

Remember to show your Amerigroup Iowa, Inc. ID card when you get the flu or pneumonia shots.