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Health Break

Health & Wellness Podcasts

A podcast for UPMC Health Plan members, Health Break is your quick guide to caring for your mental and physical health, prioritizing wellness, and making the most of your health insurance plan. We’ve connected with experts across health care and health insurance to bring information you need—plus tips and ideas—to each episode. Find show notes and more information at upmchealthplan.com/podcast

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United States

Description:

A podcast for UPMC Health Plan members, Health Break is your quick guide to caring for your mental and physical health, prioritizing wellness, and making the most of your health insurance plan. We’ve connected with experts across health care and health insurance to bring information you need—plus tips and ideas—to each episode. Find show notes and more information at upmchealthplan.com/podcast

Language:

English


Episodes
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How to prepare for flu season

8/29/2023
Dr. Maria Guyette takes a Health Break to talk with us about preparing for flu season and why we need to be vaccinated against the flu each year. Visit upmchp.us/HealthBreakEP42 for show notes and additional information.

Duration:00:07:02

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Respite for caregivers and how to access services in your community

8/22/2023
Dr. Robert Rutkowski takes a Health Break to explain respite care, how it works, and what resources are available for caregivers in Pennsylvania. Visit upmchp.us/HealthBreakEP41 for show notes and additional information.

Duration:00:05:22

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You had an ER visit—what happens next?

8/15/2023
Rebecca Ballentine takes a Health Break to review the next steps you should take after an ER visit. Visit upmchp.us/HealthBreakEP40 for show notes and additional information.

Duration:00:07:22

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Caring for the mental health of kids and teens

8/8/2023
Dr. Johanna Vidal-Phelan takes a Health Break to explain mental and behavioral health for kids and teens. Visit upmchp.us/HealthBreakEP39 for show notes and additional information.

Duration:00:09:12

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Prenatal to postpartum: How to care for your body and mind

8/1/2023
Laura Kelsch and Robin Bernens take a Health Break to explain ways to care for body and mind before and after giving birth. Visit upmchp.us/HealthBreakEP38 for show notes and additional information.

Duration:00:08:25

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What is RxWell?

7/25/2023
Tish Rohan takes a Health Break to share details on the RxWell mobile app for UPMC Health Plan members. Visit upmchp.us/HealthBreakEP37 for show notes and additional information.

Duration:00:08:32

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What you need to know about childhood immunizations

7/18/2023
Dr. Johanna Vidal-Phelan takes a Health Break to discuss why vaccines are important at every stage of childhood. Visit upmchp.us/HealthBreakEP36 for show notes and additional information.

Duration:00:07:49

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Early signs of breast cancer and steps for prevention

7/11/2023
Dr. Margarita Zuley takes a Health Break to talk about breast health and share steps to take for breast cancer prevention. Visit upmchp.us/HealthBreakEP35 for show notes and additional information.

Duration:00:05:35

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Health care from home: Innovations in home health supports

6/27/2023
In this episode, we’re taking a Health Break to discuss home health supports with Josh Rosman, certified registered nurse practitioner. Visit upmchp.us/HealthBreakEP34 for show notes and additional information.

Duration:00:07:46

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Why you need an action plan if you have a condition that could flare up

6/20/2023
Dr. Anthony DeFail takes a Health Break to share why it’s important to have an action plan if you have a chronic condition. Visit upmchp.us/HealthBreakEP33 for show notes and additional information.

Duration:00:04:33

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What is a care manager and how can they help me?

6/13/2023
Mandi Batykefer takes a Health Break to tell us about who the care managers are at UPMC Health Plan, and what they do to support members. Visit upmchp.us/HealthBreakEP32 for show notes and additional information.

Duration:00:04:47

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Warning signs for type 2 diabetes or unhealthy weight in children and teens

6/6/2023
Dr. Robert Rutkowski takes a Health Break to provide an overview of some of the primary warning signs for type 2 diabetes or obesity in children and teens, and strategies for creating healthy lifestyle habits to avoid a diagnosis. Visit upmchp.us/HealthBreakEP31 for show notes and additional information.

Duration:00:05:50

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Health factors that might surprise you

5/30/2023
Ray Prushnok takes a Health Break to uncover the social determinants of health that may be affecting you, and the support available to help you. Visit upmchp.us/HealthBreakEP30 for show notes and additional information.

Duration:00:06:10

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Working moms: Caring for yourself and others

5/23/2023
Dr. Amanda Gabarda takes a Health Break to discuss some of the challenges working mothers face, and how to receive support from your health insurance. Visit upmchp.us/HealthBreakEP29 for show notes and additional information.

Duration:00:08:05

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3 tips for managing stress in any situation

5/16/2023
Alicia Fairman takes a Health Break to walk us through three tips for how to find comfort and access support in any moment of stress. Visit upmchp.us/HealthBreakEP28 for show notes and additional information.

Duration:00:05:27

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What is Prescription for Wellness and how does it work?

5/9/2023
Tish Rohan takes a Health Break to explain what a Prescription for Wellness is, how to get one, and what it can do for your health. Visit upmchp.us/HealthBreakEP27 for show notes and additional information.

Duration:00:07:42

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Health and health care for teens

5/2/2023
Dr. Sonika Bhatnagar takes a Health Break to talk about health and health care for teens. Visit upmchp.us/HealthBreakEP26 for show notes and additional information.

Duration:00:05:48

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How to get better sleep

4/25/2023
Alex Treanor takes a Health Break to talk with us about sleep—and why we’re probably doing it wrong. Tune in to learn about sleep hygiene and why it’s key for your health. Visit upmchp.us/HealthBreakEP25 for show notes and additional information.

Duration:00:08:40

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Ask a pharmacist: Your questions, answered

4/18/2023
Teresa Messick takes a Health Break to describe how to connect with a pharmacist and ask questions using UPMC AnywhereCare. Visit upmchp.us/HealthBreakEP24 for show notes and additional information.

Duration:00:05:13

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Myths and facts about cervical cancer

4/11/2023
Dr. Nicholas DeGregorio takes a Health Break to bust common myths about cervical cancer and share tips for screening and prevention. Visit upmchp.us/HealthBreakEP23 for show notes and additional information.

Duration:00:07:18