Page 2 - ww_v11i3

Basic HTML Version

Wise Woman
HAP takes care of you while you take care of everyone else.
In This Issue…
The information in this publication does not change or replace the information in your HAP
Subscriber Contract, Group Health Insurance Policy, Riders or Handbooks and does not necessarily
reflect the policies or opinions of HAP, its officers or board of directors. The information is for general
educational purposes and is not a substitute for the advice of your physician. You should consult
your HAP personal care physician for your health care needs. HAP does not discriminate on the basis
of race, color, national origin, age, religion, sex or mental or physical disability in its employment
practices or in the provision of health care services. © 2011 Health Alliance Plan of Michigan
When It Comes to Sun Safety …
How Enlightened Are You?
Test your sun safety I.Q. Take our quiz on the
back cover of this issue.
Cover photo: HAP members Laura Wright,
Christine Zoya-Haynes and Louise Nunn-Walton
in the Gracia Greenhouse stall at the Royal Oak
Farmers Market
Photo by: John Sobczak
Health
2
Sun Safety Quiz Answers
3
Is Good Health Contagious?
Find out how your social
connections can influence
your health.
5
Respite from a Hot Flash?
A simple technique for cooling
hot flashes.
5
Pull Out the Shades
Remember your sunglasses.
9
Uh Oh, Snap!
Protect yourself
against osteoporosis.
9
Check Up On the Kids
Time to
schedule a well child visit.
12
How Enlightened are You?
Sun Safety Quiz
Members
4
Women Helping Women
HAP Wise Woman
readers
share their lifestyle tips.
4
You Ask. We Answer.
HAP answers your questions.
Advice
4
The Power of a Mantra
7
Do You Need a Tech
Timeout?
Achieve the
downtime you need.
Advice, cont.
10
Ask Zonya
11
HAP Wise Woman
Recommends
Fat Family Fit
Family How We Beat Obesity
and you can too
.
Nutrition
5
D Up!
We’ve got the latest
on recommended daily
allowances for the sunshine
vitamin.
6
Get Farm Fresh
Get to your
local farmers market.
10
Baked Rhubarb with
Raspberries
Fitness
8
Wise Women Stay Strong
Take strength training beyond
the bench press.
Events
11
Calendar of Events
Special Insert
29 Ways to Unplug in Metro Detroit
Editorial Staff:
Editor
Amy Strauss
Editorial Advisors
Tiffany Baker
Diane Edwards, R.N.
Gina Jones
Terri Kachadurian
Irita Matthews, M.P.H., J.D.
Donna M. Nuznoff
Susan Schwandt, A.P.R.
Marketing Staff:
Director
Anita Landino
Senior Marketing Specialist
Meribeth Tyszkiewicz
2
Sun Safety Quiz Answers:
1. False.
Sunscreen doesn’t provide total
protection, so avoid the sun at midday.
2. False.
“Water resistant” sunscreens
may only last 40 minutes in the water, and
they rub off when you towel dry.
3. False.
Sunscreen manufacturer’s formulas must
retain their original strength for at least
three years. Check expiration dates.
4. False.
Indoor tanning exposes you to ultraviolet
rays similar to the sun – sometimes more.
5. True.
Even occasional exposure to strong
sunlight can increase risk of skin cancer.
6. False.
You can be exposed to ultraviolet
rays through car windows.