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Celebrating Halloween Safely During the COVID-19 Pandemic

For many children of all ages, Halloween is synonymous with the American tradition of dressing up in costume. However, with the corona virus still spreading throughout much of the country, including in California, families are advised to take extra precautions this year, which could mean finding new and innovative ways to safely celebrate this holiday.

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Mental Wellness During These Stressful Times

While the physical health effects of coronavirus have been center stage, Americans continue to search for ways to cope with the harsh realities of isolation, joblessness or loss of a loved one brought on by the pandemic, natural disasters and other issues currently challenging the nation. During these difficult and uncertain times, it’s important for us to make self-care a priority.

Despite how worn out people may feel right now, there are some easy ways to boost resiliency and ensure good mental health:

  • Take an assessment tool such as this one for depression at FindYourWords.org
  • Schedule a virtual mental health care visit with your health care provider
  • Communicate with people you trust
  • Get regular sleep
  • Exercise

For more tips and resources for managing mental health, please check out FindYourWords.org, a website created by Kaiser Permanente that provides information on mental health and invites the public to engage in conversation. A Spanish-language version of FindYourWords.org is also available here.

Free Thrive Gift with a Screening Mammogram During Breast Cancer Awareness Month

A mammogram is the most effective way to catch breast cancers early, when they are more treatable, and the odds of survival are the highest.

Although some people are hesitant to come into medical facilities because of the pandemic, important health screenings such as mammograms should not be delayed. October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and it’s a good time to remind people about keeping up to date on their mammograms.

Multiple studies have shown a mammogram can reduce breast cancer deaths from 20 to 40%

In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness month, women who complete a screening mammogram by October 31st, 2020, will receive a FREE Thrive Gift! For a list of mammography locations, click here.

Prevention & wellness

Prevention is about staying healthy, and preventing or delaying disease. Wellness is living your best life. Kaiser Permanente West Los Angeles is here to help you stay healthy and live your best life. There are many things you can do to take an active role in your prevention plan to stay healthy and thrive through all stages of life.