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Live Well

Living well is being well. We think good health happens around the clock, not just in a doctor’s office. So do the 4.4 million of our members who used our online and mobile tools to manage their health anytime, anywhere.

Here are some tips and inspiration we’ve put together for you:

Featured Articles

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Interview

Are e-cigarettes a safe way to kick the habit?

Shocked to see everyone from celebrities to news show pundits lighting up on the air recently? Not too long ago, it seemed…Read Article >

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Nutrition

A closer look at celiac disease and gluten sensitivity

What you need to know about celiac disease and gluten sensitivity. If you and gluten just don’t “jive,” you can rRead Article >

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Education

Child safety: Preventing drowning

Did you know? An infant or child can drown in as little as one inch (2.5 cm) of water or another type…Read Article >

Latest Articles

  • A smiling woman applies sunless tanning lotion to her arm.
    JUN 14, 2019

    Is sunless tanning safe? Here’s what you need to know.

    It’s widely reported that famous French fashion designer Coco Chanel made tanning popular — completely by mistake. In the early 1920s, Chanel got sunburned while spending time on a yacht in the French Riviera. Her sunburn faded into a tan and Chanel’s new “look” became all the rage. Afterwards, having tanned skin was associated with a life of wealth, leisure, and travel. ... Learn more >

    TOPICSdermatologyhealthy lifestyleSun Protection

  • Cut apple slices topped with smooth peanut butter on a cutting board by a bowl of peanut butter and 2 red apples.
    JUN 14, 2019

    How to snack smart on the go

    When the afternoon snack cravings strike, it’s tempting to reach for whatever is convenient. It could be a candy bar in your office’s vending machine or a chocolate muffin at a nearby coffee shop. But sugary snacks, such as candy bars, are high in calories and low in nutrition. In fact, too much sugar can increase your risk for diabetes, obesity, and heart disease. Foods with refined grains, like a muffin, are considered “empty calories” because the fiber, vitamins, and minerals have been removed. These unhealthy snacks also won’t satisfy your hunger for very long. ... Learn more >

    TOPICSEat Healthyfibhealthy lifestyleRecipe

  • An older woman smiles while lifting two small green weights in her hands.
    JUN 14, 2019

    6 tips for avoiding injury-causing exercise mistakes

    Maybe you’ve found a workout you love and do every chance you get. But are you building muscle and heart health, or are you putting yourself at risk for injury? Even seasoned exercisers can fall into habits that do more harm than good. By reexamining your regimen and making a few simple tweaks, you can fine-tune a safer workout routine for a stronger, healthier you. ... Learn more >

    TOPICSexercisehealthy lifestylestay hydrated

  • A smiling young couple runs by the beach.
    JUN 14, 2019

    3 keys to exercising safely in the summer heat

    Trips to the beach, family picnics, days at the park — summertime brings warm weather and all the sun and fun that come with it. Whether you’re a runner or a yogi, it’s also a lovely season for getting fit outdoors. Of course, no matter what you’re doing, it’s important to protect yourself from the heat so that you get the best of the nice weather, not the other way around. Here are a few easy tips and strategies to help you stay safe and healthy on those hot, sunny summer days. ... Learn more >

    TOPICSexercisehealthy lifestyleMid-Atlantic StatesSun safety

  • A couple hikes through a grassy field surrounded by mountains.
    JUN 14, 2019

    Sunscreen sense: Are you getting the coverage you need?

    You’re wearing sunscreen — that’s great! It can help you avoid wrinkles, sunspots, and skin cancer. But don’t go wild on alfresco fun just yet. Kaiser Permanente dermatologist Nicole Annest, MD, sheds some light on a few falsehoods about sun safety that could be preventing you from getting all the protection you need. ... Learn more >

    TOPICSColoradodermatologySun safetysunscreen