January> Wellness Wise

THE WAY TO WELLNESS

NEW YEAR! NEW YOU! Free programs to keep you healthy in 2012

The University of Texas System is committed to making 2012 happier and healthier for all of our members. If managing your weight is on the resolution list, visit the Living Well Health Manager, powered by WebMD (Link to Weight Management Health Topic on WebMD site). You’ll find a variety of tools to keep you on-track throughout the New Year.

Quit Smoking Today! We Can Help.

Free Smoking/Tobacco Cessation Program available to all UT SELECT members

Every year in the U.S. over 392,000 people die from tobacco-caused disease, making it the leading cause of preventable death. Another 50,000 people die from exposure to secondhand smoke. Tragically, each day thousands of kids still pick up a cigarette for the first time. The cycle of addiction, illness and death continues. What can be done to stop smoking? The University of Texas System is committed to helping smokers quit by offering our UT SELECT medical covered members with Free Smoking/Tobacco Cessation Programs, Pharmaceutical Therapy and Nicotine Replacement Therapy (NRT). 

Using these pharmaceutical therapy and nicotine replacement therapy (NRT) in conjunction with professional counseling can double your chances of quitting for good. Ask your doctor for help. But remember: Medicine alone can't do all the work. It can help with cravings and withdrawal, but quitting will still be hard at times.

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Learn more about all resources available to you and your dependents at our dedicated tobacco/smoking education page at www.livingwell.utsystem.edu/tobacco.htm.

UT SELECT Medical now provides 100% coverage for Preventive Screenings

Free Preventive Care and Services – The UT SELECT Medical has always offered robust preventive care benefits including 100% preventive colonoscopy and no cost immunizations for children under 6 years of age. With the implementation of health care reform, since September 1, 2011, certain additional preventive care and services have been available to you with no copayment or coinsurance as long as you see a network provider and meet certain screening eligibility requirements. Learn more and make your preventive care screening appointment today.

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