Getting Healthcare Right

Care Connections

All of us who’ve been helped — and healed — by a physician or another health care provider know how special that relationship is. In this section of the blog, we focus on different aspects of that “care connection” — finding providers, getting the most from appointments, communicating effectively, and working together to manage or overcome a health issue.

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Posted August 25, 2016
Woman applying sunblock protection on shoulders
The summer sun feels so good, but you need to protect your skin while you enjoy it. Use these tips from Dr. Nicole Velez. Read More
Posted August 23, 2016
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Don’t let “expert” clutter distract you from information that will truly help you understand and manage your disease. Read More
Posted August 19, 2016
Five medical workers
Not all nurses work in medical settings. Meet a 30-year nursing veteran who helps health plan members battling cancer. Read More
Posted August 11, 2016
Pain in the legs
Leg pain that kicks in when you move and eases while you’re at rest could be a sign of PAD. Read More
Posted August 9, 2016
Dr. Virginia Calega
The old system is broken. Dr. Virginia Calega talks about the Highmark Cancer Collaborative’s new approach to health care. Read More
Posted July 18, 2016
Frozen breast milk in bottles
New milk bank helps deliver donors’ milk to new moms across western Pennsylvania. Read More
Posted July 11, 2016
Heart
Allegheny Health Network's heart failure care team goes beyond the routine to treat patients. Read More

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Need to find info about providers, prescriptions, coverage, claims, ID cards, or health spending or savings accounts? If so, your Highmark member site is the place to go. (It’s separate from this blog.)

Find your Member site address on the back of your member ID card — or, if your card isn’t handy, use the plan link on this list.

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