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screenshot of two elderly women from Living Proof ad about PALS program
A Legacy of Support for Seniors By Cheyenne Knight
September 19 2018

Program coordinator Randy Detweiler discusses PALS’ place within Highmark’s larger mission of supporting seniors’ health.

A female health professional talking to three pregnant women
Getting Women’s Health Right: A View from the Perinatal Hope Program By Deborah McDonald
September 13 2018

A program to help mothers-to-be struggling with substance use disorders illustrates certain qualities found throughout AHN.

Sleeve of Jim Stupar's uniform showing logo for Disaster Medical Assistance Team
Serving the Nation on a Disaster Medical Assistance Team (DMAT) By Corey Florindi
August 29 2018

In a disaster zone you may learn about DMATs in person. At a safer distance, try this interview with a DMAT veteran.

Patient room in Dr. Manzi's office.
Creating the World’s First Autoimmunity Institute: Meet Dr. Susan Manzi By Nikki Buccina
August 14 2018

Science and compassion have shaped Dr. Susan Manzi’s career, including leading creation of the AHN Autoimmunity Institute.

Kidney transplant recipient Jerry Jacovetty speaks at a Donate Life Month event in 2018 at Allegheny General Hospital.
The Gift of Life: A Kidney Transplant Story By Nikki Buccina
July 18 2018

Jerry went from 25 hours a week on dialysis to being “a 10 physically” — because someone decided to become an organ donor.

Motivational Interviewing: The Right Questions Help Drive Behavior Change By Don Bertschman
June 24 2018

It’s great that you have an intrinsic motivation to read about behavior change. How can we help you act on your motivation?

Closeup of an elderly female patient in a hospital bed smiling gently at the younger woman visiting her
Delirium in Hospitalized Seniors: The Power of HELP By Nikki Buccina
May 9 2018

HELP volunteers are part of a program to prevent elderly patients from developing delirium during hospital stays.

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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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