SMART Health Today – December 2022

HOW TO FEEL YOUR BEST THIS HOLIDAY SEASON The holiday season is filled with family, friends, food and festivities. It can also be a time of stress, fatigue and overindulgence. Between work, shopping, travel, long to do lists and lots of social gatherings, we often find that our physical and mental health suffers. A survey by the National Alliance of Mental Illness (NAMI) showed 63% percent of people report feeling too much pressure during the holiday season. The good news is that there are lots of simple things you can do to stay your best during the holiday season. [...]

2022-12-08T15:59:38-04:00December 8, 2022|


Published by Harvard Health Publishing It’s easy to get swept up in the holiday season. This combination of religious and national celebrations can help keep the cold winter away. But the feasts and parties that mark it can tax the arteries and strain the waistline. By eating just 200 extra calories a day — a piece of pecan pie and a tumbler of eggnog here, a couple latkes and some butter cookies there — you could pack on two to three pounds over this five- to six-week period. That doesn’t sound like much, except few people shed that [...]

2022-12-08T15:59:02-04:00December 8, 2022|


Published by Daily Meal Enjoying festive foods and drinks during the holidays is a marvelous way to bring loved ones together. There’s nothing more comforting than gathering and relishing the seasonal flavors. Whether you host elegant parties where folks dress to the nines or prefer to cozy up in the living room while wearing pajamas, you certainly need a flavorsome beverage to savor. Alcohol-based drinks are undoubtedly fun to prepare, but not everyone partakes in them for one reason or another. Maybe you just don’t prefer the taste of alcohol (or maybe you do, but the thought of [...]

2022-12-08T15:57:26-04:00December 8, 2022|


Published by Very Well Fit The holiday season brings a unique level of busyness and stress to everyone’s lives, often with the expectation that everything needs to be checked off a seemingly never-ending to-do list. Amidst the chaos, it can be helpful to maintain habits that focus on your overall health and well-being—even if those habits look different than the rest of the year. Staying active and maintaining a semblance of an exercise routine may seem like an impossible task with a calendar full of holiday parties and family obligations. But there are some small, low-maintenance ways to [...]

2022-12-08T15:56:47-04:00December 8, 2022|


Published by Real Simple CELEBRATING ALONE OR WITH A SMALL GROUP DOESN’T MEAN YOU CAN’T EMBRACE HOLIDAY CHEER. Many of us feel more emotional as we enter the holiday season. But if circumstances prevent us from gathering with family, meeting with friends, or vacationing as usual, those extra emotions can spiral down to a place we don’t want to visit. It’s normal to feel disenchanted and flat-out sad about Thanksgiving, Hanukkah, Christmas, and New Year’s Eve when we can’t spend time with people near and dear to us. While those feelings are normal and expected, it’s essential to [...]

2022-12-08T15:56:09-04:00December 8, 2022|


There are lots of apps available to help you get the most out of this holiday season. Here are some to explore: Apps to help you stay active with your busy schedule, apps to help you travel during the holidays, mindfulness apps to help you de-stress, apps to help you stay on budget, and discover the 12 Christmas Apps that can add more fun to your celebration! 10 APPS TO HELP YOU STAY HEALTHY DURING THE HOLIDAYS 40 BEST TRAVEL APPS TO DOWNLOAD - 2022 EDITION 5 COMPLETELY FREE MEDITATION APPS TO HELP CENTER YOUR MIND HOLIDAY CRUNCH: THE [...]

2022-12-08T15:55:24-04:00December 8, 2022|


As 2022 comes to a close, we celebrate your health and remain committed to keeping you and your loved ones at their best.Be sure to visit the member portal for important updates as we enter 2023. During the coming year, you can rely on Marpai to create a better, easier health journey for you and your family. We can guide you to high-quality in- network providers and send you a reminder when it’s time to schedule an appointment for your annual exam, screening or vaccination. Enjoy 24/7 access to health plan information with the myMarpai App (available at Apple [...]

2022-12-08T15:54:41-04:00December 8, 2022|


We are excited to announce that Marpai has added Virta as a Premium Health Partner to help our members tackle diabetes with a scientifically backed, clinical solution. Virta is a leading medical treatment for diabetes and has been clinically shown to reverse Type 2 diabetes. Instead of managing Type 2 diabetes with drugs, Virta enables members to reverse it completely with a different approach. Virta helps patients reduce their blood sugar below the diabetes threshold, while simultaneously discontinuing the use of costly drugs. With Virta: 94% of patients taking insulin reduce or eliminate usage at one year, with much [...]

2022-11-04T17:37:26-04:00November 4, 2022|


Published by American Diabetes Association what to eat can be confusing—especially when life gets hectic and you’re trying to eat healthy on the go or make healthy choices when ordering fast food.Regardless of what cuisine you prefer, here’s what all healthy eating plans have in common.They include:Fruits and vegetablesLean meats and plant-based sources of proteinLess added sugarLess processed foodsTRY THE DIABETES PLATE METHOD.Eating healthy is important, it can be hard to know what and how much to eat — especially when you’re managing diabetes.If you’re looking for an easy place to start, then try following the Diabetes Plate Method. This [...]

2022-11-04T17:57:43-04:00November 4, 2022|


Published by The American Diabetes Association DIABETES TECHNOLOGY HAS COME A LONG WAY. From blood glucose meters and continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) to cutting-edge insulin pumps and more, devices are easier to use and less invasive. There are lots of options so that you can find what works best for you. WHAT I WISH I HAD KNOWN WHEN I WAS DIAGNOSED WITH DIABETES Being diagnosed with diabetes is hard, especially if you don’t know anyone else who is living with it. It may feel like your life has changedin an instant, and you probably don’t know the questions you [...]

2022-11-04T18:00:45-04:00November 4, 2022|

SMART Health Today – November 2022

LET’S FIGHT DIABETES TOGETHER! Did you know that 37 million people in the U.S. (11% of the population) have some form of diabetes? And while 29 million are diagnosed, 8 million people don’t even know they have the disease. Diabetes is a chronic disease that affects how your body turns food into energy. There are three main types of diabetes: Type 1, Type 2, and gestational diabetes (diabetes while pregnant), but 90-95% of people with diabetes have Type 2. In addition, 96 million (38% of U.S. adults) have prediabetes and more than 8 in 10 don’t know they have [...]

2022-11-04T17:49:22-04:00November 4, 2022|


Published by WebMD Patients with type 2 diabetes achieve much better control of their blood sugar if they participate in mind-and-body-practices such as yoga, a new study shows. While past research has been done specifically for yoga, this study, published online recently in the Journal of Integrative and Complementary Medicine, also looked at the benefits of other mind-and-body practices for these patients, including qi gong and meditation. The study is “the first to show that there is a very consistent effect [on hemoglobin A1c, a marker of diabetes] regardless of which modality you use,” says one of the [...]

2022-11-04T16:28:44-04:00November 4, 2022|


Written by WebMD Editorial Contributors There's no question about it. If you're overweight and have type 2 diabetes, you will lower your blood sugar, improve your health, and feel better if you lose some of your extra pounds. You'll want to work closely with your doctor or diabetes educator, because your blood sugar, insulin, and medications will need special attention while you're losing weight. You don’t need to lose that much to make a difference for your health. One study found that people with type 2 diabetes improved their blood sugar control when they lost as little as 2% of their body weight. And research shows that losing 5% [...]

2022-11-04T17:42:08-04:00October 24, 2022|

SMART Health Today – October 2022

BEATING BREAST CANCER. WE GOT THIS! For nearly four decades, the U.S. has recognized October as National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Given that 1 in 8 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer, no matter who you are or where you live, breast cancer touches your life. In the United States, about 264,000 women get breast cancer each year. There’s a lot we can do to prevent, better treat and help those who suffer with breast cancer. In honor of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, take action. Take the Mammogram Pledge to prioritize your health. Walk in a local [...]

2022-10-20T17:58:17-04:00October 10, 2022|

Can Food Reduce Your Risk of Breast Cancer?

No food or diet can prevent you from getting breast cancer, but some foods can make your body the healthiest it can be, boost your immune system, and help keep your risk for breast cancer as low as possible. And although no food or diet can cure cancer, some of them may help control treatment side effects or help your body get well after treatment. See how your diet and the foods you eat, can reduce your break cancer risk.

2022-10-17T23:22:27-04:00October 10, 2022|

8 Places for People With Breast Cancer to Turn for Mental Health Support

Receiving a breast cancer diagnosis and the treatment process can be stressful for patients and their families. Even after treatment in completed, fear of recurrence can make it difficult to enjoy survivorship status. Getting support for your mental health when you have breast cancer is critical as it can improve your outlook, reduce side effects such as fatigue, and enhance overall quality of life. Learn about some of the options that you can turn to for the mental health support you need as you cope with breast cancer.

2022-10-17T23:46:25-04:00October 10, 2022|

What You Need to Know About 3d Mammograms

When you get a mammogram, it may be a 3D mammogram (also called digital breast tomosynthesis) or a 2D digital mammogram. A 3D mammogram creates a 3D image of each breast using several X-ray images from different angles around the breast. Although anyone may want to consider a 3D mammogram, performing a 3D mammogram can be especially useful for those with dense breast tissue because it can provide a clearer picture. See what type of mammogram may be right for you.

2022-10-17T23:58:47-04:00October 10, 2022|

The Latest in Breast Cancer Research

Researchers continue to work to find better ways to prevent, detect, and treat breast cancer, and to improve the quality of life of patients and survivors. Clinical trials exploring promising new treatments, studies on environmental and genetic causes of breast cancer and new test options are just some the avenues researchers are currently pursuing. Get the latest on what current breast cancer research can mean for you.

2022-10-18T00:09:57-04:00October 10, 2022|

Stay on Top of Your Health With Marpai

Personal Health GPS To stay on top of your game, your need to stay on top of your health. Maintaining annual checkups, vaccinations, and screenings is one of the easiest ways to do this. Recommended preventive care, like an annual mammogram, can lead to early diagnosis and better health outcomes. The myMarpai app makes it easy to find an in-network provider. In addition, you can show your digital health ID card, see health benefits, track spending and deductibles, view claims, manage care for your family, have a telehealth visit and more. Download the app [...]

2022-10-18T00:11:13-04:00October 10, 2022|

SMART Health Today – September 2022

As families settle back into routines this fall, there’s no more important routine for you to establish than one that includes heart healthy habits. Heart disease is the leading cause of death for men and women in the U.S., with one person dying every 34 seconds from cardiovascular disease.

2022-10-10T22:43:56-04:00September 1, 2022|
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