Flu Season Is Here: A Reminder to Get Vaccinated

By Mark Leenay, M.D.

Anyone who has suffered from the flu will likely remember it as a miserable experience – fever, chills, aches, cough and fatigue – and one that they don’t want to repeat.

With the beginning of fall also comes the official start of the flu season. Flu occurs in the US throughout the year but picks up in late October, peaks in February and the season can last through May.  September and October are the ideal times to get a flu vaccine in order to reduce your risk of falling ill and missing out on work, important life activities or the holiday season. Continue reading “Flu Season Is Here: A Reminder to Get Vaccinated”

Recognizing Perinatal and Postpartum Depression

By Dr. Traci Thompson Ferguson

Pregnancy and new parenthood can often be emotional times. However, according to the American Academy of Pediatrics, there’s a big difference between what is sometimes called the “baby blues” and the clinical condition known as perinatal and postpartum depression – or PPD. Continue reading “Recognizing Perinatal and Postpartum Depression”

Award-Winning Health Programs Are Ultimately Good for Our Members

By Laura Hungiville

The results are in! On May 16, WellCare’s Prescription Drug Plan (PDP) was honored with the 2018 Pharmacy Quality Alliance (PQA) Quality Improvement award, which recognizes the plan with the greatest combined improvement in Star Ratings from 2018 to 2019 on PQA medication measures used within the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Medicare Part D Star Ratings program.  PQA-endorsed measures include medication adherence related to diabetes, hypertension and cholesterol.

Continue reading “Award-Winning Health Programs Are Ultimately Good for Our Members”