BANNER HEALTH BLOG

Offering valuable health tips for you

by David Lozano, Banner Health – Earned Media Senior Manager

Do you like looking for tips that can give you valuable information about your health or the well-being of a loved one? Who doesn’t love free health advice with recipes? Look no further than Banner Health’s Health eConnect blog.

While this blog is a great tool for important wellness information, it’s not intended to be used as medical advice or to diagnosis or treat any medical issue. If you do have a medical issue, you should consult with qualified health professionals who are familiar with your individual medical needs.

This informative blog will not only provide you with some fascinating information, but will also help you, the consumer, navigate through the complicated health care world. The Health eConnect blog covers several major topics:

  • Health and wellness
  • Parenting
  • Eating well
  • Mind and memory
  • Navigating health

In the “Health and Wellness” section, there are topics geared for both men and women. If you’re a middle-aged man, you may be worried about benign prostatic hypertrophy, which is the enlargement of the prostate gland. Banner’s Health eConnect tackles that sensitive subject with important information about a cutting-edge procedure to help men who may suffer from this condition. This section will also provide women with information on how common risk factors, like high blood pressure during pregnancy, birth control pills or an irregular heartbeat, can cause a stroke.

Navigate to the “Parenting” section, and you’ll find topics on keeping kids healthy, including how to combat asthma during monsoon season, or water safety tips for your child. This section also includes topics on maternity care, including how to survive being pregnant during the summer, what to eat while you’re pregnant and the most important items to pack in your hospital delivery bag.

Move over to the “Eating Well” section, and you’ll find topics on nutrition, such as how to have a healthy Thanksgiving, understanding nutrition labels and how to make school lunches fun and healthy. This section also offers some tasty and nutritious recipes you can cook for yourself and your family. Learn how to make gluten-free coconut macaroons, quinoa and black bean chili, or cool off with a delicious watermelon salad.

In the “Mind and Memory” section, learn the signs and symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease. If you’re the caregiver of an Alzheimer’s patient, this section provides information about caregiver depression, and the importance of recognizing the risks and asking for help. This section also tackles the topic of suicide, including warning signs and ways you can save a life.

Finally, in the “Navigating Health” section, find out how to prepare for a surgery and what you can expect after that surgical procedure. There’s also information about choosing the right health plan. If you’re not sure when to use an urgent care, your primary doctor or an emergency room, an infographic on this page shows comparisons to help you make the best decision when it comes to your health.

The Health eConnect blog is designed to improve everyday health for you and your loved ones. To get health tips and great recipes from the Health eConnect blog, visit BannerHealth.com. Then scroll down to the section marked “Connect With Us,” at the bottom of the page, and click “Read Our Blog.”