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How does your gut health impact your mental health? In our Mind Matters series, we explore the mind and body connection.Learn easy tips on how to feed your mind with good nutrients and strategies to reduce your stress and anxiety.The event is hosted by Kristi Edwards, PeakMed’s behavioral health specialist and Jessica Roiser, PeakMed's certified wellness and nutrition consultant.https://www.facebook.com/PeakMedColorado/posts/1528158194017531

March 24, 2020Dear PeakMed Member:By taking a TeleMed-first approach, PeakMed can do its part to preserve the integrity of the U.S. healthcare system, the safety of our providers and staff, and the health of our local communities. Below, we have outlined our approach, scheduling process, and tips for a successful PeakMed TeleMed visit.(1) PeakMed TeleMed First ApproachPeakMed’s core value is caring for our members and families while ensuring a

Has the COVID-19 outbreak impacted your mental health and wellness? You are not alone and that's why PeakMed invites you to watch a presentation on mental health and COVID-19.Kristi Edwards, PeakMed’s licensed professional counselor, shares strategies to manage anxiety and stress for individuals, families, and those impacted by the outbreak.Download Presentation: Mental Health and COVID-19Download

With the rate of suicide on the rise over the last three decades, mental health advocates, survivors, and allies are working together to raise awareness and help those contemplating suicide as well as those who have been impacted by it. In Colorado, suicide remains a prominent cause of death among the 45-64 age group and a leading cause of death among those ages 10-24.¹ Nationally, over 38,000 people die as a

Health benefits top the list in employee must-haves, but it is the most expensive benefit to provide. Only 47% of firms with 3 to 9 workers offer coverage. Businesses who can afford to provide health insurance are faced with passing this year’s hikes to their employees. The average annual premiums for employer-sponsored health insurance in 2018 are $6,896 for single coverage and $19,616 for family coverage. (Kaiser Family Foundation) Pay employees to visit the family doctorHealth

What if you suddenly lost your job and health benefits? This was Sharon's reality before becoming a member of our Colorado Springs PeakMed community. For six weeks she suffered in pain due to a back injury and was low on medication needed to manage her asthma and hypertension. She began rationing her high blood pressure pills because she couldn't afford to see the doctor or pay for her prescriptions."I thought,

Flu shots are available at your local PeakMed LifeCenter and you might consider getting one. Last year’s 2017-2018 flu season broke records in Colorado with over 4-thousand people hospitalized. (CDPHE) Coloradan’s ages 6-months and older are encouraged to get a flu shot, especially the elderly and those with weak immune systems. The vaccine takes about two weeks to take effect so October and November is a great time to get it.Three facts about flu vaccines You need

We have all had to leave work to go to a doctor’s appointment. Between driving to and from the appointment, waiting for the doctor and getting your exam, you can be gone for hours. Those hours mean lost productivity for your employer and falling behind on work. PeakMed is helping resolve that pain point by removing the boundaries to accessing great health care and bringing our services straight to the