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Alcohol and Drug Misuse

Alcohol and drug misuse can lead to serious health, relationship, employment, and legal problems. Virginia Premier supports resources to help members and their loved ones find support, get treatment, and recover.

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Mental Health and Stigma

If you have a mental health problem, you may worry about what other people will think of you. In many cases, no one can even tell if you struggle with symptoms. But sometimes the fear that someone can tell is enough to cause concern. Mental health problems can include bipolar disorder, depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), […]

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5 Tips for Staying Healthy During Pregnancy

If you are pregnant – or planning to become pregnant – please keep these tips in mind to keep you and your baby healthy: Eat Healthy. Choose foods that are rich in fiber, iron and folic acid (leafy green vegetables, orange juice and beans), and drink plenty of water. Exercise. Walking for 15-30 minutes a […]

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Healthy Eating For a Lifetime

What makes a meal healthy? Choosing foods from the 5 food groups make up a balanced meal. The picture below is an illustration of the 5 food groups (Fruits, Vegetables, Grains, Protein, and Dairy) and ways to build a healthy meal. Tips to Build a Healthy Meal 1. Balance Calories • Enjoy your food, but […]

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Coronary Artery Disease

Coronary artery disease is the most common type of heart disease. It’s also the number one killer of both men and women in the United States. When you have it, your heart muscle doesn’t get enough blood. This can lead to serious problems, including heart attack. It can be a shock to find out that […]

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