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LifeTimesYour guide to lifelong health - September 2013

Monthly Focus

Cholesterol: Do You Know Your Numbers?

Cholesterol is more than just a numbers game. Almost a third of adult Americans have high LDL (“bad”) cholesterol, which can lead to heart disease. Learn how to lower your risk and take our instant poll to tell us what you do to manage your cholesterol.

People with high total cholesterol have approximately twice the risk of heart disease as people with healthy levels. A healthy level is lower than 200 mg/dL.

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Health & Wellness

Ovarian Cancer: Learn How to Catch It Early

September is National Ovarian Cancer Awareness month. Since there’s no recommended regular screening test for ovarian cancer, it’s important to learn the signs and symptoms. Early detection and treatment lead to a much better chance for a positive outcome.

Schedule Your Prostate Cancer Screening in September

September is Prostate Cancer Awareness Month. Other than skin cancer, prostate cancer is the most common cancer in American men and the second leading cause of cancer death in men. Now is the perfect time to talk to your doctor about your options for screening tests. Why is early screening so important?

Quick Bites: Eat Right to Help You Go Night-Night

Did you know that what you eat before bedtime can either help you fall asleep or make it harder? Find out how to eat for better sleep.

Back-to-School Health Checklist — Have You Checked Off All the Items?

Pop quiz: Aside from school supplies and new clothes, what should be at the top of every parent’s back-to-school checklist? Your child’s health! In September, you’ll find ways to help your child make healthy choices this school year to help establish a lifetime of healthy living. Connect to our Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Oklahoma Facebook, Twitter and YouTube pages to join the discussion. Tell us how you help your child stay on the right healthy track.

Community Corner

Annual Gala Recognizes Oklahoma Champions of Health

Organizations making a positive impact on the health of Oklahomans will be honored at the 2013 Champions of Health Gala on Oct. 8. The gala will feature media personality Regis Philbin as the keynote speaker. Make a reservation by Sept. 28.

Your Life

Kim Houston Stepped Out of Her Comfort Zone and into Better Health

Kim Houston never considered herself the type to join a fitness boot camp. But by her second week, she was enjoying the struggle. By the end of the four-week session, she’d already signed up for another. Now Kim feels better, and her whole family is more active and spending more time together. Learn how Kim has improved both her health and family time.

On Track for Health and Wellness: Help for Sleep-Deprived Parents

We all know that babies take a toll on sleep. But parents with children of all ages are challenged when it comes to getting good quality sleep. Whether it’s less sleep or poor quality sleep from interruptions in the cycle, most parents could use some help. Learn how to get better sleep.

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