December 2017
Wellness Champion

CCT has chosen Mark Boggie as their Wellness Champion of the month!
Health Tip: Wellness is like training for a marathon, you can't do it all in one day, it takes long term commitment!
Click here to nominate a Wellness Champion!
All those nominated will be put into a drawing to be chosen as the Wellness Champion of the month and the champion will receive a customized Wellness Champion tumbler water bottle!
Are you ready to make a change?
Stomp out your bad habit!
Tobacco use is the nation’s number one cause of preventable death. In Arizona, the four leading causes of death are cancer, heart disease, stroke, and pulmonary disease. Tobacco use can be a cause in all of these.
The CCT ASHLINE program includes 6 behavior change coaching sessions over a 90-day period, along with tobacco cessation medications covered by the CCT Health Plan. The ASHLINE program will be covered at 100% for all CCT medical benefit plan members.
Click here to enroll in the CCT ASHLINE Program.
American Heart Association's New Blood Pressure Guidelines
Don't let the new blood pressure guideline raise yours!
How strict are the new blood pressure guidelines?
  • Normal: Less than 120/80 mm Hg;
  • Elevated: Systolic between 120-129 and diastolic less than 80;
  • Stage 1: Systolic between 130-139 or diastolic between 80-89;
  • Stage 2: Systolic at least 140 or diastolic at least 90;
  • Hypertensive crisis: Systolic over 180 and/or diastolic over 120, with patients needing prompt changes in medication if there are no other indications of problems, or immediate hospitalization if there are signs of organ damage.
Knowledge is power, so use the new designation as motivation to make lifestyle changes, stay on top of your blood-pressure numbers and work with your health care provider to determine whether you need medication.
Prevent high blood pressure with a healthy lifestyle
Healthy lifestyle  habits can help prevent high blood pressure from developing, help reverse prehypertension and help control existing high blood pressure or prevent complications and long-term problems associated with this condition, such as coronary heart disease, stroke, or kidney disease.

Make changes that matter!
  • Eat a well-balanced, low salt diet
  • Maintain a healthy weight
  • Be physically active
  • Drink alcohol only in moderation
  • Take prescribed drugs as directed

Click here for the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute's Guide to Lowering Blood Pressure.
Feeling sick just in time for the holidays?
Call Teladoc and skip the trip to the Doctor's office or Urgent Care.
1-800-Teladoc (835-2362)
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