In the following videos, members of the Benefits Plan of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) share their personal health stories, providing insight into how to maintain or improve your health. View these videos for inspiration from colleagues around the country, and remember that the Medical Plan has services that can help you in your efforts to get or stay healthy.
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Watch this video to find out why plan members get annual physicals and take other steps to improve or maintain their health. See what tools are available to help you make the most of your preventive care benefit. And learn where to find out which tests, screenings, and immunizations are 100 percent covered by the Medical Plan when you use a network provider.
Getting to and maintaining a healthy weight can be challenging. Learn from colleagues around the Church their secrets to successful weight loss and healthy weight maintenance. Watch as two pastors and two lay members of the Benefit Plan share their stories.
Find out what others in the Church do to successfully manage their stress. This video presents the experiences of four diverse plan members and the varied ways they handle stress.
Learn what makes for a good preventive care visit and how to prepare for it. In this video, Dr. Paul Volker, an internist and plan member, explains the benefits of good preventive care.
Blood Pressure / Stroke
Watch this video to learn about high blood pressure, its risks, and how you can control it. Maintaining normal blood pressure decreases the chances of heart attack and stroke, the first and third leading causes of death in the United States.
Former Stated Clerk Gradye Parsons would not have known he had an aortic aneurysm if he had not gone for a well visit and had the recommended tests. See Gradye's story if you need motivation to manage your blood pressure or go for your annual checkup.
Prevent or control a buildup of cholesterol in your arteries by finding out what you can do to keep your cholesterol levels in check. Like high blood pressure, high cholesterol often has no symptoms, yet it puts you at risk for heart disease and stroke.
Associate Pastor Vicky Curtiss shares how a routine mammogram led to the early detection and treatment of breast cancer. She also talks about how, with the support of family, friends, and colleagues, she strives to maintain balance in her busy life and ministry.
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