Wellness & prevention

Our wellness and prevention strategies help you take control of your health and enjoy a fuller, more rewarding life.

 

Washington National Institute for Wellness Solutions 

Washington National Institute for Wellness Solutions Washington National launched the Institute for Wellness Solutions to promote groundbreaking research and educate consumers about wellness and prevention, illness care and treatment, and the costs of critical illnesses.

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Cancer 

Cancer Think you’re immune to major illnesses like cancer? Our friend and partner, gold-medalist Shannon Miller, knows how devastating cancer can be. Read about how she competed for life and is now inspiring others..


Shannon Miller is compensated endorser for Washington National.

Washington National's goal is to help more people prevent, detect and treat cancer. Our insurance products offer benefits to support policyholders through treatment and recovery.

Did you know that half of men and a third of women will develop cancer at some point in their lifetime? Learn more facts about cancer in the U.S. today.

Cancer can be caused by a number of genetic and environmental factors. Learn more about the known causes and treatments.

Mammograms are known to detect cancer early, when it's easier to treat. To help more people, mammograms are covered by the wellness benefits on many Washington National products. Wondering why or when you should get a mammogram? Or what the procedure is like? Find the answers here.

Men have a higher risk of certain cancers, including prostate, lung, colorectal and skin cancer. Understand the risk factors and create an action plan to ensure early detection.

Good nutrition and physical activity can help you avoid a cancer diagnosis. Learn how to live well today and enjoy a healthier future.

More people are surviving and thriving today after a cancer diagnosis. One breast cancer survivor attributes her current good health to early detection. "I was blessed to be in Stage I," she said. "Many women of African-American descent are in Stage III or IV before they get tested or diagnosed. Early detection is so important." Learn more and be inspired by others' stories of courage and perseverance.

Washington National has partnered with Life Line Screening, the leading provider of community-based preventative health screenings. Through this partnership, we’re helping customers access important screening services that can help them identify their risk for cancer. The screenings are quick, convenient, accurate and require little or no preparation. Life Line Screening’s services can help customers assess their risk for several types of cancer, including lung cancer, prostate cancer and colorectal cancer.

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Heart disease 

Heart disease Washington National has a mission to help customers prevent and treat heart disease. Our insurance benefits support policyholders through treatment and recovery.

The No. 1 cause of death in the U.S. is cardiovascular disease. Stroke is the third-leading cause. Reduce your risk of these diseases with a heart-healthy lifestyle. Pick up helpful tips at the American Heart Association website.

To prevent heart disease, know your risk factors, such as high blood pressure, high total cholesterol and high blood glucose levels. Learn how to benefit from screening tests and regular preventive care, which may be covered by Washington National supplemental health insurance.

You're never too young to think about your heart health. The American Heart Association urges you to prevent future heart attacks starting at age 20. As you age, it’s even more important to understand your risks and protect your lifelong health.

Do you know the ABCs of good health? Avoid tobacco. Become more active. Choose good nutrition. Take these three steps to reduce your risk of heart disease, heart attack and stroke.

Think you know what’s best for your heart? Knowledge is power. Test your heart-smarts with quizzes from the American Heart Association. Learn about blood pressure, cholesterol, lifestyle and medications.

Washington National has partnered with Life Line Screening, the leading provider of community-based preventative health screenings. Through this partnership, we’re helping customers access important screening services that can help them identify their risk for heart disease. The screenings are quick, convenient, accurate and require little or no preparation. Screening for cardiovascular disease (heart disease) includes using safe ultrasound to look for fatty plaque build-up in the arteries of the neck, abdomen and legs, as well as testing cholesterol levels, measuring C-reactive protein levels, and blood pressure checks.

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Stroke 

Stroke Washington National strives to help customers prevent and treat strokes. Our insurance products offer benefits to support policyholders through treatment, recovery and disability.

Every 40 seconds, someone in the U.S. has a stroke. The third-leading cause of death, stroke also is a leading cause of disabilities. A stroke occurs when a blood vessel in the brain ruptures or is blocked by a clot. Oxygen can’t get to the brain, and the tissue begins to die. The incidence of stroke varies by gender, age and ethnicity, so you’ll want to know and manage your personal risks. Learn to recognize and react to a stroke.

Some stroke risk factors can be managed—and some can't. Know what you can do to improve your odds of a healthy life for the long term.

Critical illnesses like stroke can impact your financial health as well as your physical health. What would happen to your family if a breadwinner suffered a stroke? Let us help you prepare for the unexpected.

The risk of stroke can vary by age, gender and ethnicity. The U.S. Hispanic population is more likely to experience stroke at younger ages. Learn more about the risk factors.

Thousands of women of all ages have strokes every year. Among women younger than 65, certain symptoms and behaviors—including migraine headaches—can signal increased risks of stroke. All women should understand these hidden risks and take steps to protect their health and finances.

Charles Louis, 48, had a subarachnoid hemorrhage six years ago. Charles had no idea what stroke was—he simply knew he was having the worst headache of his life. Unable to fully return to work, he’s spent more than two years supporting the National Stroke Association, lending an ear to stroke survivors and caregivers who call for resources, information or to hear a friendly voice. Learn more about the many “Faces of Stroke” from the National Stroke Association.

Washington National has partnered with Life Line Screening, the leading provider of community-based preventative health screenings. Through this partnership, we’re helping customers access important screening services that can help them identify their risk for stroke. The screenings are quick, convenient, accurate and require little or no preparation. Screening for stroke includes several simple procedures, such as an atrial fibrillation screening using EKG electrodes and a carotid artery disease screening using Doppler technology. Screening for stroke also involves taking blood pressure and measuring cholesterol, glucose and C-reactive protein levels.

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Accidents 

Accidents Washington National works to help customers prevent and treat accidental injuries. Our insurance products offer benefits to support policyholders through treatment, recovery and even disability. These resources can help people understand more about accidents and injuries.

Home and recreation-related injuries affect all people, from infants to older adults, accounting for about a third of injury-related ER visits. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention helps educate the public to prevent injuries and ensure more Americans live out their potential. You can help prevent injuries, including drowning, falls, fires and poisoning. Learn more in the CDC’s Home and Recreational Safety fact sheets.

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St. Jude 

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, founded in 1962, seeks cures for diseases and saves children's lives. The hospital's daily operating cost of nearly $1.7 million is funded primary by charitable contributions. Washington National proudly supports the hospital and its efforts.

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Health Advocate 

Health Advocate Health AdvocateTM, Inc., is the nation’s leading health care advocacy and assistance company of its kind. Its mission is to help people navigate the world of health care and insurance, resolve clinical and administrative issues and access resources. Each client receives one-on-one support for any medical need. Health Advocate services are an included benefit on many Washington National policies.

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Diabetes 

Diabetes Did you know approximately 7 million people in the U.S. have diabetes—but don't even know it? And an estimated 79 million adults 20 or older have pre-diabetes? That’s according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Learn more about diabetes symptoms, causes and risk management.

Knowing your risk for diabetes can help you take steps to prevent it. Find out your risk for developing diabetes by taking the American Diabetes Association’s Diabetes Risk Quiz.

Washington National has partnered with Life Line Screening, the leading provider of community-based preventative health screenings. Through this partnership, we’re helping customers access important screening services that can help them identify their risk for diabetes. The screenings are quick, convenient, accurate and require little or no preparation. Screening for diabetes includes a simple finger-stick screening that measure blood sugar levels.

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Alzheimer's 

Cancer Alzheimer’s is a brain disease that hinders memory, thinking and behavior. Not a normal part of aging, Alzheimer’s gets worse over time. Although symptoms vary widely, the first problem most people notice is forgetfulness severe enough to affect a person’s ability to function at home or at work. Learn more from the Alzheimer’s Association.

Understand Alzheimer’s prevention and take steps today to protect and care for yourself and your loved ones. Check out the four pillars of prevention from the Alzheimer’s Research & Prevention Foundation.

Do you know the warning signs of Alzheimer’s? A brain disease that causes a slow decline in memory, thinking and reasoning, Alzheimer’s has 10 warning signs. If you notice any of these signs, please see a doctor.

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