The Link Between Health and Happiness

In his 2011 TED Talk on the hidden power of smiling, our CEO Ron Gutman said, “Smiling can help reduce the level of stress-enhancing hormones like cortisol, adrenaline and dopamine, increase the level of mood-enhancing hormones like endorphin, and reduce overall blood pressure.” In other words, being happy is an integral part of being healthy. Happiness—and READ MORE →

What You Should Know About Measles

With the recent California outbreak of measles in Disneyland, it was only a matter of time before it spread to the Bay Area. According to SFGATE, “California has reported 59 cases of measles since mid-December…Seven measles cases have been reported in the Bay Area: in Alameda, San Mateo, and Santa Clara counties.” Here’s what you need READ MORE →

12 Ways to Pamper Yourself

When it comes to your health and well-being, a little TLC goes a long way. Taking better care of yourself is the most important health responsibility—or resolution—you can have. To help you unwind, Dr. Abby Caplin suggests activities like drinking chamomile tea or taking a hot bath, even unplugging all your electronics. Even an hour READ MORE →

13 Habits of Stress-Free People

For many of us, stress can feel like a constant companion. From the minor (running late for work) to the major (preparing for a big presentation), we’ve all been there. Loss of appetite, difficulty sleeping or concentrating, that nervous tickle in your stomach. If stress is a daily challenge, how should we handle it? Managing READ MORE →

10 Tips for Sticking to Your Healthy Living Goals

It’s the new year, and that means New Year’s resolutions. Whether you’ve made a handful of resolutions or just one, here are a few suggestions from our HealthTap doctors on sticking to your goals. 1. Read about healthy living. Besides typical media sources, several healthcare providers share information on health and healthy living. Dr. Pam READ MORE →