Focus Your Health Spring 2022 WIC helps families like yours get food and educa- tion to support everyone with their health. What is WIC? It’s the Women, Infants, and Children program that helps families get food and education on nutrition, breastfeeding, and more. Who qualifies? If you have babies or children under 5, are pregnant, or are a new parent, you can get WIC. Let’s talk about farmers markets and WIC! How do I apply? You can call WIC at 888.942.9675 to find the location nearest to you. Does WIC still use checks? No. You will use a WIC card for buying food. How do I know where I can buy WIC-approved foods? WIC has an app you can down- load on your smartphone and use to find stores that take WIC. Or you can call your local WIC office. Can I shop at farmers markets with WIC? Yes! Towns that have markets and take WIC are Ceres, Turlock, Hughson, Modesto, Patterson, Stockton and Tracy. Your local WIC office can tell you what the markets’ hours are—just give them a call. Download today, for free! Standard U.S. Postage PAID Walla Walla, WA Permit No. 44
2 Focus Your Health Moroccan Carrot Salad Ready in 20 minutes. Makes 6 servings. What you’ll need Vegetable peeler G Sh ra a t r e p r knife Cutting board Small bowl Medium bowl Measuring cups Measuring spoons Small bowl Ingredients 6 carrots, medium ½ onion, small 1 lemon, large 3 tablespoons canola oil 1 teaspoon curry powder ½ teaspoon salt ¼ teaspoon black pepper, ground ¼ cup raisins, dark or golden Ready in 20 minutes. Makes 10 servings. What you’ll need Small bowl Medium pot Measuring cups Stove top Spatula or spoon Ingredients 1 cup corn, fresh or frozen 4 cups water ¼ cup tapioca 28 ounces coconut milk 1/3 cup granulated sugar A pinch of salt Directions 1. Place tapioca pearls in a small bowl, cover with cold water by ½ inch and let stand. 2. Add coconut milk, corn kernels, sugar, and a pinch of salt to the pot and stir to combine. Bring to a boil and then simmer until corn is tender, about 10 minutes. Taste and adjust sugar and salt, if desired. 3. Stir tapioca pearls into the pot and simmer for 2 minutes. 4. Remove from heat to cool. Serve warm. Vietnamese Sweet Corn Pudding (Chè Båp) Directions 1. Rinse and peel carrots and onion. 2. Shred carrots with a grater. Dice onion. 3. Rinse lemon and cut in half. In a small bowl, squeeze juice. Discard seeds. 4. In a medium bowl, combine carrots and onions. 5. In a second small bowl, combine oil, curry powder, salt, pepper, and 2 tablespoons of the lemon juice. Mix well. Let marinate 5 minutes. 6. Pour liquid mixture over carrots and onions. Stir in raisins. Mix well. 7. For best taste, allow flavors to blend before serving. Let sit 15 to 20 minutes after you have mixed in the sauce in step 6. Chef’s tips ● Replace half of the carrot with grated jicama or apples. ● Serve as a colorful side dish for fish, poached chicken, or baked or broiled chicken legs. ● Layer onto a sandwich with lean turkey and fresh veggies, like cucumbers.
Focus Your Health 3 The Centers for Disease Con- trol and Prevention (CDC) has authorized booster doses of the Pfizer vaccine for children ages 12 to 17. CDC recom- mends that all children and teens 12 years and older get a booster shot five months after their first set of COVID-19 vaccines. You may be thinking, “Does my child really need another shot?” Here are five facts from the CDC. Your child may need more protection. The Omicron variant is causing a surge in COVID-19 cases. Many of these cases occur in children. The vaccine your child received is still working to protect them. But experts are seeing that this protection fades over tim T e h . is means your child’s immunity against COVID-19 may not be as strong as before. COVID-19 boosters should help improve protection against the virus. The booster can also reduce their chances of getting seriously ill. Booster shots are safe. The COVID-19 booster is the same Pfizer vaccine your child has What to know already received. The expected side effects are also the same. The most common side effects include: ● Pain at the injection site ● Headache ● Feeling tired ● F S e id ve e r effects are a sign that your child’s body is increasing its protection against the virus. These side effects are usually mild and go away in a few days. Severe reactions are rare. Some kids don’t experi- ence side effects at all. Booster shots can keep your family safe. If you have children younger than 12 years old, they won’t be able to get the COVID-19 booster at this time—but getting the booster can help protect your entire home. Booster shots can prevent kids from missing school and other activities. There’s no cost for booster shots. You won’t have to pay anything to get your child a COVID-19 booster. Consider going back to the place where your child received their last Pfizer vaccine dose. You can also ask your doctor or local pharmacy about where to find one. COVID-19 boosters and kids To find out more, visit hpsj.com/decide.
4 Focus Your Health Need help? Call HPSJ Social Worker of the Day at 209.942.6395 Monday–Friday, 8 AM–5 PM. The team can help link you with behavioral health providers or other needs like food, diapers and more. Health Plan of San Joaquin and BEACON can support your needs to get behavioral health services. Learn more at hpsj.com/behavioral-health. Where to go for behavioral health and medical services Are you a Health Plan of San Joaquin (HPSJ) member? For medical services Call the National Suicide Hotline 24/7 at 800.273.8255 Are you in crisis? Yes: Call your insurance for help Do you have health insurance? YES YES NO NO NO For behavioral health, call the county. San Joaquin: 209.468.8700 Stanislaus: 888.376.6246 For behavioral services Sign up for health insurance by calling HPSJ at 888.936.PLAN (7526) Monday–Friday, 8 AM–5 PM, or visiting hpsj.com/medi -cal-eligibility If you struggle with substance use disorder, you can call the county: ● San Joaquin: 209.468.3800 ● Stanislaus: 888.376.6246 Call BEACON at 888.581.7526 Call HPSJ customer service at 888.936.PLAN (7526) Monday–Friday, 8 AM–5 PM, to find a provider or change the one you currently have.
Focus Your Health 5 Did you know that smoking is not the most common cause of throat cancer? Most throat cancers are caused by human papillomavirus (HPV). HPV is a group of viruses spread through people having sex. Cases are on the rise. Here are five facts you should know. 1 HPV infections can be harmless, but some can cause cancer. Most HPV infections can be fought off by the immune system. Some types of HPV can be more harmful. Over time, it’s possible for HPV to cause changes to cells that may lead to throat (oropharyngeal) cancer. HPV may also cause cancer in other areas. 2 Most throat cancers are HPV-related. HPV is responsible for about 36,000 NEW cancer diagnoses each about HPV and throat cancer year. The number of new cases is rising. 3 Throat cancer can cause noticeable symptoms. A long- lasting sore throat, hoarseness, swollen lymph nodes, earaches, painful swallowing and unexplained weight loss could be signs of throat cancer. If you notice them, let your primary care provider know. 4 HPV-related cancers can be prevented. There is an HPV vaccine that protects against HPV-related cancer. But immunization needs to happen in childhood, well before a person becomes sexually active and has contact with HPV. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recom- mends the HPV vaccine for all 11- or 12-year-olds. Kids this age need two doses, given 6 to 12 months apart. Teens and adults 26 and under who were not vaccinated by age 12 can still be immunized. Those who get their first shot at age 15 or beyond need three doses, given over six months. Ask your child’s primary care provider when your child should be immunized. 5 Some adults may receive the HPV vaccine too. Adults over 26 have likely been exposed to HPV already, so the vaccine is less likely to be protective. However, immunization may make sense for certain adults ages 27 through 45. Talk with your doctor to decide if the benefits of getting vaccinated outweigh the risks of a new HPV infection. Additional source: National Cancer Institute 5 facts
6 Focus Your Health Steps to a healthier YOU! Good job on taking care of YOURSELF! It’s time for your Annual Health Check-Up! WHRM07242019 *Source: NIH National Cancer Institute www.hpsj.com/iChooseMe | 888.936.PLAN (7526) TTY/TDD 711 After the Exam: • You will receive a call from your doctor to go over the results. • Ask the doctors or nurses to explain anything you don’t understand. Day of the Mammogram Appointment: •No deodorant, perfumes, or lotions. • Wear a two piece outfit. Exams require removing your shirt and bra. During the Exam: •You might feel slight discomfort. • The machine will press down on your breast for a few seconds. • The exam is about 20 minutes long. Call your doctor to make an appointment. Take care of yourself by getting a mammogram. Tips:1. A mammogram is an x-ray picture of the breast and requires a referral from your doctor. 2. Know your body. The risk for breast cancer increases after the age of 50. 3. 7 out of 10 women in their 40s who died from breast cancer did not have a routine mammogram screening.* Getting called back after a mammogram is common and doesn’t mean you have breast cancer. Fewer than 1 in 10 women called back for more tests are found to have cancer. An annual health check-up includes: Mammogram, Pelvic Exam, and Pap Smear. Let’s get started Early Detection Saves Lives! I Choose Me
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