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Preventing Heat Related Illness, Dial 988, Worksite Flu Clinics Coming This Fall & More from Kaiser Permanente

August 3, 2022

Preventing Heat-Related Illness
As temperatures rise in the DMV area, people need to be aware of the dangers of heat-related illnesses. Singh, MD, an internal medicine doctor at Kaiser Permanente, shared with @WJLA viewers how conducting everyday activities in extreme heat can make people’s hearts work much harder and people need to be more cautious in elevated temperatures.

Dr. Mettassebia Kanno on the Omicron BA.5 Subvariant
As the BA.5 omicron subvariant of COVID-19 appears to evade immunity, people want to better understand how to protect themselves. Mettassebia Kanno, MD, an infectious disease physician at Kaiser Permanente, joined WUSA9 to share what makes BA.5 different and offer prevention tips such as wearing a mask and practicing social distancing.

Did You Know? 988.
There's a new number available to the public to use to reach a national mental health crisis hotline. By calling or texting 988, anyone in need of mental help support will be connected to care. This initiative makes it easier than ever to access the national suicide & crisis lifeline, and more services across the US will be available in the coming months and years.

Worksite Flu Clinics Coming This Fall
The Kaiser Permanente 2022 Worksite Flu Clinics will be held from September 19 to December 16. Click here to understand the importance of flu prevention in the workplace and see valuable tips and resources you can share with your employees.

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Find the plan that fits your restaurant business. And save.
For more than 20 years, RAMW and USI Insurance Services have worked together to develop health insurance options specifically for restaurants. As the region’s leading health system, Kaiser Permanente combines care with coverage in order to:
  • Deliver an excellent, care experience for our members
  • Guide members to utilize their health care more effectively, and
  • Produce better outcomes at a competitive cost
As a member of RAMW you and your employees receive:
  • 5% lower than regular rates if you switch to Kaiser Permanente
  • Access to educational resources, insurance advising, and premiere customer support.
Learn more here or contact our dedicated broker to assist you:
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