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Why sticking with a med can be easier said than done, and may not be the right thing

To boost medication adherence, there are plenty of apps and products geared toward helping you remember to take your meds—from simple “days of the week” pill boxes to digital reminders, these prompts help those who struggle with medication schedules, especially if multiple meds are involved. But what if memory and organization aren’t the real issues for you? Although recalling medication instructions is an important part of adherence, that’s not the only reason people might feel challenged when sticking to a medication. Here are some other possibilities that you might experience...

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Making medications work for you

Patient’s guide to a more effective doctor visit

Most patients feel that time crunch that comes with doctor visits—as soon as the physician walks through the exam room door, the imaginary stopwatch begins. This highlights the need to be as efficient as possible in addressing your needs, getting your questions answered, and communicating important health info like medication side effects or making sure your medications are still working or needed. Here are five strategies for making your next visit more effective...

One size doesn't fit all

It's important to pay attention to how you're feeling on your medication. Learn more about side effects and medication in this short video.

6 science-backed ways to start a healthier habit

Behavior scientists have made exciting discoveries in recent decades about how we can help ourselves build the habits we desire. It isn’t “one-size-fits-all,” and different techniques work for different challenges. But research supports that habit change resides inside your mind. And that experimenting with techniques like these are where to begin...

Why your stress may have an upside

Just imagining a stressful event or situation may make your heart beat faster, your palms sweat and your mind kick into high-alert mode. But what if that stress response isn’t always bad? What if it can actually be beneficial? And what if there is actually a difference between a good stressor and bad stressor? Researchers are finding that there is more to the story than you might expect from all the bad press about stress.

Michael's story: How a near-death experience created empathy and appreciation

At the time, Michael had only been working at MOBE for a year; it was his first job out of college. Little did he know his life would take a turn—on Christmas Day nonetheless—with a near-death accident. The tragedy and his recovery would give Michael valuable insight into not only his own life, but life and struggles in general. And it would make him love his work and workplace even more. Read Michael’s account of his story. 

New co-headquarters bringing innovative and tech-driven jobs to Reno

MOBE’s innovative health solutions provide a much-needed link between health care and lifestyle to improve health and wellbeing.

MOBE Achieves HITRUST CSF® Certification and HITRUST Certification of the NIST Cybersecurity Framework

Certification validates MOBE’s commitment to key regulations and protecting sensitive information.

The science of pharmaceutical research

Medicine isn’t perfect. For every breakthrough that cures a disease (or makes it easier to live with one) there are many more treatments that only help a little. And there are many more that may have no effect or that may actually cause a particular person more harm than good. So, it’s important to approach any decision that affects your health, or the health of someone you love, with eyes wide open.

Want to be healthier? Be positive!

Ever wondered whether it’s better to see the glass as half empty or half full? There’s a growing body of research that has your answer...

How storytelling is engaging minds and transforming lives

Stories aren’t just for Oscar-winning movies or best-selling novels. They’ve been at the heart of human communication from the beginning. Before Snapchat, email, or snail mail, our survival depended on remembering the stories told around the community fire. And now, researchers are discovering that storytelling can be transformative for personal health.

Decode your medications

There is no doubt that prescription and over-the-counter (OTC) medications can come with tons of confusing directions, warnings, disclaimers, and information on the paperwork. So, we’re digging into what some of these often-confusing terms or sections of a label mean. Because we believe, the more you know about your medications, the more you can make sure they are working for you.

Dietary supplements: Do you really need them?

The role of the supplement is just that – to supplement the levels of a nutrient already found in your body. Some supplements are more beneficial than others, and some are absorbed better than others. Today we’ll walk through what you need to know about supplements so that you can have an informed conversation with your doctor about whether or not they’re right for you.

Have you ever wondered about the wonder of modern drugs?

Have you ever wondered how you can swallow different pills meant for different things and they can all do their job? Prescriptions. Over-the-counter medicines. Dietary supplements. Botanicals. They all have their jobs–and they often do them well. But how do they know where to go? Let’s walk through the end to end process of how drugs get into your body and get to the site that needs them.

15 ways to boost your energy in 5 minutes or less

Don’t even have 10 minutes? Well good news, you don't even need that to give your energy levels a little spike. Check out 15 ways to boost your energy in 5 minutes or less.

Is there a best time of day to work out?

Whether you are a rise and grind kind of person or a late night gym rat, you may be positive that your time of day is the best time of day to work out. Or maybe you’re wondering if switching your workout routine would give you better results. So, let’s dive into the question: What’s the best time of day to work out?

How understanding your appetite will help you control it

Your appetite is really complex, and triggered or suppressed by many factors. Let’s dive into what exactly controls your appetite and what control you have in either suppressing it, stimulating it, or changing your cravings. The more you learn about how it all works, the more you can make your appetite work for you, and not the other way around.

5 surprising ways to reach your goals

Reaching your goals can be difficult, especially if you've been trying the same methods over and over. Try something new this year by learning new ways to approach goal setting. Here are some ideas to try...

MOBE joins other health care innovators for on-demand care symposium

From January 21-23, Eric Hamborg, MOBE Chief Customer and Revenue Officer, joined thought leaders in Florida for the 11th Annual ConvUrgentCare On-Demand Strategy Symposium put on by Merchant Medicine. The symposium focused on innovative practices when it comes to on-demand care.

It’s winter: don’t hibernate, explore!

Between busy holiday nights and cold wintry days, it can be challenging to find time for healthy habits. This guest post by Emily, a MOBE Guide, invites us to explore the possibilities of winter in several new ways.

“MOBE pulls everything together” – Sue’s story in her own words.

MOBE helps people struggling with the ups, downs and confusion of health issues. We had the privilege of hearing from one of our participants at a recent MOBE event. Sue shared her story and her search for answers and relief.

And now, something truly chilling.

If you've ever gotten goosebumps when listening to beautiful music, keep reading to discover more about this perfectly normal, biological response.

Honoring breast cancer survivors

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and in this guest post a MOBE Guide reflects on what that means to some of our MOBE participants.

Team MOBE walks with heart

Community. Support. Healthier living. It all came together at the 2018 Puget Sound Heart & Stroke Walk.

Healing from the inside out: Beth’s story

Beth shared how MOBE taught her a new way to think about healing and inspired her to share that lesson with others.

“Everyone has a story” – Stu, VP of Engagement

When working with his team at MOBE, Stu reminds them that everyone has a unique journey. His took place long before he joined the company.

Introducing Utilize Health

For those who living with or recently diagnosed with complex neurological conditions, it helps to have the support of someone who already knows the way. That’s why we’re launching a new partnership with Utilize Health.

Meet MOBE: Leslie Helou, Vice-President, Guided Medication Programming

Leslie joined MOBE in 2018 as Vice-President of Guided Medication Programming. Her background includes patient-focused clinical care, pharmaceutical and clinical research, medical communications and strategic product development.

MOBE at play: food, fun and friendships

One of the most important things you can have in life is a good support system. This is the MOBE team, and this is our MOBE community.

Raine’s story

When Raine made that first call to Elle, her MOBE Guide, she heard something she’d never heard before: “It’s gonna be just you and me,” Elle told her.”

The Kindness Rocks Project

The Kindness Rocks Project is about creating random acts of kindness that can change anyone's day, and our MOBE Guides made some of their own.

Check in: How are you doing?

It's hard to believe we’re almost halfway through the year. If you’ve been working with your MOBE Guide, how is it going?

Noteworthy News: ways to get better sleep.

We’ve reached the end of Better Sleep Month, and here are some studies and ideas that caught our eye. We’d love to hear what you think of them.

5 reasons to feel good about today.

No matter where you are in your health journey, we want you to remember these five reasons to feel good about today.

This is your body on sleep: amazing.

The human body does a significant amount of work every day just to function, heal and protect itself. And it doesn’t stop when we go to sleep.

Let’s talk about: the way you think affects how you feel

The way you think affects how you feel. What does that even mean, and how does the mind-body connection affect overall health and wellness?

May is better sleep month

May is Better Sleep Month, and it’s worth taking the time to thoughtfully consider and recognize any opportunities you have to simply get better sleep.

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Rich’s story: a different kind of success.

With the help of his MOBE Guide, Rich was empowered to research his medications and have a discussion with his doctors about why he was taking them.

What do people say about the MOBE journey?

We asked past MOBE participants about their experience and they all arrived at the same conclusion: MOBE works.

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Matthew’s story: “A gold nugget every day.”

Getting back to his old self will take time, because Matthew's body doesn't work as quickly as his mind wants it to. But he doesn't have to do it alone.

Why we need stress awareness month.

The first step to dealing with stress is knowing what causes it. It’s not the same for everyone, and it might not be as obvious as you think.

Jeff’s story: “I’m in such a better place now.”

Even after the first call with Molly, his MOBE Guide, Jeff wasn't sure what the program could do for him. But by the second call he was 'hooked'.

How are you fueling your body?

The best fuel empowers your body to be its best: from managing energy levels to supporting growth, healing and immune system response.

Terry’s story: “Self-care is now a way of life.”

Terry was on painkillers and taking care of everyone but herself, but with the help of MOBE she learned to make self-care a way of life.

Your first call: Ten tips from MOBE Guides.

You just scheduled your first call with a MOBE Guide... so how do you prepare? Here are ten tips from the Guides themselves.

MOBE News: Delivering one-to-one health guidance for Premera Blue Cross customers.

“Our goal always is to make healthcare work better for all of our customers,” said John Espinola, MD and Executive Vice President at Premera.

You deserve to love the way you feel.

Loving the way you feel doesn't mean all perfect days; it means more good ones with the help of your MOBE Guide.

Living Healthier Makes Your Brain Grow.

Living healthier makes your brain grow? Yes, you can expand your brain by how you live your life.

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Colleen’s story: “This is about me healing me.”

Colleen was taking painkillers every day when she heard about MOBE. MOBE helped her find the focus she needed to take charge of her health and healing.

New from MOBE: Guided Medication services

MOBE introduces a new service dedicated to medication management—helping people better understand the medications they’re taking, so they can achieve their healthiest life possible.

You’re worth it: Words of encouragement from the MOBE Guides.

We asked our MOBE Guides, "If you could give a general word of encouragement to everyone working with MOBE, what would it be?"

What’s Your ‘New You’ Resolution?

Thinking about a New Year's Resolution? The end goal isn’t about creating a new year. It’s about creating a new you.

MOBE News: Announcement at J.P. Morgan Healthcare Conference

MOBE Enables Health Plans to Address the Needs of a Hidden Population; Programming Expansion Announced at J.P. Morgan Healthcare Conference.

New Year wishes from MOBE

New Year wishes from your friends at MOBE: fresh perspectives, better health, more happiness and your best life.

Reflections on 2017 and being a MOBE Guide.

When it comes to helping people feel better, MOBE Guides are the center of what we do. So in a spirit of reflection we asked them, "What do you love most about helping people become better self-managers?"

Breathe in, breathe out: the power of breathwork.

It's amazing: for your entire life you'll breathe regularly and automatically. You don't have to think about it. But you can still choose to control it, whenever you want. Here are five reasons to explore the healing power of breathwork.

Rain, shine, sleet or snow… you can choose to feel good.

We say it at MOBE over and over again: the things you think about matter. Read more on this week's More Being blog post.

The power of storytelling and support.

We're no strangers to the power of storytelling at MOBE. That's why this article about the CaringBridge website caught our eye.

What makes a MOBE Guide?  

MOBE Guides come from different healthcare backgrounds, but they share a passion for helping people take control of their own health. Find what they say about working with people in the MOBE Guided Self-Management Program.

Modern medicine is amazing, but your body is the real hero.

Your body does an incredible job taking care of itself every day. When it comes to amazing abilities, never forget your body is the real hero.

Welcome to the new MOBE blog.

At MOBE, we believe in the power of storytelling and in helping people make changes in life. In fact, that’s the heart of MOBE.

SouthCoast Health Announcement

MOBE is pleased to announce a new partnership with SouthCoast Health, a provider group serving individuals in Savannah, Georgia.

Capital BlueCross Announcement

The partnership between Capital BlueCross and MOBE is an innovative approach that provides tailored support to individuals who are navigating specific complex conditions.

Premera Announcement: Program Extension

MOBE is pleased to announce that Premera Blue Cross and Premera Blue Cross Blue Shield of Alaska are extending availability of the MOBE program.

Premera Announcement

MOBE and Premera Blue Cross, two independent companies committed to improving customers’ lives, announce a new relationship.

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