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Facts and tips on coronavirus
Lactose intolerance – when milk becomes a problem
An estimated 20% of the people in Switzerland have a lactose intolerance. What impact does it have for the affected people? What are the lactose-free alternatives?
The low-carb diet
Low-carb is currently trending. Success stories and recipes abound online. But just how healthy is a low-carb diet?
Relaxation on the Helsana trails
Forest bathing, barefoot walking, conscious breathing – these three techniques can help you relax.
Tick bite: what should I do?
You should remove the tick as soon as you can. But there are some important points to remember. Certain symptoms should ring alarm bells.
Jogging for beginners: 11 important tips
Too fast, too often, too long – we’ll you what to look out for as a novice runner.
Lyme disease: how the disease progresses
Take action if you notice a skin rash or experience flu-like symptoms after being bitten by a tick: you may have contracted Lyme disease.
Committed to making children's eyes light up
As a partner of the Theodora Foundation, Helsana does its part to help 100,000 sick children a year to forget their illness, if only for a little while. Show your commitment.
Medication costs in Switzerland have risen to CHF 7.5 billion
Helsana’s 2018 Drug Report shows that medication costs covered by basic insurance in Switzerland are at an all-time high.
Why health insurance premiums are going up
Health insurance premiums go up every year. Read here to find out which factors are driving healthcare costs upwards and where the money goes.