Keeping Breast Cancer at Bay

White House_Breast cancerCall them whatever you want but, if you have breasts, they need your attention. During National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Health Net hopes women will use this post as a reminder to discuss – based on history and lifestyle – the right plan for their breast health care.


According to the American Cancer Society, all women should have a yearly mammogram after forty years old. But that’s just the tip of the iceberg. Breast cancer awareness starts long before a mammogram is due, and continues alongside any screenings you have well into your forties … and beyond.

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Keeping Kids Close During Deployment

kiss jarThis post is from Molly Tuttle, Director, Communications at Health Net, Inc.

5 military-family tips that ignite conversation and combat sadness
Deployment — whether it’s the first or fifteenth time — is difficult on a family. When a loved one is called to service, the spouse and children are often left battling feelings that range from extreme pride and love to loneliness, anger and, oftentimes, resentment. Despite these feelings, families who understand each other’s feelings and needs can maintain good communication.


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Don’t Lose Sleep Over Stress

Sleep-article-resized-iStock_000003297507XSmall-300x200According to the Anxiety and Depression Association of America, three-fourths of adults who have sleep problems due to stress and anxiety say that their sleep problems contribute to an increase of stress or anxiety in their daily lives. Sleepless nights can affect your ability to concentrate and stay focused the next day. Lack of sleep may cause negative mood swings, leave you lethargic, and may lead to missed days at work or planned social events. Continue reading

Women’s Risk of Developing Ovarian Cancer: an Update

beat ovarianWhen the last calendar page of 2015 has been turned, some 15,000 women will have lost their lives to ovarian cancer. During this same period, more than 20,000 women will have received an ovarian-cancer diagnosis. Given these statistics, it’s not surprising to learn that ovarian cancer is the most deadly of all female-reproductive-system cancers.


No woman is immune from this often deadly disease, so those in the XX category need to become educated. September is National Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month, so now would be an optimal time to do just that. Continue reading

Is Your Small Business Disaster-Ready?

NPM15_logo_v6Final-nationalFrom wild fires to wild weather, natural disasters are an unwanted but unavoidable part of life. While natural disasters are equal opportunity destroyers, small businesses are especially vulnerable. Are you and you employees prepared? Continue reading

The Quit For Life® Mobile App

quit-for-life-265x300The Quit For Life® Mobile App helps our Health Net members, go ‪smoke-free‬ at their own pace, allowing them to set their Quit Date, calculate their savings, and select their reasons to quit.

This mobile app gently reminds users when they may feel a relapse coming on, provides tips to help members succeed, and calculates potential cost savings!

Download the free app at

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Information for Wildfire Victims and Evacuees

(Photo by: Ben Brooks / CC BY SA)

(Photo by: Ben Brooks / CC BY SA)

Health Net, Inc. is helping ensure that Health Net members who are victims and evacuees of California, Oregon and Washington’s current wildfires have access to essential prescription medications, critical Health Net information and services to help them cope with grief, loss, stress or trauma.

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September Is National Recovery Month

Natl Recovery MonthDid you know September is National Recovery Month? This health observance is dedicated to raising awareness and understanding of mental and substance use issues and celebrating those who have overcome them.

Most of us know someone who has struggled with substance use or mental illness. One in four of us are living with mental illness, and 22 million of us have a substance use disorder, according to the Association for Behavioral Health and Wellness’ Stamp Out Stigma website.

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