Halloween safety is as important as ever—and not that tricky to achieve. Here’s a reminder on how to make it safer for your family: Continue reading
Doctors have suspected for centuries that there is a powerful tie between mind and body, and modern medical studies prove them right. Researchers now know that unhealthy levels of stress, depression and anxiety can wreak havoc with your hormones, immune system, heart health and blood pressure. Continue reading
For Health Net Health Plan of Oregon, Inc. Commercial Members
At Health Net Health Plan of Oregon, Inc. (Health Net), we regularly review the Prior Authorization List (PAL) to ensure our members receive safe and appropriate medical care. As a valued employer group with Health Net, we want you to be aware of PAL changes that may affect your client’s health care coverage.
Effective January 1, 2015, we have revised our commercial [EPO, Point of Service (POS), CommunityCare, and PPO] PAL requirements. Significant changes to the list are indicated below. For a complete copy of the PAL requirements, please log in to our website at www.healthnet.com, click on Preauthorizations under My Coverage > Prior Authorization List, or call
It’s made headlines lately—and grabbed the attention of more than a few understandably anxious parents. A respiratory illness called enterovirus D68 (EV-D68) has sickened children around the nation. Please share this information with your employees. Continue reading
Concerned about your aging parents’ health? Use this guide to gauge how your aging parents are doing — and what to do if they need help. Continue reading
Every year, some nine-million adult Americans use physical therapy services. Even so, many people are unfamiliar with physical therapy or have misperceptions about what physical therapy is. That’s why the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) had October designated National Physical Therapy Month. Continue reading
October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, an ideal time to proactively take steps to reduce the risk of developing this disease. Considering the fact that breast cancer is the second most common kind of cancer in women – and that about one in eight American women will be diagnosed with breast cancer at some point in their lifetimes – this is not an issue to be taken lightly. Continue reading
On this Thursday, October 16, at 10:16 a.m., millions of people nationwide as well as around the world, are going to practice how to drop, cover, and hold on as part of an event dubbed the Great ShakeOut Earthquake Drills. The Great ShakeOut Earthquake Drills are an annual opportunity to practice how to protect ourselves during earthquakes. Continue reading
We’ve all heard the proverb, “Nothing is certain but death and taxes.” This timeworn phrase, however, would be more accurate – at least from a medical perspective – if it read: Nothing is certain but death, taxes, and back pain.
That’s because, according to the American Association of Neurological Surgeons, 75% to 85% of Americans will experience back pain – specifically lower back pain – at some point in their lives. Continue reading
Those plant chemicals—including one called quercetin—can help prevent cancer from ever developing. They may even kill off existing cancer cells. Continue reading