According to the National Institutes of Health (NIH), nearly 70 million Americans suffer from a range of sleep problems that can cause potential health risks if not taken seriously. Continued lack of sleep has been linked to diabetes, high blood pressure, obesity, and heart disease. To help shed light on the subject, Health Net is offering a telephone/webinar-based class on July 19, 2017 Continue reading
Here’s some information your employees may find helpful in planning for a safe and fun Independence Day.
This weekend, as I gear up for Fourth of July festivities, I remind myself just how important it is to celebrate safely. While fireworks are a staple of July 4 celebrations and are spectacular to look at with your loved ones, they need to be handled properly to avoid injury. Continue reading
Occasional absences from work are unavoidable; people get sick or injured, have to take care of others, or need time during business hours to handle personal business. Excessive absenteeism, however, can present a real challenge to employers.
Absenteeism is defined as the habitual pattern of absence from the workplace. It costs U.S. companies billions of dollars each year. 1 Continue reading
Text4baby, a free mobile information service that promotes both maternal and child health, reached an important milestone recently.
Taking charge of your health and making informed decisions are important steps toward successful and long-term well-being. In June, Health Net will offer a live call/webinar geared to help increase your awareness of all the wellness resources, tools and support you have available as a Health Net member. The Health Net’s Wellness Tools for Members and Prospective Members webinar can help you begin an active health-oriented routine and send you on your way to living a healthier life. Continue reading
With one in five people in the U.S. dealing with a mental health situation on a daily basis,1 many employers continue to struggle with the best ways to address mental health issues in the workplace. May is Mental Health Awareness Month – a good time to take stock of behavioral health care services available to employees. Continue reading
From farm to table.
It’s a popular phrase nowadays that makes anything it’s referring to sound better. You just know that honey straight from a nearby farm is going to be tasty. The same goes for any of the plentiful, in-season produce that’s brought right from the field to you at a farmers market. Continue reading
Improving the cardiovascular health of all Americans, and reducing deaths from cardiovascular disease and stroke are a primary goal of the American Heart Association (AHA). This May, Health Net is partnering with the AHA to present a live call/webinar titled Matters of the Heart: Learning the Signs, Symptoms and Prevention of Heart Disease. The Webinar will help you learn the warning signs of a heart attack and stroke, and how to manage blood pressure, blood sugar, cholesterol, and weight to decrease risk for heart disease. Continue reading
You’ve noticed one of your employees has a chronic cough. She’s mentioned that she’s not sick and doesn’t have other symptoms that would suggest something more — such as wheezing, shortness of breath or tightness in the chest. Continue reading
Many of your employees may be at the stage in life where they are taking care of their parents. Health Net put the following article together to help your employees figure out how to best support the people who have supported them all their lives. Continue reading