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
Did you know that September is National Recovery Month? This health observance is dedicated to raising the awareness and understanding of mental illness and substance use issues and celebrating those who have overcome them. Continue reading
September is Healthy Aging Month, and Health Net wants to remind you that there is no cap on age when it comes to reinventing yourself. In fact, a change in career, involvement in new sport or interest in a hobby helps your mind and body stay active and vibrant at any age. Continue reading
The American Heart Association’s Heart Walk 2016 is fast approaching. Here’s what you need to know for walking success. Continue reading
As August is National Immunization Awareness Month, it is a good time to think about what vaccinations your kids may need as they head back to school or daycare. Please share this information with your employees, or let them know this article can also be found on the Member Pulse site. Continue reading
The obstetrician handed my husband and me a pamphlet that contained information about freezing our infant’s stem cells. It seemed like a pretty important decision, and one that I had no problem saying yes to immediately. After all, I had just spent a few (ahem) dollars trying to conceive, so what was a few thousand more to ensure my baby’s good health? Continue reading
Put away the books and open up the umbrellas! Summer is here, and Health Net hopes there are many occasions for you to round up the family, hit the beach, gather near a grill and take a dip in the pool.
Whether children are out for a traditional summer break or just a few weeks from year-round school, their disposition is bound to be sunny these next several weeks. After all, what kid doesn’t love Popsicles, night swimming, fireworks, staying up late and hanging with cousins? Summer time equals a lot more freedom than during the school year. To that, we say, let it shine! Continue reading
Age 40 is a momentous age for many people. It’s a time when there are some distinctive mind and body changes – differences that have much to do with metabolism, skin and hair. Thankfully, resiliency is also known to surface around this time!
You might think you know what the word arthritis encompasses: pain in the joints of an older person. But the reality is that there are more than 100 different types of arthritis, and they don’t discriminate by race, sex or age.
Unfortunately, about 300,000 children and teens live with the swelling, joint pain, stiffness and decreased range of motion that comes with childhood arthritis, otherwise known as Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis (JIA). In fact, there are nine different types of JIA, and only about 10 percent of children have the kind of arthritis that mirrors rheumatoid arthritis in adults.
What was often brushed off as mere “growing pains” is now taken more seriously as we know so much more about the onset of this disease. Continue reading
Companies conduct layoffs in different ways. Some decide it’s best for morale and productivity if layoffs happen swiftly; others give a couple weeks to several months’ notice so employees have ample time to transition their workload.
Either way, layoffs can be tremendously difficult for those leaving and, oftentimes, hard for the associates staying aboard. If you find yourself blind-sided and enjoy your job, then feelings of frustration, bitterness and betrayal will likely surface.
In honor of Mental Health Month, Health Net talks layoffs — what to do if you’re affected by a transition and how to keep your mental health in good order. Continue reading