Probiotic supplements have been a growing trend among health-conscious consumers for the better part of a decade. But what exactly are probiotics and why are they important for your health? To that end, what is a prebiotic and how is it different from a probiotic? Continue reading
Every year, more than 160,000 men in the United States are diagnosed with prostate cancer. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), prostate cancer is the most common non-skin cancer among American men. Continue reading
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently released its annual National Diabetes Statistics Report, and the results remind us that better education about the symptoms and treatment for the disease is needed. The information shared here may be of value to your employees.
August is National Immunization Awareness Month, so it is an ideal time for your employees to think about children’s vaccinations.
Health Net’s website has been updated so employers and brokers can access the commercial Plan Contract and EOC.
The new online access is available at the same time the documents are mailed to employers.
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
This update includes information for all Oregon and Washington Commercial formularies/drugs lists, except as otherwise noted.
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