September is National Yoga Month – an annual observance designated by the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services in an effort to increase awareness regarding the health benefits of yoga. The monthly campaign consists of yoga classes, concerts and special events to inspire people to practice yoga and to create a more balanced lifestyle.
But before your kids hit the field, be sure they’re ready. A preparticipation physical exam (PPE) can help.
A PPE is one way to help your young athlete stay safe and healthy. And often, kids must pass one before they can take part in school sports. A PPE often includes an exam and questions about any past illness or injury.
Which medical professionals offer top-quality care for women? If you thought of primary care physicians, internists, OB-GYNs, physician assistants and nurse practitioners, you’re right. But there’s another group of professionals caring for women of all ages, through every stage of life. They are certified nurse-midwives (CNMs).
Do you sometimes wonder whether you’ve eaten enough of the types of foods that help you stay healthy? Are there times when you wonder whether there are certain foods that can provide you with the vitamins and minerals you need?
If you build your diet around fruits, vegetables, beans and whole grains, chances are your body will get all the nutrients it needs.
So, before walking down the aisle, take a moment to review this suggested premarital medical checklist.
Before the inviting weather and longer daylight hours slips away, now is the time – if you haven’t already done so – to embrace the concept of getting fit as a family. Not only can family fitness be fun, but getting in shape actually has become a crucial health issue, particularly for children. Continue reading
It’s the last official holiday weekend of the summer. From packing prescriptions to knowing where to access care away from home, it’s essential to take steps that will help ensure you have a vacation that maximizes both good times and good health. Review this travel checklist before heading off for your next vacation.
Kids across the country are heading back to school, which is an ideal time for parents to make sure that their children are up to date on their vaccines. With that goal in mind, August is National Immunization Awareness Month – an annual educational initiative designed to increase awareness regarding the crucial role that immunizations play in disease prevention ― from infancy through the senior years. Continue reading
Bullying is unwanted, aggressive behavior among school aged children that involves a real or perceived power imbalance. The behavior is repeated, or has the potential to be repeated, over time. Both kids who are bullied and who bully others may have serious, lasting problems.
With children nationwide either already back in school or soon to be, parents are busily charting carpool schedules and bracing for homework wars. While this can be a stressful time of year for moms and dads, it can be even more so for students. That’s why Health Net, Inc. is sharing tips to help ensure a smooth back-to-school transition for the whole family.
Recognizing the challenges that the start of a new school year can bring, MHN’s health educators developed the following tips to make this annual passage a positive one.