Yoga: Creating a More Balanced Lifestyle

Enjoying yoga's health benefitsSeptember 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.

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Is Your Child Ready for Sports?

Is your child ready for sports?Play ball! These are welcome words for many young athletes.

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.

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Certified Nurse-Midwives: Delivering More than Babies

Certified Nurse mid-wife consulting with patientWhich 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).

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A Healthy Diet = Getting all the Necessary Nutrients

Eating well = naturally nutritious

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.


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Give Kids a Healthy Start to the School Year

Dr w child and mom copyKids 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

Four Facts Every Parent Should Know About Bullies

Talk to your child about bullyingIf you’re a parent, it pays to know as much as you can about bullying. The more you know, the better you can keep your child safe from bullies.

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.

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Tips for a Smooth Back-to-School Transition

Make the back-to-school transition smooth for your familyWith 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.


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