Introducing: You! Healthy Aging at Age 60 and Beyond

couple walking cropped iStock_000012129379_SmallSeptember 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

New Enhancement to myStrength: “Mindfulness”

mystrengthMental health is an integral and essential component of health. Health Net understands this and is partnering with myStrength to offer you complimentary access to myStrength.com as a Health Net member.

 

myStrength is excited to announce the release of a new suite of wellness activities, called “Mindfulness.” Continue reading

Sept. 21 Webinar: Don’t Lose Sleep Over Stress!

What is your "sleep needs spectrum"?Health Net is offering a telephone/webinar based class on Wednesday, September 21 that will explain how stress can affect your body and sleep patterns. The monthly webinar is offered to all Health Net members as well as non-Health Net insured individuals. Feel free to share this information with your friends and co-workers! Continue reading

Focus on Health: National Immunization Awareness Month

Nurse administering an intramuscular vaccination in the left shoAs 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.

 

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), state and local vaccination requirements for daycare and school entry are important for maintaining high vaccination coverage rates, and in turn, lower rates of vaccine-preventable diseases (VPDs). Therefore, state laws establish vaccination requirements for school children and daycare facilities. It is important to keep a record of your child’s vaccination record for when your child returns to daycare or school. Continue reading

Information for California Fire Victims and Evacuees

Health Net providing access to essential prescriptions during and after the emergency

 

Health Net is taking steps to help ensure that Health Net members who have lost their homes or been evacuated due to the recent major wildfires in three California counties have access to essential prescription medications, critical Health Net information and other services to help them cope with grief, loss, stress or trauma.

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6 Ways to get Sunscreen into Skincare

Sun safety tipsSunscreen isn’t optional. Long gone are the days when slathering on zinc was reserved for beach days or when heading to an amusement park. We now know that sunscreen must be part of your daily skincare routine. Even when working in an office. Even when you’re kicking it at home. And, yes, even for your children at school on a cloudy day (which, no doubt, takes Herculean efforts on your part). The reason, as we’ve come to learn, has everything to do with the sun’s harmful ultraviolet rays and the risk of skin cancer. Continue reading

Aug. 17 Webinar: Survive the Cold & Flu Season

Is it a cold or the flu? Taking charge of your health is especially important this time of the year. The cold & flu season is approaching, and it is essential to learn about cold & flu prevention techniques and treatments. Understanding the difference between the cold & flu symptoms helps treatment work quicker at ending your symptoms.

 

Health Net is offering a telephone/webinar based class to help educate individuals on the cold & flu. Continue reading