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

Can You Bank on that Cord Blood?

pregnancyThe 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

Try Health Net’s Hospital Advisor Tool

P161 croppedHealth Net offers several online tools to help you in deciding where to get quality care and services. One of these is the Hospital Advisor Tool, which is powered by WebMD® and allows you to easily compare hospitals by the number of patients treated, mortality and complication rates, length of stay, and average costs. These reports are based on state, Leapfrog Group patient safety, and hospital satisfaction data.

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July 20 Webinar: Healthy Eating on a Budget

Reading Food LabelsIt may seem difficult to maintain a healthy diet when you are on a budget. However, mealtime doesn’t have to be costly, complicated, or unhealthy. Eating right can be affordable, convenient, and nutritious. There are many strategies to help you stay on course when you are shopping at the grocery store. You can make good nutrition a priority without taking up too much time and money if you have a strategy.

 

Health Net is offering a telephone/webinar based class to individuals that will help individuals stay on track to eating healthy while on a budget. Continue reading

Enjoy the Fireworks – And Stay Safe

sparkler-677774_960_720What would the Fourth of July be without fireworks? A lot safer, no doubt.

Every year, injuries from fireworks—often burns to the hands and face—send thousands of Americans to hospital emergency departments. And while Independence Day is the most popular time for fireworks, people set them off at other times too, making fireworks a year-round safety concern. Continue reading

June 15 Webinar: Summertime Safety for Your Family

family in hammockIt’s that time of the year again!  The first day of summer is right around the corner and you probably want to get outdoors and take advantage of the long, warm summer days.  It’s important to drink lots of water, dress properly, wear sunscreen, be careful around the pool, and watch out for those ticks!

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