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.
Diabetes is a common disease, and it’s important to learn as much as possible about the latest medical therapies and approaches, as well as healthy lifestyle choices. Do you worry about getting type 2 diabetes? Maybe it runs in your family or you already have prediabetes. Millions of Americans do.
The good news: You can change the future.
As a caregiver, you have a lot of responsibilities—one of which may be helping your loved one manage medications. This can be a complex task, particularly if he or she takes multiple meds.
How can you help keep this task safe and simple? Read on to learn more.
For many of us, mornings – particularly weekday mornings – are a stressful blur of snooze alarms, semi-conscious showers, and mad dashes out the door accompanied by a sinking feeling of already being hopelessly behind.
If you’ve had your fill of morning madness, sample the suggestions below. While there are no magic morning bullets, even small tweaks can reframe the way you start your day.
What’s the best thing you can do to preserve good health and guard against future ailments and diseases?
Here are 10 things you can do that will help move the needle in the direction of good health.
Make healthy aging possible
There’s no question that age brings changes to our lives. And yes, some of them we’d prefer to avoid.
Physically, for example, stiffening joints can make it harder to get around. And many people find that their short-term memory just isn’t what it used to be.
While the threat of skin cancer has been well publicized, many Americans are largely unaware of the serious medical problems that can result from being in the heat. Learn about the warning signs of heat stroke, and keep yourself and your family safe.