Skip the salt, not the flavor

herbs and spices_482x414According to the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention, most Americans should consume less sodium. Most of the sodium we consume is in the form of salt, and the vast majority of sodium we consume is in processed and restaurant foods. Your body needs a small amount of sodium to work properly, but too much sodium is bad for your health. Continue reading

Safely dispose of unneeded or expired Rx drugs this Saturday, April 28

ThinkstockPhotos-MD001994_jpgDo you have plastic bottles in your home that contain prescription medications you no longer need? Please don’t’ toss them in the garbage or flush them down the toilet; these pills can be harmful if taken by someone for whom they weren’t prescribed, and many are also harmful to the environment. But, there is a safe way to dispose of them. Continue reading

Mental health hospitalization: The importance of follow-up care

SAF 0597_CMYK_crop_jpgMore than one in five people in the United States experience some form of mental illness, according to the National Alliance on Mental Illness. It is more common than we think, and caring for yourself at the time of a mental health crisis is a sign of strength and empowerment.

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Finding the right doctor for you

patient and doctor_482x414_pngWhen it comes to good overall health and wellness, the bond you create with your doctor/primary care physician (PCP) can be the key. Finding the right doctor, one with whom you share a mutual trust and respect, is an important step to having better health results that last. Health Net cares about the connection you have with your doctor, and we want to help you have the best experience possible each time you visit. Continue reading