Have a Heart Challenge Begins February 2019

group-heart-hug-300x200-300x200The Have a Heart Challenge is a great way to jump-start a healthier lifestyle in 2019. This challenge helps you focus on these heart-healthy steps: eating fruits, vegetables and whole grains, as well as getting physical activity. The challenge begins on February 1. Continue reading

Teen Vaping: Separating Fact from Fiction

Teenage years are critical years. It’s the time when children have huge amounts of cognitive and emotional growth. And when they begin to have strong opinions and find new skills and interests. One of the more popular interests among some teens is the use of e-cigarettes, more commonly known as vaping.

Smoking E-Cigarette

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Step Your Way to Better Health in 2019!

Beginning January 1, 2019, Health Net is launching an exciting new way for you to improve your health – the Step It Up Challenge. We’ve designed this challenge to help you monitor your physical activity. It can also help you create an empowering, healthy lifestyle change that lasts. The program runs through December 31, 2019.

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Creamy Squash Soup with Shredded Apples

butternut squash cropped iStock_000005159303_SmallButternut squash and apples get blender-tender after a warm simmer in pumpkin pie spice. Easy to make, healthy for the whole family.  Result? Best. Soup. Ever. Warm up with this healthy, creamy soup that only takes 10 minutes to prepare.

Prep time: 10 minutes
Cook time: 20 minutes
Yields: 4 servings
Serving size: 1 ½ cup soup

 

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Supreme Court Ruling: Key Takeaways

Court Finds for the Government

 

Health care reform updateThe United States Supreme Court ruling upholding Affordable Care Act subsidies in federal-exchange states was made public on June 25, as only one of two cases released on this almost-final day of the court’s term. With its 6-3 decision, the court preserved the structure of the Affordable Care Act. Here are key takeaways of the decision.

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April Immunization Celebrations!

Whooping CoughEach year, people in the U.S. celebrate National Infant Immunization Week (NIIW) to raise awareness about getting a vaccine (shot). Vaccines are the best way to ensure children are fully safe from serious or even deadly illnesses. NIIW is from April 18th–April 25th, and reminds us that vaccines help the health of children.

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