Oh, Baby! Childbirth classes help new and seasoned moms

Cape Town, South Africa

Congratulations – you’re expecting a child. Whether it’s your first or your fourth, there’s much to do to prepare yourself and your family for the birth of a newborn. Setting up the nursery, deciding on cord banking, figuring out childcare – the list can seem endless. Continue reading

Health Net wins the affection of the American Heart Association

215pxFitFriendlyGoldSeal-2016Health Net recently received the American Heart Association’s (AHA) coveted Gold-level recognition award as a 2016 Fit-Friendly Worksite. This is Health Net’s second Gold-level honor in a row acknowledging the wealth of activities and resources our organization offers for getting fit, eating healthy and staying well. Continue reading

It’s a Drag Being Addicted to Nicotine

gaso-2016If you’ve never smoked – or have since quit – you can breathe easy knowing your risk of lung cancer is greatly diminished. But since November is Lung Cancer Awareness Month, and in honor of The Great American Smokeout on November 17, Health Net encourages you to light a little fire of your own under a co-worker who has expressed the desire to kick the nicotine habit. Continue reading

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

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

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

Health Care Coverage Coming to Undocumented Children in CA

All children – regardless of immigration status – will now be eligible for Medi-Cal health benefits.

 

For the first time, health care coverage is on its way to approximately 170,000 low-income children in California whose immigration status is undocumented.

 

As of May 1, 2016, children under 19 years old will be eligible for full-scope Medi-Cal health benefits regardless of their immigration status. Continue reading