New Chronic Pain Module Coming to myStrength Beginning February 1, 2017

Despite living in a culture where we seek better nutrition, an active lifestyle and a renewed sense of well-being, nearly 100 million of us suffer from chronic pain every year.1 In fact, chronic pain affects more Americans than diabetes, heart disease and cancer combined. For those who suffer with chronic pain, the condition results in: Continue reading

Tips for a Safe Halloween

Once upon a time, Halloween had more tricks than treats. Pranksters roamed the streets, making plenty of noise and mischief. Some towns actually appointed special police to make sure things didn’t get out of hand.

Today’s annual costume-and-candy extravaganza probably seems tame by comparison. Still, Halloween safety is as important as ever and not that tricky to achieve. 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

Information for Wildfire Victims and Evacuees

Health Net is providing access to essential prescriptions and other services

Health Net, Inc. is helping ensure that Health Net members who are victims and evacuees of California, Oregon and Washington’s current wildfires have access to essential prescription medications, critical Health Net information and services to help them cope with grief, loss, stress or trauma.

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Tips to Help You Cope with Change

Feeling relaxed and sereneBudget cuts and layoffs are no longer unusual news. We all expect change in our workplace and in our life. Still, major changes, and even minor ones, can be stressful.

Change that is unplanned or unwanted can affect your moods and your health. You may feel angry, depressed or unmotivated. You might even notice sleep problems, headaches or loss of appetite. Continue reading

Seven Steps to Safe Summer Workouts

Good advice for everyone exercising outdoors! Especially if you’re just starting to exercise regularly.

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Summer is a great time to workout – but it still has its risks! Share this tip sheet with your friends to encourage them to work out responsibly.

For details on these tips, check out The American Cancer Society’s blog post: http://bit.ly/1GDChHs

Emergency Room Or Urgent Care?

Just in time for summer, Health Net relays helpful information

 

medical doctor bandaging patientJune 21 marked the official start of summer – a season that, while generally associated with outdoor fun, can also often bring a host of injuries and illnesses.  While it’s hoped that the summer will unfold without incident, if an accident or illness occurs, individuals are advised to educate themselves – ahead of time – regarding where to seek care.

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Pay Attention to Summer Safety

little boy in life jacket on the beachSafety is no accident

When it comes to seasons, summer is the popularity shoo-in. However, summer simultaneously is high season for injuries and illnesses, many of which are voidable. Children are particularly vulnerable to summer’s potential dangers, so adults are urged to be especially mindful of water safety, bicycle safety, and sun safety.  Learn tips about summer safety during National Safety Month.

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Try Health Net’s Hospital Advisor Tool

Health 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.

View Your Hospital’s Safety Score video, from www.HospitalSafetyScore.org. To learn more, click “Continue Reading”, below.

 

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