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The Gift For Mom That Gives Back

$2.2 Billion $1.8 Billion $170.71   Any idea what these three sets of numbers stand for? Well, they all have to do with Mother’s Day, which is coming up this Sunday! Each year, approximately $2.2 billion is spent on flowers for Mom, while another $1.8 billion is spent on cards! That’s a total of 4 [...]

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Self Care for Spring!

Post by Bhumi Bhavsar Spring is in the air and aren’t we all excited!! After such an intensive winter we had this past year,  you may have noticed your mood, or moods of friends, family or children have changed as well.  Believe it or not, the weather can have an affect on our moods and [...]

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What is Nexplanon?

Looking for a new method of birth control? HealthNet Certified Nurse Midwife, Patti Bodie explains Nexplanon, a small flexible birth control implant providing up to 3 years of continuous pregnancy prevention. Formally known as Implanon, Nexplanon is the “next” updated version of Implanon that releases a progestin hormone call Etonogestrel. How long is Nexplanon effective? [...]

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Lose Weight By Using Your Phone

When you think of wanting to lose weight, you probably think about fruits and veggies, and hitting the gym, not so much your smart phone. Thanks to today’s technology smart phones are helping pave the way to easier weight loss! With thousands of different apps available, many free, smart phones are helping make it easier [...]

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Ban the Box: The Impact on Indy

Post by Matt Holland, Homeless Initiative Program What is the importance of the City County Council’s decision to pass the Ban the Box initiative for those applying to the City of Indianapolis and their vendors? The 26-2 decision by the City County Council to pass a local Ban the Box initiative potentially has a large impact on [...]

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It’s Not Too Late To Sign Up For Health Insurance!

Post by Tara McKenzie Erp In August of 2013 a change started to take place. HealthNet staff were given the opportunity to train as Federal Navigators to help people enroll in the Market Place under the Affordable Care Act.  After many hours, weeks, and months our team all became official “Navigators”. So what does that mean? [...]

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National Colon Cancer Awareness Month

Post from our friends at the American Cancer Society March is National Colon Cancer Awareness Month. The American Cancer Society is emphasizing the importance of age-appropriate colorectal cancer screening. An estimated 50,310 deaths from colorectal cancer is expected to occur in 2014, accounting for 9 percent of all cancer deaths. The Society is also recommending [...]

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Today is National Kick Butts Day!

Post by Stacey Chappell March 19 marks the 19th annual Kick Butts Day!  What exactly is Kick Butts Day?  This day was marked by the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids to encourage youth to take a stand against ‘Big Tobacco’.  Youth and adults nationwide are encouraged to contribute to this cause by raising awareness of tobacco [...]

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Happy National Health Care for the Homeless Day!

Post by Mandy Stivers Today is National Healthcare for the Homeless Day! Today gives the opportunity to recognize the work done by Health Centers around the country to help provide health care to the homeless. I would like to say how proud I am to be able to work for the homeless! I get to [...]

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Mom-to-Be? Check out our FREE prenatal classes!

Post by Jane Meyer Awaiting the birth of a child can be an exciting time.  It can also be a time where you have a lot of questions and even worries.  HealthNet has a series of prenatal classes to help prepare you for childbirth, breastfeeding, and infant care.  These groups are a great way to [...]

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