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Health and Wellness News Center

Keeping BlueCross BlueShield members updated with relevant resources, our health and wellness articles offer a variety of ways to maintain your mental and physical health.

  • Hip and Knee Osteoarthritis

    Hip and Knee Osteoarthritis

    October 15, 2020

    With the most common form of arthritis, osteoarthritis (OA), the cartilage and bones in a joint begin to break down. OA can cause pain, stiffness, swelling, and decreased ability to move.
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  • Health Literacy

    Health Literacy

    October 15, 2020

    According to the CDC, nine out of 10 adults struggle to understand and use health information that is unfamiliar, complex, or filled with medical terms. Learn more to make sure you understand your health information and your doctor’s instructions.
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  • Domestic Abuse

    Domestic Abuse

    October 15, 2020

    Victims of domestic abuse often have difficulty telling someone or seeking help because they feel ashamed, guilty, and powerless — but resources are available to help create a plan for safety.
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  • Depression

    Depression

    October 15, 2020

    We all feel down sometimes, and it’s normal to feel loneliness when we’ve spent so much of this year socially distanced. If these feelings become overwhelming it could be a sign of depression.
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  • Breast Cancer Awareness Month

    Breast Cancer Awareness Month

    October 15, 2020

    October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Early detection and awareness are the best defenses against cancer.
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  • Healthy Aging

    Healthy Aging

    September 03, 2020

    Healthy aging is finding a balance between the physical, mental, and social aspects of your health. To help find this balance, eat a nutritious diet, aim to get 30 minutes of daily exercise, and have a support network of friends and family.
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  • Good News about Cholesterol

    Good News about Cholesterol

    September 03, 2020

    If you’ve been diagnosed with high cholesterol, making healthy changes can reduce your cholesterol number and risk of heart disease and stroke.
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  • National Suicide Prevention Week

    National Suicide Prevention Week

    September 03, 2020

    September 6–12 is National Suicide Prevention Week. The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline describes five steps to communicate with someone who may be having suicidal thoughts.
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  • Get Your Flu Shot

    Get Your Flu Shot

    September 03, 2020

    Getting a flu shot once a year in the Fall can help guard against the flu. It is important for individuals with chronic health conditions to get the flu shot as they are at higher risk for flu complications and the COVID-19 virus.
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  • Understanding Hepatitis C

    Understanding Hepatitis C

    August 17, 2020

    According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), an estimated 3.5 million people live with chronic hepatitis C, and more than 40,000 new infections occur each year.
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