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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.

  • Cervical Cancer and the Human Papillomavirus (HPV)

    Cervical Cancer and the Human Papillomavirus (HPV)

    January 13, 2022

    You can do several things to lower your chances of getting cervical cancer or HPV infection.
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  • SMART Goals for the New Year

    SMART Goals for the New Year

    January 13, 2022

    The New Year is a common time for a fresh start. Many people resolve to make lifestyle changes in the New Year. One way to increase your chances of success and to set effective goals is using the SMART goal method. This method will allow you to take those vague ideas and transform them into reality.
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  • How Cardiac Rehab Helps Heal Your Heart

    How Cardiac Rehab Helps Heal Your Heart

    December 07, 2021

    If you experienced a heart attack or other heart problems, cardiac rehabilitation is an essential part of your recovery. Cardiac rehab can help prevent another, perhaps more serious, heart attack by building heart-healthy habits.
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  • Holistic Health During the Holidays

    Holistic Health During the Holidays

    December 07, 2021

    Holistic health focuses on caring for the whole person - mind, body, and spirit. With the busy holiday season upon us, there is no better time to focus on your health and wellness.
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  • Know Your HIV Status

    Know Your HIV Status

    December 07, 2021

    According to New York State Public Health Law, everyone over the age of 13 seeking health care must be offered an HIV test. Talk to your doctor about your risk of getting sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), including human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). HIV attacks the body’s immune system and can lead to acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) if left untreated.
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  • Overcoming Holiday Stress

    Overcoming Holiday Stress

    December 07, 2021

    The holidays can feel like a magical time of positivity and connection to friends and family, but they can also be an extremely challenging time of year. For all of us, the holiday season can bring some extra stress.
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  • Seasonal Affective Disorder

    Seasonal Affective Disorder

    December 07, 2021

    Seasonal affective disorder (SAD) affects approximately 10 million Americans; women are four times more likely to be diagnosed with SAD than men. This type of depression recurs during the fall and winter months as the days grow shorter, and the effects of SAD can worsen during the stressful holiday season or when isolated or apart from loved ones.
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  • What is Palliative Care?

    What is Palliative Care?

    November 09, 2021

    You or your loved one is diagnosed with a chronic illness. Originally, the symptoms could be managed with medications and other treatments but now is requiring more frequent and intense treatments to help manage the disease. You are shocked when the doctor talks to you about enrolling you or your loved one in palliative care. What does that mean?
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  • Great American Smokeout

    Great American Smokeout

    November 09, 2021

    Quitting smoking isn’t easy. It takes time and a plan. You don’t have to stop smoking in one day. Start with day one. Let the Great American Smokeout event on the third Thursday in November be your day to start your journey toward a smoke-free life.
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  • Caregiver Support, You are Not Alone

    Caregiver Support, You are Not Alone

    November 09, 2021

    Loved ones face many challenges when it comes to caring for chronically ill family members. If you do not take care of yourself, you may neglect your physical and mental health. This may result in even more stress when you are sick and cannot tend to your loved one’s care.
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