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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.

  • Overcoming Holiday Stress

    Overcoming Holiday Stress

    December 07, 2022

    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. Here are 5 tips to help beat that holiday stress...
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  • Holistic Health During the Holidays

    Holistic Health During the Holidays

    December 06, 2022

    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 05, 2022

    According to New York State Public Health Law, everyone over the age of 13 that is seeking health care treatment must be offered an HIV test. Talk to your doctor about your risk of getting sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), especially 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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  • Seasonal Affective Disorder

    Seasonal Affective Disorder

    December 04, 2022

    Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) affects approximately 10 million Americans, and women are 4x 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 be worse during stressful holiday season or when isolated or apart from loved ones.
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  • World Diabetes Day

    World Diabetes Day

    November 04, 2022

    World Diabetes Day is Monday, November 14, 2022. According to the International Diabetes Federation, there are 537 million adults (1 in 10) living with diabetes, worldwide. The number of people living with diabetes is expected to rise to 643 million by 2030. In addition, one in two adults with diabetes remain undiagnosed; the majority have type 2 diabetes.
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  • Let us help you manage your COPD

    Let us help you manage your COPD

    November 04, 2022

    Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is recognized as the third leading cause of death in America. If you smoke or are regularly exposed to secondhand smoke, you are at risk for developing COPD.
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  • What is Palliative Care?

    What is Palliative Care?

    November 03, 2022

    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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  • Don’t Be Embarrassed by Your Bladder

    Don’t Be Embarrassed by Your Bladder

    November 02, 2022

    In the United States, approximately 20 million women and 6 million men will experience urinary incontinence at some point in their lives. The risk of urinary incontinence also increases with age — up to 35 percent of people age 60 and older experience symptoms.
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  • Caregiver Support: You’re Not Alone

    Caregiver Support: You’re Not Alone

    November 01, 2022

    Loved ones face many challenges when it comes to caring for chronically ill family members. This includes taking care of themselves, because if they are sick, they may not be able to tend to their loved ones’ care.
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  • Health Literacy

    Health Literacy

    October 04, 2022

    Did you know that according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, nine out of 10 adults struggle to understand and use health information when it is unfamiliar, complex or filled with medical terms? Because of this misunderstanding, there is a higher chance of not following the doctor’s orders, leading to complications, increased healthcare costs or even death (Talking points about health literacy, 2016).
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