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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.

  • Understanding ADHD

    Understanding ADHD

    August 01, 2022

    Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, or ADHD, is one of the most common neurodevelopmental disorders. ADHD is usually diagnosed in children and often lasts into adulthood. All children have trouble focusing or behaving at one time or another, especially over the past year with disruptions to typical routines, school, and social events. But children with ADHD have persistent problems with attention and/or hyperactivity and do not just grow out of these behaviors. The symptoms continue and cause difficulty in school, at home, and socially with others.
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  • Breastfeeding

    Breastfeeding

    August 01, 2022

    Your breast milk helps your baby fight off illnesses by strengthening the immune system, and it has fats and proteins that the baby can digest more easily than those in store-bought formula. Babies who are breast-fed are shown to have fewer feeding and digestive problems and a lower risk of sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS).
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  • Decreasing Stress and Anxiety

    Decreasing Stress and Anxiety

    August 01, 2022

    In 2022, there is no shortage of things that can spike our anxiety if we let them. You can help to reduce feelings of anxiety with coping strategies like mindfulness.
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  • August is National Immunization Awareness Month

    August is National Immunization Awareness Month

    August 01, 2022

    August is National Immunization Awareness Month (NIAM). This annual observance highlights the importance of getting recommended vaccines throughout your life. You have the power to protect yourself and your family against serious diseases [like COVID-19, whooping cough, cancers caused by HPV, and pneumonia] through on-time vaccination.
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  • High Blood Pressure

    High Blood Pressure

    June 06, 2022

    Many people who have high blood pressure, also called hypertension, don’t know it.
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  • Maintain a Healthy Back

    Maintain a Healthy Back

    June 05, 2022

    Back pain can limit your movement and ability to go about your daily routine.
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  • Best Father’s Day Gift, the Gift of Health

    Best Father’s Day Gift, the Gift of Health

    June 03, 2022

    Your health is far too important to put on the back burner. This Father’s Day, give yourself the gift of health.
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  • Substance Use Disorder Awareness

    Substance Use Disorder Awareness

    June 01, 2022

    About 1 in 15 Americans are living with a substance use disorder, and rates of alcohol and other drug use have increased in 2020 and 2021.
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  • Opioid Alternatives for Pain

    Opioid Alternatives for Pain

    June 01, 2022

    Opioids work well and are usually safe when they are taken as prescribed. Of the risks that can occur with opioid treatment, overdose is the most serious.
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  • National Stroke Month

    National Stroke Month

    May 03, 2022

    May is National Stroke Month. Stroke is the 5th leading cost of death and a leading cause of disability in the United States.
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