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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.

  • The Good News about Cholesterol

    The Good News about Cholesterol

    September 03, 2022

    Have you been diagnosed with high cholesterol? The good news is, you can make healthy changes to bring down your cholesterol number, and reduce the risk of heart disease and stroke. If you are an adult 20 or older, have your cholesterol tested and work with your doctor to adjust your cholesterol levels as necessary.
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  • Healthy Aging

    Healthy Aging

    September 02, 2022

    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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  • Get Your Flu Shot

    Get Your Flu Shot

    September 02, 2022

    Getting a flu vaccine every year is the best way to protect yourself and your family from flu and its potentially serious complications. The CDC recommends that everyone 6 months and older get vaccinated by the end of October.
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  • National Suicide Prevention Week

    National Suicide Prevention Week

    September 01, 2022

    This year, the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is known as the 988 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline. When people call, text, or chat 988, they will be connected to trained counselors that are part of the existing Lifeline network. These trained counselors will listen, understand how their problems are affecting them, provide support, and connect them to resources if necessary.
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  • 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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