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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.

  • World Diabetes Day

    World Diabetes Day

    November 09, 2021

    World Diabetes Day is Sunday, November 14, 2021. According to the International Diabetes Federation, there are 463 million adults (1 in 11) living with diabetes, worldwide. The number of people living with diabetes is expected to rise to 578 million by 2030. In addition, one in two adults with diabetes remain undiagnosed.
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  • Hip and Knee Osteoarthritis

    Hip and Knee Osteoarthritis

    October 18, 2021

    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 18, 2021

    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 18, 2021

    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 18, 2021

    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 18, 2021

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

    August is National Immunization Awareness Month

    August 12, 2021

    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.
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  • The National Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP)

    The National Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP)

    August 04, 2021

    The DPP is a partnership of organizations that offer affordable, high-quality lifestyle changes to reduce the risk of type 2 diabetes and improve health. Did you know you can decrease your risk of diabetes simply by adding physical activity and healthy eating to your daily routine? Try these tips during the summer months.
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  • Protection from Lead

    Protection from Lead

    August 04, 2021

    Lead poisoning is the #1 environmental health threat to children in the US. Recent studies show small amounts of lead can cause health problems in adults too. The good news is that lead poisoning is preventable. New York State requires health care providers to test all children for lead with a blood lead test at age 1 year and again at age 2 years. Protect your family from lead poisoning by following these recommendations.
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  • Protect Your Skin

    Protect Your Skin

    August 04, 2021

    The sun’s ultraviolet (UV) rays can damage your skin in as little as 15 minutes! UV rays are even dangerous on cloudy or hazy days and can reflect off surfaces including water, cement, sand, and snow.
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