bone & joint health
In a Slump? Straighten Up While Using Digital Devices
Having poor posture when using digital devices is causing many of us back and neck pain. Are you suffering from “iPosture”?
Rheumatoid Arthritis: Fight Early and Hard for Best Results
Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) causes pain, inflammation, deformities and disability.
Small Steps = Big Gains
Activity can be painful if you have joint problems. But it’s an important way to help lessen pain and lose extra weight that can make symptoms worse. Get tips for getting started — one step at a time.View bone & joint health Articles
Get the Latest Advice on Breast Cancer Screening and Prevention
If you’re confused about when to get a mammogram, you’re not alone. Not all experts agree, so what’s the best advice? Talk to your doctor. And don’t put it off. Regular screenings can help spot a problem before it becomes serious.
Don't Fry Day: Preventing Skin Cancer
Prevention and early detection of skin cancer are vital for good health. “Don’t Fry Day” kicks off the summer season on the Friday before Memorial Day.
Men and Good Health Can Go Together
Two of the top five diseases that kill American men are cancer and heart disease. Guard against these diseases and more with a healthy lifestyle and preventive screenings.View cancer Articles
Members Share Tips for Managing Diabetes
About 29 million Americans have diabetes. If you or a loved one is managing diabetes, get tips from our members on what helped them.
Diabetes Screening: Why You Need It and When
There are almost no early symptoms that let you know you may have type 2 diabetes, but there are some clues. Find out if you need to talk to your doctor about screening for diabetes.
Eyes on the Prize: Prevent Diabetes-Related Vision Problems
People with diabetes are at risk for eye problems that can lead to vision loss or even blindness. Regular eye exams are a vital part of preventing vision loss.View diabetes Articles
Going Against the Grains: Should You Go Gluten-Free?
First it was fat. Then sugar. Then carbs. Now gluten seems to be topping the list of diet no-nos. Is giving up gluten the answer to managing a healthy diet? Get the facts.
Breaking Bad Metabolism: Can You Change Yours for the Better?
Struggling to keep the weight off, even when you don’t return to old habits? Changes in your hormones and metabolism may be working against you. What can you do?
Plan for a Healthy Winter Getaway
Planning the perfect getaway to some place warm this winter? A little preparation can go a long way toward helping you stay healthy on your trip. Find out what you need to know before you go.View general health Articles
Embrace a Healthy Heart: Commit to Preventing Heart Attacks and Strokes
February is Heart Month. It’s a good time to be proactive about your heart health. Heart disease and stroke cause 1 in 3 deaths in the U.S. each year. Many of these deaths could be prevented.
Sweet, Salty and Sneaky: What's Hiding in Your Food?
Heading to the deli for a hearty soup and sandwich lunch? You may get more than you bargained for. Hidden sugar and salt lurk in many foods you might not suspect.
Hearts Aflutter: Atrial Fibrillation Raises Stroke Risk
If your heart’s skipping a beat, it could be love. But it could also be atrial fibrillation, a serious heart problem that also increases stroke risk.View heart health Articles
Is It a Cold, the Flu or Something Else?
Viruses and bacteria can cause many types of respiratory illnesses with similar symptoms. So how do you know whether to treat it at home, the doctor’s office or the emergency room?
Taking on Asthma Initiative Takes Home Corporate Citizenship Award
Blue Cross and Blue Shield earned national recognition for our role in the Enhancing Care for Children with Asthma project, a community asthma management program
Don't Be Sidelined by Exercise-Induced Asthma
Professional athletes have done it, and so can you. With the help of your doctor, you can be active even though you have asthma. Exercise can help you stay healthy and control your symptoms.View lung health Articles