bone & joint health
Young and Undone: More Young Adults Are Having Joint Surgery
A decade ago, hip and knee replacements were mainly for the senior set. But in recent years, a growing number of younger adults are having replacement surgeries. What can you do to protect yourself?
Member Profile: Rainy Days and RA Never Get Me Down
Blue Cross and Blue Shield member Camille Mason has lived with Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) since her teens. Learn how she has managed to stay active and enjoy life.
Arthritis: No Funny Bones About It
It’s no laughing matter that arthritis is the leading cause of disability in our country. Read tips from our members on how they manage their arthritis.View bone & joint health Articles
One Simple Test Can Save Your Life
An annual exam isn’t on anyone’s list of favorite things to do. But putting it off can put women at risk for cervical cancer. A simple Pap test can protect you from a life-threatening cancer.
Early Detection Helps Prevent Deaths from Breast Cancer
Getting regular screening tests is the best way to find breast cancer early, when it’s most likely to be successfully treated. Find out when you need to start getting screenings.
That's No Excuse: It's Time to Get a Mammogram
Excuses, fear and denial don’t cut it when it comes to taking care of your health. If you’re due for a mammogram, it’s time to schedule an appointment.View cancer Articles
You Have Diabetes. Now What?
If you’ve been diagnosed with diabetes, you probably have a lot of questions. Learn the steps to take to manage your condition and stay healthy. Diabetes can be a scary diagnosis, but with some planning and dedication, you can get — and keep — the disease under control.
Diabetes and Your Eyes: Why You Need Regular Eye Exams
People with diabetes are at a greater risk for eye problems, but early detection can help avoid vision loss. Eye exams can also catch changes in your eyes that can indicate serious health problems like high blood pressure, autoimmune diseases and cancer.
Review How to Inject Insulin with Your Doctor
It’s important to make sure you’re injecting your insulin correctly. Even if you have been using insulin for a while, it’s a good idea to regularly review the steps for doing it safely and effectively.View diabetes Articles
Talk to Me: When Family or Friends Have Depression
When someone close to you is dealing with depression, you may think all you can do is worry. But there are ways you can help.
Technology and Your Health: Friend and Foe
Devices and apps can help you monitor and even improve your health. But spending too much time on your devices can have drawbacks.
Jeepers! Take Care of Those Peepers
Have blurry vision and dry eyes become a regular part of your life? They don’t have to be. Protect your eyesight with routine eye exams that find problems early. And learn what else you can do to help common eye problems.View general health Articles
Is Hidden Salt Wrecking Your Healthy Eating Goals?
Too much salt in your diet can raise blood pressure, upping the risk of stroke, heart disease and kidney problems. But keeping salt in check isn’t easy because it’s hidden in many of the foods people eat the most.
10 Ways to Keep Blood Pressure Low and in Control
High blood pressure is a factor in many health problems, including heart disease. You can protect your heart and your health by keeping it in check.
Heart Disease: The Equal Opportunity Killer
Many people think of heart disease as mostly affecting men, but it is the No. 1 cause of death for women and men. And women face risks and other issues that men don’t. Learn how women and men can protect themselves.View heart health Articles
Achoo! What to Do if Allergies Are New to You
Maybe you sailed through childhood with rarely a sneeze or itch. But allergies can crop up in your 20s, 30s and beyond. The three Ps of pets, pollution and pollen may be to blame, but researchers aren’t certain why the sniffles sideline some adults and others escape sneeze-free.
Trash the Ash
Smoking leads to serious health problems. Get some tips from members on the many ways they quit smoking, and get other helpful resources.
Summer Air Quality Can Increase Risk for Asthma Sufferers
Summer can be a tough time for kids and adults with asthma. But with a little planning, you can still enjoy a day at the beach or a night by the campfire.View lung health Articles