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
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.
Growing Cancer Risk for Younger Adults: What You Should Know
While colorectal cancer was once most often diagnosed among those ages 50 and older, now younger people also need to be on the alert.View cancer Articles
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.
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.
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
Parents, Kids and You in Between: Get Tips for Caregivers
If you’re juggling the responsibilities of caring for both your children and parents, you know how overwhelming it can be. But there are ways to make it work without giving up your sanity. Learn some coping strategies to help balance caring for others and caring for yourself.
6 Health Care Myths You Should Ignore
Don’t go outside in the cold without a jacket. Drink eight glasses of water a day. These are medical facts, right? Wrong. Find out what other half-truths and old wives’ tales you should stop believing — and which ones have some basis in the truth.
Weeknight Dinner Dilemma? Try This FAST Dinner Recipe
Worried about what to make for weeknight dinners? If you have time to eat, then you have time to cook a meal FAST: Fresh, At-home, Simple and Tasty. Watch chef Brian Emmett show how to make a quick and delicious meal. Bonus: you can make a second meal with the leftovers.View general health Articles
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.
Don't Let This Silent Killer Get You
There are usually no outward signs that blood pressure is high. And untreated high blood pressure is dangerous. Get it checked regularly, and find out what lifestyle changes you can make to lower it.
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.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