bone & joint health
This Joint Is Creaking: Tips to Ease Your Pain
Oh, my aching hip, back and knee! Feeling your age? Our members tell us that joint pain can happen at any age and for varied reasons. Find out how they’ve gotten some relief.
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.
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”?View bone & joint health Articles
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.
Improve Your Long Game with Two Simple Steps
Before you greet the warmer weather with outdoor activities, there are two important steps you should take to protect your long-term health.View cancer Articles
A Descent into the Unexpected
As a former Boy Scout assistant scoutmaster and dad to four boys, Mike Kokotek knew the value of planning ahead. But his careful preparations were no match for a sudden change in health.
Go from Prediabetes to No Diabetes Through Healthier Living
About 84 million American adults have prediabetes. But there’s hope for those who don’t want to stay on the path to diabetes.
Sweet Peeps®! How to Survive the Spring Sugar Rush
Don’t let baskets of candy or the dessert table at a family get-together derail your efforts to manage your blood sugar. With a few simple tricks, you can have fun and enjoy some treats.View diabetes Articles
BCBSNM Expands Care Van® Program
The Blue Cross and Blue Shield of New Mexico (BCBSNM) Care Van program takes preventive services and screenings to where New Mexicans live and work. Now a second mobile unit will help us bring health care to more people in our communities.
Can Your Mind Heal Your Body?
Meditation and mindfulness can relieve stress. Research shows it may also help your body heal when dealing with serious illness.
Killing Carbohydrates: The Ketogenic Diet Craze
It may seem like it’s another day, another diet. One you may have been hearing about recently is the ketogenic diet, which is low in carbs and high in protein and fat. But any diet that eliminates certain food categories can have its drawbacks.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
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.
Breathe Easier: Avoid Asthma, Allergy Triggers with Testing
If you struggle with asthma, get tested to find out what triggers the symptoms that make it hard for you to breathe.View lung health Articles