• Nurseline: Get Your Questions Answered

    July 20, 2021
    Health issues don’t always follow a 9 to 5 schedule. Sometimes it seems like problems and questions come up at the worst possible times (like 8 o’clock on a Friday night, or when you’re on your way to your family reunion). It can be...
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  • Stay Active and Healthy with Workout to Go

    July 16, 2021
    Do you want to start exercising? Are you looking for a new workout routine? We’ve got just the tools to make it simple. The National Institute on Aging at NIH has a handy Workout to Go brochure that you can download. You'll fin...
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  • Medicare Questions

    July 14, 2021
    If you have questions about Medicare, you’re in good company. It can be confusing. There are a lot of choices and a lot of rules surrounding the government health plan for U.S. citizens age 65 and older. Medicare also offers health coverage for....
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  • Six Ways to Start Small and Make Big Changes

    July 12, 2021
    Want an easy, effective and safe way to get healthy? Think small. Small changes can actually lead to greater well-being over time. "Thinking small" works because it eases you into healthy new habits. Old habits don't simply go away. As someone ...
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  • Maximize Your Medicare

    July 8, 2021
    Are you getting the most from your Medicare plan? It’s a good idea to spend a bit of time reviewing your coverage each year. Knowledge is power, right? Empower yourself by becoming familiar with need-to-know information that can help guide your....
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  • Eat Whole Grains for a Healthier You

    July 6, 2021
    Adding more whole grains to your diet is an easy way to get more health benefits from the foods you eat. If you picture a slice of dry wheat bread when you hear the term “whole grains,” don't worry. There’s a whole world of oth...
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  • Diabetes: If You Can’t Prevent It, You May Be Able to Delay It

    July 2, 2021
    When it comes to diabetes, small changes in your diet and lifestyle can have a big payoff. In fact, they may be able to help you prevent the disease or delay its onset. How? Many people don't know they have prediabetes – a condition in whi...
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  • Checking Up on Your Health with Annual Health Exam

    June 29, 2021
    Whether it’s getting your annual wellness visit or having your cholesterol checked, you need to keep up with your health screenings. They play a big role in catching small health problems before they become big ones. Add them to your to-do list....
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  • Get Rewarded For Your Healthy Actions

    June 24, 2021
    Blue Cross Medicare AdvantageSM members you can earn up to $100 in gift cards for your Healthy Actions*. Whether it’s scheduling your annual wellness visit or getting your flu shot, you can earn rewards while taking care of your health. Complet....
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  • Calendars Fill Quickly, Schedule Your Mammogram Early

    June 23, 2021
    Do you book your doctors’ appointments in advance? A little advance planning now helps you keep up with important health checks that could save your life one day. Case in point: October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Scheduling your ma...
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  • Before the Fall: Take these Steps to Stay Safe

    May 14, 2021
    You’ve heard the old saying: “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” It may not apply to everything, but when it comes to avoiding a fall, a little prevention goes a long way. Each year, one in four people &nbsp...
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  • Balancing Opioid Use and Abuse

    May 12, 2021
    On Oct. 26, 2017, the opioid crisis was declared a national “public health emergency.” Since the alarm was sounded, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports opioid addiction, overdose and deaths are still on the rise i...
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  • 10 Reasons to Get Up and Get Active Today

    May 10, 2021
    Long hours in front of a computer monitor or television screen isn’t the best thing for your mind or body. Lace up your tennis shoes and get a move on! Just 150 minutes of physical activity each week makes a big difference. Mix it up. Do someth....
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  • Eat Your Fruits and Veggies for Better Health – and Mood

    Many people know that eating fresh fruit and veggies each day is good for your physical health. It turns out eating plenty of them may also make you happier. In one British study , adu...
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  • Avoiding Vision Loss from Diabetes

    For older adults with diabetes , loss of vision is a serious problem. Left untreated, diabetes can lead to blurry vision, even to blindness. Fortunately, with timely treatment, careful control of blood sugar and regular follow-ups, vision loss from...
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