• Fuel Your Brain: What Foods Support Mental Health?

    June 11, 2020
    If you pay attention, your body will tell you if what you’re eating is good for it or not. You may feel energized after a healthy meal. Revived from drinking a tall glass of water. Or you may feel sluggish if you eat too much. Or uncomfortable ....
  • HIPAA: What more do you need to know?

    June 11, 2020
    Privacy laws like HIPAA have made a difference in making sure your health problems are kept private. Make sure you know how they work and what you may need to do if you want others close to you to know more.
  • Kids Grow Up, but Parents Can Still Help with Coverage

    June 11, 2020
    If you are under the age of 26, you can stay on your parent’s health insurance plan. But should you? Here’s some important questions you need to consider.
  • How HMO Works -- The Referral Process

    June 9, 2020
    If you have an HMO or are thinking of purchasing an HMO, this information can help you learn when you need a referral and who should be giving you one.
  • Postpartum Health

    June 9, 2020
    Informs new parents normal vs. abnormal postpartum symptoms and things for mothers to do to take care of themselves and signs to look for for postpartum depression.
  • Family Time During Shelter-in-Place Time

    June 3, 2020
    Most people say they want more time to spend with family. Some may now have second thoughts about that after sheltering in place with each other for weeks on end. We are now in each other’s space 24/7 and wondering if we can do this one more da....
  • How to Spot COVID-19 Scams and What You Should Do

    May 27, 2020
    Criminals are using COVID-19 as a chance to steal identities and commit health care fraud. You should be wary if you get a call asking for your BCBSMT member ID number or other private information like your social security nu...
  • Tips for Eating Healthy During COVID-19

    May 18, 2020
    Eating at home doesn’t mean you can’t eat well. And working at home may give you time to do a little advance prep to make healthy home-cooked meals. That’s a winning combination. Planning ahead is the key. You may be having a hard t...
  • The Importance of Handwashing

    May 14, 2020
    Bumping elbows or giving a little wave has taken the place of a handshake during the spread of COVID-19. But you can also come in contact with the virus from touching surfaces where they live. Handwashing is a key preventive step you should take...
  • When Quarantine or Self-Isolation May Be Needed

    May 14, 2020
    People may have COVID-19 for as many as 14 days before they have any symptoms. That’s why the Centers for Diseases Control and Prevention says you should self-quarantine if you might have been exposed. This means you should: Stay home fo...
  • What is Flattening the Curve?

    May 14, 2020
    Public health experts are leading the efforts to keep people from spreading COVID-19. Staying a safe distance from each other is the best way to make that happen. Millions of people are suddenly putting their lives on hold because of COVID-19. Shops...
  • COVID-19: Cover Your Face for Others

    May 11, 2020
    Simple cloth face coverings can slow the spread of the COVID-19 virus. Because people can have it and spread it and not feel sick, masks help protect others. The CDC recommends wearing cloth face coverings in public settings where other social distan...
  • Stay Safe in the Summertime

    May 11, 2020
    For many people, summer is the best time of the year. It’s filled with long days spent outside crammed full of fun activities. But summer brings its own challenges when it comes to keeping your family healthy. Nothing puts the brakes on a good ....
  • Your Blood Pressure and Your Health

    May 11, 2020
    Your blood pressure is a big deal. Keeping it in a healthy range is one of the best things you can do for your health. That’s because high blood pressure is the single biggest risk factor for heart disease, stroke and other health problems.&nbs....
  • Men: Exercise Can Do a Lot More for You than Build Muscle

    May 11, 2020
    Men face some serious health risks. The two most serious ones, heart disease and cancer, account for nearly half of deaths among American men. Unintentional injuries like falls are the third most common cause of death for men. Lung disease and stroke...