bone & joint health
Do You Know What Your Knees Need?
Knee pain is common. But there may be steps you can take to get relief. Find out what you can do on your own and when you need to reach out to your doctor for help.
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.View bone & joint health Articles
Colon Cancer Screening Can Save Your Life
Colon cancer may have no warning signs early on. By the time you develop symptoms, it may have grown and spread, making it harder to treat. A preventive screening can catch it before it’s too late.
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.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
You Are What You Eat
DASH to a healthier you with a popular diet that is proven to lower blood pressure and bad cholesterol.
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.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
Many Teens Have a Dangerous New Habit
The U.S. Surgeon General says e-cigarette use by American teens is a health epidemic. One in 5 high school students vapes. That means at a high school with around 2,000 students, more than 400 of them are vapers.
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.View lung health Articles