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The Facts about Falling

The first day of Fall is also is Falls Prevention Awareness Day! Although you may think that falling is minor, the fact is that falls can cause serious injuries and death, especially among the elderly. So, it’s important to know the facts about fall-related injuries...

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Stressed out? Get moving!

For most of us, stress is a part of life. Seven out of ten adults in the United States say they experience stress or anxiety daily, and most say it interferes at least moderately with their lives, according to the Anxiety and Depression Association of America (ADAA)....

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Scouting Inspires Dad To Go Hiking

Scouting is intended to be a way for kids to expand their horizons, to try new things, to learn a thing or two about themselves. Scouting can be magical Sometimes it works its magic on the parents, too. “While I've always enjoyed being outside I never really went out...

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Buzz off Ticks and Mosquitos!

Summertime is quickly approaching and we all know what that means – warmer weather, longer days and of course, bug bites. While protecting yourself from insects like mosquitos, fleas and ticks are always important, this time of year is especially important. Why?...

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Yes, I Have Anxiety but I am Okay

Anxiety, for me, usually starts with a familiar feeling of dread. Some people may notice that their heart begins to beat faster. And then you feel as if you can't breathe. I know these signs all too well. It's not always easy to "go to my happy place" but I have...

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Changes to our Opioid Policies

Every day, opioid addiction destroys lives and tears apart families in North Carolina. It is a public health emergency that Blue Cross NC is committed to addressing. We’re announcing three policy changes for opioid prescriptions and treatment for opioid dependency....

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My ‘Deep Run’ Dinner Party

I live for a party. Always. So, when I got my copy of celebrity chef Vivian Howard’s Deep Run Roots cookbook, I knew I had to plan a dinner get-together. I’m admittedly a fangirl of Vivian’s. Through her PBS show, A Chef’s Life, she brings respect and attention to...

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7 Tips to Ace Your Next Interview

You get the call that you’ve made it to the interview. You do a happy dance. You’re one step closer to starting a new chapter in your career. Then, reality sets in. What do I wear? What questions will they ask? Interviewing is overwhelmingly nerve-wracking. The stress...

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Know Your Numbers For A Healthy Heart

February is most commonly known for the Valentine’s Day, The Superbowl and The Daytona 500, February is also dedicated to heart health. A leading cause of death for men and women Thanks to organizations like the American Heart Association and days like ‘Go Red for...

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Are you sick and tired, like me?

I’ve been sick a lot this winter. Minor stuff, but enough to be annoying and prevent me from being my best self. I may get a week or two of good health, but inevitably, I’ll start to feel a tickle in my throat or a pounding in my sinuses – tell-tale signs that I’m...

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