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Urinary Incontinence: You Have Options

We’ve all seen the slightly awkward bladder control commercials on TV. But in reality, those ads are a pretty honest depiction of what it’s like to live with urinary incontinence. Losing control of a bodily function can feel isolating, but if you suffer from a bladder...

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Hike NC offers family fun on the trail

This summer we’re hosting a dozen hikes, in the Charlotte, Triad, Triangle and Asheville areas. Because summer is a time when families like to spend time together, our summer hikes are family-themed. For instance, on August 15, Ranger Lance Huss will lead a hike...

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A Day in the Life of a Social Media Intern

Before I started my summer internship at Blue Cross NC, I had a hard time imagining what my actual duties would look like. What would I be doing every day? Would my days always look the same? Would I actually learn anything that would help me in my career? In reality,...

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7 Hiking Tips to Beat the Heat this Summer

Yes, it’s warm out. OK, hot. But don’t let the beginning of summer keep you from continuing to hike. You just have to be smart about the heat, pick the right places to hike, and pick the right times to go. Hot hiking tips 1. Drink! Drink, drink, drink. Hydrate before...

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Going on a Hike? Here’s What to Bring

You’re invited to a party, you have two questions: What should I wear? What should I bring? And so it goes with a hike. You’re invited, say, to one of our beginner-friendly Hike NC hikes and the same questions arise: How should I dress? What should I bring?...

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5 Ways to Track Your Health at Home

It’s a fact—maintaining a healthy weight through diet and exercise is one of the best ways to stay well. Being overweight or obese can put your body at risk for long-term, chronic conditions. But because each of us is different, our definition of what ‘healthy’ means...

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