Health & Wellness

 

No Flu For You: 5 Flu Shot Myths Debunked

No Flu For You: 5 Flu Shot Myths Debunked

It’s that time of year; flu season is upon us. That means flu shots. Maybe you’re ready to go and are rushing to Target because they’re offering discounts to shoppers who get the flu shot as an incentive. Great! You know the importance of getting the flu shot, not just for yourself but for your […]
3rd Annual Sort-A-Rama Volunteers Sort 170,000 Meals For Needy NC Families

3rd Annual Sort-A-Rama Volunteers Sort 170,000 Meals For Needy NC Families

The backdrop was an immense warehouse in RTP, filled with hundreds of bins and surrounded by a fleet of volunteers. The end result was over 170,000 meals sorted for distribution to needy families by the Food Bank of Central and Eastern NC. On September 11, 2014, employees from BASF, Food Lion, Cisco, and many other […]
In the Office: Viruses Spread Faster Than You Think

In the Office: Viruses Spread Faster Than You Think

Enterovirus D68 has made news all across the world after an outbreak in the Midwest. In the last few days, the virus popped up in over ten states, causing symptoms like coughing, wheezing, and hypoxemia, particularly in children. With over hundreds of cases, Entervirus D68 has put children in both emergency rooms and intensive care […]
The Inside Scoop on Health Trackers and Wearables from Christine Evans of Fitbit

The Inside Scoop on Health Trackers and Wearables from Christine Evans of Fitbit

Walk in to any store from Target to Tory Burch, and you’ll see that health trackers and wearables are everywhere. There’s no denying it: The old-school pedometer has gotten a facelift. And with Apple’s recent announcement, we can be sure it’s certainly not going away any time soon. The new wearable devices and mobile apps not […]
5 Ways Not to Sabotage Your First 5K

5 Ways Not to Sabotage Your First 5K

Last October I ran my first 5K. I wish I could tell you that after months of training and planning that the whole thing went off without a hitch, that I had my best personal time, and I blasted through that finish line in a blaze of glory. But it was anything but that. I’ve […]
How to Start a #HealthyConversation

How to Start a #HealthyConversation

Our health is intensely personal. Yet it doesn’t exist in a vacuum. Which is why having “healthy” conversations – the kind where you talk about your health – are so important.If you have a family history of heart disease, cancer or diabetes, you need a healthy conversation. If you want to help a friend who’s […]
Just What Are “Bundled Payments?”

Just What Are “Bundled Payments?”

Health care has more than its share of confusing terminology and jargon. One of our goals at BCBSNC is to break down the terms and concepts to give you the knowledge you need as a health care consumer. In that spirit, we give you the latest term that’s catching on: Bundled payments. It’s essentially a […]
TGIM – Thank Goodness it’s… Monday?

TGIM – Thank Goodness it’s… Monday?

More and more people actually look forward to the distraction work can bring to escape stress at home. It’s true! In fact, a recent study, When Work Becomes A Haven From Stress At Home, showed that participants’ cortisol levels, a hormone released in response to stress, spiked more when at home than at work.
Make it a Smooth Journey with These Healthy Travel Tips

Make it a Smooth Journey with These Healthy Travel Tips

There’s a reason that highways and airport terminals are decked out with signs for fast, greasy food. Marketers know that our options are limited when we travel, so they capitalize on stressed out moms and dads with tired kids. A good strategy for avoiding the pitfalls of travel eating is to have a game plan […]
How to Challenge Your Friends to Step Up

How to Challenge Your Friends to Step Up

It’s basic but true: Your chances of starting and sticking with a fitness program increase if you’re among friends. The motivation and encouragement — and even a little healthy competition — that a group provides is hard to replicate by yourself. To help you get started, we want to share some tips that have proven […]