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Do You Know What Your Body Mass Index Is?

Body mass index (better known as BMI) is a measurement - based on a person’s height and weight - used to indicate if a person is underweight, overweight or obese. Knowing your BMI is an easy and quick way to target a healthy weight. Here’s how to calculate your BMI:...

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...

Weak Bones, Oh No! – Osteoporosis 101

Since a young age, our parents always stressed the value of having strong bones. They would say things like drink your milk and eat your veggies. You’ll grow up to have strong bones and muscles. Unfortunately, as we get older, having strong bones isn’t as simple as...

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....

Read Your Way to Better Health

Want to help your kids turn into healthy adults? Make sure they become good readers. That’s right. There’s a link between literacy and health. According to research by the National Institutes of Health, poor reading ability is likely to lead to poor health. Reading is...

The Perfect Storm for a Severe Flu Season

The 2017-2018 flu season has turned deadly. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), there has been “widespread” flu activity across the United States. Reports show that over 60,000 samples have tested positive for the flu and over 1,200...

Early Breast Cancer Detection Saves Lives

Women are masters of multi-tasking. Often a busy lifestyle and responsibilities cause them to put their health on the back-burner. Family and work come first. They juggle work calls while in the carpool line. Then homework and dinner. Their calendars may be full of...