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How to find a therapist if you’ve never had one before

Eighteen months into the pandemic, mental health support is in high demand. If you're thinking about reaching out for support, here are some ideas on how to get started finding a therapist.

Insurance Education

“I encourage every woman to commit to annual breast cancer testing”

In North Carolina, women have a one-in-eight lifetime risk of developing breast cancer. This past December, Blue Cross NC employee Jennifer Grady found out she was part of that statistic.

Healthy Lifestyle, Health Conditions

How to tell fact from fiction with COVID-19 information

In the age of COVID-19, knowing the difference between facts and myths can save lives. Here's how to know whether you can trust the information you're seeing online.

Healthy Lifestyle, Coronavirus

How to stay motivated to exercise (10 tips for long-term success)

Certified personal trainer Michelle Rogers shares expert tips to help you stick with your exercise plan.

Fitness

How to stay motivated to exercise (10 tips for long-term success)

Certified personal trainer Michelle Rogers shares expert tips to help you stick with your exercise plan.

Healthy Lifestyle, Fitness

Your family medical history matters. But what if it’s a mystery?

For some adoptees, and for people who don’t know or have access to their biological relatives, tracking down a family medical history is next to impossible. Can DNA tests unlock the mystery?

6 min read | Healthy Lifestyle, Health Conditions

Forget New Year’s resolutions this year. Try this instead!

Resolution lists typically consist of the ways you wish you were different than you are today. Two of the most popular resolutions are to lose weight and get in shape, and they rarely last. But what if we flipped the script on resolutions for good?

Healthy Lifestyle, Fitness, Mental Health, Nutrition

Don’t hibernate! Embrace the joys of winter hiking with these 5 tips

The winter hiking season is underappreciated. Quiet trails, fall leaves blanketing the forest floor, and the sun shining through the empty trees make winter hiking a great option for staying active. Here are five tips to help you stay warm on the trail this winter.

Healthy Lifestyle, Explore NC, Fitness

How to be an Ally to Indigenous People this American Indian Heritage Month

November is Indian American Heritage Month. Here are three ways to be an ally to indigenous people, from Blue Cross NC's tribal liaison.

Life at Blue Cross NC

How to be an Ally to Indigenous People this American Indian Heritage Month

November is Indian American Heritage Month. Here are three ways to be an ally to indigenous people, from Blue Cross NC's tribal liaison.

Life at Blue Cross NC

Honoring Hispanic Heritage at Blue Cross NC

As Hispanic Heritage Month comes to a close, we reflect on what we are doing to make health care better for North Carolina's Hispanic communities, not just in October but all year round.

Life at Blue Cross NC

The doctors thought it was pregnancy symptoms. It was something much worse.

Halfway through her twin pregnancy, Venelina Vateva received shocking news. Her cough, back pain, and nausea weren't pregnancy symptoms. They were cancer. Here she shares her moving story of "the happiest, crappiest year" of her life.

Life at Blue Cross NC, Employee Spotlights, Health Conditions, Healthy Lifestyle

Blue Cross NC Goes Green

In Blue Cross NC's kitchens and cafes, every scrap of food waste is destined for composting. To date, we've diverted more than 12,000 pounds of food waste from the landfills, donating the compost to community farms and gardens.

Life at Blue Cross NC, Corporate Citizenship