COVID vaccines are now available for kids ages six months and up. If you have a question about the COVID vaccine in kids, including the risks and benefits of getting your kids vaccinated, our doctors have answers.
How do you know when it’s “just the blues” caused by recent events, or when it’s something more serious, like depression? Know these five key symptoms of depression.
Preventive care is covered at 100% by your health care plan. This means you shouldn't get a bill for preventive services. Here are 10 of those services, from cancer screenings to nutrition counseling.
Did you know you can shop for health care the same way you might shop for a new phone? We provide these tools to help you find the best care at the lowest cost--because health care should be accessible for all. Read more to learn how to save.
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.
The new pills offer an important layer of defense for high-risk patients—those whose age or health conditions make them vulnerable to severe illness. Here's what you need to know about Paxlovid and molnupiravir.
Unas de las cosas que los profesionales de la salud mental recomiendan es buscar apoyo en personas de confianza. ¿Pero cómo sabemos cuál es la mejor manera de ayudar a un ser querido en este proceso?
When you think of strength training, does a bodybuilder’s ripped bod immediately come to mind? This is a misconception. Strength training is important for everyone, and it can benefit your life in many ways. Here's how to incorporate it into your fitness routine.
If you're struggling with self-worth, you may be dealing with impostor syndrome. Learn how to recognize the signs and find tips to cope.
You may not know that many insurance plans cover breastfeeding support and supplies. Learn more about using your benefits for the new baby.
We all know the saying, “You get what you pay for.” It applies to almost everything we buy. But with health care, that saying doesn’t always ring true. Here's how we're helping to change that.
Providing youth with access to mental health services is critical at this historical moment, when more than 4 in 10 teens report feeling “persistently sad or hopeless.” Working more carefully with children and adolescents could dismantle the nearly universal stigma associated with mental health care.
Here in North Carolina, 69 of our 100 counties have no child psychiatrists; 27 have no psychiatrist at all. Failure to address this challenge now will have long-term consequences.
The Green Chair Project is making sure every family has essential furnishings for their home, including a bed for each child. In partnership with Blue Cross NC, they're also providing cribs and newborn care supplies for expectant mothers in need.
This pay-what-you-can café in Boone, North Carolina and its partners are making sure no one in their community goes hungry. See how.
Robin Winters felt like she had a neon sign over her head announcing to the world that she had breast cancer. She tried to hide it, until one day she learned to embrace what it meant to be a survivor. Now she helps others find that strength in themselves.
November is Indian American Heritage Month. Here are three ways to be an ally to indigenous people, from Blue Cross NC's tribal liaison.