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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

COVID pills are here. Here’s what you need to know about antiviral treatments.

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.

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.

Healthy Lifestyle, Fitness

What to do if you get bit by a copperhead snake

Copperheads are venomous snakes that are known to bite when threatened. Their bites can cause severe pain and require immediate medical care. Here's what to do if you get bit.

Health Conditions

What to do if you get bit by a copperhead snake

Copperheads are venomous snakes that are known to bite when threatened. Their bites can cause severe pain and require immediate medical care. Here's what to do if you get bit.

Healthy Lifestyle, Health Conditions

Doctors—and moms—answer your questions about the COVID vaccine for kids

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.

Healthy Lifestyle, Coronavirus

Stress vs. Depression: Know these five red flags and steps to get help

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.

Healthy Lifestyle, Mental Health

Feel better today: Exercise provides a powerful boost to mental health

Even small amounts of exercise can make a big difference. Here’s what to do and how much.

Healthy Lifestyle, Fitness, Mental Health

Blue Cross NC nurse saves a life over the phone

Cheryl Propst is one of about 350 Blue Cross NC nurses. When a member called in with signs of a stroke, Cheryl took action to save his life.

Employee Spotlights

Blue Cross NC nurse saves a life over the phone

Cheryl Propst is one of about 350 Blue Cross NC nurses. When a member called in with signs of a stroke, Cheryl took action to save his life.

Life at Blue Cross NC, Employee Spotlights

It’s like wearing a neon sign announcing “I’m a cancer survivor”

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.

Life at Blue Cross NC, Employee Spotlights

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