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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

An unlikely prescription for good health: Read to your kids every day.

The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends that caregivers read out loud to children at least 15 minutes a day. Learn more about the wide-ranging health benefits of reading to our kids.

Community Health

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

8 surprising ways a walk can help you de-stress

Did you know walking is one of the best things you can do for your whole-person health? The research proves it! Walk this many minutes a day for less stress, more creativity, better sleep and more.

Fitness

8 surprising ways a walk can help you de-stress

Did you know walking is one of the best things you can do for your whole-person health? The research proves it! Walk this many minutes a day for less stress, more creativity, better sleep and more.

Healthy Lifestyle, Fitness, Mental Health

Essential care to keep your pre-teen safe and healthy this holiday season

Pre-teen vaccines - those recommended for 11- and 12-year-olds - can be life-saving. These five vaccines are recommended for this age group to keep your kids safe and healthy.

Healthy Lifestyle

Challenging mental health stigma in the Hispanic community

More than 16% of Hispanics battle some kind of mental illness, but only 35% of those who struggle receive the help they need. That’s 10% lower than the U.S. average. Fighting stigma is the first step toward closing that gap.

Healthy Lifestyle, Mental Health

What to do when you feel like you’re failing at exercise and healthier choices

It’s not easy to get in shape, eat differently or lose weight when you’ve fought that battle most of your life. Sometimes we try the latest diet or exercise craze and then feel defeated when we can’t stick with it. But setbacks are part of the journey!

Healthy Lifestyle, Fitness, Nutrition

What growing up on a farm taught me about food security

Growing up, I woke up every day and watched my community work long, hard hours to put food on people’s tables. Yet people are still going hungry. Here's how we're partnering with farmers to get healthier, fresher and more affordable food into the hands of North Carolinians.

Employee Spotlights

What growing up on a farm taught me about food security

Growing up, I woke up every day and watched my community work long, hard hours to put food on people’s tables. Yet people are still going hungry. Here's how we're partnering with farmers to get healthier, fresher and more affordable food into the hands of North Carolinians.

Life at Blue Cross NC, 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