The perceived disconnect between “mind” and “body” creates the misconception that mental illness is not a physical disease. In reality, mental health has a direct impact on your physical health.
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.
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 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.
Simply taking care of your teeth and gums can have a big impact on your quality of life – and that’s certainly something to smile about.
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.
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.
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.
We’ve stuck by all 100 counties of our great state since 1933. But supporting each county with a one-size-fits-all approach will not help us achieve affordable and accessible health care. We're working to support the unique needs of each individual community.
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.
Migrant farmworkers play a huge role in the state’s economy, but they also face incredible physical and mental health challenges. Vecinos is changing that through education and full immersion in farmworker communities in western NC.
Formerly incarcerated people face tremendous odds to leading healthy lives after their release from prison. A coalition of mentors with lived experience are providing support where newly released North Carolinians need it most.
It may seem like an unlikely investment in community health, but giving all kids the chance to play soccer offers a host of mental, physical and social benefits.
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.
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.