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 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.
Back-to-school season can be stressful for both parents and kids, which makes it all the more important to take extra good care of your health and your child's health. We compiled a simple health checklist for the season to come.
Monkeypox has been declared a public health emergency, which means you likely have questions and concerns. Dr. Larry Wu answers your questions about monkeypox, from how it spreads and who's at risk to how to protect yourself and others.
Did you know that nearly half of U.S. adults with a mental health diagnosis are dealing with more than one mental health disorder at a time? Derek shares his experience managing multiple mental health conditions and finding ways to thrive.
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.
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.
Rural communities face higher rates of childhood trauma. One woman is using Stanford methodology to help them heal.
Vichi Jagannathan came to Edgecombe County to teach science. Now, she’s using Stanford’s Design Thinking process to help local systems understand and cope with trauma in their communities.
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.
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.