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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

“I encourage every woman to commit to annual breast cancer testing”

In North Carolina, women have a one-in-eight lifetime risk of developing breast cancer. This past December, Blue Cross NC employee Jennifer Grady found out she was part of that statistic.

Healthy Lifestyle, Health Conditions

How to tell fact from fiction with COVID-19 information

In the age of COVID-19, knowing the difference between facts and myths can save lives. Here's how to know whether you can trust the information you're seeing online.

Healthy Lifestyle, Coronavirus

How to dine out healthier without feeling deprived

With the holiday travel season approaching, many of us will be eating fast food or grabbing food to go. Two different meals at the same fast food chain can differ by upwards of 1,500 calories. Here's what to look for if you want to make healthier choices on the go.

Healthy Lifestyle

How to dine out healthier without feeling deprived

With the holiday travel season approaching, many of us will be eating fast food or grabbing food to go. Two different meals at the same fast food chain can differ by upwards of 1,500 calories. Here's what to look for if you want to make healthier choices on the go.

Healthy Lifestyle, Nutrition

Five surefire tips to help your child cope with fear of needles

Fear of needles keeps many U.S. adults from getting vaccinations, and the phobia is even more common in kids and teens. Here are a few strategies to help your child manage their fear and get their COVID-19 shot.

Healthy Lifestyle, Coronavirus

Katie was in kidney failure. A phone call two years later saved her life.

On the day of Blue Cross NC member Katie Scott's wedding, she was in kidney failure. Two years later, she received a phone call that saved her life.

Healthy Lifestyle, Health Conditions

Hiking farther? Make sure you plan ahead for full-day hikes

With a little more planning and preparation, you can start spending more time on the trail with the confidence of an experienced hiker. Here’s how to make sure you’re prepared.

Healthy Lifestyle, Explore NC

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

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

The doctors thought it was pregnancy symptoms. It was something much worse.

Halfway through her twin pregnancy, Venelina Vateva received shocking news. Her cough, back pain, and nausea weren't pregnancy symptoms. They were cancer. Here she shares her moving story of "the happiest, crappiest year" of her life.

Life at Blue Cross NC, Employee Spotlights, Health Conditions, Healthy Lifestyle

Blue Cross NC Goes Green

In Blue Cross NC's kitchens and cafes, every scrap of food waste is destined for composting. To date, we've diverted more than 12,000 pounds of food waste from the landfills, donating the compost to community farms and gardens.

Life at Blue Cross NC, Corporate Citizenship