If you have a question about the COVID vaccine for 5- to 11-year-olds, including the risks and benefits of getting your kids vaccinated, our doctors have answers.
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.
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.
Not a gym person? Not excited by the idea of exercise in general? Certified personal trainer Michelle Rogers shares ideas to get yourself moving without feeling like you're doing traditional exercise. You might even have some fun!
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.
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.
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.
For some adoptees, and for people who don’t know or have access to their biological relatives, tracking down a family medical history is next to impossible. Can DNA tests unlock the mystery?
Resolution lists typically consist of the ways you wish you were different than you are today. Two of the most popular resolutions are to lose weight and get in shape, and they rarely last. But what if we flipped the script on resolutions for good?
The winter hiking season is underappreciated. Quiet trails, fall leaves blanketing the forest floor, and the sun shining through the empty trees make winter hiking a great option for staying active. Here are five tips to help you stay warm on the trail this winter.
Health insurance can be complicated. We're here to help make it easier to understand. Here are three questions to ask yourself when shopping for an insurance plan.
Medication errors causes thousands of deaths every year. More than 30% of those errors are the result of confusing medicine labels. Make sure you know what to look for on your prescription or over-the-counter medicine labels.
One reason why people struggle to make good health care choices is that they’re embarrassed to ask questions. But getting the most out of your doctor’s visit means being totally honest when you don’t understand instructions or medical terms.
“Each child is a vast reservoir of potential”- An Interview with Dr. Jacqueline McKnight on Foster Care in North Carolina
More than 30,000 children and youth in North Carolina are involved in North Carolina’s foster care system. Blue Cross NC is committed to helping them overcome barriers to good health so that they can lead fulfilling lives. Here's Dr. Jacqueline McKnight on the most pressing issues facing these children.
Throughout the pandemic, substance use has risen sharply, and record numbers of opioid deaths have left even more families destabilized and more children vulnerable.
One third of college students experience housing insecurity in some form, and 9% identify as homeless. When a student faces housing insecurity or homelessness, it could have long-term health effects. But our state is beginning to change these statistics.
Blue Cross NC recognizes the unique role the arts play in feeding the mind, heart and soul. That’s why we invest in arts programs like TheGifted Arts, which teaches self-expression, confidence and leadership to historically underserved students.
The Spinning Plate is not your average food truck. It’s a state-of-the-art mobile kitchen bringing warm, healthy meals to hungry people across the state.
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.
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.