Most seemingly minor health symptoms don’t signal a serious medical problem. But sometimes they do. Elizabeth Franklin, Aaron’s mother, believed her son’s exhaustion was just his adjustment to middle school. A new routine, harder classes, the pressures of entering young adulthood. But when exhaustion turned into unquenchable thirst and constant trips to the bathroom, it […]
It is common knowledge that weight and nutrition play a role in type 2 diabetes. What is far less known, however, is the link between sleep and its role in not only worsening diabetes but also in putting others at risk of developing it. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), more […]
Nicole Bell, author of "What Lurks in the Woods," shares her harrowing story of caregiving, love, loss, and discovery after her husband received an unexpected diagnosis of late-stage Alzheimer's disease. Read more about the family's search for answers and healing.
6 min read | Healthy Lifestyle
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.
Our partner organization, Families Moving Forward, helps young families experiencing homelessness find their way home.
Black women in the U.S. are three times more likely to die from pregnancy than White women. Discover why this is, and how we can help combat these disparities.
4 min read | Drivers of Health
It can be hard to know how to support someone with a chronic illness, or what to say to a friend struggling with health issues. Here are a few tips.
When El Futuro began as a volunteer-led organization in 2004, we were serving a nearly completely unmet need — in Carrboro, there was no brick and mortar institution for Latino community members to access quality behavioral health care. Clinics in the Triangle had a shortage of providers able to serve the growing number of Latino […]