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Benefits of Telehealth

Benefits of Telehealth

COVID-19 Update On March 6, 2020, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina expanded virtual access to health care providers in response to COVID-19. Blue Cross NC will cover virtual visits, including those done by phone, the same as face-to-face visits according...

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Ten Years of the Affordable Care Act

Ten Years of the Affordable Care Act

It’s been ten years since the landmark passage of the Affordable Care Act, and six years since the Marketplace opened and Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina (Blue Cross NC) began selling individual plans on the federal marketplace. Much has changed the past...

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More Than a Haircut

More Than a Haircut

As an African-American boy growing up, there are certain events and unique cultural rites of passage that many of us are expected to experience at some point as we grow into young men.  For my generation, making sure your “kicks” (that means shoes for my ebonics...

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The cure for your nature-deficit disorder

The cure for your nature-deficit disorder

You’ve probably seen the latest research showing that simply being outside is good for you. According to WebMD.com, just standing outside for 5 to 15 minutes two or three times a week can give you a healthy boost of Vitamin D, which is “important for your bones, blood...

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A kids journey to CEO

A kids journey to CEO

Years ago, a boy was hanging with his friends and throwing rocks, attempting to break windows on a train that was passing by. A man saw what the boys were doing and stopped one of them and told him about a place where he could do something...

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16 Weeks…

16 Weeks…

This post is in honor of my sister-in-law, whose life was far too short, and lost to us by the thief called cancer. My sister-in-law just passed. She was 53 years old. Her name was Cheryl. She had been going to her doctor for the last six years complaining about being...

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