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Substance Use is Driving Children into Foster Care. Here’s What We Can Do About It.

Throughout the pandemic, substance use has risen sharply, and record numbers of opioid deaths have left even more families destabilized and more children vulnerable.

It’s Time to End Surprise Billing and Unfair Pricing

The cost of medical care is too high and is a major concern for our members. Surprise billing alone has cost our health care system roughly $40 billion. Find out what we’re doing to make sure health care is better, simpler, and more affordable for all.

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.

Adoptive Parents Can Also Experience the “Baby Blues” – Here’s Why That Matters

In health care, we often talk about postpartum depression. But few people realize that adoptive parents can also experience “the baby blues,” or post-placement depression. See how Blue Cross NC is taking a holistic look at maternal health.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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