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Partnership enables students to pursue passion for education in home communities

A core value of the College of Education at East Carolina University is serving rural communities. A partnership with Blue Cross NC is helping future educators fulfill that mission.

A mom’s perspective on managing a pandemic back-to-school season

With a new school year approaching for many of us, a lot of parents are worried about how their kids will do academically, socially, and emotionally. Maggie Brown shares how she’s managed caring for both her kids and herself during this challenging time.

Tobacco Cessation: Don’t Let Your Plans Go Up in Smoke

Coverage of COVID-19 has dominated health news for more than a year now. But another disturbing health trend has slipped under the radar: During the pandemic, many vows to quit tobacco use went up in smoke.

Stress, depression, and anxiety are too common in college students

As the fall semester approaches, it’s a good time to talk about mental health in college students.

8 chair exercises to strengthen your abs and back

Whether you work at a desk all day or have mobility challenges (or both), chair-based exercises can help you tone your muscles and relieve stiffness from almost anywhere. Here’s a quick exercise plan to get you started.

Top 10 Myths About Childhood Vaccines (And Yes, We Still Need Them)

While COVID-19 continues to dominate the news cycle, it’s important to keep your children up to date on vaccines that protect against other serious illnesses, too. Here are some of the most commons myths about childhood vaccines–along with the facts.

Must-know tips to protect yourself and your family during hurricanes

Hurricane season is upon us, and experts think it will be one of the most active years of tropical storms to date. Here are some ways to prepare and tips on getting medical care if you need it.

I prayed for a better solution to my type 2 diabetes. Then I found Virta.

Blue Cross NC member Shannon Farrar was shocked when she was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes at age 28. After years of trying to get it under control, she found a way to reverse her diabetes through Virta.

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