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Sickle Cell Disease Can Effect Anyone, but a Healthy Lifestyle Is Possible!

Family traits handed down to us in DNA play a large role in our health and well-being. Genetic changes and traits carried by parents may appear in their offspring, even though the parents don’t have any physical characteristics of those conditions.

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Feeling not quite like yourself lately? Maybe you have a cold, or an allergy or a health concern that’s been nagging at you? How great would it be to ring up your doctor and get in...
Parents are the perfect resource when it comes to improving diet and activity levels at home. Starting good habits early can have positive long-term effects on kids’ health. Changing...
Grandma always said we should “eat more roughage.” Turns out she was right. Whether you call it roughage like Grandma did, or by its official name—fiber—eating more...
In the past 30 years, childhood obesity has more than doubled in children and quadrupled in teens, leaving many at risk for adult health problems such as heart disease, type 2 diabetes,...
It may sound simple, but the key to childhood obesity prevention is managing the amount of calories that go in and increasing the amount of calories that are used up with exercise. Easier...
Do you eat whole grains as part of your healthy diet? Are you sure? Or have you just been eating grains you thought were whole but really aren’t? It is important to know the difference...
Welcome to Medicare Advantage ! We’re glad you’re a Blue Cross Medicare Advantage member. Here are three steps you can take now to get the most out of your health care plan...
Instead of being a nation of binge television watchers, the U.S. Surgeon General, Dr. Vivek Murthy, wants Americans to get out and walk. Why walking ? Fewer than half of all U.S. adults...
Do you dread packing lunches ? Does packing a brown bag seem like a never-ending exercise in blah-dom? It’s like Groundhog day packing the same pb&j and baby carrots day in and...