• Dental Care During COVID-19: What You Need to Know

    June 26, 2020
    Many dental offices in the U.S. closed or cut back to only emergency care as the COVID-19 pandemic hit. They’ve used that time to put safety measures in place to resume regular visits. But as offices are re-opening, you may still wonder if it&r....
  • Self-Care is Essential for Essential Workers During COVID-19

    June 17, 2020
    If you’re an essential worker, it’s also essential to take good care of your health. So, while you’re keeping your company or community going, be extra careful to protect yourself. During the COVID-19 pandemic, that means guarding b...
  • Chronic Conditions and COVID-19: Taking Care of You

    June 17, 2020
    Diabetes, asthma, heart disease, cancer. These and other chronic conditions need your attention every day, even during limited daily activities due to COVID-19. And these conditions may mean you’re at higher risk of getting very ill if you catc....
  • COVID-19: Safety in the Great Outdoors — How to Protect Yourself and Others

    June 17, 2020
    Wide open spaces are calling. After spending more time at home for months, it feels like the time is right to get outdoors. And a walk in the neighborhood to get some exercise just won’t do. But like many things these days, getting outdoors and....
  • You’ve Got Mail, Is it Safe?

    June 17, 2020
    Many retail stores are closed and restaurants have cut back on staff and hours, but you still can shop online for the things you need or want. It’s not the same as being there in person. But it’s the next best thing when you are asked to ...
  • Dealing with Disabilities During the COVID-19 Pandemic

    June 17, 2020
    We hear about heroes on the frontline every day in news about the COVID-19 pandemic. For most, that means doctors and nurses treating patients. Yet for some, home can feel like a frontline. Parents of children with special needs face a life interrupt...
  • Prevention Is Still Important During COVID-19 Pandemic

    June 11, 2020
    Everyday life has been nothing like it was this time last year, or the year before. But taking care of yourself is vital, no matter what. Planning your annual exams now will help make your own health a priority. Time has a way of passing by before...
  • Family Time During Shelter-in-Place Time

    June 3, 2020
    Most people say they want more time to spend with family. Some may now have second thoughts about that after sheltering in place with each other for weeks on end. We are now in each other’s space 24/7 and wondering if we can do this one more da....
  • Options for Health Coverage Due to COVID-19

    June 1, 2020
    The life changes many are facing due to COVID-19 are causing a lot of worry, including about losing or getting health care coverage. Big changes in your life may qualify you for a special enrollment period to sign up. Based on your income, you may...
  • How to Spot COVID-19 Scams and What You Should Do

    May 27, 2020
    Criminals are using COVID-19 as a chance to steal identities and commit health care fraud. You should be wary if you get a call asking for your BCBSNM member ID number or otherprivate information like your social security number, ...
  • Tips for Eating Healthy During COVID-19

    May 18, 2020
    Eating at home doesn’t mean you can’t eat well. And working at home may give you time to do a little advance prep to make healthy home-cooked meals. That’s a winning combination. Planning ahead is the key. You may be having a hard ...
  • The Importance of Handwashing

    May 14, 2020
    Bumping elbows or giving a little wave has taken the place of a handshake during the spread of COVID-19. But you can also come in contact with the virus from touching surfaces where they live. Handwashing is a key preventive step you should take...
  • When Quarantine or Self-Isolation May Be Needed

    May 14, 2020
    People may have COVID-19 for as many as 14 days before they have any symptoms. That’s why the Centers for Diseases Control and Prevention says you should self-quarantine if you might have been exposed. This means you should: Stay home fo...
  • What is Flattening the Curve?

    May 14, 2020
    Public health experts are leading the efforts to keep people from spreading COVID-19. Staying a safe distance from each other is the best way to make that happen. Millions of people are suddenly putting their lives on hold because of COVID-19. Shops...
  • COVID-19: Cover Your Face for Others

    May 11, 2020
    Simple cloth face coverings can slow the spread of the COVID-19 virus. Because people can have it and spread it and not feel sick, masks help protect others. The CDC recommends wearing cloth face coverings in public settings where other social...