• Sleep and Good Health

    November 23, 2015
    Research shows that inadequate sleep can increase the risk of a number of chronic diseases, including heart disease, high blood pressure, diabetes and depression. Get practical tips on how to get more sleep! How many hours do you sleep at night...
  • Don’t Take Short-cuts on Your Health

    November 18, 2015
    Have you ever tried a sweet potato for the holidays? Sweet potatoes or yams don’t need much fixin’ and meets the appropriate serving size of starch on your plate very well. The rush of the holidays can catch us off guard and we can end up cutting...
  • Diabetes Infographic

    Diabetes Infographic

    November 5, 2015
    CDC Diabetes infographic
  • Member Voice: Weight Loss Journey – Barbara Lost 37 Pounds with Help from a Lifestyle Management Coach

    October 27, 2015
    Weight loss is a daily struggle for many people. In America, more than 2 in 3 adults are overweight or obese. The reasons for weight gain range from genes, eating habits, how and where people live, attitudes and emotions, life habits and income...
  • Member Voice - Illinois Member Loses Weight with Help of Blue Cross and Blue Shield

    September 30, 2015
    Four years ago, Mike was not healthy, weighing 424 pounds. He had diabetes, high cholesterol, high blood pressure and was taking multiple prescription medications daily. Despite the hard work ahead of him, he decided to change his lifestyle. His...
  • Teaching Kids Healthy Habits

    September 25, 2015
    Parents can help their kids build healthy eating habits that last a lifetime. Find out how to encourage kids to eat right and be active. Whether your child is overweight or not, it's never too early (or too late) to start teaching about eating right...
  • Emergency Preparedness

    Emergency Preparedness

    September 16, 2015
    You're not alone! The reality is that it's very difficult to be totally prepared for an emergency, but there are steps you can take to have a plan of action in case an emergency were to happen. Download this Ready.gov infographic to prepare for...
  • Childhood Obesity: Expert Q & A

    September 13, 2015
    Pediatric cardiologist David Thoele, M.D. talks about how childhood obesity affects children’s health and some approaches parents can take to promote good eating habits and exercise. This is the 2 nd video in our four-part video series exploring...
  • What is Childhood Obesity?

    September 4, 2015
    Did you know that almost 20% of kids ages 6 to 19 are overweight? Learn what’s behind the childhood obesity epidemic and what can be done. Find out how to help kids avoid health risks by building healthy habits that start with making better food...
  • Listeria and Pregnancy: Erin’s Story

    August 7, 2015
    Want to hear a scary story? Here’s one for your campfires! Erin was at her own baby shower when a bite of cheese sent her life and her daughter’s health into a tailspin. Although listeriosis (the illness from ingesting Listeria) is rare, pregnant...
  • Member Voice – The New Mommy Jitters

    “There is no way to be a perfect mother…but a million ways to be a good one.” – Jill Churchill Martha welcomed her first child into the world with enthusiasm and a case of the new mommy jitters. “You want to run to the doctor right away if the...
  • How To Stock A Healthy Refrigerator

    March 19, 2015
    Making healthy food choices can be challenging, but it’s much easier when healthy foods are the simplest thing for you to eat. Having a healthy fridge is the key to reaping the benefits of healthy eating habits. Not sure where to start? Start with...
  • Exposed: Get Tips for Winterproofing to Prevent Dry Skin

    February 16, 2015
    Winter woes are hard to beat, but doesn’t a nice, long hot bath sound nice? It might be a cold weather cure, but it definitely has its down side — its itchy and scratchy side. Skin care is not one-size-fits-all. In fact, even when you figure out...
  • Cold, the Flu or Allergies? Sometimes it’s Hard to Tell!

    November 6, 2014
    When was the last time you woke up feeling stuffy and sore all over? Maybe you immediately thought you had a cold, maybe you were convinced it was the flu, or maybe you were blaming allergies. All three have similar, overlapping symptoms, so it...