• Don’t Let Your Mental Health Care End When You Leave the Hospital

    Don’t Let Your Mental Health Care End When You Leave the Hospital

    July 20, 2022
    If you’ve been recently discharged from an ER or inpatient hospital for a mental health or substance use concern, continue your journey to wellness with additional care. Professional treatment including therapy and medication management can help...
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  • Reach Out for Help with Drug or Alcohol Problems

    Reach Out for Help with Drug or Alcohol Problems

    June 21, 2022
    Struggling with drugs? Struggling with alcohol? If you or a family member aren’t sure what to do to get help, watching this short video will provide helpful information on treatment and support. Learn more about Behavioral Health.
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  • Continue Your Care After a Hospital/ER Visit

    Continue Your Care After a Hospital/ER Visit

    June 21, 2022
    Were you just in the hospital or ER? Are you feeling overwhelmed and unsure what to do next? Watch this short video and let us help you take the next step toward wellness. Learn more about Behavioral Health.
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  • Talk to Your Doctor About Your Mental Health Meds

    Talk to Your Doctor About Your Mental Health Meds

    June 21, 2022
    Medication instructions can be hard to follow, or you may have questions about your medications. Watch this short video on how to talk with your provider about your questions and some ways that you can work with your provider to better understand...
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  • Members, Glucose Meters are Available to You

    Members, Glucose Meters are Available to You

    August 27, 2018
    Living with diabetes can be a challenge. But maintaining close-to-normal levels of blood sugar has been shown to reduce the risk of diabetes-related problems. That’s why monitoring your blood sugar levels with a blood glucose meter is important...
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  • Adult Wellness Guidelines: Making Preventive Care a Priority

    Adult Wellness Guidelines: Making Preventive Care a Priority

    January 11, 2018
    Start the New Year in good health by seeking preventive care. Preventive care is very important for everyone in your family. And the good news is you can receive most preventive care at no additional cost to you. Remember to ask Your Doctor...
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  • Downloadable Gift Tag

    Downloadable Gift Tag

    December 1, 2016
    Here's a stocking stuffer idea: Make a gift! Your friends and family will appreciate the personal touch. Plus, it’s fun! Check out our four easy D-I-Y gift ideas for inspiration. Print out all four of these adorable gift tags and attached them...
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  • How To Control Things That Make Your Asthma Worse

    How To Control Things That Make Your Asthma Worse

    July 8, 2016
    Asthma attacks can be triggered or made worse by all kinds of allergens. Do you know what sets off your asthma? Finding answers will help you breathe easier. Nearly every room of a person’s home contains things that trigger allergens. Use this...
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  • Creating Your Asthma Action Plan

    Creating Your Asthma Action Plan

    July 8, 2016
    An asthma action plan is one of the most important tools you can use to breathe easier and keep your asthma under control. A plan eliminates all the guess work. It helps you track the daily treatments you need to stay healthy. It also provides...
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  • BCBSIL is Taking on Childhood Asthma

    February 25, 2016
    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says that asthma affects more than 6.1 million American children. Can you believe that? In Illinois alone, 13 percent of children have been diagnosed with asthma, a whopping one percent higher than...
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  • An Alternative to Rice

    December 30, 2015
    In need of a healthy grain at dinnertime? Consider quinoa! Pronounced KEEN-wah, this delightful side is packed with about 8 grams of protein per cooked cup and is gluten free. For someone living with diabetes, or anyone looking for a healthy dish...
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  • Pick Protein Wisely!

    December 23, 2015
    Instead of using pounds of beef into your lasagna, try using lean turkey meat. The American Diabetes Association has listed turkey meat as one of the best foods to choose when picking a protein. About ¼ of your plate should be a high protein food...
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  • Sugar! Oh, Honey Honey!

    December 10, 2015
    Keeping blood-sugar levels managed can be a big challenge, especially around the holidays. It is nearly impossible to avoid sugar completely and it is not necessary – however, one can make a conscious effort to make sweets with less sugar or sugar...
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  • Oodles of Noodles?

    December 7, 2015
    Before you fill your plates with loads-a pasta, consider this: according to the American Diabetes Association , starchy foods can be part of a healthy meal plan, but portion size is key. This is a very helpful tip for someone living with diabetes...
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  • Soda VS Mineral Water

    December 1, 2015
    Craving a fizzy drink? If you opt for a soda, you could be drinking 10 teaspoons of sugar or more, depending on your serving. For anyone looking to keep their blood-sugar levels under control, it would be wise to stay clear of any sugary carbonated...
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