Results for Medicare
  • Before the Fall: Take these Steps to Stay Safe

    May 14, 2021
    You’ve heard the old saying: “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” It may not apply to everything, but when it comes to avoiding a fall, a little prevention goes a long way. Each year, one in four people &nbsp...
  • Balancing Opioid Use and Abuse

    May 12, 2021
    On Oct. 26, 2017, the opioid crisis was declared a national “public health emergency.” Since the alarm was sounded, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports opioid addiction, overdose and deaths are still on the rise i...
  • 10 Reasons to Get Up and Get Active Today

    May 10, 2021
    Long hours in front of a computer monitor or television screen isn’t the best thing for your mind or body. Lace up your tennis shoes and get a move on! Just 150 minutes of physical activity each week makes a big difference. Mix it up. Do someth....
  • Eat Your Fruits and Veggies for Better Health – and Mood

    Many people know that eating fresh fruit and veggies each day is good for your physical health. It turns out eating plenty of them may also make you happier. In one British study , adu...
  • Avoiding Vision Loss from Diabetes

    For older adults with diabetes , loss of vision is a serious problem. Left untreated, diabetes can lead to blurry vision, even to blindness. Fortunately, with timely treatment, careful control of blood sugar and regular follow-ups, vision loss from...
  • How to Prevent a Heart Attack

    April 13, 2021
    The best way to survive a heart attack is to never have one. How can you prevent becoming one of the millions of Americans who suffer a heart attack? There is actually a lot you can do to protect your heart. Knowing the risks and symptoms of heart...
  • Survey Says...

    April 13, 2021
    As a Medicare Advantage beneficiary, you may be selected to participate in the Health Outcomes Survey (HOS). The survey is conducted by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS) on an annual basis and has the purpose of gathering information relate...
  • Pneumonia: A Lung Infection That Could Also Affect Heart Health

    April 12, 2021
    Every year, nearly one million people in the United States end up in the hospital with pneumonia. Along with making breathing difficult, the infection places stress on the heart. The added stress raises the risk for heart attack, stroke and dying...
  • Recognizing the Early Signs of Depression

    April 9, 2021
    We all deal with feelings of sadness from time to time. Grief over the loss of a loved one. A painful breakup. Struggles with health issues. They are just a few of the events that can affect us emotionally and physically. So, what is the difference...
  • How In-Home Test Kits Fit Into Your Schedule

    April 8, 2021
    There are things you love to do and things that you have to do. Some health screenings fall into the latter. You may not be eager to have a colonoscopy, for example. But here’s some good news: With in-home test kits you can do many of these scr....
  • The Science of Happy: You Don't Have to Be Born That Way

    April 7, 2021
    We see pictures of happy people on social media. We watch videos of crazy cat antics that make us laugh. We read and share inspirational quotes. It makes us wonder: Are some people just born happier than others? Researchers looki...
  • Be Mindful of Your Lung Health

    March 31, 2021
    Breath is life. Anyone who has ever had trouble breathing knows how frightening the experience can be. Sometimes people think breathing issues are just part of growing older. A nagging cough or slight wheeze could just be caused by a cold, but it...
  • How to Get the Most Out of Your Medicare Advantage Plan

    March 4, 2021
    Welcome to Medicare Advantage! We’re glad you’re a Blue Cross Medicare Advantage member. Here are a few steps you can take now to get the most out of your health care plan!
  • Are You Caring For Your Colon?

    March 4, 2021
    It’s not a topic most of us like to think about. A colorectal cancer screening isn't fun, but it is an important part of keeping colon cancer at bay. As the third leading cause of cancer death in the United States, early detection is vit...
  • Diabetes: If You Can’t Prevent It, You May Be Able to Delay It

    December 7, 2020
    When it comes to diabetes, small changes in your diet and lifestyle can have a big payoff. How? Many people do not know they have pre-diabetes. That’s when blood glucose levels are higher than normal, but not high enough to be diagnosed as dia...