• Fending Off the Flu Bug

    August 16, 2021
    It’s flu season. What do you think is the best way to avoid the flu? Don’t go anywhere near another human being. They may have the flu. Don’t breathe. The flu can spread through coughing, sneezing or breathing. Get your yearly flu ...
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  • Take Care of Your Health After a Hospital Visit

    August 13, 2021
    You’re glad to be back home after a hospital stay. But now’s the time to make sure you stay on track to heal. Take an active role in your recovery by staying on top of details. Have you reviewed your pos...
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  • Stay on Top of Your Prescriptions

    August 10, 2021
    It’s not always easy to take medications on time. Life sometimes gets in the way of best-laid plans. One day you look at your pillbox and realize you’re a few doses behind. Taking your medicine as prescribed &nda...
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  • Lifestyle Changes and Diabetes

    August 5, 2021
    There’s a safe way to get a handle on your diabetes: Create an exercise and diet plan. With exercise, you can help your blood sugar stay in your target range. By making better food choices, you can help manage your blood sugar levels and lower ....
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  • Hearing and Falls

    August 2, 2021
    Hearing loss can cause many day-to-day challenges. You may have trouble hearing people around the dinner table or in a busy restaurant. You may worry about not hearing the phone or doorbell. Hearing loss is more than an inconvenience. Studies show...
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  • Nurseline: Get Your Questions Answered

    July 20, 2021
    Health issues don’t always follow a 9 to 5 schedule. Sometimes it seems like problems and questions come up at the worst possible times (like 8 o’clock on a Friday night, or when you’re on your way to your family reunion). It can be...
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  • Stay Active and Healthy with Workout to Go

    July 16, 2021
    Do you want to start exercising? Are you looking for a new workout routine? We’ve got just the tools to make it simple. The National Institute on Aging at NIH has a handy Workout to Go brochure that you can download. You'll fi...
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  • Medicare Questions

    July 14, 2021
    If you have questions about Medicare, you’re in good company. It can be confusing. There are a lot of choices and a lot of rules surrounding the government health plan for U.S. citizens age 65 and older. Medicare also offers health coverage for....
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  • Six Ways to Start Small and Make Big Changes

    July 12, 2021
    Want an easy, effective and safe way to get healthy? Think small. Small changes can actually lead to greater well-being over time. "Thinking small" works because it eases you into healthy new habits. Old habits don't simply go away. As someone ...
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  • Maximize Your Medicare

    July 8, 2021
    Are you getting the most from your Medicare plan? It’s a good idea to spend a bit of time reviewing your coverage each year. Knowledge is power, right? Empower yourself by becoming familiar with need-to-know information that can help guide your....
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  • Eat Whole Grains for a Healthier You

    July 6, 2021
    Adding more whole grains to your diet is an easy way to get more health benefits from the foods you eat. If you picture a slice of dry wheat bread when you hear the term “whole grains,” don't worry. There’s a whole world of oth...
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  • Diabetes: If You Can’t Prevent It, You May Be Able to Delay It

    July 2, 2021
    When it comes to diabetes, small changes in your diet and lifestyle can have a big payoff. In fact, they may be able to help you prevent the disease or delay its onset. How? Many people don't know they have prediabetes – a condition in wh...
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  • Checking Up on Your Health with Annual Health Exam

    June 29, 2021
    Whether it’s getting your annual wellness visit or having your cholesterol checked, you need to keep up with your health screenings. They play a big role in catching small health problems before they become big ones.
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  • Get Rewarded for Your Healthy Actions

    June 24, 2021
    Blue Cross Medicare AdvantageSM members - you can earn up to $100 in gift cards for your Healthy Actions*. Whether it’s scheduling your annual wellness visit or getting your flu shot, you can earn rewards while taking care of your health. Compl...
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  • Calendars Fill Quickly, Schedule Your Mammogram Early

    June 23, 2021
    Do you book your doctors’ appointments in advance? A little advance planning now helps you keep up with important health checks that could save your life one day. Case in point: October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Scheduling your m...
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