bone & joint health
In a Slump? Straighten Up While Using Digital Devices
Having poor posture when using digital devices is causing many of us back and neck pain. Are you suffering from “iPosture”?
Rheumatoid Arthritis: Fight Early and Hard for Best Results
Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) causes pain, inflammation, deformities and disability.
Small Steps = Big Gains
Activity can be painful if you have joint problems. But it’s an important way to help lessen pain and lose extra weight that can make symptoms worse. Get tips for getting started — one step at a time.View bone & joint health Articles
Get the Latest Advice on Breast Cancer Screening and Prevention
If you’re confused about when to get a mammogram, you’re not alone. Not all experts agree, so what’s the best advice? Talk to your doctor. And don’t put it off. Regular screenings can help spot a problem before it becomes serious.
Don't Fry Day: Preventing Skin Cancer
Prevention and early detection of skin cancer are vital for good health. “Don’t Fry Day” kicks off the summer season on the Friday before Memorial Day.
Men and Good Health Can Go Together
Two of the top five diseases that kill American men are cancer and heart disease. Guard against these diseases and more with a healthy lifestyle and preventive screenings.View cancer Articles
Sweet Peeps®! How to Survive the Spring Sugar Rush
Don’t let baskets of candy or the dessert table at a family get-together derail your efforts to manage your blood sugar. With a few simple tricks, you can have fun and enjoy some treats.
Members Share Tips for Managing Diabetes
About 29 million Americans have diabetes. If you or a loved one is managing diabetes, get tips from our members on what helped them.
Diabetes Screening: Why You Need It and When
There are almost no early symptoms that let you know you may have type 2 diabetes, but there are some clues. Find out if you need to talk to your doctor about screening for diabetes.View diabetes Articles
When You Don't Have Time to Do That, Do This
Want to volunteer but aren’t so sure how to fit it into your busy schedule? Can you really take on one more activity along with work, family and trying to live a healthy lifestyle? Find out how you can.
Volunteer Voice: BCBSIL's Top Volunteer Shares the Benefits of Giving Back
Caitlin Urbain, our 2016 Volunteer of the Year, shares how volunteering inspires her and gives tips for finding the right fit for those just getting started.
Break Free of the Web of Opioid Addiction
More Americans are getting caught in a growing web of addiction to opioids — powerful narcotics that relieve pain — than ever before. Read about one member’s journey to learn what we’re doing to help members avoid becoming victims.View general health Articles
Don't Let This Silent Killer Get You
There are usually no outward signs that blood pressure is high. And untreated high blood pressure is dangerous. Get it checked regularly, and find out what lifestyle changes you can make to lower it.
Embrace a Healthy Heart: Commit to Preventing Heart Attacks and Strokes
February is Heart Month. It’s a good time to be proactive about your heart health. Heart disease and stroke cause 1 in 3 deaths in the U.S. each year. Many of these deaths could be prevented.
Sweet, Salty and Sneaky: What's Hiding in Your Food?
Heading to the deli for a hearty soup and sandwich lunch? You may get more than you bargained for. Hidden sugar and salt lurk in many foods you might not suspect.View heart health Articles
Different Cultures, One Disease: Treating Asthma While Respecting Tradition
Health care professionals who work with multicultural populations often find themselves at the crossroads of cultural traditions and modern medicine. Finding common ground and discussing shared experiences can help make patients feel comfortable and respected.
Give Tobacco the Boot on Kick Butts Day
While some teens will take up smoking this year, other teens are joining the effort to give smoking the boot during National Kick Butts Day.
Taking on Asthma Initiative Takes Home Corporate Citizenship Award
Blue Cross and Blue Shield earned national recognition for our role in the Enhancing Care for Children with Asthma project, a community asthma management program.View lung health Articles