Bone & Joint Health
Get Hip to What’s Behind Your Pain
Hip pain is common, but it isn’t something you should ignore. The location of your pain may give you hints to its cause and what you need to do to find some relief.
Do You Know What Your Knees Need?
Knee pain is common. But there may be steps you can take to get relief. Find out what you can do on your own and when you need to reach out to your doctor for help.
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”? Learn how to fix it.View Bone & Joint Health Articles
Cancer in Men: Four to Watch
You can take steps to stop cancer before it starts.
Colon Cancer Screening Can Save Your Life
Colon cancer may have no warning signs early on. By the time you develop symptoms, it may have grown and spread, making it harder to treat. A preventive screening can catch it before it’s too late.
Growing Cancer Risk for Younger Adults: What You Should Know
While colorectal cancer was once most often diagnosed among those ages 50 and older, now younger people also need to be on the alert. Learn your risk factors and early signs.View Cancer Articles
5 Things You Can Do to Live Healthy with Diabetes
You can't control everything in your life, or with your health. But if you have diabetes, there are some things you can do that may make a big difference.
You Have Diabetes. Now What?
If you’ve been diagnosed with diabetes, you probably have a lot of questions. Learn the steps to take to manage your condition and stay healthy. Diabetes can be a scary diagnosis, but with some planning and dedication, you can get — and keep — the disease under control. Learn more.
Diabetes and Your Eyes: Why You Need Regular Eye Exams
People with diabetes are at a greater risk for eye problems, but early detection can help avoid vision loss. Eye exams can also catch changes in your eyes that can indicate serious health problems like high blood pressure, autoimmune diseases and cancer. Learn more.View Diabetes Articles
Use Your Head: Get Tips to Protect Kids from Brain Injuries
Don’t let summer fun come to a screeching halt with a preventable head injury. Kids are susceptible to injury from falls, playground dangers, crashes and more.
Practice Being Kind… to Yourself!
Life can be stressful. Putting yourself last and being too critical of yourself can cause you more anxiety. Try taking care of yourself as well as you would your friends or family.
The Door Is Open! Come in for a Healthier Future
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois is committed to transforming the health of our members, their families and our communities. That’s why we’re opening a new door — to our first ever neighborhood center. The center offers classes and workshops to the community at no cost.View General Health Articles
Heart Attack and Stroke Are Striking Younger People More Often
If you think you’re too young to worry about your heart or having a stroke, think again. Heart attack and stroke aren’t just the worries of the older generation. They’re striking more people in middle age and younger. Small changes can help protect you.
Is Hidden Salt Wrecking Your Healthy Eating Goals?
Too much salt in your diet can raise blood pressure, upping the risk of stroke, heart disease and kidney problems. But keeping salt in check isn’t easy because it’s hidden in many of the foods people eat the most.
Heart Disease: The Equal Opportunity Killer
Many people think of heart disease as mostly affecting men, but it is the No. 1 cause of death for women and men. And women face risks and other issues that men don’t. Learn how women and men can protect themselves. Learn more.View Heart Health Articles
Do These Things to Help Yourself and Others Breathe Easier
There’s no cure for asthma, but you can manage it if you make a plan. And if you have a family member or friend who has asthma, you can help them breathe easier when they come to visit.
Many Teens Have a Dangerous New Habit
The U.S. Surgeon General says e-cigarette use by American teens is a health epidemic. One in 5 high school students vapes. That means at a high school with around 2,000 students, more than 400 of them are vapers.
Achoo! What to Do if Allergies Are New to You
Maybe you sailed through childhood with rarely a sneeze or itch. But allergies can crop up in your 20s, 30s and beyond. The three Ps of pets, pollution and pollen may be to blame, but researchers aren’t certain why the sniffles sideline some adults and others escape sneeze-free. Learn more.View Lung Health Articles