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  • Keeping Your Eyes on Diabetes: Diabetic Eye Health March 19, 2019
    Did you know diabetes can cause eyesight problems? In fact, diabetic eye disease, or retinopathy, is the leading cause of eyesight impairment or blindness in working-age adults. It can be prevented.  Caring for your eye health is vital. What is diabetic eye disease? The most common complication is harm to the blood vessels in the […]
    Dr. Larry Wu
  • Daylight Savings Time: after work adventures March 19, 2019
    When we switch to Daylight Saving Time in the spring, the focus typically is on the downside, that we need to get up an hour earlier for work, that the sun gets to sleep longer than we do. What we should focus on is what’s happening on the other end — one extra hour of […]
    Joe Miller
  • Tips to Navigate Difficult Conversations with Your Doctor March 19, 2019
    A visit to the doctor can sometimes be overwhelming. Doctors often provide a lot of complex information in a short amount of time. This may leave you confused. However, it’s important to remember that you and your doctor work as a team. Letting your doctor know what you want or don’t want is a critical […]
    Dr. Larry Wu
  • Smart tips for exercising while pregnant March 12, 2019
    If you are a healthy pregnant woman, exercise is great for your overall health. Moderate-intensity activity, such as brisk walking, keeps your heart and lungs healthy. Physical activity also helps improve your mood throughout pregnancy, and postpartum. It also helps you maintain a healthy weight. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG), […]
    Michelle Rogers, CPT
  • Three Ways to Spring Clean Your Health March 11, 2019
    Every spring, many of us turn our attention to the often daunting—but rewarding—task of spring cleaning. Normally, spring cleaning is associated with tidying up your household, organizing your closets, cleaning out the fridge or the garage, or sometimes even taking steps to address your financial health. But what about spring cleaning for our mental and physical […]
    Aolani Donegan
  • 5 Ways to Reduce Your Risk for Stroke March 11, 2019
    The premature death of Luke Perry at age 52 came as a shock to everyone. Although the origin of his stroke has not been released, death by a stroke is among the top five killers in the United States. While also a shocking statistic, it’s the reality we face. What does that mean for you?  […]
    Dr. Larry Wu
  • Open for play: Our 10th KaBOOM! build March 11, 2019
    Editor’s note: This story originally published in 2017. Take a look back at our 10th Kaboom! build in Kinston, North Carolina with chef Vivian Howard.  … About nine months ago, days after Hurricane Matthew tore through Eastern North Carolina, more than 200 Kinston residents packed sandbags in Pearson Park, right on the edge of downtown. […]
    Maggie Brown
  • Want to find a Key to Unlocking Good Health? Look to Communities March 8, 2019
    Asheville area women training to become doulas. Photo courtesy of the Mountain Area Health Education Center. There are many rewarding aspects of my job. One that is particularly gratifying is that I have the privilege of serving as chairman of the independent Blue Cross NC Foundation, which to date has invested more than $133 million […]
    Patrick Conway, MD, MSc
  • 5 exercises to relieve neck discomfort March 5, 2019
    If sitting at a desk with your tablet or laptop, use a tabletop stand that will bring your device up to eye level, and make sure it is directly in front of you rather than off to the side. In addition, be sure to take regular stretch breaks during the workday. Secondly, exercises can help […]
    Michelle Rogers, CPT
  • An Employee’s Story: Spoken Word to Honor Dr. King and a Legacy of Service February 28, 2019
    This year my family participated in Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina’s (Blue Cross NC) first on-site Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service. The day was full of different service projects that benefited nonprofit partners in our community. I was so excited when I heard about this event. Sharing meaningful activities with […]
    Rhachel Royal-Fortune