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  • Facts you should know about Sunscreen May 21, 2019
    As the weather warms up, you may have noticed an increase in the debate between physical and chemical sunscreen. Most people know that sunscreen can offer protection from the dangers of prolonged UV radiation caused by the sun’s rays. But do you know how your sunscreen offers that protection? History of Sunscreen in America   […]
    Blue Cross NC
  • Summer is Coming, Grab a Paddle and Hit the Water May 20, 2019
    It’s almost summer, it’s getting hot. There’s only one place you’ll even think about being active, and that’s in the water. For many North Carolinians, the only way to cool off is at the beach or at a local lake. We have beautiful options all across the state.  Picture yourself in a stable canoe or […]
    Joe Miller
  • Fighting diabetes? Here are some exercises for you May 17, 2019
    Diabetes is a chronic (long-lasting) health condition that affects how your body turns food into energy. Of the more than 30 million Americans with diabetes, 90-95% percent have type 2, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). In this post, we’ll focus on guidelines for type 2 diabetes. Type 2 diabetes develops over […]
    Michelle Rogers, CPT
  • Vivian Howard’s Recipe To Help Her Dad With Pre-Diabetes May 16, 2019
    “For as long as I can remember, my Dad’s been on a diet, trying to lose weight,” Vivian Howard explained. “Overall he’s very healthy; he exercises every morning. Well, about eight years ago, we learned Dad is pre-diabetic… he has ‘a little bit of sugar’ as they say.” Tracy, a Registered Dietitian and Nutrition Counselor, […]
    Michael Berliner
  • Mashed Un-Potatoes Earns A Surprising Rave Review May 16, 2019
    “I’M PLEASANTLY SURPRISED, ACTUALLY!” Sam Jones, in addition to being a Fire Chief in Eastern North Carolina, is a well-respected barbecue chef. So he’s naturally opinionated about food. When chef Vivian Howard offered him a taste of mashed potatoes made with cauliflower instead, let’s say he was a bit skeptical about how it would taste. […]
    Michael Berliner
  • Running All The Miles: 6 Essential Tips to Train for a Half Marathon May 15, 2019
    I’ll admit that running a half marathon wasn’t at the top of my bucket list. Sure, I’ve run 5K, and even a 10-miler, but I never thought I’d make it any farther than that. Then my aunt gave me some great advice: run just a little farther than you think you can. That made me […]
    Allison Bonner
  • 6 Health Insurance tips to help save time, cost and stress May 11, 2019
    Customers often ask us how they can use their health insurance more effectively or how to find an easier way to access the help they need. We know navigating health care and insurance can be confusing and are working to make it a little easier.     Read your Benefit Booklet You should receive your […]
    James LaCorte
  • Will Miss Lillie Finally “Eat Her Vegetables”? May 10, 2019
    The award-winning chef and author Vivian Howard has a friend named Miss Lillie Hardy. They both hail from Eastern North Carolina. Miss Lillie loves making her mom’s dish known as “Kill Hungry,” because it does exactly what it sounds like: makes your hunger a thing of the past. “Kill Hungry” is loaded up with macaroni […]
    Michael Berliner
  • Here’s What You Need To Know About Measles May 6, 2019
    If you watch the news then you have seen the increase in measles outbreaks, particularly with children. Its symptoms mimic the common cold, but a few tell-tale signs can keep you safe from contracting this highly-contagious virus. To help you better understand the disease and what to look out for, we’re giving you the facts […]
    Joe Oleniacz, MD and Larry Wu, MD
  • A Little Farm That Helps NC Thrive May 3, 2019
    There’s this farm in Raleigh just off the busy beltline. You’d never know it unless you deliberately turned onto the dusty, gravel road. Once inside, the tree line hides the noise of the busy world just beyond the pines. Over the quiet grows the buzzing of volunteers. The clanking of post drivers echoes into the […]
    Laura Eberhard