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Advice, insights, and true stories about your health and care.


Diabetes—A Growing Epidemic
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There isn’t a cure for diabetes, but it can be controlled. Healthy lifestyle habits, taking medicine as needed, getting diabetes self-management education, and keeping appointments with your healthcare team can greatly reduce its impact on your life.

Manage Your Diabetes

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  • Chronic conditions
COPD—Learn More and Breathe Better
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Breathing is vital for a healthy life. COPD makes every breath a hard one. See what COPD is—and what you can do for your symptoms so you can breathe better.

Learn About COPD

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  • Chronic conditions
Good Oral Health Prevents Chronic Illness
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How you care for your teeth and gums can directly impact the health of your body. Good oral health can help prevent chronic disease like diabetes, heart disease, and stroke. Learn about healthy routines for all ages, from babies to adults. It truly is the little things that count—all 32 of them.

Brush for Better Health

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  • Prevention
Brain Health Awareness

"Brain health" is a term Sue Klebold uses when discussing anxiety, depression, and related issues that afflict so many of us. Sue turns grief into awareness and shares her story.

Read More

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  • Mental health
Stop Cervical Cancer Before It Starts
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Cervical cancer is preventable and treatable. The key: regular screenings, starting at age 21.

Start Getting Screened

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  • Cancer Screenings
Understanding Childhood Obesity
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Obesity affects 1 in 5 children and teens. A lot of factors play a role in this growing health problem. But all children impacted by obesity have one thing in common—increased health risks, like diabetes.

What You Need to Know

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  • Chronic conditions
Vaccines for Adults
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Most of us get immunized as children, but we need more vaccines when we are adults. Find out which shots you need, where you can get them, and why they are important.

Protect Your Health

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  • Prevention
Getting Shots: Help Your Child Have a Better Visit
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Children don’t understand that vaccines are the good guys. We use long, pointy needles to inject them, even after telling kids not to touch sharp objects. So who can blame them for being nervous or afraid at the doctor’s office? Here are some tips to help calm a scary visit.

Make Shots Feel Better

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  • Prevention
Five Things You Can Do for Healthy Eyes
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As you age, so do your eyes. Protect them now so they’re still healthy later. Here are five excellent tips to get you started.

Tips for Healthy Eyes

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  • Prevention
Get Fit with LIIT
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A work out doesn’t have to be super intense or scary. You can turn any workout into low intensity interval training.

Learn About LIIT

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  • Habits
Shedding Unhealthy Pounds: You Can Do It
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Today, more than two-thirds of adults in the United States are considered overweight or obese. Too much weight can lead to high blood pressure, diabetes, heart disease, stroke, certain cancers, and more. You’re not alone. Capital BlueCross is here to help.

Learn About Adult Obesity

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  • Habits
Sneaky Sugar
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Trying to eat healthy? You might be going about it the wrong way.

Healthy Eating Tips

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  • Prevention
  • Nutrition
Capital Journal Archive
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Looking for more helpful advice, insights, and true stories about your health and care?

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