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Health and Wellness News Center

Keeping BlueShield members updated with relevant resources, our health and wellness articles offer a variety of ways to maintain your mental and physical health.

  • Great American Smokeout

    Great American Smokeout

    November 02, 2020

    Let the Great American Smokeout event on Thursday, November 19, be the day to begin your journey toward a smoke-free life. Join thousands of people across the country in taking an important step toward a healthier life with reduced cancer risk.
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  • Palliative Care

    Palliative Care

    November 02, 2020

    Palliative care is medical care for anyone diagnosed with a serious illness at any stage of their disease. Services include discussing treatment options with the patient and/or family based on the person’s activity level, quality of life, or other concerns.
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  • World Diabetes Day: November 14

    World Diabetes Day: November 14

    November 02, 2020

    BlueShield of Northeastern New York offers support to members living with diabetes or prediabetes. Diabetes is a life-long illness, so our program is designed to help these members take proper care of themselves.
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  • Preventing COPD

    Preventing COPD

    November 02, 2020

    Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is recognized as the third-leading cause of death in the US. If you smoke or are regularly exposed to second-hand smoke, you’re at risk for developing COPD.
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  • Caregiver Support: You’re Not Alone

    Caregiver Support: You’re Not Alone

    November 02, 2020

    Loved ones face many challenges when caring for chronically ill family members. If you’re a caregiver, don’t neglect your own physical and mental health. If you’re not taking care of yourself, it will be even more stressful if you become sick and cannot tend to your loved one.
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  • Hip and Knee Osteoarthritis

    Hip and Knee Osteoarthritis

    October 15, 2020

    With the most common form of arthritis, osteoarthritis, the cartilage and bones in a joint begin to break down. Osteoarthritis can cause pain, stiffness, swelling, and decreased ability to move.
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  • Health Literacy

    Health Literacy

    October 15, 2020

    According to the CDC, nine out of 10 adults struggle to understand and use health information that is unfamiliar, complex, or filled with medical terms. Learn more to make sure you understand your health information and your doctor’s instructions.
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  • Depression

    Depression

    October 15, 2020

    We all feel down sometimes, and it’s normal to feel loneliness when we’ve spent so much of this year socially distanced. If these feelings become overwhelming it could be a sign of depression.
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  • Breast Cancer Awareness Month

    Breast Cancer Awareness Month

    October 15, 2020

    October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Early detection and awareness are the best defenses against cancer.
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  • Domestic Abuse

    Domestic Abuse

    October 15, 2020

    Victims of domestic abuse often have difficulty telling someone or seeking help because they feel ashamed, guilty, and powerless — but resources are available to help create a plan for safety.
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Did You Know?

Members who are eligible to receive a wellness debit card can use it toward wellness centers, therapy and spa services, and more. Learn where you can redeem your card today!

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