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Sickle Cell Disease Can Effect Anyone, but a Healthy Lifestyle Is Possible!

Family traits handed down to us in DNA play a large role in our health and well-being. Genetic changes and traits carried by parents may appear in their offspring, even though the parents don’t have any physical characteristics of those conditions.

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Parents are the perfect resource when it comes to improving diet and activity levels at home. Starting good habits early can have positive long-term effects on kids’ health. Changing...
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Welcome to Medicare Advantage ! We’re glad you’re a Blue Cross Medicare Advantage member. Here are three steps you can take now to get the most out of your health care plan...
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