• Depression: Getting Help

    June 28, 2024
    If you’re one of the many people considering help for depression, your primary care provider is a good place to start. Take the First Step As a Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas member, you can start by talking to your doctor or primary...
  • What is ADHD?

    June 26, 2024
    Paying attention, sitting still and curbing urges are good skills for children to learn. But those things are hard for children with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). Some signs of the disorder are: Trouble paying attention High...
  • Recovery Doesn’t Stop When You Get Home from the Hospital

    June 26, 2024
    Whether you’re being treated for physical or mental health issues, it’s vital to continue your health care after discharge from the hospital. Follow-up care is an important part of getting better. After Hospitalizations When you get home ...
  • High Cholesterol Raises Your Risk for Heart Disease and Stroke

    June 26, 2024
    Millions of Americans have high cholesterol, which can clog blood vessels and lead to serious health problems. People with high total cholesterol are at higher risk for heart disease and stroke, two leading causes of death in the U.S. Along wit...
  • Immunizations Are a Big Part of Staying Healthy

    June 26, 2024
    Are you and your family up to date on your routine vaccines? They're an important part of staying safe and healthy for people of all ages. Who Needs Vaccines? Vaccines aren’t just for babies or young children. We all need vaccines throughout o...
  • Do You Have a Higher Risk for Diabetes?

    June 18, 2024
    More than 39 million Americans have diabetes. That’s about one in every 10 people. Nearly 10 million don’t even know it. On top of these stunning numbers, nearly 116 million American adults have prediabetes. Chances are you or someone you...
  • Gestational Diabetes

    June 12, 2024
    When you’re an expecting mom-to-be, you’re focused on getting ready for your little one. You probably pay attention to the foods you eat. You take your prenatal vitamins. You exercise and get plenty of sleep. You do it all to deliver a h...
  • Breast Cancer Diagnosis: Now What?

    June 10, 2024
    About one in eight American women will develop breast cancer during her lifetime. What happens when you or a loved one is among them? Breast cancer treatment is a journey. At times, it may seem overwhelming. Take comfort knowing we're here for...
  • Immunize to Keep Your Kids Safe and Healthy

    June 7, 2024
    It’s hard to keep your children safe every minute of the day. Still, there’s one thing you can do that helps protect them 24/7. Make sure they get all the recommended childhood vaccines. What Shots Do Kids Need? From birth, bab...
  • Bipolar Disorder and Diabetes: The Connection

    June 5, 2024
    About six million adults, teens and children have bipolar disorder (BD) in the US. It’s often diagnosed before the age of 25, and once it is, BD doesn’t go away. Those who live with the disease may cope with the constant shift between ep...
  • Now’s the Time to Catch Up on Childhood Vaccines

    June 3, 2024
    Getting childhood vaccines on time matters. If children don’t have their shots, they are at higher risk of getting some serious diseases. They could also spread those diseases to their friends and family. Don’t Delay Now’s the time...
  • Your Smartphone Can Help Protect Your Skin

    June 3, 2024
    We use technology in most parts of our lives now. But have you thought about using it to protect your skin? The Skin Cancer Foundation says healthy skin can be as close as your smartphone. Skin cancer is the most common cancer in the U.S. When caught...
  • Find Ways to Better Cope with Stressful Events

    June 3, 2024
    Stress is a part of life — from minor irritations to major traumatic events. Since the body’s biological responses to stress can harm your mental and physical health, learning to manage your response is important. The first step to is to ...
  • Diabetes and Vision Loss: Know the Connection, Protect Your Vision

    June 3, 2024
    People living with diabetes can have eye problems that lead to vision loss or blindness. And diabetic eye disease often has no early symptoms. That’s why an annual eye exam is critical for people with diabetes. The longer you have diabetes, th...
  • Oh, My Aching Feet! Caring for Common Foot Problems

    June 3, 2024
    There are many different foot problems, some serious and some that are easy to treat at home. The main thing is to take care of any problems before they get worse. These are a few of the most common foot issues and how to take care of them. Plantar...