• Don’t Put It Off: Your Health Will Thank You

    July 1, 2020
    Some health problems can be avoided. And there’s a good way to start avoiding them: preventive check-ups and screenings. Exercising, eating right, getting enough sleep and staying away from things that can harm your health, like tobacco, are a...
  • Immunizations Are a Big Part of Staying Healthy

    July 1, 2020
    You’ve likely heard a lot about immunizations lately. It’s a good reminder to make sure you and your family are up to date on all your routine shots. Who Needs Vaccines? Shots aren’t just for babies or young children. We all need v...
  • Don’t Risk It All

    June 11, 2020
    We have the saying “serious as a heart attack” for a reason. A heart attack is always serious — and always something that’s best avoided. Heart disease is a leading killer of men and women in the U.S. According to the Centers ...
  • Invest in Your Health: Build a Good Relationship with Your Doctor

    June 11, 2020
    There’s someone important you may not have seen lately: your doctor. Of course, your doctor is just a phone call or video chat away in times of need. But there are health benefits to keeping up that relationship even when you aren’t sick...
  • Fuel Your Brain: What Foods Support Mental Health?

    June 11, 2020
    If you pay attention, your body will tell you if what you’re eating is good for it or not. You may feel energized after a healthy meal. Revived from drinking a tall glass of water. Or you may feel sluggish if you eat too much. Or uncomfortable ....
  • Postpartum Health

    June 8, 2020
    Informs new parents normal vs. abnormal postpartum symptoms and things for mothers to do to take care of themselves and signs to look for for postpartum depression.
  • Stay Safe in the Summertime

    May 11, 2020
    For many people, summer is the best time of the year. It’s filled with long days spent outside crammed full of fun activities. But summer brings its own challenges when it comes to keeping your family healthy. Nothing puts the brakes on a good ....
  • Your Blood Pressure and Your Health

    May 11, 2020
    Your blood pressure is a big deal. Keeping it in a healthy range is one of the best things you can do for your health. That’s because high blood pressure is the single biggest risk factor for heart disease, stroke and other health problems.&nb...
  • Men: Exercise Can Do a Lot More for You than Build Muscle

    May 11, 2020
    Men face some serious health risks. The two most serious ones, heart disease and cancer, account for nearly half of deaths among American men. Unintentional injuries like falls are the third most common cause of death for men. Lung disease and stroke...
  • Taking Care of Yourself When Taking Care of Others

    Look around and you’ll see caregivers. In the U.S., 1 in 3 adults give care to others. Caregivers may be taking care of elderly parents, a sick spouse or a disabled child. Being a caregiver can be very stressful and demanding. It can even lead...
  • How Do You Recognize and Help a Teen with an Eating Disorder?

    Teens see very skinny models on TV and touched-up pictures of celebrities online. These images are all around. And they may make teens question how they look. While it’s normal for teens to worry about their bodies, it may put them at risk of ...
  • What is Schizophrenia and How is it Treated?

    You may have heard about schizophrenia, but do you know what that means? Schizophrenia is a long-term and serious mental health issue. It impacts a person’s thoughts, feelings and actions. Warning signs often set between the ages of 16 and 30....
  • Bipolar and Diabetes: The Unknown Connection

    When people think about bipolar disorder, they often think about how it affects the brain. But the truth is, it can change the body as well. Millions of people have bipolar disorder. One of its tell-tale signs is swinging between manic events and...
  • Behavioral Health - Peeling the Onion

    April 30, 2020
    Ever wonder what the difference is between behavioral health and mental health? You are not alone. Let’s take a look at how BCBSTX defines behavioral health, and how to tell if you or someone you love needs help.
  • Help Your Body and Mind Without Spending a Dime

    April 14, 2020
    Can you get exercise by doing what you already do, without spending extra money or time? Exercise without calling it that? Physical activity without the intimidation factor? Yes. Exercise doesn’t have to be hard, take a long time or cost a lot...