Stay well—get your screenings

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas wants you to stay healthy and involved in your health care. Visiting your doctor at least once a year can help you catch small health problems before they become big ones.Talk with your doctor today about scheduling your annual wellness exam and while there, pay attention to your body mass index (BMI). Maintaining a healthy weight is vital to keeping your body healthy, and it’s easy to roll into your annual wellness screening, which is an opportunity for you to discuss your health care directly with your doctor and review other screenings and exams that you may be due to receive.

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One of the best things you can do for your health is to quit smoking or using other kinds of tobacco. It isn’t easy, but it can be done. more »

When Lungs Break, the Heart Follows

“To breathe is to live, and without breath there is no life” is a basic tenet of yoga. Nothing is more true for those who struggle to breath. more »

Medication Adherence: How and Why

The goal sounds so simple: take your medications on time. Life, however, has a tendency to get in the way of the best-laid plans and suddenly you look at your pillbox and realize you’re several doses behind.more »

Breast cancer screenings remain important as you age

The older women get, the greater their chances of getting breast cancer. So it's very important for all older women to keep breast cancer screenings "front of mind" every time they see their doctor. more »

Diabetes: Know what it is, and what to look for

Diabetes is a serious, chronic health condition involving insulin, a hormone that allows blood sugar (known as glucose) to enter your body's cells. more »

The ABCDs of Medicare

Medicare is the federal health program for people age 65 and older. First enacted in 1965, there were originally only Medicare Parts A and B (known as "original Medicare"). more »

You missed Medicare's sign-up period; Now what?

Here's one Medicare enrollment time you don't want to skip: the seven-month sign-up period tied to the month you turn 65. more »

Lifestyle changes and diabetes

The fastest, safest way to help manage your diabetes can be summed up in two simple words: exercise and diet. more »

Stay safe beneath the steaming summer sun

Summer fun in the sun is a yearly ritual few resist. more »

Water, shade, air conditioning: Avoid heat-related illnesses while still enjoying summer

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services says older people suffer from heat stress more than younger adults. more »

Diabetes: If you can’t prevent it, you may be able to delay it

When we eat, food is turned into glucose, a sugar that the body uses for energy. more »

Keep close eye on diabetes before it blinds you

It’s vital to get vision tests at least yearly if you have diabetes, even if you have no symptoms. more »

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