Stay well—get your screenings

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas wants you to stay healthy and involved in your health care. Talk with your doctor today about scheduling your annual wellness visit, 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.

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

Millions of Americans have or are at risk for developing diabetes1. Untreated, diabetes can lead to kidney failure, blindness, amputation and even death. Can diabetes be delayed, or even prevented? more »

Kicking the Habit: Helping to Overcome Opioid Addiction in America

More Americans are getting caught in a growing web of addiction to opioids - powerful narcotics that relieve pain - than ever before. Watch a video and read about one member's journey to learn what we are doing to help members avoid becoming victims. more »

Membership Has Its Advantages

Did you know there are special advantages to being a BCBSTX member? Check out two websites that will help you better manage your health. more »

Survey Says...

In the coming months, you may receive in the mail the Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers (CAHPS) survey about your experiences as a Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas member. more »

How to be sure you're talking to Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas

With hackers and health care scammers finding new ways to cheat people out of money and identity, how can you tell if a call or email is real or fake? more »

Caregivers: Take time out for yourself

Caring for others can be stressful. So it's important that caregivers make time for themselves. Caring for others can be mentally and physically exhausting. more »

Avoiding Vision Loss from Diabetes

For older adults with diabetes, loss of vision is a serious problem. If left untreated, diabetes can lead to increasingly blurry vision, even to blindness. more »

Balancing Opioid Use and Abuse

The treatment of pain is an important aspect in maintaining health and quality of life, but according to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, the prescription of opioid painkillers in the Medicare population has reached what it describes as an "epidemic" level. more »

A New Way To Stay On Top Of Your Prescriptions

It's not always easy to take your medications when you're supposed to. Life often gets in the way of the best laid plans. In addition, the more prescriptions you have, the harder it can be to keep track of when to take them. more »

Still Smoking? Quitting Has Major Benefits

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 »

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