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Wearing a Mask Benefits Public Health and the Bottom Line

One of the surprising flashpoints of the COVID-19 pandemic has arisen around a seemingly simple act: wearing a mask to cover your mouth and...

Pandemic Also Causes Shadow Health Crisis

By Capital BlueCross For more than a year, COVID-19 has been the dominant healthcare headline, but other public health issues have been lurking behind it...

Plunge in Colorectal Tests during Pandemic Reinforces Need for Screenings

Awareness is a critical first step toward tackling any potential peril. But it’s wasted without action, particularly when it comes to our health. So as...

Pandemic Accelerates Awareness, Acceptance of Telehealth

The COVID-19 pandemic, and the tragic loss of lives and livelihoods that accompanied it, may come to define 2020, but a few sprigs of...

Putting Off Vision Care Can Be Financially Shortsighted

William Shakespeare said “the eyes are the window to your soul,” but modern-day ophthalmologists say the eyes are a window to much more. Your eyes...

Vaccines Alone Won’t End the COVID-19 Fight in 2021

Pennsylvanians have spent most of the past year adapting to the “new normal” of life amid a global pandemic – often limiting our social...

Tips for Teens: Understanding Credit

Once you turn 18, you might begin considering applying for a credit card.  By the time you turn 21, you’ll start getting offers for credit cards...

When Health Literacy Improves, So Does Health

In a public report for the National Institutes of Health, former U.S. Surgeon General Regina M. Benjamin summarized why health literacy is so important. “As...

Tips for Teens: Learn How to Budget

As your teen gets closer to “adulthood", there’s a lot to learn! Before you know it, they’ll be on their own making their own...

Health and Wellness Experts Weigh In On New Year’s Resolutions and...

Every January, many of us vow to lose weight, quit smoking, eat smarter, and exercise more, prerequisites to better health and lower risk for...

Childhood Vaccination Drop Poses New Health Threat

By Capital BlueCross A potential epidemic piled atop an ongoing pandemic. That’s the fear many health experts have about an alarming, COVID-19-triggered drop in childhood vaccinations...

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