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Better-for-You Comfort Food

When the weather outside is frightful, comfort food—rich, filling and like mom used to make—can be especially delightful. But too much of it can lead to the not-so-comfortable feeling of a snug waistband. Make your favorite dishes healthier by swapping…

Food

The Flu Shot or Nasal Spray: Which is For You?

There is no sure-fire way to avoid getting the flu this winter, but it is possible to lower your risk. The best way to do that is to get the flu vaccine. While the CDC has recently announced that the…

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Submit Your Summer Photos for a Chance to Win BCN’s Good Health Photo Contest!

During the cold months of winter we all catch ourselves scrolling through Facebook photos of hot summer days, reminiscing about warm weather and outdoor activities. Well, Blue Care Network may reward you for doing just that! Blue Care Network wants…

 

Doing a Breast Cancer Walk? Here’s How to Prepare

Supporting a cause like breast cancer research isn’t a hard decision, but actually signing up to walk roughly 60 miles in three days is much more daunting. Thankfully, there are many steps between when you first register and when you…

Fitness

The Hidden Dangers of Too Much Screen Time

From cell phones and tablets to televisions and laptops, glowing screens are around us 24-7. Sure, these devices make our lives much more convenient (and more entertaining), but they can also wreak havoc on our health. People who spent four…

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Simple, Proven Ways to Lower Your Prostate Cancer Risk Today

After skin cancer, prostate cancer is the most common cancer among American men. Roughly one in seven will be diagnosed in their lifetime. But there is good news: Death rates from prostate cancer are relatively low, with 98 percent of…

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A Guide to National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day

Illegal drug abuse gets a lot of attention, but rates of prescription drug abuse are also alarmingly high. In the U.S., 6.8 million people have abused prescription drugs.  And many people are getting their pills through friends or relatives, often…

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Your Lifetime Immunization Checklist

Vaccines prevent more than 2 to 3 million deaths each year according to the World Health Organization. They protect not only those receiving the vaccines, but also everyone around them—especially those with weakened immune systems. And although many people think…

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The Latest From Experts on Vaccines and Autism

While there have been opponents in the past claiming a connection between life-saving vaccines and autism, the scientific community is now supporting vaccinations for children. Thousands of peer-reviewed articles have shown that vaccinations have no impact on a child’s risk…

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