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The Flu Vaccine: Why You Still Need it and How to Stay Healthy

In December, the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced that the current flu vaccine isn’t as effective against the flu as they had hoped. So what went wrong? Each year, experts must predict in February which flu strains…

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Diabetes: Why It’s a Big Deal

It’s a disease that affects almost one out of every 10 people and is the seventh leading cause of death in America. But even though diabetes is a scary condition that can lead to serious consequences, including blindness, kidney disease,…

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Stress No More: Four Easy Ways to Simplify the Season

There are four weeks between Thanksgiving and Christmas this year, and in those 28 days you need to find gifts for everyone in your extended family, perfect your pie crust before the holiday party you’re throwing, mail cards with thoughtful…

Mental Health

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

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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