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The Surprising Science Behind What Makes You Hungry

Everyone knows what hunger is—that mouth-watering, stomach-grumbling, cookie-craving feeling—but have you ever wondered what actually causes it? It turns out to have less to do with your stomach than with your brain—more specifically, the hypothalamus. Here’s what happens: If it’s…

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What You Need to Know About Measles

Recently, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention confirmed 154 cases of measles in 2015 alone, a staggering number compared to the past decade with a median average of 62 cases. According to the CDC, measles is a sometimes fatal…

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Couch Potatoes Take Note: Easy Exercises to Do During Commercials

The average American watches more than five hours of TV a day—that’s a lot of time spent relaxing on the sofa. And if you’re watching live television (as opposed to catching up on your DVR), those five hours will include…

Fitness

 

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…