Health

BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina’s resource for what you need to make smart choices for a healthy life.


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Get Your Cancer Screening 

Feb. 4, 2022: The number of cancer screenings is down. This trend is concerning for the medical community who warn it could result in a spike of cancer deaths in the future. BlueCross' Chief Medical Officer discusses why South Carolinians needs to stay on-track with cancer screenings. 

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Have a Healthy Heart: Tips for Eating Well 

Feb. 10, 2022: For Heart Health Month, take time to focus on your cardiovascular health by making healthier food choices. One BlueCross care manager offers tips for how to eat well for heart health. 

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Ask a Therapist

March 3, 2022: The COVID-19 pandemic has led to an increase in mental health issues in America. To help break the stigma of seeking care for mental health, BlueCross has asked our experts to shed light on common questions South Carolinians might have.

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COVID-19: Two Years Later

Two years ago, the COVID-19 virus became a pandemic and changed the world. BlueCross medical experts have offered insight on everything from children's health, mental health and health disparities. Several of our medical staff looked back on what we have learned in the last two years and what South Carolinians can expect in the next few months with the pandemic. 

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Focus on Minority Health and Gaps in Care 

April 14, 2022: The COVID-19 pandemic has brought to light the health disparities minorities face. Inequality in care leads to increases in poor health outcomes and higher rates of chronic conditions in underserved communities. BlueCross' Dr. Lena Bretous discusses the gaps in care. 

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Why You Should Have a Primary Care Provider 

Oct. 7, 2021: As many as 25 percent of Americans do not have a primary care provider (PCP). One BlueCross doctor discusses why South Carolinians should have a PCP and what a regular care provider can offer to keep people healthy. 

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3 Things to Know About COVID-19 

Oct. 21, 2021: BlueCross' medical expert offers insight on COVID-19 areas of interest such as vaccines, protection for pregnant people, breakthrough cases, the Delta variant and booster shots. Information changes quickly so check back or follow national and local health departments for up-to-date guidance. 

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COVID-19 Update: Vaccines and Children

Nov. 9, 2021: The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved the first COVID-19 vaccine for children ages 5 – 11. Our chief medical officer, a pediatrician, gives an update on the state of the coronavirus pandemic and answers some questions parents may have about the vaccine.

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Keep on Track This Holiday Season

Nov. 23, 2021: The holiday season can be a happy time as people celebrate with family, friends and loved ones. It can also be filled with unhealthy dishes, loaded plates and overindulgence. One of our health coaches shares ways to make the holidays nutritious. 

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5 Pandemic Habits to Keep in 2022 

Jan. 20, 2022: In 2020, a BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina health coach shared tips for staying healthy during the early days of the pandemic. Here are five habits to keep for a healthy new year. 

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