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

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7 Ways to Stay Healthy During Self-Isolation

April 9, 2020: These days you may be struggling with work/life balance more than usual as you stay at home with family and continue to work. A BlueCross health coach shares some tips to maintain your health during these uncertain times.


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What Should I Do If I Think I’m Sick?

March 27, 2020: If you are starting to feel ill these days you are probably wondering if you have COVID-19. Because confusion and miscommunication are common in situations like this, Dr. Matt Bartels, vice president and chief medical officer for BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina, answers some of the more common questions for members who think they may have COVID-19. 


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BlueCross expands benefits for virtual visits

March 23, 2020: BlueCross is taking steps to increase access to care in response to the Coronavirus. Telehealth visits provide convenience for people to access care using a smartphone, computer or tablet device.


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COVID-19 Updates

April 9, 2020 (Updated): COVID-19 is a respiratory disease caused by a new coronavirus. Coronaviruses are a large family of viruses that may cause illness in people. Find answers to some frequently asked questions here. 


Report: Early-Onset Dementia and Alzheimer’s Diagnoses Spiked for Younger Americans

Feb. 27, 2020: The number of commercially insured Americans ages 30 to 64 diagnosed with early-onset dementia or Alzheimer’s disease increased by 200 percent from 2013 to 2017. Taylor Wilson from the Alzheimer’s Association South Carolina Chapter discusses challenges facing South Carolinians.


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BlueCross Chief Medical Officer Addresses Coronavirus

Jan. 31, 2020: BlueCross wants you to know that we are closely monitoring the coronavirus epidemic, which has now been classified as a global health emergency. Here is some important information from our Chief Medical Officer Dr. Matthew Bartels. 


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Small Steps to Take for a Healthier 2020

Jan. 9, 2020: A BlueCross health coach has some helpful tips for how to have a healthier year one step at a time. You can make some small changes to have a big impact on your health in 2020.


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8 Ways to Eat Better This Holiday Season

Dec. 5, 2019: Eating healthy during the holidays doesn't have to mean forgoing your favorite pie or only eating salads. BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina's health coach offers some tips for getting through the season by making healthy choices. 


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9 Tips for Finding a Healthier Life with Diabetes

Nov. 20, 2019: Living with diabetes may be difficult, but BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina’s health coaches can help. There are many options to make your life easier, from finding the right foods for you to starting an exercise routine or finding a helpful resource. 


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Poor Millennial Health to Have Economic Impact

Nov. 12, 2019: A new report by Moody’s Analytics revealed the serious impact millennials' health could have on the U.S. economy. Compared to when Generation X was the same age, millennials are projected to experience slower economic growth and pay more in health care costs over the next decade, which could have a crippling effect on the economy.


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What BlueCross is Doing to Curb the Opioid Epidemic

Sep. 26, 2019: Too many South Carolinians have been touched by the devastation of the opioid epidemic. BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina has taken action. 


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South Carolina Supports Recovery in Opioid Crisis

Sep. 24, 2019: South Carolina has collectively taken on the opioid epidemic. It is a crisis that covers the state from the Lowcountry to the Upstate and the Pee Dee to the Midlands. It affects all South Carolinians. 


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A Look at the Opioid Epidemic in SC

Sep. 12, 2019: In recent years, news about the opioid epidemic has been escalating. South Carolina has not been the center of the epidemic, but where does the Palmetto State fall in this crisis? 


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BlueCross Launches Video Series on Opioid Crisis

Sep. 9, 2019: As part of a statewide partnership, BlueCross will share stories from members of the South Carolina community on the opioid epidemic.


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75 Percent of Americans with Behavioral Health Conditions are Continuing Therapy Services During the Ongoing COVID-19 Pandemic

May 18, 2020: New survey data from the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association (BCBSA) shows that 75 percent of Americans with behavioral health conditions are continuing therapy services during the COVID-19 pandemic because of the prevalence of telehealth and other digital health services. 


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What Your Dentist Wants You to Know About Dental Care During the Pandemic

June 4, 2020: As many businesses and daily activities reopen, many South Carolinians may be rescheduling missed dental appointments or planning for upcoming trips to the dentist. President of the South Carolina Dental Association provides insight into dental care during the pandemic. 


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Safety Tips for Getting Out During Re-Opening

June 18, 2020: At some point in the past couple of months you’ve probably searched online for answers to all kinds of questions about what is or is not safe during the pandemic. As South Carolina moves to re-open many businesses, BlueCross pulled together some resources to help South Carolinians determine what is best for their families. 


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What to Consider When Traveling This Summer 

July 2, 2020: With summer in full swing, many South Carolinians may be thinking about traveling for vacation. The number of coronavirus cases continues to rise, so it is important to make sure you are following guidelines from your community and government entities. Here are a few things to take into account when deciding how and where to travel this summer. 


Children and Covid-19: What to Know 

July 23, 2020: There may be a lot of unknowns with novel coronavirus, but BlueCross’ Dr. Matt Bartels, vice president and chief medical officer, provides some answers to common questions parents may have about the pandemic’s effect on children.


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