health

National Nutrition Month encourages people to Eat Right, Your Way, Every Day

Sponsored by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics to encourage healthy eating and sound physical activity habits, National Nutrition Month occurs every March. This year’s theme is Eat Right, Your Way, Every Day. This encourages personalized healthy eating habits for everyone … Continue reading

[PODCAST] Episode #2: Patient Safety Week

Patient Safety Week ended March 9th, but the focus on keeping patients safe is a consistent priority. One aspect of patient safety that is often overlooked is the the use of prescription medication. Laurie Wesolowicz, Director – Pharmacy Services Clinical … Continue reading

What’s it Like to Climb 70 Flights of Stairs? Blues Employees Do it to Support the American Lung Association

Four teams of Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan employees raised nearly $11,000 for the American Lung Association as they joined other teams from the Detroit area for the annual Fight for Air Climb in Detroit. Successful teams at the … Continue reading

National Walk@Lunch Day® celebrates the power of walking

The Michigan Blues will participate in National Walk @ Lunch Day on April 30th. This event, championed by the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association, encourages people to take steps toward better health—even in the midst of a busy work … Continue reading

Breathe easy – Michigan goes smoke-free

Beginning May 1, smoking won’t be allowed in most public places in Michigan. What does this mean for Michigan residents? The Dr. Ron Davis Smoke Free Air Law prohibits smoking in public places such as businesses, restaurants, bars, shopping malls, … Continue reading

New Healthy Blue OutcomesSM Makes Health Care More Affordable

What if there was a plan that made health care more affordable for those who actually set and achieve healthy goals? Well now there is…  We’re proud to announce the launch of Healthy Blue Outcomes, a groundbreaking outcome-based health care … Continue reading

“Get Moving U.P.” revs up winter activity of 500 in Blue Cross and WELCUP’s challenge

They could have just hibernated like some Upper Peninsula critters. Instead, more than 500 U.P. folks took on or turned up their winter activities. Payoffs? Healthier lifestyles. More energy. Weight loss. All in a six-week winter fitness challenge. It’s another … Continue reading

Need help sticking to personal health goals? Blues wellness programs can help

Most of us know how to live healthier lives, but it’s another story to actually discipline ourselves to do it. Many of the chronic health conditions affecting people — and wreaking financial havoc on the health care system — can … Continue reading

Your health is your greatest asset

Good health lets you to live your life to the fullest. It also helps you keep your money in your own pocket. http://www.youtube.com/v/ppo5MDD1_yg&hl=en_US&fs=1&color1=0×006699&color2=0x54abd6Tobacco and obesity-related complications, along with chronic diseases, are largely preventable. Over time, they can cause major health … Continue reading