healthier michigan

Avoid injury with these 10 guidelines for safely clearing snow from your property

Over the past few weeks, Michigan has experienced multiple snow falls, forcing residents to head outdoors to clear driveways and walkways.  Clearing snow for 15 minutes qualifies as a moderate, physical, daily activity recommended by the U.S. Surgeon General. However, for many … Continue reading

Detroit Red Wings School Assembly Program with BCBSM & Kroger

Back on Friday, October 25, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan, Kroger, and the Detroit Red Wings Foundation teamed up as part of the Detroit Red Wings School Assembly Program to promote the sport of hockey, healthy living and eating, … Continue reading

[PODCAST] Episode #3: How Make The Play for Healthier Habits helped build sense of community

The Make The Play for Healthy Habits contest is back, where kids from grades four through eight have a chance to win a school assembly with Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford.  Mark Watson, the principal of Warner Upper Elementary where … Continue reading

Mount Pleasant becoming a virtual reality therapy destination

Most people who have suffered a traumatic brain injury (TBI) will experience a condition known as ataxia, which effects motor coordination.  Ataxia can affect a person’s gait, create difficulty in coordinating arm movements, reduce manual dexterity and cause problems with … Continue reading

Building a Stronger Michigan Starts at the Core

Editor’s note: This piece was originally published in the Mackinac Policy Conference edition of the Michigan Chronicle. Building a stronger body starts with developing the core muscles at the center of the body. The same holds true for building stronger … Continue reading

How Big Is the Impact of Health Care Reform on Free Clinics and Other ‘Safety Net’ Providers for Michigan’s Uninsured?

Much of the talk about health care reform has centered on how it will affect Medicare, individuals or private businesses. But how will it affect the organizations that provide care to those who are uninsured or underinsured? Leaders from free … Continue reading

The Long Road to Renaissance and the Evolution of Our Commitment to Michigan’s Core Cities

As I witness the completion of newly renovated Renaissance Center offices, the unfurling of banners and months of intensive planning become reality, I realize that I’ve never been more proud of what we’ve accomplished during my five years here as … Continue reading

New Downtown Lansing Accident Fund HQ Reflects Commitment to Michigan’s Cities

On Tuesday in Michigan’s capital city, a brawny relic that once powered Lansing’s industrial age roared back to life as a magnet for the knowledge-based economy many in Michigan say is key to the state’s future. In transforming the Ottawa … Continue reading

General Motors shows off new models during Ride & Drive event in Detroit

General Motors recently brought a fleet of new vehicles to the Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan headquarters in Detroit for a Ride & Drive promotional event with Blues employees. In this video interview with Wendy Stachowicz of GM’s Vehicle … 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