Disease

A Cancer Survivor’s Story: Putting Off Colonoscopy Nearly Cost Him His Life
A Cancer Survivor’s Story: Putting Off Colonoscopy Nearly Cost Him His Life
Colorectal cancer – one of the most commonly diagnosed cancers – is expected to afflict more than 153,000 people and claim about 52,550 lives in the U.S. this year alone,... Read More
By
Michael Race
HPV Vaccines are Vital for Adolescents and Young Teens
HPV Vaccines are Vital for Adolescents and Young Teens
The human papillomavirus (HPV) will afflict more than 80% of people in their lifetime and cause more than 35,000 new genital and oral cancers this year. Unfortunately, awareness about the... Read More
By
Jeff McGaw
How Her Diabetes Battle Took Winning Turn
How Her Diabetes Battle Took Winning Turn
Type 2 diabetes claimed her mother just months before Rachel Arrington discovered she had the same disease. After finally coming to grips with her grief, Arrington got to work on... Read More
By
Jerry Reimenschneider
A New Way to Control – and Possibly Reverse – Diabetes
A New Way to Control – and Possibly Reverse – Diabetes
November is National Diabetes Month, a time to draw attention to a disease that affects about 37 million Americans. Fortunately, there are ways to counter the health impacts of diabetes.... Read More
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Capital Blue Cross
Heart Attack or Cardiac Arrest? Knowing the Difference Can Save Lives
Heart Attack or Cardiac Arrest? Knowing the Difference Can Save Lives
Though the terms are often confused, a heart attack and cardiac arrest are distinct medical events with different causes and, sometimes, different warning signs. Knowing the difference between the two... Read More
By
Jeff McGaw
Cervical Cancer Still a Peril
Cervical Cancer Still a Peril
While cases have dramatically dropped over the decades, cervical cancer remains the fourth-most common cancer among women, and costs the United States $1.6 billion a year. As with so many... Read More
By
Jerry Reimenschneider
Breast Cancer Survivor: Screenings, Quality Healthcare Critical
Breast Cancer Survivor: Screenings, Quality Healthcare Critical
Roseann Humphrey, who manages Capital Blue Cross Connect health and wellness centers, was diagnosed with breast cancer before she turned 40. Her journey illustrates how vital early detection and quality... Read More
By
Jerry Reimenschneider