Disease

Cervical Cancer Hits Working-Aged Women Hardest
Cervical Cancer Hits Working-Aged Women Hardest
Cervical Cancer cases have declined precipitously over the past century thanks to screenings and modern treatment advances, but the disease remains the fourth-most-common cancer among women. A vigilant preventive approach,... Read More
By
Jerry Reimenschneider
Most Survive Thyroid Cancer Diagnosis, but Challenges Remain
Most Survive Thyroid Cancer Diagnosis, but Challenges Remain
Most of the 45,000 people diagnosed with thyroid cancer each year can be successfully treated, but rare and aggressive forms of the disease still claim about 2,000 lives each year.... Read More
By
Jeff McGaw
More than Mere Itching: Psoriasis Can Hurt Self-Esteem, Life Quality
More than Mere Itching: Psoriasis Can Hurt Self-Esteem, Life Quality
Psoriasis varies widely in severity, from an ongoing inconvenience to a debilitating condition that can limit activity, harm self-esteem, lower a person’s quality of life, even impact job performance. But... Read More
By
Jerry Reimenschneider
Taking Control of Diabetes
Taking Control of Diabetes
Capital Blue Cross members are effectively fighting back against diabetes using the insurer’s free and convenient programs that have helped them lose weight, lower their blood sugar levels, and reduce... Read More
By
Michael Race
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
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