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Staying well with telehealth

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Stuck at home? Blue Shield of California helps you get access to medical advice over email, phone, and even video chat.
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Healthy meal ideas for summer grillin’ and chillin’
Find tips and recipes for delicious, healthy summer meals
Safe travel planning for your summer vacation
Check out our tips for enjoying a safe and healthy summer getaway
Summer health – skin care for fun in the sun
Tips on protecting your skin as the months heat up
High blood pressure – get the facts
High blood pressure is a leading cause of stroke and a key risk factor for heart attack and heart disease
Is Your Child Behind on Vaccinations? Now’s the Time to Catch Up
Sticking to your child’s immunization schedule is more important than ever.
Ease Stress and Improve Focus with Mindfulness
Being mindful is easier than it sounds
Feeling nervous about the COVID-19 vaccine? Here’s why it’s safe and effective
The COVID-19 vaccine is becoming more available across California
What we know about the new COVID-19 strains
Seeing healthcare workers, family, and friends get a COVID-19 vaccine can give us hope that we are starting to stem the tide of the pandemic. But what about the new variant strains of COVID-19?
The doctor will see you now: How to choose a primary doctor that is right for you.
In Part 2, we’ll tell you what you need to know so you can choose the primary doctor that is right for you.
Stay Heart Smart: Tips to Keep Your Ticker Healthy
Check out these tips and celebrate Valentine’s Day – and every day – with a healthy heart.
The doctor will see you now: Your first line of health care defense
A primary care physician, can be your best ally in helping you get the care you need.
Resources to stay up-to-date on the COVID-19 vaccine
While waiting for news and final plans, there are a few things you can do to stay up to date and healthy.
Exercise in place: How to stay active while staying home
Here are some tips on exercising from home so you can find the best ways to stay active during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Myth-busting: 12 facts about the COVID-19 vaccine
With COVID-19 vaccinations under way, we’re here to separate fact from fiction. Read on to find the facts behind some common myths.
Curb social isolation and stay connected this holiday season
A few ways to combat loneliness and support your mental health
Sex Ed 3.0: Staying sexually healthy long-term
More tips to help you improve intimacy as you age
Give and you shall receive…benefits to your mental health
This holiday season, reap the health benefits of charitable giving
Stay connected – and reduce burnout – with healthy online habits
Get the most out of your favorite apps with these tips
Helping you make sense of health care
Tips to help you choose a plan during open enrollment season
BlueSky initiative reimagines youth mental health
Program boosts mental health support for California middle- and high-school students
Lifting the veil
Removing the stigma from mental illness during the COVID-19 pandemic
Myth-busting: 7 facts about the flu shot
Getting a flu shot is simple enough. Finding reliable info about its safety and effectiveness? Not so simple.
Learning to love yourself
Self-compassion as a form of self-care
Helping children meet trauma with mindfulness
Using mindfulness and meditation activities for kids may help them weather the stress of COVID-19
Adapting with the seasons – staying safe in the age of COVID-19
As fall arrives, learn how to keep you and your family safe and healthy
Give yourself a fair shot this flu season
Get vaccinated for the flu to protect your health and the health of your community
Turn back the clock on chronic disease
Active steps you can take to prevent and improve chronic conditions
Your Medicare Annual Enrollment Period checklist
5 things to keep in mind for next year
Turning 65? Get the 411 on Medicare
Our free online webinars will help break down all the plan options.
How to cope with stress and anxiety
Learn DIY ways to lower your stress and anxiety
Finding your footing as healthcare options reopen
Now is the time to review your mental health, wellness goals, and checkups
Stay healthy as COVID-19 risk fluctuates
How to care for your mental and physical health while guidelines shift