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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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Relax your way to a healthy heart

Heart-healthy relaxation exercises you can do anywhere

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Breast Cancer Awareness: Demystifying Mammograms

Six questions and answers to separate fact from fiction about mammograms

Know your risk: A colorectal cancer screening can help save your life

Colorectal cancer is the second-leading cancer killer in the U.S., but early screening can lead to the best outcomes.

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

Keeping your cool while heading back to school

Tips to help your child return to in-person classes

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.

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

Sex in the time of COVID

Reconnect to your body and improve your sexual health

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.

Prepare for your new bundle of joy

Learn what to expect before, during, and after pregnancy

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