Author: A Healthier Michigan

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Back to School Checklist

  By: Dr. Caison-Sorey, associate medical director at Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan As summer ends, the thought of back-to-school to-dos can be overwhelming. In fact, a recent study found 80 percent of parents experience anxiety during this time of year; many admitting they feel more stressed than they...

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How Screen Time Affects the Eyes

By: Dr. Gina Lynem-Walker, physician consultant at Blue Cross Blue Shield of MichiganDr. Gina Lynem-Walker A national survey found U.S. teens spend about nine hours in front of screens every day – often longer than the time they spend sleeping. Unfortunately, research also shows those who frequently use screened devices...

Blue Cross Promotes National Sneak Zucchini on Your Neighbor’s Porch Day (Today)
Blue Cross Promotes National Sneak Zucchini on Your Neighbor’s Porch Day (Today)

National Sneak Zucchini on Your Neighbor’s Porch Day, which occurs annually on August 8, was created by Pennsylvanian farmers, Tom and Ruth Roy, to help prevent food waste by sharing excess zucchini with friends and family. This food holiday promotes healthy eating, food waste prevention and community produce sharing, all of...

Summer Safety Tips for the Whole Family

By: Dr. T. Jann Caison-Sorey, associate medical director at Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan There are many health benefits associated with being outdoors and enjoying summertime activities. However, the season does pose its own set of risks for injury, so it’s essential that families are well-prepared. Taking preventive action can...

Tips to Keep the Family Safe from Ticks

By: Dr. Gina Lynem-Walker, physician consultant at Blue Cross Blue Shield of MichiganDr. Gina Lynem-Walker Michigan’s tick population is reportedly on the rise. While it’s important to spend time outdoors and enjoy everything summer has to offer, it’s also crucial to understand the risk of these insects and how to...

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan Launches “MI Blue” Skill for Amazon Alexa

Wellness information, one-minute meditations, general information about health insurance, healthy recipes and more are now available for free to all Michigan residents with an Alexa-enabled device thanks to the new “MI Blue” skill from Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan. Pronounced “my blue,” the skill allows users to obtain comprehensive,...

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