In the past, its been easy to slip up on your shots, vitamins and generally stay healthy. What’s a little cold? During the pandemic, we have to remain vigilant in keeping our immune systems strong. Dr. Anne Schmidt, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Alabama’s senior medical director, gave us a refresher course on what we should be doing to boost our immune systems.
Winter may bring cooler weather and shorter days, but don’t write off the season completely. Christina Marxen, a business analyst with Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Alabama and a certified exercise instructor, gave us advice for safe Birmingham winter activities to keep us active over these next few months.
As we close out National Diabetes Awareness month, it’s important to remind ourselves of the risks attached to diabetes. By changing a few habits, you can prevent type 2 diabetes and manage it. We caught up with Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Alabama’s senior medical director, Dr. Anne Schmidt, to learn what resources are available.
Health and wellness in daily activities have always played an important role in preventing childhood obesity, but how are these factors implemented in schools where children spend most of their time? Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Alabama (BCBSAL) is providing a solution.
Many of our community members have stepped up to the plate and met the needs of Alabamians during COVID-19. Since recognizing health is at the forefront of everyone’s mind, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Alabama (BCBSAL) is providing a one-time discount on premiums for the month of November. The hope is for this initiative to bring a little relief during these strenuous times.
It’s hard to scroll through your feed without seeing an abundance of bad news, especially regarding the pandemic. However, we found some info that takes a 180 turn on the doom and gloom. Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Alabama (BCBSAL) has paid, contributed and made available over $230 million to its members, doctors and hospitals, and the community in the ongoing fight against COVID-19. Discover how it’s positively affecting our city’s residents.
Birmingham is a powerful city in more ways than one. Our local nonprofits, along with the support of companies like Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Alabama, are a big part of what makes us so sturdy. Take a look at just a couple, out of the hundreds in the Magic City, who are fearsome in the face of COVID-19.
In the midst of COVID-19, a time when everything is unknown, telehealth is providing some much-needed certainty. Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Alabama expanded telehealth coverage to keep us safe and give us a little more ease during our next doctor’s visit.
CANCELLED FOR NOW. Spring is almost here, which means it’s time for one of our favorite activities downtown—free exercise classes at Railroad Park! Here’s everything you need to know about this year’s Get Healthy on the Railroad classes from Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Alabama.
Every February for the last eight years, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Alabama’s Nichole Edwards has made the journey up to Birmingham from Mobile on I-65 to volunteer at the Mercedes-Benz Marathon. Here’s why the race, which is coming up this weekend, is important to her—and to all of us in Birmingham.
Have you heard about the
Be Healthy School Grant Program? It’s an opportunity for Alabama schools to win
a $10K health and wellness grant from Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Alabama.
It’s super easy to apply, but you’ll need to send in that application by March
When I think about the holidays, the words “healthy” and “fit” don’t exactly come to mind. Birmingham is a social city and a foodie town. Staying on track with your health might require a little extra nudge this time of year. For inspiration, I reached out to two associates at Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Alabama—below are some insider tips they recommend.
Cooking and eating healthy around the holidays can be tough—the pie! the cookies! the casseroles!—but it doesn’t have to be impossible. We spoke with a few Birmingham foodies about staying healthy during the most wonderful time of the year.