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Video: A Guided Approach to Employee Health

When Ryan Blank took a health assessment at work, he knew the results wouldn’t be good. He was overweight, suffered from sleep apnea, lacked energy and struggled with high blood pressure. He didn't expect what came next. A one-on-one health coach helped Blank make lifestyle changes that turned his health around.

5 Things to Read on Improving Health

How California’s fires affect physical and mental health, changes in physical activity guidelines from the U.S. government and how one expert wants to tackle the obesity epidemic are all in this week’s roundup.

5 Things to Read on Health Care Costs

This week’s reads on health care costs cover alternatives to expensive ambulance rides, a new type of medical tourism, and how nutrition could be an effective weapon against high costs.

Q&A: Hurricane Harvey’s Impact on Health

As the Carolinas begin to deal with the aftermath of Hurricane Florence, an analysis of health insurance claims reveals how Hurricane Harvey affected people's health across a wide swath of Southeast Texas last year.

5 Things to Read on Improving Health

Links between juice and obesity, the Great Recession and liver disease deaths, and alternative medicine and cancer deaths are all in this week’s roundup.

Video: Let’s Talk About Health Equity

It will take many diverse voices to achieve equal health outcomes and access to quality care for all people in the United States, so five Blue Cross and Blue Shield Plans convened a group of experts to explore barriers and opportunities in addressing social determinants of health.

Top 10 Conditions With the Most Impact on Health

The top conditions on the Blue Cross Blue Shield Health Index — hypertension, major depression, high cholesterol, coronary artery disease and Type 2 diabetes — have become more entrenched because of rising prevalence.

5 Things to Read on Health Care Innovation

This week’s five reads on innovation in health care cover potential capabilities for two leading wearables, how an ophthalmologist’s invention may help save the eyesight of people with diabetes, and more.

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