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If you’re a frequent Amazon shopper, you’re familiar with the list of items recommended for you that appears when you log in. And you may have noticed that this feature is oddly spot-on. How many times have you glanced at the recommendations just to think to yourself “Hmm, I could use that,” and end up buying the item?…
Blue Crew volunteer
Eric Inge (center) with fellow Blue Crew Volunteers at the Medal of Honor Grove in Valley Forge. Eric Inge, Senior Business Analyst Years on the Blue Crew Advisory Board: 2 When you’re a volunteer, you have to be ready for anything — even things you can’t always see. One of Eric Inge’s most memorable (and eerie) volunteer experiences took place in the pre-dawn hours at the Philadelphia Zoo,…
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Vitamin C is a powerful antioxidant that helps regenerate tissue, protects against heart disease, and can decrease cholesterol. When you think about the best sources of vitamin C, you naturally think of oranges, right? No disrespect to that morning glass of OJ, but vitamin C is abundant in lots of fruits and veggies. As the old knock knock joke goes,…
Improving family nutrition
Sausages fried in butter. Sugar-coated cereal. Strawberry milk. Sometimes a toaster pastry. That was the breakfast that many of us in my generation routinely had each morning, and no one gave it a second thought. And if you did, you were probably in the minority; a “health nut.”

Superfoods: How can anyone stand this stuff?

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Volunteering in Philadelphia
Lorina Marshall-Blake and other Blue Crew volunteers helped young ladies at the Cozen PAL Prom Boutique choose the perfect dress and accessories to wear to their big dance. Through volunteering, I have been able to help so many nonprofit organizations that are doing so much good. If you believe in the mission of the organization and the work you are doing,…
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The Independence Blue Cross innovation team teaches workshop participants our human-centered approach to problem solving to help them tackle their unique business challenges. Do you have a business challenge that keeps you up at night? Could you use some help with creative problem solving? Don’t fear — the Independence Blue Cross innovation team is here!…
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Loneliness and aging can lead to depression in seniors.
I read an article recently announcing that May is National Mental Health Month, and it reminded me of my days in medical practice. Dealing with geriatric mental health issues is among the most complex challenges in caring for the elderly. This year’s theme, Risky Business – Sex, Drugs, and Rock n’ Roll, is intended to educate the public on habits and behaviors that may increase the risk of developing or exacerbating mental illness or be signs of mental health problems in and of themselves….
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Women Preventive Health
If you’ve ever been on an airplane, you’ll be familiar with the flight attendants’ instructions to put your oxygen mask on first before trying to help others. Now think about this as it applies to your health. As a mom of two kids, I know it often seems impossible to take care of myself when I’m busy making their needs my first priority….
Post-race recovery tips
A BCBSR finisher gets a well-deserved post-race massage at the end of the course. I ran my first Blue Cross Broad Street Run® (BCBSR) in 2010, the second hottest race in its history. Race day was anticipated to be in the 80s, so I spent the previous day drinking gallons of water….
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