Zane Schultz (right), of Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, presents the Youth Heart Watch award to Philadelphia’s first Heart Safe school.
At age 16, Zane Schultz witnessed his friend and teammate, Rafe Maccarone, collapse on the soccer field during a routine warmup in their hometown of Cocoa Beach, Florida. The minutes after Rafe’s collapse were marked by chaos and fear….
College intern Alexa Green (center) and her fellow IBX summer interns volunteering at Share on Community Impact day.
I have fond memories of doing community service at every stage of my life. Growing up in the Manayunk area of Philadelphia, I was involved in many service projects — through my school, different organizations,…
Being diagnosed with a chronic disease is markedly different than being diagnosed with an acute illness. What do I mean by this?
An acute illness, such as pneumonia, appendicitis, a kidney stone, or a broken leg, has a fairly short duration of symptoms and is typically resolved within days to weeks. Certainly, it has the potential to evolve into a chronic,…
Lorina Marshall-Blake and the IBX Foundation team wearing red in support of American Heart Association’s Go Red for Women campaign.
Like many people, some days I’m so busy, it seems I barely have time to breathe. But every day, I take 15 minutes just for myself to walk one mile on the treadmill….
Maybe it’s the fact that I’m on the upwards side of my 30s or that in three short years I’ve had two kids, but I recently started thinking a lot more about aging. Do I need to start a new skin-care regimen? Anti-aging face cream costs how much?!?
In addition to worrying about my skin, I’ve also started taking a closer look at what I eat on a daily basis….
If you play the Powerball® lottery, your chances of winning the grand prize are about 1 in 292 million. But consider this: Whether you’re a woman or a man, you have a 1 in 4 chance of dying from heart disease.
Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States,…
For this year’s Philadelphia Heart Walk, Team Independence will be wearing IBX associate Tami Webb’s t-shirt design (pictured here), designed in tribute to her mother’s memory.
Let’s take a look at the numbers. In America, more than 600,000 people die of heart disease each year — that’s one in four deaths.1 Sadly,…
Michelle Histand is pictured 4th from the left with IBX associates volunteering at Turning Points for Children.
Why do IBX Associates Volunteer?
Sometimes the hardest part of volunteering is getting started. We keep waiting until we have more time, until we find the right organization, until we figure out how we can help….
An enhanced heart failure care coordination and management program launched by Independence Blue Cross in mid-2015 is showing encouraging, positive results and decreased hospitalization. The program electronic remote monitoring (telemonitoring) of patients’ vital signs and health care through ReAdmission Solutions (RAS), an independent company, to allow for better coordination of care for patients with heart failure….
Being an innovative health care insurer means more than helping members get well only when they get sick and are hospitalized — it means promoting overall wellness and developing new ways to reduce readmissions when those conditions do occur.
As part of our mission to improve the quality of care and the health of our community,…