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Reach your health and wellness goals

No matter your health status, there are things you can do to improve your health and quality of life. This site provides quick, easy access to information, interactive tools and tips to help you reach your health goals.

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If you want to improve your health, we can help. We have created health centers by topic to help you get started on your wellness journey. You can also check out the member blog for tips on healthy living.

If you are struggling to control your or your child’s asthma, this site can help. Here, you will find useful tips, interactive tools, and helpful resources to answer your questions and help you take control. You can learn about making an asthma action plan, your asthma triggers and when to call the doctor. Find out what small steps you can take right now to help improve your quality of life.

Interactive tools

Health Topics IT - American Lung Association What Is Asthma

American Lung Association: What Is Asthma?
Watch what happens to the lungs during an asthma attack.

Watch video.

Asthma topics
Know your triggers
Help your child use a metered-dose inhaler and mask spacer
Overcome obstacles to taking medicines
How to overcome treatment obstacles
Asthma action plan
Asthma attacks

Helpful resources
American Lung Association: Focus on Asthma
Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America

Find out about small steps you can take right now to live life well with diabetes. Here you will find useful tips, interactive tools, diabetes-related apps and helpful resources to answer your questions and set health goals. You can learn how to make changes in your lifestyle, about important health care screenings, and when to call the doctor.

Diabetes apps

Useful Apps - Glucose Buddy

Glucose Buddy

Log and keep track of your blood sugar.

Useful Apps - MediSafe Medication Management

MediSafe Medication Management

Set reminders to take your medicine.

Useful Apps - Healthy Recipes – SparkRecipes

Healthy Recipes – SparkRecipes

Search more than 500,000 healthy recipes.

See more useful apps

Interactive tools

Health Topics IT - Diabetes Risk Test

Diabetes risk test
Use this tool to assess your risk for developing diabetes.

Take the quiz

Diabetes topics
Type 1 diabetes
Type 2 diabetes
How to avoid other health problems
Taking care of your feet
Healthy eating tips
Diabetes blood sugar levels

Helpful resources
American Diabetes Association: Glycemic Index and Diabetes
American Diabetes Association: Living with Type 2 Diabetes Program

A fit body can be in your future. Here you will find useful tips, interactive tools, fitness-related apps, and helpful resources to answer your questions and help you set personal health goals. You can learn about healthy eating and making physical activity a part of your daily life. Find out what small steps you can take right now to help improve your quality of life.

Fit body apps

Useful Apps - Fast Food Calories

Fast Food Calories

Check more than 20,000 menu items from 108 restaurants.

Useful Apps - Healthy Recipes – SparkRecipes

Healthy Recipes – SparkRecipes

Search more than 500,000 healthy recipes.

Useful Apps - MyFitnessPal

MyFitnessPal

Track calories, exercise and weight each day.

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Interactive tools

Health Topics IT - BMI Calculator

BMI Calculator

Learn your body mass index (BMI) and how it may affect your overall health.

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Health Topics IT - How Many Calories Did You Burn

How many calories did you burn?

Let this tool do the math for you while you have fun being active.

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Health Topics IT - Interactive Food Label

Interactive food label

Test your knowledge of reading food labels.

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Fit body topics
What is a healthy lifestyle?
Making healthy choices when you eat out
Healthy eating: Overcoming barriers to change
Fitness: Getting and staying active
Fitness: Adding more activity to your life
Being active when you have health problems

Helpful resources
Nourish Interactive
Choose MyPlate — Healthy Eating Guidelines
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

We all feel down, worried or overwhelmed at times. But when these feelings last a while, or they stop you from doing daily tasks, it may be time to seek help. Here, you will find useful tips, interactive tools and helpful resources.

You can learn how to manage stress, overcome depression, treat anxiety and attention deficit disorder, and know when to call the doctor. This site can help you deal with life’s pressures in healthy ways. Find out what small steps you can take to help improve your quality of life.

Fit mind apps

Useful Apps - Calm

Calm

Relax and relieve stress with calming music, sounds, and visuals.

Useful Apps - MyLife Meditation

MyLife Meditation

This app guides you through meditation and mindfulness activities.

Useful Apps - Unique Daily Affirmations

Unique Daily Affirmations

Stay positive with quotes and reminders throughout the day.

Useful Apps - Virtual Hope Box

Virtual Hope Box

Use these tools to relax and cope with stress.

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Interactive tools

Health Topics IT - Whats Your Stress Level

What’s your stress level?

Find out what effect recent life changes may be having on your health.

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Health Topics IT - Are you Depressed

Are you depressed?

This tool helps you understand the signs of depression.

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Fit mind topics
Managing stress
Ways to relieve stress
Signs of depression
Living with depression
Depression screenings
Anxiety: Stop negative thoughts
Should my child take ADHD medicine?

Helpful resources
National Institute of Mental Health — Health and Education
National Institute of Mental Health — Depression
Medline Plus — U.S. National Library of Medicine — Mental Health and Behavioral Topics

Here, you will find useful tips, interactive tools, heart health-related apps, and helpful resources to answer your questions and help you take control. You can learn how to make changes in your lifestyle, about important health care screenings, and when to call the doctor. Find out what small steps you can take to help improve your health.

Heart disease apps

Useful Apps - MediSafe Medication Management

MediSafe Medication Management

Set reminders to take your medicine.

Useful Apps - Healthy Recipes – SparkRecipes

Healthy Recipes – SparkRecipes

Search more than 500,000 healthy recipes.

Useful Apps - MyFitnessPal

MyFitnessPal

Track calories, exercise and weight each day.

See more useful apps

Interactive tools

Health Topics IT - Are You Ready to Quit Smoking

Are you ready to quit smoking?

Answer a few simple questions to find out if you are ready to quit.

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Heart disease topics
An overview of heart conditions
Exercising for a healthy heart
Low-salt diets: Eating out
High cholesterol: An overview
High blood pressure
Heart failure: Checking your weight

Helpful resources
American Heart Association: Getting Healthy
Medline Plus
National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute

This site can help you get the women’s health and pregnancy resources you need. Learn about women’s health screenings, how to stay healthy if you are pregnant or planning to get pregnant, and about your options for birth control.

Visit our Pregnancy & Women’s Health page to learn more about:

  • Women’s health information and resources.
  • Information about incentives and rewards programs.
  • Interactive tools.
  • Pregnancy and childbirth-related apps.

Whether you are thinking about having a baby, pregnant, already a new mom or you are not planning to have a baby, we can help you take steps to stay healthy at every stage.

See more about pregnancy and women’s health

Is your use of alcohol or drugs affecting your daily life, causing problems at work, at home or in your relationships? If so, it may be time to seek help. Addiction is a disease, just like diabetes or heart disease.

Here, you will find useful tips, interactive tools and helpful resources. You can learn how to spot the signs of drug or alcohol addiction, about treatment options, and where to find support. This site can help you take steps to become alcohol and drug free.

Interactive tools

Health Topics IT - Do You Have a Drinking Problem

Do you have a drinking problem?

Learn if your drinking habits are healthy or not.

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Alcohol and drug free topics
Drug problems: Helping someone get treatment
Alcohol dependence
How to stop drinking
Alcohol and drug problems
Teen alcohol and drug use
Dealing with teen substance use

Helpful resources
Alcoholics Anonymous
Narcotics Anonymous
National Institute on Drug Abuse

Quitting smoking, chewing or dipping is one of the best things you can do for your health. Making a change can be hard, but you can do it! This site can help.

Here, you will find useful tips, interactive tools and helpful resources. You will learn how to know if you are ready to quit, steps you can take to help you break the habit and where to find support. You can be tobacco-free for good.

Interactive tools

Health Topics IT - Are You Ready to Quit Smoking

Are you ready to quit smoking?

Answer a few simple questions to find out if you are ready to quit.

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Tobacco-free topics
Quitting smoking
Quitting smokeless tobacco
Quitting smoking — Temptations and cravings
Quitting smoking — Preventing slips or relapses
Tobacco use in teens
Quitting smoking: Should I use medicine?

Helpful resources
Smokefree.gov
American Lung Association – Stop Smoking
American Heart Association – Quit Smoking

Learn about the health screenings teens and kids need and what you can do to help your children get and stay healthy.

Here, you will find useful tips, interactive tools and helpful resources to answer your questions about raising healthy kids. Visit our Healthy Blue Benefits page to view the extra benefits your child may be eligible for just for being our member.

Our Early and Periodic Screening, Diagnosis and Treatment (EPSDT) program provides well-child checkups, screenings and immunizations for members age 21 and younger. With our EPSDT program, children may be able to get added Medicaid services. To learn more, call Healthy Blue Member Services at 833-388-1405 (TTY 711).

Interactive tools

Health Topics IT - What is your childs BMI

What is your child’s BMI?

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Teen and kid health topics
Teaching Your Child to Stay Active
Basic Dental Care
Dental Checkups
Dealing With Teen Substance Use
Signs of Substance Use
What is lead poisoning?
Childhood Immunizations
Adolescent Immunizations
Stress in children and teens

Helpful resources
American Academy of Pediatrics
MedlinePlus – Teen Health

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What Is Health A to Z?

Health A to Z is an online health resource. It is easy to use and provides information and answers on many health topics. You can also check your symptoms with our symptom checker and explore our interactive tools to help guide your health care decisions.

Check your Symptoms
Check out the Interactive Tools
Visit Health Learning Centers
Get information on Health Topics

Wellness resources

Check out these sources of support to help you reach your health and wellness goals.

Nourish Interactive

Nourish Interactive

Makes healthy eating fun for the whole family.

My Advocate

My Advocate®

Maternal health education by phone, text message, app or website.

CaringBridge

CaringBridge

Stay in touch with loved ones during tough times.

myStrength

Use myStrength to help improve your mental and emotional health. Find online tools and support for emotional health issues such as depression, anxiety, stress, and misuse of drugs and alcohol.

WebMD Health Assessment

Find out your overall health status. Score your health, identify risks and compare your results with members in your age group. Use the results to help you take steps to improve your lifestyle and your health.

 
 

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Visit the Healthy Blue blog

Get health news, healthy lifestyle tips and more on our blog.