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The Health of America

Jun 15, 2020

Rising rates of chronic disease before pregnancy mean women are facing more health risks while they’re pregnant and when they deliver. A new initiative led by Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Mississippi is helping women get healthier first and working with hospitals to adopt new safety protocols.

Giving birth has been...


Aug 23, 2019

Overdose survivors come through this busy Newark ER nearly every day, many of them returning patients. Doctors and nurses don’t always have the time or resources to connect patients right away to addiction treatment. Horizon Blue Cross and Blue Shield of New Jersey saw a window of opportunity in the ER. The health...


Aug 23, 2019

In some rural Tennessee counties, infant mortality rates are as high as they are in many third world countries. Part of the reason: a lack of access to the right healthcare. Rural women facing high risk pregnancies miss out on the specialty care they need to avoid complications. They may lack transportation, money for...


Aug 23, 2019

Rural America is struggling to attract and keep doctors. One reason: most doctors end up practicing where they train, which is usually in a metropolitan area. What's more, many rural hospitals are closing. Add to that the fact that some rural residents face higher rates of chronic disease. It's a crisis in the making...


Aug 23, 2019

In Newark, New Jersey’s South Ward neighborhood, chronic health conditions are cutting lives short. In the hardest hit ZIP codes, healthy food, convenient transportation and primary care doctors are hard to come by. Many people go the emergency room when they’re sick. What if you approached patients right in the ER,...