How Fat Can Impact More Than Just Looks

Many people want to lose weight in order to look better. But losing weight can help your body in more critical ways than just looks.
Most of you know that obesity is a leading cause of heart disease, but you may not realize just how many ways that weight endangers your heart.
Excess weight leads to hardening [...]

January is National Cervical Health Awareness Month

In the United States alone, nearly 10,000 women are diagnosed with cervical cancer each year and close to 4,000 of them die from the disease. Though routine exams and Pap tests are essential to early detection and thus, successful treatment, the development of the FDA approved HPV vaccine is now one of the best ways [...]

2008 Childhood Immunization Guidelines Released

The Center for Disease Control in conjunction with the American Academy of Pediatrics recently released updated guidelines for childhood immunizations. In addition to the already developed guideline, the update expands on three different vaccinations.
Influenza Vaccine
The 2008 childhood immunization schedule has expanded the recommendation for the nasal influenza vaccine to include children 2 to 4 years [...]

Is Breakfast Really the Most Important Meal of the Day?

Everyone says that breakfast is the most important meal of the day - but is it really? And if so, why? According to a video at WebMD, eating breakfast is a key component to a successful weight loss program.
Small Changes Lead To Big Results
Rather than crash diets that involve sweeping changes to your eating habits, [...]

NC’s State Health Insurance Plan

North Carolina offers a State Health Plan for those that qualify that offers various types of health insurance plans to residents of North Carolina. The goal of the NC State Health Plan is to make health insurance more affordable for everyone so that no one goes without it while also offering more choices.
NC offers four [...]

Why Choose BCBSNC?

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina (BCBSNC) adheres to a very strong mission and are committed to ensuring excellence in the health care field of North Carolina. Their mission is to improve the health and well being of those who reside in the North Carolina area. They are concerned with the health of [...]

Is It Time Your Small Business Began Offering Group Health Insurance?

Small business owners often wonder if they can afford small business health insurance. Oftentimes, the cost of small business health insurance is much less than what people believe. There is only one way to find out - get a quote on NC Small Business Health Insurance from IBD!
Though there is a cost involved when purchasing [...]

Are You Risking Your Life by Procrastinating a Preventative Care Checkup?

The old saying “Health is wealth” is so true because when we are unwell, we cannot enjoy our life to the fullest. On the other hand, when we is healthy, we feel active and happy from within. Life seems beautiful when all in the family are fit, fine and care for each other.
To ensure that [...]

Yoga May Help Cancer Patient’s Develop Healthier Immune Systems

Yoga has been practiced for thousands of years and has become immensely popular today. More and more people are practicing yoga all over the world because of its many health and wellness benefits.
The National Cancer Institute is funding a study to determine whether yoga can actually also help cancer patient’s develop a healthy immune system. [...]