Medication Reminder Tips

Having access to medications when you need them is critical when it comes to managing your health. But here’s something that may surprise you: Nearly three out of four Americans admit that they do not…

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IBX and Dreamit collaborate on health care innovation

Ten startup companies are tackling real health care challenges with tech solutions in the Dreamit Ventures 2015 accelerator program. Independence Blue Cross and Penn Medicine are sponsoring eight of t…

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Gear up to ride Indego

In case you haven’t heard, Philadelphia is the place to be in 2015. With so much to see and do, all you need is a way to get there.

Enter Indego, the city’s new bike share system! Independence Blue…

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The premium, or monthly cost, you see when shopping for a health insurance plan is just one factor to consider when determining what the plan may cost you out of your own pocket over the course of a year. If you are shopping for health insurance coverage, some things you should know are: which health care…

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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…

Medication Reminder Tips

Tuesday, 18 August 2015 by
Medication reminder

Having access to medications when you need them is critical when it comes to managing your health. But here’s something that may surprise you: Nearly three out of four Americans admit that they do not always take their medication as prescribed, and about 50 percent of patients stop taking medication before the medication is finished….

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Ten startup companies are tackling real health care challenges with tech solutions in the Dreamit Ventures 2015 accelerator program. Independence Blue Cross and Penn Medicine are sponsoring eight of the health-tech startups, while two startups are sponsored through the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) OpenCanvas program. Recruited internationally, these innovative health-tech companies are participating in…

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Benjamin Franklin would be happy to know that his legacy of innovation is alive and well in Philadelphia, thanks to our city’s community of passionate, self-proclaimed “geeks.” These scientists, developers, artists, makers, and educators will be honored at the fifth annual Philadelphia Geek Awards on August 15, presented by Geekadelphia and the Academy of Natural…

6 Tips for Running in the Heat

Wednesday, 29 July 2015 by
Summer Heat Safety

The clichéd triple H effect — heat, haziness, and humidity — has rolled into the Philadelphia area, confirming that yes, it truly is summer. And while kids flock to community pools, outdoor runners might feel inclined to head to the nearest air-conditioned cardio gym. But don’t be in a hurry to ditch the trails or…

An active vacation can shore make you feel good

If you’re planning to head down the shore this summer, you may be tempted to spend most of your vacation in a beach chair or lounging on your beach towel soaking up the sun. Since sitting for long periods isn’t good for you, use the seaside as an inspiration to shake up your regular fitness…

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Health Plan Organization (HMO) plans are designed to help you save money on covered health care services. But are you saving as much as you could? The infographic below will show you how you can maximize your HMO health plan benefits, from using a primary care physician to coordinate your health care, to understanding how…

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When the mercury rises, so does your risk of heat-related illnesses. Although heat-related illnesses can affect anyone, there are certain risk factors that may make you more susceptible during the summer heat. Infants, young children, and the elderly are all at a higher risk for heat exhaustion. In addition, certain medications — such as high…

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Summer is a thrilling season for kids — for about five minutes. Despite their initial enthusiasm for unstructured play, most kids start to lose momentum fairly quickly, leaving parents scrambling for creative ways to keep their children active and fill the countless hours of sunshine. If your child trudges into the room, looks up at…

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