Protect Your Heart With Food

By Amanda Dolan, Registered Dietitian

Ladies and gentleman listen up!!!!! The number one killer in the US is heart disease. We are dying at an alarming rate from a disease that could potentially be prevented simply by what you eat. Don’t worry about making drastic changes to your diet. Focus on making small changes that you can use the rest of your life. I created a list below that you can take a look at but don’t worry about making all 10 changes. Focus on 3 of the following 10 that you are not doing now but could potentially do to make your heart happy!

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Capital Blue Cross: The Gift of Good Health


As published by Alyssa Keefe on the Capital Blue Blog:

Shopping for a last minute gift? Give them something invaluable – the gift of good health! Here are some easy, last-minute ideas that will mean more to those on your list than another scarf or bottle of wine.


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Capital BlueCross: Check Your BMI

 By Barbara McKenna, Capital Blue Care Guide
& Registered Nurse

Stop by Capital Blue for your free biometric screening on September 24 & 30th!

Most people have some idea of what BMI or body mass index measures but are a little fuzzy on the specifics. Simply put, BMI indicates whether your weight and body fat are at a healthy level. It’s calculated by taking your weight in pounds divided by your height in inches then multiplied by 703. Too much math! (Use our biometric machine at Capital Blue! You will get an accurate BMI number and so much more.)

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Capital BlueCross Offers a New Health-Focused Blog

Recently, Capital BlueCross launched a health and wellness blog on its retail store’s website,, which will help community members access the store’s resources and stay up to date on the latest health and wellness information. By clicking on the Blog tab at the top of the home screen, visitors to the site will be able to read about nutrition, fitness, wellness, healthy food recipes and health-related events at Capital Blue and throughout the community.

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Coffee Shop Choices Lightened Up

My first experience with coffee shops dates back to my sophomore year of high school when I landed a job at a new bistro that opened down the road. At this time, the idea of juice bars and cafes were unusual and most people turned to their local gas station to fill up their coffee cup every morning. So when a new age concept opened in our town offering specialty coffee drinks, smoothies, and healthy light fare, it was all the rage.

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