New mothers are likelier to see a pediatrician more often in the first few months’ of their babies lives than they are to see an OBGYN or primary care doctors. It’s the perfect opportunity to screen for postpartum depression.
BCBS Tennessee began its Healthy Maternity program to support prenatal care and better the chances of healthy birth. The program matches expectant mothers with prenatal nurses who provide support, guidance and resources.
Women with dense breast tissue face a higher risk of breast cancer. But detecting that cancer may require additional screening. Can state laws requiring doctors recommend that additional screening make a difference?
Intensive care unit nurse Mercedes Munoz endured three years of breast cancer treatment. After, she decided to leave a stressful work environment in the hospital to join a special concierge team for members with serious illness. Now, her experience helps her advocate for and empathize with cancer patients in a way few others can.
Domestic violence is a cyclical behavior affecting women, men and children across the country. To better understand this cycle of violence, Blue Shield of California Foundation commissioned a survey to help uncover the root causes and found an opportunity for greater impact.