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Winter 2013 Vol. XXVIII No. 1
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BCBS Facebook sites LifeTimes
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Confused about mountains of
  nutritional data? Here are some
  credible sources
"LifeTimes" takes two more 'National
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Pills that 'talk' to doctors.

Pills that 'talk' to doctors

Advances in medical technology can seem like huge science fiction leaps. Take the FDA's summer 2012 approval of an "ingestible sensor" by Proteus Digital Health, Inc. It could bring regular "patch monitoring" to you and your doctor sooner than you think. Previously OK'd in Europe, it's formally called the "Ingestion Event Marker" (IEM).

This isn't science fiction.


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Confused about mountains of nutritional data?

If you like to keep current on the healthiest fare to put on your plate, there's no shortage of nutrition news. Nearly every day, it seems, the media reports more "latest findings" on food and what constitutes a healthy diet.

Here are some credible sources.

Nutritional Data Sources
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Introducing our Latino Facebook page

Introducing our Latino Facebook page

If you haven’t discovered it already, take a look at our Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois Latino facebook page at It can begin and expand two-way conversations among this growing segment of the U.S. population.

Celebrate Hispanic wellness and culture with BCBSIL.

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