Hello from Doctor Heidi

Heart healthy for 2023! As we settle into the new year, all of us at Independence Blue Cross (Independence) would like to welcome those of you who have recently joined us.

Tips to avoid a winter wipeout

More than 25% of older adults fall every year. Slippery sidewalks, icy driveways, and cold weather add to your risk. Here’s how to navigate more safely so you can stay steady on your feet.

Know your heart health

Heart tests can help you and your doctor better understand your risk for heart disease. Here are three tests you should know about.


Here are four alternatives to traditional salt that can help you cut back on your sodium intake without losing out on flavor.

Have you tried chair yoga?

Strength coach and trainer Reda Elmardi, C.S.C.S., often uses chair yoga with older adults. He says it helps with balance and confidence and reduces your risk of falling. This is especially important in the winter, when you may encounter icy sidewalks. Here are three of Elmardi’s favorite chair yoga poses. All you need is a sturdy chair.