Each year, the Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas Foundation shares nearly $200,000 in Healthy Habits for Life grants to assist schools in implementing programs that promote healthy lifestyle choices to their K-12 students. This year, 119 schools were awarded grants. These school-based programs must address at least one of four criteria: reduce cardiovascular risk, increase physical activity, learn healthy eating habits, and reinforce positive mental health … Continue reading Healthy Habits for Life grants help bring new equipment, programs to local schools
It can be difficult to find time to rest and relax with looming to-do lists and various responsibilities. However, try to make it a priority to incorporate some downtime in your daily life. When you know you need a break, give yourself permission to relax and recharge. Finding BalanceLife is about finding balance. Don’t feel guilty for giving yourself a break at times. Luckily, our … Continue reading Finding time for rest and relaxation
As a member of Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas, your employees have access to a wealth of resources to support their entire wellness journey. Whether they are looking for ways to kick start their journey, save money on their favorite fitness essentials, or find support from trusted medical professionals to navigate health concerns, we have resources to support their needs. Your employees may … Continue reading Beyond insurance: Resources to support your employees’ health and wellness
Vaccination rates fell behind during the COVID-19 pandemic, and we’re still catching up. The CDC reported that during the 2020–2021 school year, only about 94% of kindergartners nationwide were fully vaccinated against: • Diphtheria, tetanus and acellular pertussis (DTaP) • Measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) • Varicella (chickenpox) Why it matters Even a slight drop in vaccination coverage means communities are less protected against diseases. … Continue reading Warning: Kids are falling behind on critical vaccines
Children may experiment with new clothing, hairstyles or attitudes as they grow. But sudden and extreme negative changes could signal substance abuse. General warning signs Warning signs of substance abuse include: • Withdrawal from family and activities. • Being irritable and argumentative. • Lying. • Seeming depressed, angry, paranoid or confused. • Sleeping a lot or not very much. • Gaining or losing a lot … Continue reading How to spot kids’ substance abuse
Rockland Stone is a family-owned business owned by Ashia and Nate Passmore since 2018. They are a dimensional stone quarry in central Kansas providing large limestone blocks found in landscaping, patios, retaining walls, and on the outside of homes. Like many small business owners, Ashia wears many hats doing the bookkeeping, payroll, office tasks, and all the human resources work. It is a full-time job … Continue reading Rock solid coverage with a level-funded plan
Not long ago, Brady Franklin, Heidi Mark and Chris McGee made the decision to leave their large firm and venture out on their own creating Endeavor Private Wealth to help a select number of clients build, manage, protect, and transition wealth. Endeavor Private Wealth is a financial investment advisory firm in downtown Topeka, KS. Many of their clients either want to retire or are retired, … Continue reading How Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas delivered for us.
We all need an escape from reality now and then, whether that’s a relaxing vacation or a great book. Psychosis, however, refers to a loss of contact with reality. It may mean seeing or hearing things that aren’t there. A person may have trouble knowing what is real and what isn’t. Certain mental disorders and drug abuse could cause psychosis. The good news: effective treatments … Continue reading Early treatment, team approach help psychosis