Learn ways to dispose of medications safely

As a pharmacist, I always understood the importance of proper drug disposal, but it wasn’t until I watched my 2-year-old craft a staircase out of a shoebox, a club-sized package of paper towels and a box of cereal in his determination to retrieve an out-of-reach cookie that I witnessed its importance.  What if he climbed high enough to get into the medicine cabinet? So many others have realized this, too.  One of the most frequent questions I was asked in my career as a retail pharmacist was “How do you get rid of old medications?” Continue reading → Learn ways to dispose of medications safely

Managing your diabetes

More than just statistics: Living with diabetes

It’s easy to focus on the numbers – they can be alarming. Diabetes is a costly disease – in fact, diabetes and pre-diabetes cost America $322 billion per year. Diabetes can damage blood vessels, the eyes and kidneys. It can result in poor wound healing and devastating soft tissue infections. Complications from diabetes include heart attack, stroke, kidney failure, hypoglycemia and more. Nearly 71,000 people die in the United States annually due to complications associated with diabetes. Continue reading → More than just statistics: Living with diabetes

{Guest blog} Kansas Attorney General’s office adopts batterer intervention programs

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas is committed to supporting local and state initiatives for the prevention of domestic violence. We asked Dorthy Stucky Halley, LMSW, Director of the Victim Services Division of the Office of the Attorney General to share how Kansas Attorney General’s Office provides resources and services to those affected by domestic violence. Continue reading → {Guest blog} Kansas Attorney General’s office adopts batterer intervention programs

{Guest blog} Be prepared to avoid tragedy in case of a home fire

Jennifer Sanders is the Executive Director of the South Central and Southeast Kansas Chapter of the American Red Cross. Their mission is to prevent and alleviate human suffering in the face of emergencies by mobilizing the power of volunteers and the generosity of donors. In honor of National Preparedness Month, we invited Jennifer to share with us an initiative that the American Red Cross is currently coordinating to help prepare our communities in the face of a disaster. Continue reading → {Guest blog} Be prepared to avoid tragedy in case of a home fire