The Doctor’s Note: Be prepared to take an active role in your health

The relationship you develop with your doctor plays a major role in your overall health, but you’re also a major factor in the equation. Your doctor can tell you steps you can take to improve your health, but it is up to you to follow them. When you do this homework before your next doctor’s visit, you’ll be prepared to take a more active role in your health. Continue reading → The Doctor’s Note: Be prepared to take an active role in your health

{Video} BCBSKS employees compare veggie burgers to beef burgers

Plant-based burgers have risen in popularity for people looking to eliminate meat from their diet. They’re often advertised as a better-for-you burger due to their low cholesterol and high protein content, but can they really be compared to the taste of a beef burger? We asked employees to try both and let us know. Continue reading → {Video} BCBSKS employees compare veggie burgers to beef burgers

{Video} Four tips to start a workplace wellness program

Changing the way employees think about wellness at work is no easy task, but it’s an important one for the health and happiness of all employees. Companies that have successful wellness programs often see a higher level of workplace engagement from employees because they feel like a valued part of the company – not to mention, a reduced amount of disease and health-related costs. Continue reading → {Video} Four tips to start a workplace wellness program

{Video} What you need to know about at-home colon cancer screenings

You may have recently seen a new at-home colon cancer screening kit that was approved by the Food and Drug Administration. Who should use these kits and what does it screen? Dr. Danielle Marino, Assistant Professor of Medicine, Gastroenterology from the University of Rochester Medical Center explains in this quick video. Continue reading → {Video} What you need to know about at-home colon cancer screenings