If you’ve ever created a family tree, you know that your family is made up of people with all kinds of backgrounds. (Who knew that great-uncle Roger was a magician?) But that’s just one type of familial history. It’s even more important to learn your family health history, as it can help you understand what to expect from your own health. Why is it important … Continue reading The importance of your family medical history and how to find it
Welcome to the no-excuse zone as we discuss the mental and physical health benefits of taking a vacation. Put aside your workload, worries and job security woes and let’s look at why you are actually dying to take a vacation and how to prioritize that in your daily life. Why vacations are important Each generation has a work ethic ingrained into their daily lives. Science is … Continue reading Health benefits of vacations
You’ve taken a great first step to improve your mental health just by coming to this page. Whether you’re here for yourself or a loved one, rest assured Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas is ready to walk you through the maze of Medicare’s mental health coverage for 2022 and beyond. Our services are custom-tailored to the unique needs of Kansans. Mental health care … Continue reading What does Kansas Medicare cover for mental health care?
Regular exercise provides a wealth of health benefits, yet exercise numbers drop off each winter as the days get shorter, it gets colder outside, and seasonal depression kicks in. You don’t have to expose yourself to the elements to create a healthier lifestyle. Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas is dedicated to helping you meet your fitness and wellness goals even in the depths … Continue reading Indoor exercises for winter fitness
Exercising doesn’t have to be complicated – you don’t need that fancy, expensive machine, a room full of dumbbells or even a gym membership to incorporate exercising into your daily routine! Walking can be one the easiest and most effective forms of exercise, you can do it anywhere, in any weather and by yourself, or with your family and friends! Of course, starting any new … Continue reading Turning a daily walk into a habit
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas partners with Lucet to provide behavioral health screenings, resources and support to our members and employees. After a loss, it’s not uncommon for people to experience grief. Grief commonly occurs in five stages. Experiencing one or more of these stages can provide you the comfort and peace of mind that you are moving forward in a positive direction … Continue reading Moving From Grief to Acceptance
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
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