{Video} Heart disease in women

Heart disease is the leading cause of death and disability for women in the United States. Yet, somehow Heart disease is often overlooked as a major women’s health issue. It is the cause of death for 1 in 5 women in the U.S., and heart disease and stroke combined cause the death of 1 in 3 women every year. That’s more than all cancers combined.  … Continue reading {Video} Heart disease in women

The unseen heroes of health insurance – case management nurses

As a case manager for Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas, Jennifer Powers works directly with many of our members who have chronic, severe or catastrophic illnesses. She advocates for them, collaborates with their providers, advises them about cost-effective treatments, and helps them understand how to get the best value from their healthcare. At its core, case management helps our members and their families … Continue reading The unseen heroes of health insurance – case management nurses

{Guest blog} Balancing work and life

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas partners with New Directions to make sure our members and employees have access to the behavioral health resources they need. Despite the ongoing quest for work-life balance, many of us struggle to understand what this concept actually means. The truth is, we could all use a little help defining what balance looks and feels like in our lives. … Continue reading {Guest blog} Balancing work and life

Could your medications affect your memory?

Picture an older woman whose memory has been slipping. She often misplaces her keys. She has trouble recalling names. And occasionally she forgets to take the medications lined up on her nightstand. What’s going on? If you’re like many people, you may dismiss these changes as “senior moments” or wonder if they could be signs of a health condition. But if you’re a doctor or … Continue reading Could your medications affect your memory?

Strive mobile app now available for BCBSKS members

Well-being is personal and it means something different to everyone. We all have our own interests, health goals and routines that make us unique. Strive, powered by WebMD® ONE, is a health and wellness platform that creates a personalized wellness journey based on your background and health. Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas (BCBSKS) members can now access Strive on the go!   Achieving … Continue reading Strive mobile app now available for BCBSKS members

Eating healthy at 60 and beyond

We change over time. And our eating habits should, too. The recently released Dietary Guidelines for Americans, 2020-2025 address this by including life stages, like older adulthood, for the first time. The guidelines take into account that people ages 60 and up: Need more nutrients, but fewer calories Have lost bone and muscle mass May be overweight or obese Have a higher risk for cancer, … Continue reading Eating healthy at 60 and beyond

Rewriting Wellness, a podcast about the people behind the most innovative wellness companies

Looking for inspiration in the New Year? Tune into “Rewriting Wellness,” a new podcast series from the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association and Blue365 that explores the people behind the most innovative wellness companies. From Fitbit to Sunbasket, each week features an entrepreneur or visionary sharing their story of success. While their brands are big now, their paths to that success, and the passions that … Continue reading Rewriting Wellness, a podcast about the people behind the most innovative wellness companies

Clock stoppers: the best exercises for your 40s and beyond

First, the not-so-great news: Starting at around age 30, you naturally begin losing muscle. In fact, adults lose 3 to 8 percent of their lean muscle mass per decade. And by age 60, your muscle strength will deteriorate at a rate of 3 percent per year. With less strength to muster, daily activities (such as carrying bags of groceries or mowing the lawn) become harder, … Continue reading Clock stoppers: the best exercises for your 40s and beyond