Influenza, also known as the flu, is a viral infection most seen during winter months. Typical flu symptoms are fever, chills, cough, body aches and fatigue that begin abruptly. My … Continue reading The Doctor’s Note: Get your flu shot this year
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According to the Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE), the long-awaited coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccine is now available. There are many questions and feelings of uncertainty when it comes to … Continue reading The Doctor’s Note: Answering your questions about the coronavirus vaccine
With the focus on coronavirus (COVID-19) these past several months, it may be surprising that we are talking about a different virus today. However, with similarities between a flu and … Continue reading The Doctor’s Note: Should I get the flu shot?
Summer has arrived in Kansas and many of us are enjoying the long days, sunshine and warmth by getting into the great outdoors. Unfortunately, these adventures can have the unwanted … Continue reading The Doctor’s Note: Protect yourself against ticks and mosquitoes
On average, menopause occurs in women at 51 years of age. Common symptoms include hot flashes, mood changes, sleep disruption and altered tissue linings of the vagina and urinary tract. … Continue reading The Doctor’s Note: Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy
Cancer of the colon is a common cancer in both men and women. It is the second leading cause of cancer deaths in the United States. Approximately one in three … Continue reading The Doctor’s Note: Reduce your chance of developing colon cancer
Exercise is important, but often we can’t find the time or energy to do some kind of exercise on a regular basis. A recent study provides evidence that not exercising … Continue reading The Doctor’s Note: Is exercise worth the commitment?
The Blue Cross Blue Shield Health IndexSM is a valuable resource. This health metric uses de-identified claims data collected from a commercially insured population to determine the health conditions with … Continue reading The Doctor’s Note: The condition with the greatest impact on the health of Kansans