Hear from the Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas doctors themselves on health and wellness-related issues.

The Doctor’s Note: Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy

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

The Doctor’s Note: Reduce your chance of developing colon cancer

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

The Doctor’s Note: The condition with the greatest impact on the health of Kansans

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

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

The Doctor’s Note: Quality care and cervical cancer prevention

Quality matters and Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas (BCBSKS) is committed to working collaboratively with our providers to improve quality. One way we are doing this is to … Continue reading The Doctor’s Note: Quality care and cervical cancer prevention

Are generic medications good for you

The Doctor’s Note: Should you use generic meds?

Does the cost of your medications cause you to question their value to your health? Prescription drug costs have increased rapidly in recent years. One way to reduce your costs … Continue reading The Doctor’s Note: Should you use generic meds?

Can an universal influenza vaccine exist?

The Doctor’s Note: Can a universal flu vaccine end annual vaccination?

You’ve probably heard about this season’s flu outbreak, because it is more severe than in year’s past. In this week’s blog, Dr. Callahan, who recently joined the BCBSKS staff, shares … Continue reading The Doctor’s Note: Can a universal flu vaccine end annual vaccination?

What do I need to know about lowering my cholesterol

The Doctor’s Note: Cholesterol: know your number, know your risk

Did you know elevated cholesterol contributes to nearly half a million heart attacks annually? That is a staggering number. For most of us, heart attacks and stroke can be prevented … Continue reading The Doctor’s Note: Cholesterol: know your number, know your risk