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
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 provide incentives to providers for completing recommended preventive screening tests for members. Continue reading → The Doctor’s Note: Quality care and cervical cancer prevention
How much sleep, on average, do you get each night? Do you have a regular sleep schedule? These are important questions to ask yourself as research tells us most adults need about seven hours of sleep each day for good health. Sufficient sleep improves our energy level, and can enhance learning and memory. Continue reading → The Doctor’s Note: Do you sleep enough?
Summer is finally here. Winter extended its stay into late April and getting outside for a walk this spring was not as inviting as usual. Making the effort to do more activities outside can have significant and lasting benefits. Don’t let the summer heat reduce your desire to go outside for exercise. Continue reading → The Doctor’s Note: Get outside to enjoy staying healthy
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 is to ask your doctor if a generic drug is available for your condition. Continue reading → The Doctor’s Note: Should you use generic meds?