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?
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 more details about the flu vaccination and if a universal vaccine could replace annual flu shots. Continue reading → The Doctor’s Note: Can a universal flu vaccine end annual vaccination?
Do you have a personal physician? A personal physician is one you trust with your health, which should be one of your most precious possessions. This person listens to you and collaborates with you on health care decisions. Today, physicians typically work in teams and every member of your physician’s team is dedicated to you. Continue reading → The Doctor’s Note: Do you have a personal physician?