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
Hear from the Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas doctors themselves on health and wellness-related issues.
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
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
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
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 … 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 … Continue reading The Doctor’s Note: Get outside to enjoy staying healthy