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

The Doctor’s Note: Answering your questions about the coronavirus vaccine

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

The Doctor’s Note: Protect yourself against ticks and mosquitoes

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

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