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