Can an universal influenza vaccine exist?

The Doctor’s Note: Can a universal flu vaccine end annual vaccination?

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?

The Doctor’s Note: Do you have a personal physician?

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?

What do I need to know about lowering my cholesterol

The Doctor’s Note: Cholesterol: know your number, know your risk

Did you know elevated cholesterol contributes to nearly half a million heart attacks annually? That is a staggering number. For most of us, heart attacks and stroke can be prevented and our overall quality of life improved and lengthened with a balance of diet, exercise and treatments. Prevention starts with knowing your number and your risk. Continue reading → The Doctor’s Note: Cholesterol: know your number, know your risk