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?
Hear from the Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas doctors themselves on health and wellness-related issues.
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?
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 … Continue reading The Doctor’s Note: Do you have a personal physician?
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 … Continue reading The Doctor’s Note: Cholesterol: know your number, know your risk
Summer is here! The warm weather and long days offer us extended opportunities to be outside and active. It can also create opportunities for injury or illness that may happen … Continue reading The Doctor’s Note: Should I go to the emergency room?
“Hey Doc, all of my friends are on a gluten-free diet! Is this the latest fad since Lyme disease or is it time for me to switch to gluten-free beer?” Advertisements for gluten-free foods are everywhere. Grocery store aisles, restaurant menus, and even the beer cave in the local liquor store have people asking. At […]
Do you have an attitude of gratitude? You can develop an attitude of gratitude and a daily journal is a great way to start. Research shows that simply taking five … Continue reading The Doctor’s Note: Take time to be thankful
The connection between physical activity and mental health has been extensively studied, and several theories have been developed about it. For example, during the aging process, physical exercise might represent … Continue reading The Doctor’s Note: Exercise and Mental Health