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The Doctor’s Note: Does stem cell therapy live up to its hype?

“Hey Doc, I saw an advertisement for stem cells to regenerate joints, since nothing has worked, is it time for me to have this done on my bum knee?”

Stem cell therapy has drawn interest as a novel approach to treat difficult medical conditions. Hematopoietic stem cells retrieved from the bone marrow or blood are being used successfully to replace bone marrow damaged by chemotherapy regimens. These treatment regimens continue to be studied and refined and are now a widely-accepted treatment option.

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Try a healthy ingredient substitution: light cream cheese

It’s a common problem in kitchens across the country – how do we prepare meals that taste great, but are also nutritious? Instead of forgoing your favorite recipes, try altering a few of the ingredients to make a better-for-you version. Ingredient substitution is an easy way to reduce calories in many of your favorite meals, without sacrificing taste.

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{Guest blog} Health care reform – where do we go from here?

We know that many of our members have questions about the current state of health care reform in our country. While the future is still uncertain, we want you to know that we are working with our elected federal officials, as well as our state lawmakers and regulators, to ensure that Kansans have access to high-quality health care at a price they can afford. We invited BCBSKS Director of Government Relations Sunee Mickle to provide an update on how things are progressing in Washington, D.C.

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