Health, wellness and fitness discounts to gift yourself


With parties to plan, presents to buy and guests to host, it’s no wonder this time of year can leave you feeling frazzled. To ensure you actually enjoy the holiday season with friends and family, don’t forget to take time for yourself to reset. Consider treating yourself to a gift that can help you meet your health, wellness and fitness goals.

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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 the most significant impact on the American population. The data can be drilled down to the state or county level.

According to this index, although major depression (10.1 percent), high cholesterol (8.1 percent), and coronary disease (6.5 percent) are worthy runner ups, hypertension (12.5 percent) takes the cake for Kansans, as well as Americans. The data indicates hypertension is responsible for more adverse health impact than any other health condition. Continue reading → The Doctor’s Note: The condition with the greatest impact on the health of Kansans