Legislative update on Kansas health and life insurance laws

The 2019 Kansas legislative session introduced several changes to the state’s health and life insurance laws. Below, BCBSKS vice president of government and community relations Sunee Mickle provides an update on how they will affect our members. Every year, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas is active at the Kansas Statehouse to help educate lawmakers about new health and life insurance legislation. Our goal … Continue reading Legislative update on Kansas health and life insurance laws

The health of millennials

Nearly 73 million people in the U.S. are millennials – people born between 1981 and 1996. In a recent study, the Blue Cross Blue Shield Health Index examined the health of the 55 million commercially insured millennials. The BCBS Health Index quantifies more than 200 different health conditions to identify which diseases and conditions most affect Americans’ longevity and quality of life. It’s powered by … Continue reading The health of millennials

{Video} Five signs a headache is not a headache

In most cases, a headache is a trivial inconvenience that’s treated quickly with a dose of pain relievers. But when a headache comes on suddenly or with other symptoms, it could mean it’s a sign of a more serious medical condition. Familiarize yourself with these five signs so you know when to seek medical attention.

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How to pick and store your summer produce

The summer months are definitely one of the most fruitful times of the year when it comes to enjoying fresh produce. Is there anything more refreshing than a slice of juicy watermelon on a hot day or a bowl of perfectly ripe cherries by the pool? Enjoy seasonal produce all summer long by learning how to pick and store these common fruits and veggies. Scroll through the gallery to learn more.

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A preventive health guide for men

Eating well and staying active are great ways to lead a healthy lifestyle. However, they’re just one part of your total health picture. It’s also important to know what medical conditions you may be at risk for. Does diabetes or prostate cancer run in your family? Do you have high cholesterol? Knowing if you’re prone to these medical conditions can help you create a plan of action to treat them.

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Surprising facts about the history of pharmacy

You’ll probably be surprised to learn that pharmacists are actually the ones responsible for the creation of several soft drinks, or that many poisonous substances are actually made into helpful medications. The history of the pharmaceutical industry is filled with many surprising facts as BCBSKS staff pharmacist Tiffany Liesmann shares below.


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What’s on a Summary of Benefits and Coverage (SBC)?

Picking out a health insurance plan that’s best for you and your family is a big decision. And let’s face it, reading through plan details can be downright overwhelming. You want to make a good decision, but how do you keep all of the information straight? Good news, there’s something you can read that might help make your decision a little easier. It’s called a Summary of Benefits and Coverage (SBC).

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The Doctor’s Note: Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy

On average, menopause occurs in women at 51 years of age. Common symptoms include hot flashes, mood changes, sleep disruption and altered tissue linings of the vagina and urinary tract. Loss of ovary function and estrogen production are responsible for these changes.

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