{Guest blog} Planning to make big changes this year? We’ve got your back.

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas partners with New Directions to provide behavioral health screenings, resources and support to our members and employees. Whether you’re kicking a bad habit or hope to crush your personal and professional goals in 2020, you are capable of staying on track with the right focus and commitment. Here are some tips to get you started on the right foot:  Be … Continue reading {Guest blog} Planning to make big changes this year? We’ve got your back.

The Doctor’s Note: Move it! Move it!

Many of us in the baby boomer generation fondly recall the 1960s sitcom “Gomer Pyle, USMC.” The television series starred Jim Nabors as a Marine trainee named Gomer Pyle and Frank Sutton as his short-fused drill sergeant, Sgt. Carter. As I recall, in nearly every episode, there was a scene with Sgt. Carter yelling “Pyle! Move it! Move it!” at the top of his lungs as Gomer Pyle was bumbling his way through military exercises. Check it out on YouTube; they don’t make comedy like that anymore. Continue reading “The Doctor’s Note: Move it! Move it!”

How do I know when to replace my athletic shoes?

The beginning of a new year is one of the most popular times for most of us commit to leading healthier lifestyles. What better time to start fresh than at the beginning of the year, right? But before you dust off that treadmill or get out your dumbbells, take a look at your athletic shoes that will carry you through. Are your shoes in shape enough to help get you in shape? Continue reading “How do I know when to replace my athletic shoes?”

10 questions to ask when visiting a new doctor

Visiting a new doctor can be intimidating. We may be focused on whether or not we like the doctor, but we should also make sure that person can provide us with information and/or medications to help us lead healthy lifestyles. Doctors want their patients to be proactive and to take control of their own health, so don’t hesitate to ask questions. Continue reading “10 questions to ask when visiting a new doctor”