Seasonal Affective Disorder: What It Is and How to Treat It

Between the 5 p.m. sunsets and sub-freezing temperatures, it can be challenging to maintain a cheery disposition during the winter months. But, what happens when these feelings transcend the typical ‘winter blues’? Sometimes, these factors can reveal a deeper struggle. For some people, seasonal changes bring low energy, difficulty sleeping and feelings of depression. These…

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Heart Health, Depression and the Impact of Everyday Choices

Life is demanding. Chances are that most days, you’re focused on what you need to get done – powering through the workday, checking off personal to-do lists, taking care of your family – and just hoping you’re able to keep it all straight. Often, we look for shortcuts to help us accomplish everything more efficiently,…

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Healthy Winter Casserole from Chef Kyle

We can all agree snowy and gloomy days don’t make you think of bright, fresh fruits and vegetables. But, it is possible to eat healthy during the winter. As Head Chef of the Live Blue Kitchen + Café, it’s my responsibility to create and serve nutritious meals to my colleagues and educate the Kansas City…

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Here for Good Hero: Matt Fulks

On January 19, 2020, in conjunction with the Chiefs home playoff game against the Tennessee Titans, Blue KC and KCFX/Chiefs Radio Network recognized the “C” You in the Major Leagues Foundation (CYITML) as a Here for Good Hero. Foundation Director Matt Fulks served as the CYITML representative. “We’ve been honored to partner with the ‘C’…

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Here for Good Hero: Chris Bottcher

On January 12, 2020, in conjunction with the Chiefs home playoff game against the Houston Texans, Chris Bottcher was recognized by Blue KC and KCFX/Chiefs Radio Network for his work with Kids With Courage, a non-profit dedicated to helping kids with Type 1 diabetes. “Kids With Courage has such a beautiful mission, and Chris Bottcher…

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Here for Good Hero: Rick Kahle

On December 29, 2019, in conjunction with the Chiefs home game against the San Diego Chargers, Rick Kahle was recognized by Blue KC and KCFX/Chiefs Radio Network for his work with Phoenix Family in Kansas City. “The work of Phoenix Family is vitally important to many families in the Kansas City community,” said Christina Lively,…

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A Blue KC Year in Review: Looking Back on 2019

As we prepare to ring in a new year, it is important to reflect on the year prior, both personally and professionally. For Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas City (Blue KC), 2019 was a standout year. As an organization, we have made strides in transforming healthcare in Kansas City, while continuing to focus…

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Celebrating the Season of Giving with Volunteer Traditions

How are you spreading cheer this holiday season? The end of the year is a time when people come together to celebrate relationships, traditions and the spirit of giving – and not only with loved ones. Every December, members of the Blue KC family celebrate this special time by participating in various volunteer opportunities, from…

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Improving Millennial Healthcare: A Reflection on BCBSA’s Millennial Health Forum

On November 6, the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association (BCBSA) and Independence Blue Cross hosted the inaugural 2019 Health of America Forum, Millennial Health: A Call to Action. The Health of America initiative was created to leverage data to overcome today’s healthcare challenges and lead the way to better healthcare and health outcomes in America.…

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Here for Good Hero: Randi Hobbs

On December 15, 2019, in conjunction with the Chiefs home game against the Denver Broncos, Randi Hobbs was recognized by Blue KC and KCFX/Chiefs Radio Network for her work with Thelma’s Kitchen, a non-profit, donate-what-you-can café. “Thelma’s Kitchen is one of the most unique and important nonprofits in our community, and Randi Hobbs has been…

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