Sun Safety 101

It feels good to bask in the sun. But it’s important to protect your skin when you’re outdoors, too. After all, the sun’s ultraviolet (UV) rays are the top cause of skin cancer, the most common cancer in the United States. And here’s a beauty alert. Too much exposure can also cause sunburn, eye damage…

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Well Stocked: Deepening Our Roots to Build a Healthier Kansas City

Throughout our 80-year presence in Kansas City, we’ve been committed to supporting local charities and community organizations that advance health services and community wellness, education and community enrichment and arts, culture and civic engagement. Last year alone we supported 312 organizations, and Blue KC employees volunteered more than 10,000 hours in the community. We are…

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Vacationing Safely

Ahh, vacation. It’s something you’ve probably been looking forward to all year long. There’s a lot of preparation that goes into your trip. Your travel plans. Remembering to pack all the items you might need. But there’s something you may be forgetting about: your health. Unfortunately, the possibility of illness and injury never takes a…

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July 2018 Blue KC Sporting Samaritan: Brian Beach

On July 7, 2018, Olathe North senior Brian Beach was honored by Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas City (Blue KC) and Sporting KC as the July Blue KC Sporting Samaritan. “Brian is an incredible student-athlete,” said Christina Lively, Department Vice President, Marketing and Communications, Blue KC. “He represents everything we look for when…

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What Athletic Shoe is Right for You?

Whether you run, walk, or participate in fitness classes, a quality sport shoe is essential. According to the American Orthopedic Foot & Ankle Society (AOFAS), the right shoe can help protect against injuries and enhance performance. Ready to invest in a quality shoe that’s built specifically for your sport? You Run Some runners prefer a…

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Migraine and Headache Awareness Month: Recognizing, Treating and Living with Migraines

Migraines are the third-most common illness in the world, affecting more than 39 million people in the United States, or 12 percent of the population. Despite the prevalence of migraines, many people don’t realize what they are or how to treat them. In recognition of Migraine and Headache Awareness Month, we’ve outlined how to spot…

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The Blue KC Bees Are Back in Action

Warmer weather is finally here! For some, that means fun outdoor activities and planning vacations. For Chef Kyle Williams of the Live Blue Kitchen + Café, it means the Blue KC bees are finally back in action. But a long winter resulted in a difficult time for the hive. “It’s really been an experiment this…

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Five Tips for National Men’s Health Week

The second week in June marks Men’s Health Week – a time intended to heighten the awareness of preventable health problems and encourage early detection and treatment of diseases among men and boys. We’ve highlighted five ways to dive into a healthy lifestyle this week. Stay active Grab a buddy and join a local sports…

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June 2018 Blue KC Sporting Samaritan: Kara Schoff

In just four years as a special education teacher at Truman High School in Independence, Mo., Kara Schoff has been referred to as “a positive force in her school and community,” “the total package” and simply an “amazing teacher and person.” She’s also been recognized as both the building and the district teacher of the…

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Healthy Recipes: Chimichurri Grilled Flank Steak

There’s nothing like a backyard BBQ to kick off summer! This chimichurri grilled flank steak from Chef Kyle Williams, head chef of our Live Blue Kitchen + Café, is full of protein and flavor. Yields 4 portions of steak and potatoes and 2+ cups of chimichurri sauce Ingredients: Chimichurri sauce: Fresh cilantro (leaves and stems)…

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