Archive for November 2018

National Diabetes Month

November marks National Diabetes Month in the United States, a time to spread awareness of the 30.3 million Americans diagnosed and the 84.1 million people living with higher blood sugar levels than normal—known as prediabetes. These numbers illustrate a significant health crisis, with implications extending to other economic, health and social factors. Residents of Kansas…

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Blue KC Chiefs Kingdom Champion: Patrick Benson

For the Chiefs November 11, 2018, game against the Arizona Cardinals, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas City (Blue KC) and the Chiefs selected Patrick Benson, U.S. Army veteran and co-founder/director of War Horses for Veterans, as the Blue KC Chiefs Kingdom Champion. Prior to kickoff, Benson received on-field recognition and conducted the ceremonial…

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Blue KC Chiefs Kingdom Champion: Marilyn Alstrom

For the Chiefs October 28, 2018, game against the Denver Broncos, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas City (Blue KC) and the Chiefs selected Marilyn Alstrom, Founder and Executive Director of 20/20 Leadership, as the Blue KC Chiefs Kingdom Champion. Prior to kickoff, Alstrom received on-field recognition and conducted the ceremonial first pass to…

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It’s Flu Season: Here’s What You Need to Know

Influenza, more commonly known as the flu, is a respiratory illness that can cause serious complications and lead to hospitalization or even death. Although well-known throughout the country, this infection is often underestimated, with only 47 percent of Americans getting a flu vaccine during the 2016-2017 flu season. Meanwhile, an estimated 80,000 Americans died of the…

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