Wellness

Six To-Dos Before Sending Your Child Back to School

Summer vacation is winding down and it’s almost time for kids to head back to school. The anticipation surrounding the start of a new school year may have you running from store to store, stocking up on an array of school supplies, the latest textbooks and new clothes for your child’s first day – but…

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Blue KC Celebrates National Youth Sports Week

As Blue KC’s Community Relations and Investment Manager, I have the privilege of working closely with Girls On The Run, WIN For KC, and Sports LAB™ with the Boys and Girls Club of Greater Kansas City to help work toward their respective missions. What’s so great about these missions and why are they important to…

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Why You Should Keep Vaccinations Top-of-Mind During Summer Travel

You’ve probably seen several mentions of the recent measles outbreak and been involved in some type of conversation around vaccinations. That’s not surprising, given that as of early June , there have been more than 1,000 confirmed cases of measles across the country. This outbreak marks the greatest amount of cases reported in the U.S. since…

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Summer Nutrition Tips from Chef Kyle

Summer foods can go far beyond burgers on the grill and waffle cones topped with scoops of ice cream. These sweltering months are actually the perfect time for people to fall in love with vegetables again – something­ that’s very important to me as a chef. It’s scientifically proven that plant-based diets are healthier for…

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Three Healthy Recipes for Springtime

Spring is a time for renewal, and your health is no exception. Chef Kyle Williams, head chef of our Live Blue Kitchen and Café, sat down with The Blueprint to discuss healthy eating habits that can be practiced year-round. “Nutrition heals our bodies on the inside,” Chef Kyle said. “It’s sort of like a special…

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Join Blue KC at the Farmers’ Market

While there has been an increased focus on addressing the social determinants of health from the healthcare industry over the last few years, there is still a significant amount of work to be done in this space. The social determinants of health, at their core, are factors that impact a person’s health that are often…

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Why You Need a Primary Care Provider

The demands of our busy lifestyles can make it difficult for us to justify making a trip to the doctor for preventive care. It’s not uncommon to dismiss the option of routine healthcare check-ups and screenings, instead to only make a trip to the doctor when facing injury or illness. This disjointed approach to care,…

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Meal Prep 101 with Chef Kyle

Recent increases in conversations surrounding health and wellness, body positivity and viewing food as fuel have inspired individuals to take their health into their own hands. In particular, the simple yet effective practice of meal prepping continues to grow in popularity, as it allows people to cut costs, save time and cater to their own…

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Four Benefits of Spring Cleaning

Spring has finally arrived in Kansas City, which means it’s time to pack away your winter essentials and rid your home of some clutter.  Why is it that approximately 91 percent of Americans engage in spring cleaning each year? While it may seem like a chore, there are many benefits that will make it worth…

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What to Know About Advance Care Planning

Advanced care planning is crucial to ensure that your health care team, family and loved ones are informed to make important decisions on your behalf during a health crisis. No one can predict when a catastrophic medical event may take place, so don’t wait to start these imperative conversations. Blue KC Director of Care Management…

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