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Sun Safety 101

By BlueKC | Aug 8, 2018 | 0 Comments

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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Vacationing Safely

By BlueKC | Jul 24, 2018 | 0 Comments

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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What Athletic Shoe is Right for You?

By BlueKC | Jun 27, 2018 | 0 Comments

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

By BlueKC | Jun 25, 2018 | 0 Comments

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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Five Tips for National Men’s Health Week

By BlueKC | Jun 12, 2018 | 0 Comments

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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Healthy Recipes: Chimichurri Grilled Flank Steak

By BlueKC | May 24, 2018 | 0 Comments

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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Mental Health Awareness Month

By BlueKC | May 21, 2018 | 0 Comments

Mental Health Awareness Month is recognized each May to increase awareness of mental health and well-being, and to educate people in order to decrease the stigma that is oftentimes associated with seeking help for mental health issues. We spoke with two Spira Care mental health professionals about the importance of mental health, ways to seek…

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Four Ways to Celebrate National Women’s Health Week

By BlueKC | May 15, 2018 | 0 Comments

It’s National Women’s Health Week, the annual May event that encourages women of all ages to take control of their wellness and live their healthiest possible lives. Use these four ideas to refresh your path to a healthy lifestyle or encourage the women in your lives to try them. Pledge to eat well. A healthy…

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Blue KC Celebrates National Nurses Week

By BlueKC | May 8, 2018 | 0 Comments

National Nurses Week is celebrated every year from May 6 to 12 to recognize the profound contributions nurses make to the community. This week, Blue KC is celebrating its own nurses, including those who practice at our Spira Care Centers in Shawnee and Olathe. Empowered to Help Ashley Andre, a Licensed Practical Nurse at Spira…

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Turn a Working Lunch into a Walking Lunch

By BlueKC | Apr 23, 2018 | 0 Comments

Yes, it can be hard to find time in your schedule to squeeze in some physical activity. However, walking is one of the simplest, safest and most effective forms of exercise. And here’s your perfect opportunity to get started. Wednesday, April 25 is the 10th annual National Walk @ Lunch Day sponsored by Blue Cross…

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