HealthyU eNewsletter 2017


July 31

  • KC Employee Clinic takes good care of youWhether you have a headache, strange rash, annoying summer cold or more, the KC Health Care Trust Employee Clinic has you covered. The clinic offers urgent walk-in care for City employees, retirees and their dependents who are covered under one of the City’s Blue Cross and Blue Shield insurance plans. As always, there is no copay and no deductible. Read More
  • Work Comp program getting favorable reviewsWhen the Kansas City Health Care Trust took over responsibility for the City’s Workers’ Compensation (Work Comp) Program last May, it did so with two goals in mind: Spend health care dollars more appropriately and improve the employee experience with Work Comp. Early feedback shows that the Trust is succeeding at both. Read More
  • KC Medical Kiosk: Bringing health care closeIf you need to see a doctor but have only a few minutes to spare, you’re in luck. The KC Health Care Trust Employee Medical Kiosk at City Hall has you covered. The Kiosk is a great option for on-the-go medical advice, whether you are feeling under the weather or need to keep an eye on an ongoing medical condition such as blood pressure or diabetes. Read More
  • The perfect recipe for clean eatingIf you are trying to improve your health, it may be time to “clean” your plate. Eating cleaner foods is like fueling your car with high-octane gas. It’s one of the best ways to ensure you have energy all day. It’s also a great way to manage your weight. But perhaps most importantly, eating clean can add years to your life by considerably reducing your risk for things like heart disease and diabetes—even cancer. Read More

April 27

  • Healthy sleep habitsWhen is the last time you got a good night’s sleep? If you can’t remember, chances are good that you are one of the millions of Americans suffering from sleep deprivation. Read More
  • For good eats, go localEating locally grown fruits and vegetables is the healthiest way to eat, period. Not simply because you are consuming lots of fresh produce, but because that produce holds more nutrients than the produce you typically find in the grocery store. Read More
  • Exercise: The hardest part is getting startedWhat’s your excuse for not working out? No time? Too tired? No motivation? Whatever the reason, know this: Starting an exercise program will make the biggest difference to your health and your quality of life. Read More
  • Spring’s breathtaking beautyThere is no question that as trees and plants burst into bloom each spring it is a thing of beauty. But for some, a spring landscape can be quite literally breathtaking. That’s because outdoor allergens like pollen and mold can trigger an asthma attack. Read More

February 9