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With age comes rising risk of fall, chance of serious injury. Here’s how to protect yourself

Ann B. Davis, who played Alice the housekeeper on “The Brady Bunch” television show. Robert Culp of “I Spy” TV fame. Musician Leonard Cohen and author Kurt Vonnegut. What do they all have in common? They all died after a fall in their home. One in four older Americans fall every year. Of those, one-third suffer hip fractures

By |2018-08-28T09:46:58+00:00August 28th, 2018|Categories: Stories|Tags: , , , , , , , |Comments Off on With age comes rising risk of fall, chance of serious injury. Here’s how to protect yourself

Girl Scout camp helps young women own their life journeys, embrace potential to ‘change the world’

Maysaa Khalaf, 19, is from Iraq. Behind that simple sentence is a story – both harrowing and uplifting. Xinrou Tan, 29, is from Malaysia. Another simple string of words, another incredibly inspiring story. Fate brought both to Lincoln as young women. They met in 2017, at Catron Camp and Retreat Center in Nebraska City, where

By |2018-08-27T08:52:08+00:00August 27th, 2018|Categories: Community Engagement, Topics|Tags: , , , , , |Comments Off on Girl Scout camp helps young women own their life journeys, embrace potential to ‘change the world’

Being diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes changed my life

When you’re eight years old, at an amusement park and you’re falling asleep—and not from riding all the rides—there’s something wrong. “My blood sugar was more than 800,” said Desiree Adams. “I ended up in the ICU for four days.” Adams was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes. It’s an autoimmune disease that strikes suddenly. It

By |2018-08-23T09:36:58+00:00August 23rd, 2018|Categories: Community Engagement, Health and Wellness, Topics|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on Being diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes changed my life

BCBSNE provides 420 students at Conestoga Elementary with school supplies

With school supply donations from Blue Cross Blue Shield of Nebraska (BCBSNE), 420 students at Conestoga Elementary will be able to experience the joys of a new school year with fresh supplies. The supplies, including notebooks, pencils, crayons and more, came from BCBSNE’s annual donation drive for Conestoga, the company’s Adopt-a-School partner. A total of

By |2018-08-20T10:52:09+00:00August 20th, 2018|Categories: Community Engagement, Topics|Tags: , , , , , , |Comments Off on BCBSNE provides 420 students at Conestoga Elementary with school supplies

Sidewalk Marathon is fun, easy way to see the town, log steps for better health

Between full- and part-time jobs, active involvement in his church and passions for cooking and photography, Garry Floyd, 50, doesn’t have a lot of time to stop and smell his roses – but he has learned to enjoy them in motion. “Walking has really helped me to see the town and how beautiful things are,”

By |2018-08-20T10:02:23+00:00August 20th, 2018|Categories: Health and Wellness, Topics|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on Sidewalk Marathon is fun, easy way to see the town, log steps for better health

Getting back to basics of online security and privacy: Connect with care

As mentioned in our previous stories about getting back to the basics of online security and privacy, it’s not all that difficult to stay cyber secure. Here’s how you can do it: Keep a clean machine Protect your personal information Connect with care Be “web wise” Be a good online citizen Own your online presence

By |2018-08-17T09:41:13+00:00August 17th, 2018|Categories: Security|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Getting back to basics of online security and privacy: Connect with care

Suntans, sunburns can add up over time, cause skin cancer

It’s August and you probably have a suntan by now.  Most of us get a little ”color” during the summer months, but few think of the consequences. “I just didn’t do anything to prevent bad sunburns when I was a teen,” Angel Champion said. Years of “laying out” and using tanning beds caught up with

By |2018-08-16T09:23:35+00:00August 16th, 2018|Categories: Health and Wellness, Topics|Tags: , , , , , |Comments Off on Suntans, sunburns can add up over time, cause skin cancer

Avenue Scholars program provides intern with foundation for future

Araceli Mercado Diaz knew the Avenue Scholars program offered internship opportunities when she signed up for the program as a sophomore in high school, but never pictured herself as an intern at Blue Cross Blue and Shield of Nebraska (BCBSNE). Now, the University of Nebraska at Omaha junior has been with the company as a

By |2018-08-14T09:07:55+00:00August 14th, 2018|Categories: Our Take, Topics|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on Avenue Scholars program provides intern with foundation for future

‘My life has changed,’ after collaborative approach to losing 45 pounds

Wade Whitsel knows what it’s like to receive that phone call. “It’s pretty mind-boggling,” he says. Over the last 10 months, the 50-year-old resident of Rosalie, Nebraska, has flashed from ominous test results to a biopsy to that call confirming an aggressive form of prostate cancer. A radical prostatectomy in May gave way to seven

By |2018-08-13T08:32:15+00:00August 13th, 2018|Categories: Our Take, Topics|Tags: , , , , , , , |Comments Off on ‘My life has changed,’ after collaborative approach to losing 45 pounds

I’m more than just an intern

I have been fortunate to work as an intern in the marketing department at Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska (BCBSNE) for the past three months. Working with extremely talented and intelligent people has taught me so much about leadership and digital marketing. I’ve made updates on the BCBSNE website, designed emails, developed content

By |2018-08-09T08:27:05+00:00August 9th, 2018|Categories: Our Take, Topics|Tags: , , |Comments Off on I’m more than just an intern