By Mallory Speck, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska (BCBSNE) marketing specialist – direct to consumer Fifteen years ago, I was 29 weeks pregnant, in the hospital on bed rest and terrified that I would lose a little girl that I had not yet met. I had preeclampsia, a condition
Jen Sharpe started to fall in love with wellness through hiking and biking 12 years ago in Colorado; then she moved to Nebraska. “I started with Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska (BCBSNE) 11 years ago before we had an onsite gym facility, but we got a free membership to 24-hour Fitness, which was
The pandemic altered how many patients sought care in 2020. In fact, four in 10 U.S. adults reported avoiding medical care because of COVID-19 concerns, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. At the same time, telehealth usage increased due to its ability to offer patients a way to visit their doctors from
Doug has been comfortable behind the wheel of a bus since age 18. But he didn’t get in the driver’s seat of his own health journey until 2018. “There was a season in my life where a conversation about health wouldn’t have made any sense,” said Doug. “I referred to myself as a ‘seafood lover’ – I’d see food, and I’d
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska (BCBSNE) recently won first place in the Omaha’s Choice Awards for Best Health Insurance Provider for the second year in a row. The awards are presented annually by the Omaha World-Herald, and readers are encouraged to vote for their favorite businesses and service providers using an online ballot.
Brenda Smith was the first Black female police officer in the state of Nebraska. Following a 25-year career with the Omaha Police Department, she retired as assistant police chief and started teaching criminal justice at Metropolitan Community College (MCC). A loving mother, grandmother and daughter, she also helped care for her ailing mom and dad for many years before they both passed away in
Oral health is more than just keeping your pearly whites glistening. It’s about keeping your whole body healthy. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found that poor oral hygiene is related to various chronic conditions, such as diabetes and heart disease. Not only that, but not taking care of your mouth can inhibit your