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OneWorld works fast and furious to expand health care services in COVID-19 hot spot

OneWorld Community Health Centers is accustomed to change. The nonprofit has been evolving to serve the Omaha metro for the last 50 years — but never more rapidly than in the last few months. “The pandemic has dramatically affected the work we do,” says CEO Andrea Skolkin. OneWorld is headquartered in Douglas County’s top COVID-19

By |2020-07-24T15:45:04-05:00July 17th, 2020|Categories: Community Engagement, Topics|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on OneWorld works fast and furious to expand health care services in COVID-19 hot spot

Take charge of your health: 3 proactive suggestions for men

The numbers underscore the need for Men’s Health Month and the spotlight it shines on preventable health problems and the importance of early detection all June long. According to the nonprofit Men’s Health Network: “On average, men die five years younger than women, and die at higher rates from nine of the Top 10 causes

By |2020-06-15T10:44:47-05:00June 16th, 2020|Categories: Health and Wellness, Topics|Tags: , , , , , |Comments Off on Take charge of your health: 3 proactive suggestions for men

Wanted: Sewers for Metro Omaha Medical Society’s massive mask-making effort

In times of trial, the Omaha community pulls together — sometimes one stitch at a time. To help prevent the spread of the coronavirus and protect the vulnerable, Metro Omaha Medical Society (MOMS) has rallied an effort to sew up to 45,000 cloth masks and distribute them to families who may not be able to

By |2020-05-28T16:01:51-05:00May 29th, 2020|Categories: Community Engagement, Topics|Tags: , , , , , |Comments Off on Wanted: Sewers for Metro Omaha Medical Society’s massive mask-making effort

Don’t take quarantine sitting down: How to stay fit during the pandemic

It’s yet another frustrating consequence of the coronavirus. During a time when we need the immunity-boosting, stress-reducing, weight-controlling benefits of exercise more than ever, it’s tougher than ever to stay active. Fitness centers, from local gyms to YMCA branches, remain closed, which has some people taking quarantine sitting down — in front of the TV.

By |2020-05-11T11:29:58-05:00May 11th, 2020|Categories: Health and Wellness, Topics|Tags: , , , , , |Comments Off on Don’t take quarantine sitting down: How to stay fit during the pandemic

Open Door Mission reacts to record demand for food, shelter, health services amid pandemic

Open Door Mission (ODM) is serving through the current health crisis, mobilizing to care for the less fortunate – the homeless and the hungry – by doing more than ever. Currently, with the campus at 2828 E. 23rd St. closed to community partners and almost all volunteers, 70 full-time staff members are carrying most of

By |2020-05-04T09:12:08-05:00May 4th, 2020|Categories: Community Engagement, Topics|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on Open Door Mission reacts to record demand for food, shelter, health services amid pandemic

BCBSNE expands telehealth benefit in response to coronavirus pandemic

Here’s the dilemma: you’re pretty sure you have an ear infection. You’re experiencing pain and nausea – but you’re concerned about going to the doctor’s office. You take social distancing seriously and don’t want to expose yourself to others who are sick, possibly with COVID-19. Enter an at-home alternative: the anytime convenience of telehealth. What

By |2020-04-06T11:12:58-05:00April 7th, 2020|Categories: Insurance 101, Topics|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on BCBSNE expands telehealth benefit in response to coronavirus pandemic

The Life House is a dual force in critical time of need for diapers and food

Tegan Reed, executive director of The Life House, still has that valentine – the red crayon drawing of a heart, the carefully-placed Minion stickers, and a young girl’s handwritten message: “You are the best.” “She handed it to me with a huge smile and a big hug. It really struck me because, to her, we

By |2020-03-23T12:02:33-05:00March 24th, 2020|Categories: Community Engagement, Topics|Tags: , , |Comments Off on The Life House is a dual force in critical time of need for diapers and food

Early-onset dementia, Alzheimer’s cases are on the rise; here’s how to take action now

Newly released findings are expanding the conversation about early-onset dementia and Alzheimer’s disease, serving as a call to awareness and action for younger Americans. A Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS) Health Index, compiled in 2017, found that early-onset dementia and Alzheimer’s disease are impacting the lives of a growing number of Americans ages 30 to

By |2020-03-16T11:19:46-05:00March 20th, 2020|Categories: Health and Wellness, Topics|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on Early-onset dementia, Alzheimer’s cases are on the rise; here’s how to take action now

Omaha retiree takes the wheel, travels Nebraska improving children’s lives

Joining the world’s largest service organization 40 years ago was a natural fit for Omahan Allen Darell. “We serve” – the motto of Lions Clubs International – is his motto, too. “Service fulfills me,” he says. “It’s really what makes me who I am.” For more than 2½ years now – ever since retiring from

By |2020-03-10T16:33:57-05:00March 9th, 2020|Categories: Community Engagement, Stories|Tags: , , , , , |Comments Off on Omaha retiree takes the wheel, travels Nebraska improving children’s lives

Take the healthy eating challenge: Fortify your diet with plant-based foods

You’re ready to make the commitment to healthier eating, eager to reap the many benefits, including weight loss, increased energy and decreased risks of heart disease, diabetes, stroke and cancer. Yes, you are on board! You’re just not sure where to start. “There are constantly new nutrition claims, fads and diets telling people what they

By |2020-03-02T13:04:25-06:00March 3rd, 2020|Categories: Health and Wellness, Topics|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Take the healthy eating challenge: Fortify your diet with plant-based foods