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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

Project Houseworks’ volunteers save the day and possibly a life

Ever since Clara Walls moved into her home more than 45 years ago, her front porch has served as a welcoming conduit for countless friends and loved ones. The leaky roof was disheartening. Walls couldn’t afford it fix it. But, even then, that seasoned porch connected her to another life-saving relationship. “I would never have

By |2020-01-30T14:54:38-06:00February 4th, 2020|Categories: Community Engagement, Topics|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Project Houseworks’ volunteers save the day and possibly a life

Seniors move, strengthen and connect in SilverSneakers fitness program

Kathleen Mohle was 30 years old when The Temptations released “My Girl” in 1965. Now the classic tune – “I’ve got sunshine on a cloudy day . . ." – serves as workout music for the active 84-year-old, one of 20 seniors in a SilverSneakers class at the Armbrust YMCA. SilverSneakers is a health and

By |2020-01-14T14:27:12-06:00January 15th, 2020|Categories: Articles, Health and Wellness|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Seniors move, strengthen and connect in SilverSneakers fitness program

Gifts for Salvation Army’s Adopt-A-Family program fulfill late sister’s wish ‘to do more’

Yes, Omaha, there is a Santa Claus. We can catch glimpses of him all around us, winking in the reflections of those who revel in committing brazen acts of kindness this time of year. Jeanne Layendecker is one of them, inspired and empowered by another cheerful giver, her big sister, Terri Hinton. “Terri and I

By |2019-12-23T08:42:15-06:00December 24th, 2019|Categories: Articles, Community Engagement|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on Gifts for Salvation Army’s Adopt-A-Family program fulfill late sister’s wish ‘to do more’

12 months of healthy tips for a more vibrant 2020

Make 2020 your healthiest year yet with a month-by-month commitment to wellness. “If you want to shed bad habits and develop healthy ones, make your move,” says Sarah Emanuel, manager of wellness services for Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska (BCBSNE). “Start with one healthy choice and keep going. Good habits can improve your

By |2020-01-13T15:41:27-06:00December 23rd, 2019|Categories: Health and Wellness, Topics|Tags: , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on 12 months of healthy tips for a more vibrant 2020

HealthMatters at Ollie Webb: Building wellness to maximize potential, elevate quality of life

Let’s do a few laps here. We’re going to warm up.” “Good job! Awesome! Are you all feeling your muscles working?” Christina Paul and Robbi Kolnick are bringing the energy – to generate some energy. Their blend of instruction and encouragement is focused on six men and women in a HealthMatters exercise class offered through

By |2019-11-27T08:42:45-06:00November 27th, 2019|Categories: Community Engagement, Topics|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on HealthMatters at Ollie Webb: Building wellness to maximize potential, elevate quality of life