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About Marcia Cady

As media relations manager at Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska, Marcia is also the Managing Editor of the Newsroom. She is a former journalist and member of the Nebraska Chapter of the Public Relations Society of America, the Omaha Press Club and QUAD.

Data can lower health care costs

Data is everywhere in health care - the results of a lab test, immunization records and cholesterol levels are considered data. What if some of that same data could be used not just to treat but to predict future health conditions like diabetes? It’s already happening. Data in the hands of providers and their staffs

By |2019-07-15T13:42:19-05:00July 17th, 2019|Categories: Articles, Our Take, Topics|Tags: , , , , , , |Comments Off on Data can lower health care costs

Lincoln communal garden growing

Squash, bamboo, cucumbers, mushrooms and eggplants are being tended with care by Karen refugees in a first of its kind communal garden in Lincoln. The Karen culture supports the sharing of plots of land and labor for the use of all. “For those who worked in agriculture before immigrating, it builds a comforting connection between

By |2019-07-09T08:53:30-05:00July 12th, 2019|Categories: Community Engagement, Topics|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on Lincoln communal garden growing

Coping with summer allergies

Take it from an allergy sufferer, it’s no fun sniffling through the summer months. Any change in the weather can bring about itchy eyes, a running nose and constant sneezes. Bad weather, high humidity and dry air can also set off asthma. So, what can you do to lower your risk of an allergy or

By |2019-06-18T08:43:23-05:00June 27th, 2019|Categories: Health and Wellness, Topics|Tags: , , , , , |Comments Off on Coping with summer allergies

Where you get health care can cost you

Do you know how much a trip to your physician costs? Most of us don’t. We pay the copay at the physician’s office and don’t think much about it. If the doctor determines further tests are needed, most patients go where he or she suggests. When the bill comes, costs may be higher because of

By |2019-06-10T08:59:14-05:00June 10th, 2019|Categories: Our Take, Stories|Tags: , , , , , , |Comments Off on Where you get health care can cost you

Tan no sign of health

Do you believe a tan makes a person look healthy? You are not alone. A recent Blue Cross Blue Shield Association Health of America study found 53 percent of millennials believe getting a tan is a sign of health. It’s a misconception that can have serious consequences. “I just didn’t do anything to prevent bad

By |2019-08-07T10:12:44-05:00June 3rd, 2019|Categories: Articles, Health and Wellness|Tags: , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Tan no sign of health

After flooding, Danielle Miller thankful for help

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska employee Danielle Miller and her family are back on their feet after losing their home to record-setting Nebraska flooding in March. She's thankful for the many organizations like the United Way of the Midlands for helping her take the first steps to recovery. The agency continues to help

By |2019-05-30T08:58:01-05:00May 30th, 2019|Categories: Articles, Community Engagement|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on After flooding, Danielle Miller thankful for help

NET’s Good, Health Life series explores ‘The Silent Killers’

The new episode of NET's Good, Healthy Life, explores diabetes and high blood pressure or hypertension, 'The Silent Killers'. Clint Baker, diagnosed with diabetes, describes how he has found a new normal with the help of an app and its connection to Kelly Zelenda, a nurse health coach at Blue Cross and Blue Shield of

By |2019-05-23T08:10:45-05:00May 23rd, 2019|Categories: Articles, Our Take|Tags: , , , , , , |Comments Off on NET’s Good, Health Life series explores ‘The Silent Killers’

Getting to work can be good exercise

Getting to work is exercise for Brent Roberts. Roberts bikes nearly 20 miles a day, from his home to work at Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska (BCBSNE). “I try to ride year around,” Roberts, a business configuration analyst, said. Roberts got started riding with his dad. He got serious about it as a

By |2019-05-16T09:55:20-05:00May 17th, 2019|Categories: Articles, Health and Wellness|Tags: , , , , , , |Comments Off on Getting to work can be good exercise

Winside Wildcats win Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska physical education grant

In the rolling corn and bean fields of northeastern Nebraska, the Wildcats are the heart and soul of Winside. Nearly 200 kids, preschool through 12th grade, attend the school in the town of 417 residents. When head volleyball coach Teresa Watters signed the school up to participate in the Blue Cross and Blue Shield of

By |2019-05-10T09:45:29-05:00May 10th, 2019|Categories: Community Engagement, Topics|Tags: , , , , , |Comments Off on Winside Wildcats win Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska physical education grant

Medicare meetings clear confusion for “almost” retirees

They came to the meeting with a great deal of uncertainty, admitting they didn’t know much about their post-retirement health insurance options. Patricia and Marcus Rasmussen will both turn 65 this year and came to the Medicare meeting hosted by Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska (BCBSNE) to get advice and answers. “We’re confused

By |2019-05-02T13:13:42-05:00May 3rd, 2019|Categories: Our Take, Topics|Tags: , , , , , , |Comments Off on Medicare meetings clear confusion for “almost” retirees