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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.

Don’t be afraid to ask about bladder issues; you’ll learn physical therapy works wonders

It started about six years ago for Joan. After hip surgery, she slowed down — drastically. Along with a lack of exercise and fear of falling, she also suffered from incontinence. Incontinence can be caused by problems with the muscles and nerves that help the bladder hold or pass urine. One in four women suffers

By |2018-12-11T10:44:27+00:00December 10th, 2018|Categories: Health and Wellness, Topics|Tags: , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Don’t be afraid to ask about bladder issues; you’ll learn physical therapy works wonders

NET’s Good, Healthy Life series looks at wellness programs

Good, Healthy Life is a new series produced by NET in partnership with Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska (BCBSNE). The series explores health care in the country, how the system got to be where it is and how consumers can navigate it. They are examining the causes of illnesses, how Nebraskans can prevent

By |2018-12-07T11:07:15+00:00December 6th, 2018|Categories: Articles, Health and Wellness|Tags: , , , , , |Comments Off on NET’s Good, Healthy Life series looks at wellness programs

Medicare coverage options are plentiful but enrollment choices generate lots of FAQs

Navigating Medicare can be overwhelming. Especially this time of year, during the annual open enrollment period. If you’re considering a Medicare plan, you probably have a lot of questions. I’ve worked with Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska’s Medicare plans for several years. Here are some frequently asked questions. Q: What should I know

By |2018-11-19T09:42:45+00:00November 19th, 2018|Categories: Articles, Insurance 101|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Medicare coverage options are plentiful but enrollment choices generate lots of FAQs

Brand name and specialty drug prices continue to rise

Nebraskans are paying more for brand name and specialty drugs along with the rest of the nation, according to the latest Health of America study from the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association. Last year in Nebraska, usage of inexpensive generic drugs increased to 85 percent of total prescriptions filled, yet they made up just

By |2018-11-15T08:25:37+00:00November 15th, 2018|Categories: Our Take, Stories|Tags: , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Brand name and specialty drug prices continue to rise

Omaha Holiday Lights Festival sponsored by Blue Cross

The 19th season of Omaha’s Holiday Lights Festival will kick off on Thanksgiving with Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska (BCBSNE) as presenting sponsor once again. Omaha Mayor Jean Stothert. As in years past, the lights will be turned on Thanksgiving evening. There will be six weeks of activities including ice skating

By |2018-11-14T13:57:41+00:00November 14th, 2018|Categories: Community Engagement, Topics|Tags: , , , , , , |Comments Off on Omaha Holiday Lights Festival sponsored by Blue Cross

Rural opioid deaths outpacing urban, Nebraska remains vigilant, makes suggestions to USDA

With rural opioid deaths now outnumbering urban deaths, representatives of the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) recently came to Lincoln to hold a roundtable discussion on what can be done to combat this growing nationwide problem. While Nebraska has a relatively low rate of addiction, members of law enforcement, lawmakers, health experts and the

By |2018-11-05T14:58:22+00:00November 6th, 2018|Categories: Articles, Health and Wellness, Topics|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Rural opioid deaths outpacing urban, Nebraska remains vigilant, makes suggestions to USDA

New Blue Cross-backed Crimestoppers reward first of its kind in country

An enhanced $5,000 reward is now being offered by Omaha Crimestoppers for tips leading to the arrests of opioid dealers, after a contribution from Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska. The reward is the first of its kind in the country. Law enforcement officials from the State of Nebraska, Douglas County and

By |2018-11-05T13:16:45+00:00November 1st, 2018|Categories: Community Engagement, Stories|Tags: , , , , , |Comments Off on New Blue Cross-backed Crimestoppers reward first of its kind in country

Geriatric massage ‘takes my cares away’ and relieves chronic aches and pains, patients say

In a darkened room, with music quietly playing and the hint of flowers in the air, 81-year-old Ronna Graskowiak can finally relax. “This takes my cares away,” Ronna says. Ronna is a caregiver to her 90-year-old husband, who is losing his memory. She’s in good hands with certified geriatric massage therapist Nicole Joy at Think

By |2018-10-16T09:48:52+00:00October 16th, 2018|Categories: Health and Wellness, Topics|Tags: , , , , , , |Comments Off on Geriatric massage ‘takes my cares away’ and relieves chronic aches and pains, patients say

Cancer struck and there was no way of knowing why

The American Cancer Society estimates 10,320 Nebraskans will develop cancer this year. Most will be diagnosed with breast and lung cancer. People often ask, “Why me?” Many cancers can be attributed to smoking or too much time in the sun. For the following three people, there was no way of knowing why. All they could

By |2018-10-11T08:49:02+00:00October 11th, 2018|Categories: Health and Wellness, Topics|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Cancer struck and there was no way of knowing why

Health care phone scams – the latest version

Does anyone answer the phone anymore? When you do get a call on your phone, it’s hard to tell through caller ID who it is. Many phone scammers are using local, genuine-looking phone numbers. Scammers are also pretending to be legitimate businesses to get your personal information. The Federal Trade Commission received more than 375,000

By |2018-10-11T16:02:49+00:00October 5th, 2018|Categories: Security, Topics|Tags: , , , , , , |Comments Off on Health care phone scams – the latest version