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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.

ADHD diagnosis up in Nebraska as awareness grows

According to findings from a new Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association Health of America report, ADHD (attention deficit hyperactive disorder) diagnoses grew 39 percent between 2010 to 2017 among Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska (BCBSNE) members’ children. In Omaha, the percentage of increase was 37 percent. “There has been a slight uptick

By |2019-03-28T08:32:48-05:00March 28th, 2019|Categories: Our Take, Stories|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on ADHD diagnosis up in Nebraska as awareness grows

A nurse by your side every day

What if you had a nurse by your side to help you every day? Someone you could text for advice and guidance whenever you needed help with a health issue? There’s an app for that. Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska (BCBSNE) members have access to a nurse via an app to help them

By |2019-03-08T10:59:38-05:00March 8th, 2019|Categories: Our Take, Topics|Tags: , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on A nurse by your side every day

Younger Nebraskans receiving knee and hip surgery at stable costs

Younger Nebraskans are now getting knee and hip replacements, but the cost for these procedures remains stable, according to the latest Health of America study from the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association. Planned or elective inpatient orthopedic surgeries for Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska (BCBSNE) members cost $97 million in 2017 and

By |2019-01-23T08:31:07-05:00January 23rd, 2019|Categories: Our Take, Topics|Tags: , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Younger Nebraskans receiving knee and hip surgery at stable costs

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska joining with Clarkson Regional Health Services in new Think Whole Person Healthcare partnership

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska (BCBSNE) is joining with Clarkson Regional Health Services Inc. as partners in Think Whole Person Healthcare in Omaha, NE. “Think has been leading the way in changing how health care is practiced in Nebraska,” said Dr. Joann Schaefer, BCBSNE executive vice president. “The independent primary care model plays

By |2019-01-23T10:11:24-05:00January 22nd, 2019|Categories: News Releases, Stories|Tags: , , , , , , |Comments Off on Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska joining with Clarkson Regional Health Services in new Think Whole Person Healthcare partnership

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 |2018-12-11T10:44:27-05:00December 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 |2018-12-07T11:07:15-05:00December 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 |2018-11-19T09:42:45-05:00November 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 |2018-11-15T08:25:37-05:00November 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 |2018-11-14T13:57:41-05:00November 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 |2018-11-05T14:58:22-05:00November 6th, 2018|Categories: Articles, Health and Wellness, Topics|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Rural opioid deaths outpacing urban, Nebraska remains vigilant, makes suggestions to USDA