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Local doctor shares experience with telehealth increase during pandemic

The pandemic altered how many patients sought care in 2020. In fact, four in 10 U.S. adults reported avoiding medical care because of COVID-19 concerns, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. At the same time, telehealth usage increased due to its ability to offer patients a way to visit their doctors from

By |2021-07-19T15:19:01-05:00July 21st, 2021|Categories: Health and Wellness, Topics|Comments Off on Local doctor shares experience with telehealth increase during pandemic

Your Story: Driver Doug takes the wheel, improving health and encouraging others to do the same

Doug has been comfortable behind the wheel of a bus since age 18. But he didn’t get in the driver’s seat of his own health journey until 2018.   “There was a season in my life where a conversation about health wouldn’t have made any sense,” said Doug. “I referred to myself as a ‘seafood lover’ – I’d see food, and I’d

By |2021-07-21T16:22:15-05:00July 19th, 2021|Categories: Topics, Your Story|Tags: , , , , , |Comments Off on Your Story: Driver Doug takes the wheel, improving health and encouraging others to do the same

BCBSNE again voted Omaha’s Choice for Health Insurance

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska (BCBSNE) recently won first place in the Omaha’s Choice Awards for Best Health Insurance Provider for the second year in a row. The awards are presented annually by the Omaha World-Herald, and readers are encouraged to vote for their favorite businesses and service providers using an online ballot.

By |2021-07-07T12:45:10-05:00July 8th, 2021|Categories: Team Blue, Topics|Tags: , , |Comments Off on BCBSNE again voted Omaha’s Choice for Health Insurance

Your Story: Two-time breast cancer survivor, “thriver,” continues criminal justice career

Brenda Smith was the first Black female police officer in the state of Nebraska. Following a 25-year career with the Omaha Police Department, she retired as assistant police chief and started teaching criminal justice at Metropolitan Community College (MCC). A loving mother, grandmother and daughter, she also helped care for her ailing mom and dad for many years before they both passed away in

By |2021-07-06T09:08:00-05:00July 6th, 2021|Categories: Topics, Your Story|Comments Off on Your Story: Two-time breast cancer survivor, “thriver,” continues criminal justice career

Oral health is crucial for overall health

Oral health is more than just keeping your pearly whites glistening. It’s about keeping your whole body healthy. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found that poor oral hygiene is related to various chronic conditions, such as diabetes and heart disease. Not only that, but not taking care of your mouth can inhibit your

By |2021-07-07T09:29:55-05:00July 2nd, 2021|Categories: Health and Wellness, Topics|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Oral health is crucial for overall health

Cornfield, Cornfield yields runners from near and far

Nebraska’s most “Nebraska” race brought runner’s from near and far to Papillion on Saturday, June 12. Cornfield, Cornfield is one of three 10K races that makes up the Born and Raced in Nebraska (BRIN)  Running Series, Powered by BCBSNE. “Cornfield Cornfield is a true hometown race, complete with beer, watermelon and sweetcorn,” said Linda Brown,

By |2021-06-25T09:38:48-05:00June 25th, 2021|Categories: Community Engagement, Health and Wellness, Topics|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Cornfield, Cornfield yields runners from near and far

Wise & Well: Karah Thompson’s routine of wellness

The pursuit of wellness starts bright and early every day for Karah Thompson. “My daily morning routines have helped me focus on my wellness,” said Karah Thompson, agile project manager at Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska (BCBSNE). “I wake up earlier than I did before we were going into the office, and I

By |2021-06-09T10:13:54-05:00June 15th, 2021|Categories: Health and Wellness, Stories, Team Blue, Topics|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Wise & Well: Karah Thompson’s routine of wellness

Your Story: A fight for life, to be a teacher

Forty-five years ago, Barbara Saathoff wasn’t sure she would be able to walk again or see her children grow up – much less get her degree in education. Now, she's celebrating 29 years as a high school science teacher. Saathoff’s story took a dark turn in 1975. She was in her early 20s –

By |2021-06-14T15:25:02-05:00June 8th, 2021|Categories: Topics, Your Story|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Your Story: A fight for life, to be a teacher

Wise & Well: Glenn Bruneau’s journey to wellness

Back in January of 2020, Glenn Bruneau took the first step of an over year-long journey: recognizing that change needed to happen. “After taking some time to reflect on where I was regarding my personal health both physically and mentally, I concluded I had to make some adjustments to my life,” said Bruneau, information services

By |2021-06-03T12:42:23-05:00June 3rd, 2021|Categories: Health and Wellness, Team Blue, Topics|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Wise & Well: Glenn Bruneau’s journey to wellness

BCBSNE employees compete in Blue Moves wellness challenge

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska’s (BCBSNE’s) latest internal wellness challenge, Blue Moves, used the power of teamwork and competition to motivate employees to stay active. Blue Moves was a wellness challenge hosted by BCBSNE as a part of its internal wellness program, Be Well at Blue. During the six-week challenge, employees formed teams

By |2021-05-20T16:15:12-05:00May 26th, 2021|Categories: Health and Wellness, Team Blue, Topics|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on BCBSNE employees compete in Blue Moves wellness challenge