You are here:-Articles

Cancer is a leading cause of Nebraska deaths

Cancer and heart disease are the two leading causes of death among Nebraskans. They account for nearly half of the deaths in the state. Learning more about cancer and how to treat it is the subject of the latest Good, Healthy Life program on NET Television. Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska is a

By |2019-04-17T09:27:15-05:00April 17th, 2019|Categories: Articles, Health and Wellness|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Cancer is a leading cause of Nebraska deaths

Achy joints? Just 10 minutes of low-impact activity daily can help relieve stiffness, swelling

After the winter we had, many of us are eager to put a little spring in our steps. Others, not so much. The prospect of increased activity can be daunting for those wrestling with joint pain – and that’s quite a few people. A national survey by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found

By |2019-04-15T08:49:14-05:00April 15th, 2019|Categories: Health and Wellness, Topics|Tags: , , , , , , |Comments Off on Achy joints? Just 10 minutes of low-impact activity daily can help relieve stiffness, swelling

BCBSNE vice president says “yes” to opportunities

From bedside nursing to the business side of health care, Susan Beaton’s career in the medical industry has changed, but her dedication to patients and customers has never wavered. Beaton began her career as a pediatric trauma nurse. Ten years in, she developed a latex allergy and had to leave bedside nursing. Her new career

By |2019-04-12T13:39:24-05:00April 12th, 2019|Categories: Our Take, Topics|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on BCBSNE vice president says “yes” to opportunities

Stride towards better health on National Walk at Lunch Day

Watch out for walkers – or join them – on Wednesday, April 24 during National Walk at Lunch (NW@L) Day. NW@L Day is an annual event hosted by Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska (BCBSNE) encouraging Nebraskans to take a few minutes, lace up their tennis shoes and go for a walk. Walking provides

By |2019-04-10T11:09:26-05:00April 12th, 2019|Categories: Community Engagement, Topics|Tags: , , , , , |Comments Off on Stride towards better health on National Walk at Lunch Day

Seasonal affective disorder: Is it for real?

Have you ever felt extra tired in the winter? We chock it up to the cold and snow. It’s dark when you go to work and it’s dark when you drive home. We know it will get better when spring comes and the days get warmer. To most people, this is just the winter blues,

By |2019-04-10T13:03:48-05:00April 10th, 2019|Categories: Health and Wellness|Tags: , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Seasonal affective disorder: Is it for real?

What will public health look like in the future?

Public health must be involved in innovative and creative strategies to prevent disease and change the conditions that lead to health issues (social determinants) in communities. Those are the observations of Michael Frazer, PhD and executive director of the Association of State and Territorial Health Officials (ASTHO). Frazer was the keynote speaker at a recent

By |2019-04-08T14:26:48-05:00April 8th, 2019|Categories: Community Engagement, Topics|Tags: , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on What will public health look like in the future?

5 free or low-cost ways to elevate your heart rate and your status as superstar grandparent

It’s one of the great things about living in Nebraska – you don’t have to spend a fortune to get out, get active and spend quality time with the grandkids. Some of our best options for togetherness and energetic memory-making are free or low-cost. Here are a few ideas for a warm-weather outing to elevate

By |2019-04-04T13:54:19-05:00April 5th, 2019|Categories: Health and Wellness, Topics|Tags: , , , , , , |Comments Off on 5 free or low-cost ways to elevate your heart rate and your status as superstar grandparent

Empowering employees to improve their wellness

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska (BCBSNE) understands the importance of health and wellness and strives to provide health and wellness resources to its employees. Since the inception of its first wellness committee in the early ’90s, BCBSNE has been continuously working to promote healthy living including adding full-time wellness services staff in 2005.

By |2019-04-03T13:52:31-05:00April 4th, 2019|Categories: Health and Wellness, Topics|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Empowering employees to improve their wellness

Value-based approach to healthcare is lowering costs

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska helps its members effectively manage medical expenses through value-based care. With this approach, primary care practitioners take a front and center role, guiding members toward the effective and efficient delivery of health care services. Members participating in value-based care programs are: • Less likely to need inpatient stays.

By |2019-04-03T09:04:41-05:00April 3rd, 2019|Categories: Our Take, Topics|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Value-based approach to healthcare is lowering costs

Membership drive connects employees with nonprofits

Nonprofit organizations with yearly memberships recently came to Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska (BCBSNE) for the company’s annual membership drive. The event, held at Blue Cross Centre, offered employees a chance to purchase a nonprofit membership with help from a $30 subsidy from BCBSNE. From the arts to the outdoors, 15 nonprofits set

By |2019-04-01T11:21:19-05:00April 2nd, 2019|Categories: Community Engagement, Topics|Tags: , , , , , |Comments Off on Membership drive connects employees with nonprofits