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
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
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
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
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,
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
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
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.
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.
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