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Wise & Well: Justin Cavanaugh’s well-rounded wellness

Wellness has been a part of Justin Cavanaugh’s life since his youth, and over the years, he has learned what it means to him. “It’s feeling good about yourself and being able to do what you want,” said Cavanaugh. “For me, that means being physically active. I like to move and sweat. Ideally, I’d be

By |2020-03-26T11:15:41-05:00March 31st, 2020|Categories: Health and Wellness|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Wise & Well: Justin Cavanaugh’s well-rounded wellness

De qué manera Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska está respondiendo ante el coronavirus pandemia; y lo que usted debe saber

ACTUALIZADO EL 3 de abril de 2020 En Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska, nuestra prioridad número uno es asegurar la salud y seguridad de nuestros clientes. Continuamos obedeciendo las directrices en desarrollo de los funcionarios de salud locales y federales respecto del impacto del coronavirus (COVID-19). Tenga la certeza de que tenemos un

By |2020-04-07T11:28:21-05:00March 30th, 2020|Categories: Health and Wellness, Stories|Tags: |Comments Off on De qué manera Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska está respondiendo ante el coronavirus pandemia; y lo que usted debe saber

Early-onset dementia, Alzheimer’s cases are on the rise; here’s how to take action now

Newly released findings are expanding the conversation about early-onset dementia and Alzheimer’s disease, serving as a call to awareness and action for younger Americans. A Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS) Health Index, compiled in 2017, found that early-onset dementia and Alzheimer’s disease are impacting the lives of a growing number of Americans ages 30 to

By |2020-03-16T11:19:46-05:00March 20th, 2020|Categories: Health and Wellness, Topics|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on Early-onset dementia, Alzheimer’s cases are on the rise; here’s how to take action now

How Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska is responding to the coronavirus pandemic —and what you need to know

UPDATED April 3, 2020 Para leer este artículo del coronavirus en Español, clic aqui. At Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska, our top priority is to ensure the health and safety of our customers. We continue to follow the developing guidance of local and federal health officials regarding the impact of the coronavirus (COVID-19).

By |2020-04-03T16:09:22-05:00March 10th, 2020|Categories: Health and Wellness, News Releases, Stories|Tags: , |Comments Off on How Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska is responding to the coronavirus pandemic —and what you need to know

Take the healthy eating challenge: Fortify your diet with plant-based foods

You’re ready to make the commitment to healthier eating, eager to reap the many benefits, including weight loss, increased energy and decreased risks of heart disease, diabetes, stroke and cancer. Yes, you are on board! You’re just not sure where to start. “There are constantly new nutrition claims, fads and diets telling people what they

By |2020-03-02T13:04:25-06:00March 3rd, 2020|Categories: Health and Wellness, Topics|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Take the healthy eating challenge: Fortify your diet with plant-based foods

National Children’s Dental Health Month teaches importance of starting good dental habits at a young age

You probably know that teeth are important for chewing and eating. But, do you know they are also important for talking and smiling? That’s what the staff at Smile Station Pediatric Dentistry teaches children throughout the year, but especially in February. Why? Because February is National Children’s Dental Health Month. According to the American Dental

By |2020-02-27T09:35:29-06:00February 27th, 2020|Categories: Health and Wellness|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on National Children’s Dental Health Month teaches importance of starting good dental habits at a young age

Wise & Well: Tawny Archer’s weight loss journey

Tawny Archer, a provider executive at Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska (BCBSNE), has lost 82 pounds since the beginning of her weight loss journey. It all began when she was pregnant with her now 17-month-old daughter. “When I was pregnant two years ago, I had gestational diabetes really bad where I had to

By |2020-02-27T08:54:53-06:00February 27th, 2020|Categories: Health and Wellness|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Wise & Well: Tawny Archer’s weight loss journey

Flu poses greater risk to Nebraskans than coronavirus

News about COVID-19, a new coronavirus originating in Wuhan, China, spread quickly. However, Nebraskans have a greater risk of catching another illness: The flu. Flu activity is currently widespread in Nebraska, according to estimates on the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) website. Of the 46,145 influenza diagnostic tests performed so far in the

By |2020-02-20T09:00:57-06:00February 20th, 2020|Categories: Health and Wellness, Topics|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on Flu poses greater risk to Nebraskans than coronavirus

‘Think of what your goal is and keep striving for it’

Geni Evans’ decision to focus on her health in 2019 was an easy one. “I always struggle at the end of the year with the holidays and all the treats I love,” she said. “I knew I needed to lose weight and get in shape.” So, Evans, a medical policy and special project clinical analyst

By |2020-01-31T13:57:45-06:00February 6th, 2020|Categories: Health and Wellness, Topics|Tags: , , , , , , |Comments Off on ‘Think of what your goal is and keep striving for it’

Wise & Well: Malorie Maddox’s wellness journey

Even before Chief Communications and Marketing Officer Malorie Maddox came to Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska (BCBSNE) in 2018, she made wellness a priority in her life. “I was born with rheumatoid arthritis, so at a very early age I had a doctor tell me I have to be active my whole life,”

By |2020-01-29T15:49:16-06:00January 30th, 2020|Categories: Health and Wellness, Topics|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on Wise & Well: Malorie Maddox’s wellness journey