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When it comes to saving money on prescription drugs, your pharmacist may be your best source

Most people agree: Prescription drug prices are too high. While there is broad support for legislative solutions – the CREATES Act, for one, which would help speed lower-priced generics to market – fierce lobbying efforts have hampered voting on Capitol Hill. In the absence of an act of Congress, what can older adults do, right

By |2019-02-01T12:38:22+00:00February 1st, 2019|Categories: Articles, Health and Wellness|Tags: , , , , , |Comments Off on When it comes to saving money on prescription drugs, your pharmacist may be your best source

Fit In The City strengthens BCBSNE’s workplace wellness program

Local wellness company Fit In The City has been strengthening Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska’s (BCBSNE) workplace wellness program for more than a decade. Fit In The City is a fitness and wellness company headquartered in Papillion, Nebraska. The company provides personal training sessions, group exercise classes and lunch and learn sessions in

By |2019-01-25T08:30:09+00:00January 25th, 2019|Categories: Health and Wellness, Topics|Tags: , , , , , |Comments Off on Fit In The City strengthens BCBSNE’s workplace wellness program

Older adults ‘like’ Facebook for ability to stay informed, connect with friends and family

Carol Obenauer, 57, gains motivation from it. Ann Herzinger, 64, uses it as a tool for enlightenment. Mel Kaup, 64, logs on to stay in the loop, nudged initially by the lure of exclusive family photos. “After our son Andy got married, the rest of our kids started talking about neat wedding pictures the very

By |2019-01-21T11:03:14+00:00January 22nd, 2019|Categories: Health and Wellness, Topics|Tags: , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Older adults ‘like’ Facebook for ability to stay informed, connect with friends and family

Fitness trackers are great motivators, seniors say, for stepping up activity, feeling younger

Retired Omaha attorney Fred Coffman doesn’t spend his days in court – he spends them on it. Over the last couple of years, the active 77-year-old has developed quite a taste for pickleball, a fast-growing court sport that combines tennis, table tennis and badminton. “I like pickleball because you bend, you stretch. You’re moving frontward,

By |2019-01-14T08:52:42+00:00January 14th, 2019|Categories: Health and Wellness, Stories|Tags: , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Fitness trackers are great motivators, seniors say, for stepping up activity, feeling younger

Food, fun & families: Prioritizing time (and reaping the benefits) in 2019

Kathy Biernbaum of Springfield, Nebraska, brings out her recipe for quality family time every holiday season – it involves copious amounts of flour and frosting. “My mom always did cookie cutouts with frosting,” she says. “I still have that Pillsbury cookbook; it’s from 1955.” For Kay and Mike Glynn of Hastings, Iowa, quality family time

By |2019-01-14T09:01:37+00:00January 7th, 2019|Categories: Articles, Health and Wellness|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Food, fun & families: Prioritizing time (and reaping the benefits) in 2019

New Year, New You wellness challenge harnesses the power of teamwork

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska (BCBSNE) employees are harnessing the power of teamwork to meet one common New Year’s resolution during the company’s 12-week New Year, New You challenge. New Year, New You is a team weight loss wellness challenge hosted by BCBSNE’s wellness team from Jan. 16 to April 10. Participants aim

By |2019-01-02T10:41:22+00:00January 2nd, 2019|Categories: Health and Wellness, Topics|Tags: , , , , , |Comments Off on New Year, New You wellness challenge harnesses the power of teamwork

5 tips for setting attainable New Year’s resolutions

‘Tis the season for change. New Year’s resolutions are fun to set, but after the first week of working towards your goals, it’s easy to fall off the bandwagon and revert to old habits. Make 2019 the year you set and keep your New Year’s resolutions by utilizing the following tips. 1. Focus on the

By |2018-12-28T08:35:15+00:00December 28th, 2018|Categories: Health and Wellness, Topics|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on 5 tips for setting attainable New Year’s resolutions

BCBSNE’s workplace wellness program works well for employees

Jillian Ridpath was exhausted. As a chemical dependency nurse working the night shift, Ridpath drank caffeinated beverages to stay awake, went home too tired to cook and used food to cope with the stress of her job. All three factors led to her decision to look for a new position at a different company. Improving

By |2018-12-14T08:34:08+00:00December 27th, 2018|Categories: Health and Wellness, Topics|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on BCBSNE’s workplace wellness program works well for employees

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+00:00December 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+00:00December 6th, 2018|Categories: Articles, Health and Wellness|Tags: , , , , , |Comments Off on NET’s Good, Healthy Life series looks at wellness programs