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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

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?

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

Update for Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska members affected by flooding or severe winter weather

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska members who are affected by the recent flooding or severe winter weather may fill their covered prescriptions early, if necessary, at any in-network pharmacy. To locate an in-network pharmacy, members should call the Member Services number on the back of their member ID card. If the card is

By |2019-03-26T16:26:29-05:00March 18th, 2019|Categories: Health and Wellness|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Update for Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska members affected by flooding or severe winter weather

It’s tough picking up the pieces after the loss of a spouse. Here’s where to start.

At first, they called it “The Widow’s Club,” a group of five women – friends from the neighborhood – who’ve all lost their husbands over the last two years. Karen McCann is the newest addition. Frank, her husband of 52 years, died last July at age 76. “Do I have moments when the tears flow

By |2019-03-04T08:46:49-05:00March 4th, 2019|Categories: Health and Wellness, Stories|Tags: , , , , , , , |Comments Off on It’s tough picking up the pieces after the loss of a spouse. Here’s where to start.

5 steps to paring down your possessions and giving yourself some mental clarity

Maybe you need to do it out of necessity – you’re moving to a smaller home or a retirement community and your lifetime of accumulation simply isn’t going to fit. Maybe you just have a sense that it’s time – your trove of “stuff” has grown unwieldy and it’s starting to stress you (or your

By |2019-02-18T08:49:39-05:00February 18th, 2019|Categories: Health and Wellness|Tags: , , , , , , , |Comments Off on 5 steps to paring down your possessions and giving yourself some mental clarity

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 |2019-02-01T12:38:22-05:00February 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 |2019-01-25T08:30:09-05:00January 25th, 2019|Categories: Health and Wellness, Topics|Tags: , , , , , |Comments Off on Fit In The City strengthens BCBSNE’s workplace wellness program