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Local doctor shares experience with telehealth increase during pandemic

The pandemic altered how many patients sought care in 2020. In fact, four in 10 U.S. adults reported avoiding medical care because of COVID-19 concerns, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. At the same time, telehealth usage increased due to its ability to offer patients a way to visit their doctors from

By |2021-07-19T15:19:01-05:00July 21st, 2021|Categories: Health and Wellness, Topics|Comments Off on Local doctor shares experience with telehealth increase during pandemic

Oral health is crucial for overall health

Oral health is more than just keeping your pearly whites glistening. It’s about keeping your whole body healthy. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found that poor oral hygiene is related to various chronic conditions, such as diabetes and heart disease. Not only that, but not taking care of your mouth can inhibit your

By |2021-07-07T09:29:55-05:00July 2nd, 2021|Categories: Health and Wellness, Topics|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Oral health is crucial for overall health

Cornfield, Cornfield yields runners from near and far

Nebraska’s most “Nebraska” race brought runner’s from near and far to Papillion on Saturday, June 12. Cornfield, Cornfield is one of three 10K races that makes up the Born and Raced in Nebraska (BRIN)  Running Series, Powered by BCBSNE. “Cornfield Cornfield is a true hometown race, complete with beer, watermelon and sweetcorn,” said Linda Brown,

By |2021-06-25T09:38:48-05:00June 25th, 2021|Categories: Community Engagement, Health and Wellness, Topics|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Cornfield, Cornfield yields runners from near and far

Wise & Well: Karah Thompson’s routine of wellness

The pursuit of wellness starts bright and early every day for Karah Thompson. “My daily morning routines have helped me focus on my wellness,” said Karah Thompson, agile project manager at Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska (BCBSNE). “I wake up earlier than I did before we were going into the office, and I

By |2021-06-09T10:13:54-05:00June 15th, 2021|Categories: Health and Wellness, Stories, Team Blue, Topics|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Wise & Well: Karah Thompson’s routine of wellness

Wise & Well: Glenn Bruneau’s journey to wellness

Back in January of 2020, Glenn Bruneau took the first step of an over year-long journey: recognizing that change needed to happen. “After taking some time to reflect on where I was regarding my personal health both physically and mentally, I concluded I had to make some adjustments to my life,” said Bruneau, information services

By |2021-06-03T12:42:23-05:00June 3rd, 2021|Categories: Health and Wellness, Team Blue, Topics|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Wise & Well: Glenn Bruneau’s journey to wellness

BCBSNE employees compete in Blue Moves wellness challenge

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska’s (BCBSNE’s) latest internal wellness challenge, Blue Moves, used the power of teamwork and competition to motivate employees to stay active. Blue Moves was a wellness challenge hosted by BCBSNE as a part of its internal wellness program, Be Well at Blue. During the six-week challenge, employees formed teams

By |2021-05-20T16:15:12-05:00May 26th, 2021|Categories: Health and Wellness, Team Blue, Topics|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on BCBSNE employees compete in Blue Moves wellness challenge

COVID-19 update: More than 50% of Nebraskans 16 and older are fully vaccinated

BCBSNE’s chief medical officer stresses importance of continued vaccination Nebraska recently surpassed an important benchmark in the fight against COVID-19: More than 50% of the state’s population 16 and older is now fully vaccinated, according to the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) dashboard. An additional 8% of Nebraskans 16 and older are

By |2021-05-21T13:18:54-05:00May 24th, 2021|Categories: Health and Wellness, Topics|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on COVID-19 update: More than 50% of Nebraskans 16 and older are fully vaccinated

National Walk at Lunch Day motivated Nebraskan to get up and get moving

More than 1,000 individuals and 146 companies and schools took the online NW@L pledge to participate, helping to raise $4,132 for Special Olympics Nebraska to support the nonprofit’s 19 year-round sports, free health screenings and school programs across the state. Participating in NW@L Day has been over a decade-long tradition for Blue Cross and Blue

By |2021-05-18T15:29:39-05:00May 18th, 2021|Categories: Articles, Community Engagement, Health and Wellness, Topics|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on National Walk at Lunch Day motivated Nebraskan to get up and get moving

Wise & Well: Ben Rose’s working wellness

During his time at Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska (BCBSNE), Ben Rose has learned how to take his wellness to a more comprehensive level. “Wellness, to me, is having the ability, energy and drive to be able to do the things in life that I want and need to do,” said Rose, director

By |2021-05-04T12:06:46-05:00May 4th, 2021|Categories: Health and Wellness, Team Blue, Topics|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Wise & Well: Ben Rose’s working wellness

BCBSNE provides COVID-19 vaccine incentive for its employees

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska (BCBSNE) is providing an incentive for its employees to receive the COVID-19 vaccine through the company’s wellness program, Be Well at Blue. Be Well at Blue empowers employees to focus on their health goals by: Tracking preventive health exams Competing in wellness challenges Completing trainings and certifications, like

By |2021-04-07T08:34:24-05:00April 7th, 2021|Categories: Health and Wellness, Stories, Topics|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on BCBSNE provides COVID-19 vaccine incentive for its employees