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Wise & Well: Jen Wichern’s menu of wellness

Jen Wichern grew up in a food-centric family. Meals were how they came together and showed how much they cared for one another – now she keeps that love for food alive through her passion for wellness. “Healthy eating is crucial to wellness because what you put into your body helps your body perform at

By |2020-11-24T16:10:49-06:00November 25th, 2020|Categories: Health and Wellness, Team Blue, Topics|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Wise & Well: Jen Wichern’s menu of wellness

The importance of a good night’s sleep

Sleep is as crucial to a good quality of life as diet and exercise. It can impact your work, waking hours and overall health. A good night’s sleep can promote recovery from workouts, growth in children, healing in your body and more. Not getting enough sleep can not only impact your day-to-day experience, but also

By |2020-11-23T16:14:42-06:00November 24th, 2020|Categories: Health and Wellness, Topics|Tags: , |Comments Off on The importance of a good night’s sleep

BCBSNE receives Grower Wellness Award

Governor Pete Ricketts and the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) recently awarded Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska (BCBSNE) with a Grower Wellness Award. The award is presented every three years as part of the Governor’s Wellness Awards. It honors organizations that demonstrate significant improvement in employee health behaviors. This year

By |2020-10-30T14:21:53-05:00November 2nd, 2020|Categories: Health and Wellness, Topics|Tags: , , |Comments Off on BCBSNE receives Grower Wellness Award

Wise & Well: Kiran Ala’s motivation to stay well

Kiran Ala has been focusing on keeping every dimension of wellness balanced for almost 20 years. “When I was a teenager, I watched the movie Rocky,” said Ala, database administrator at Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska (BCBSNE). “I was so pumped up to be a boxer and started my journey with a push

By |2020-11-02T12:22:46-06:00October 30th, 2020|Categories: Health and Wellness, Topics|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Wise & Well: Kiran Ala’s motivation to stay well

Flu and COVID-19 facts to know as flu season approaches

Flu season is right around the corner, along with the risk of a twindemic. This year, it is even more crucial to understand the risks of the flu, why flu shots are essential and how the flu compares to COVID-19. Five Fast Flu Facts to Know The flu is a respiratory illness caused by various

By |2020-11-02T09:22:32-06:00October 26th, 2020|Categories: Health and Wellness, Topics|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Flu and COVID-19 facts to know as flu season approaches

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska and YMCAs to offer free community flu shot clinics in November

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska (BCBSNE) will host 14 flu vaccination clinics in early November, in collaboration with YMCAs across the state. Clinics will be open to all between the ages of 9 and 64 at no cost to them, regardless of health insurance coverage. “Our goal is to be there for all

By |2020-10-19T11:21:28-05:00October 20th, 2020|Categories: Health and Wellness, News Releases, Topics|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska and YMCAs to offer free community flu shot clinics in November

Central District Health Department to provide flu shots for 10,000 Grand Island students over three weeks

Central District Health Department (CDHD) is offering no-cost flu vaccinations to approximately 10,000 students in preschool through 12th grade – nearly one-fifth of the Grand Island population – in collaboration with Grand Island Public Schools (GIPS), Heartland Health Center (HHC) and Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska (BCBSNE). “Because Grand Island has been hit

By |2020-10-12T09:10:23-05:00October 12th, 2020|Categories: Health and Wellness, News Releases, Topics|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Central District Health Department to provide flu shots for 10,000 Grand Island students over three weeks

Wise & Well: Leah Bond’s lifelong wellness

From being a gymnast in her youth to her education as an athletic trainer, wellness has been at the center of Leah Bond’s life for as long as she can remember. “Personally, it’s the thing I do just for myself every day,” said Bond, human resources business partner at Blue Cross and Blue Shield of

By |2020-09-29T08:49:09-05:00September 29th, 2020|Categories: Health and Wellness, Topics|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Wise & Well: Leah Bond’s lifelong wellness

BCBSNE’s chief medical officer: ‘Protect our state. Get your flu shot’

By Dr. Debra Esser, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska’s chief medical officer By now, you’ve probably heard the word “pandemic” countless times as the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to impact people’s health, well-being and daily life. Flu season is coming, and with it, the possibility of a twindemic, or two pandemics happening at

By |2020-10-01T09:18:48-05:00September 22nd, 2020|Categories: Health and Wellness, Topics|Tags: , , , , , , |Comments Off on BCBSNE’s chief medical officer: ‘Protect our state. Get your flu shot’

BCBSNE medical director says vaccines are still vital to children’s health with e-learning

As Nebraska moves through an uncertain school year, there is one aspect that should remain consistent with year’s past: Ensuring children receive their immunizations. Vaccines are crucial to protect children from preventable diseases, even if they are not attending in-person classes. “It is important that children receive their scheduled immunizations, and that they get the

By |2020-10-01T09:18:08-05:00September 15th, 2020|Categories: Health and Wellness, Topics|Tags: , , |Comments Off on BCBSNE medical director says vaccines are still vital to children’s health with e-learning