You are here:---Health and Wellness

Early detection saves lives

According to research by the American Cancer Society (ACS), approximately one in every eight women in the United States will develop breast cancer in her lifetime. October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and being proactive about breast health and breast health education can save lives. Importance of breast cancer screenings Except for some forms

By |2021-10-18T11:58:30-05:00October 18th, 2021|Categories: Articles, Health and Wellness, Topics|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on Early detection saves lives

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska and YMCAs to Offer Free Community Flu Shot Clinics in October

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska (BCBSNE) will host 14 flu vaccination clinics in early October, in collaboration with YMCAs across the state. Clinics will be open to everyone age 6 and up at no cost to them, regardless of health insurance coverage. Vaccines will be administered by Hy-Vee Healthy You mobile clinics.  “We are excited to partner with YMCAs and Hy-Vee to offer no-cost flu shots across the state of Nebraska. With the uncertainty and added risks of

By |2021-09-21T14:58:51-05:00September 21st, 2021|Categories: Health and Wellness, News Releases|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska and YMCAs to Offer Free Community Flu Shot Clinics in October

Five mental health tips to cope with life during the pandemic

Throughout the pandemic, Best Care Employee Assistance Program (EAP) has seen nearly a 25% increase in the need for its mental health resources. Best Care EAP works with employers to provide a variety of services to their workers, such as counseling and wellness coaching. The organization’s increased requests for mental health services are largely due

By |2021-09-15T10:41:25-05:00September 16th, 2021|Categories: Health and Wellness, Topics|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Five mental health tips to cope with life during the pandemic

Wise & Well: Zach Heerten’s wellness evolution

Zach Heerten’s wellness journey began with a simple wellness challenge at Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska (BCBSNE) in 2018 and has only blossomed from there. Hosted as part of  BCBSNE’s internal wellness program, the 10K-A-Day wellness challenge encouraged employees to hit 10,000 steps a day for six weeks. “Multiple members of my team

By |2021-08-23T10:29:58-05:00August 25th, 2021|Categories: Articles, Health and Wellness|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Wise & Well: Zach Heerten’s wellness evolution

Add the COVID-19 and flu vaccines to your back-to-school list

With the new school year beginning and fall on the horizon, now is the perfect time to reach out to your health care provider about the COVID-19 and flu vaccines for you and your child. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) urges everyone ages 12 and up to receive the COVID-19 vaccine as

By |2021-08-05T14:50:49-05:00August 6th, 2021|Categories: Health and Wellness, Topics|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Add the COVID-19 and flu vaccines to your back-to-school list

Wise & Well: Jen Sharpe’s empowerment journey

Jen Sharpe started to fall in love with wellness through hiking and biking 12 years ago in Colorado; then she moved to Nebraska. “I started with Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska (BCBSNE) 11 years ago before we had an onsite gym facility, but we got a free membership to 24-hour Fitness, which was

By |2021-08-03T10:46:01-05:00July 26th, 2021|Categories: Health and Wellness, Team Blue, Topics|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Wise & Well: Jen Sharpe’s empowerment journey

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