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Seniors: How to stay active all summer long

Summertime means longer, warmer days and more ways to be physically active around and outside your home – from strolls around the neighborhood to long bike rides on one of the many paved trails in Omaha – there's no shortage of methods to move your body. The importance of exercise According to the National Institute

By |2022-06-21T14:18:04-05:00June 23rd, 2022|Categories: Health and Wellness|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Seniors: How to stay active all summer long

Four tips to keep yourself safe in the sun

The summer sun has finally arrived, and everyone is spending more time outdoors. Before you grab your family and friends to enjoy all that summer has to offer, it is important to revisit the basics of sun safety. Here are four tips on how you can practice sun safety while enjoying the hot weather. Stay

By |2022-06-21T11:20:33-05:00June 22nd, 2022|Categories: Health and Wellness, Topics|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Four tips to keep yourself safe in the sun

Wise & Well: Kim Arnold’s journey – ‘it feels good to feel good’

Kim Arnold, vice president of marketing and communications at Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska (BCBSNE), realized it was time to make a change when she started working in the building again last year. “When I started coming into the office last spring, I started wearing real clothes again,” said Arnold. “Like a lot

By |2022-06-09T11:54:09-05:00June 9th, 2022|Categories: Health and Wellness, Topics|Tags: , |Comments Off on Wise & Well: Kim Arnold’s journey – ‘it feels good to feel good’

The power of care at your fingertips

Jillian Ridpath, BCBSNE nurse health coach For as long as she can remember, Jillian Ridpath had a passion for helping others. Her caring nature and ability to connect with people led her to find her true calling as a nurse. As a nurse health coach at Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska

By |2022-06-08T13:06:26-05:00June 6th, 2022|Categories: Health and Wellness, Topics|Tags: , , , , , |Comments Off on The power of care at your fingertips

The recommended age to start colorectal cancer screenings is now 45

Turning 45? It’s time to get your colorectal cancer screening, according to an updated recommendation from the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (The Task Force). The Task Force, which consists of a volunteer panel of national experts in disease prevention and evidence-based medicine, recently adjusted its colon cancer screening recommendation to begin testing at age

By |2022-05-26T14:12:25-05:00May 23rd, 2022|Categories: Health and Wellness, Topics|Tags: , , , , , , |Comments Off on The recommended age to start colorectal cancer screenings is now 45

National Walk at Lunch Day motivated Nebraskans to move

On April 27, Nebraskans across the state took 30 minutes out of their day to focus on their well-being by participating in National Walk at Lunch (NW@L) Day. Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska (BCBSNE) and YMCAs across the state host this annual event. For 2022, nearly 3,000 Nebraskans and 153 businesses and schools

Supporting mental health: Recognize the signs and know where to go for care

Mental health and physical health are often thought of as separate components of a person’s overall well-being. However, the two go hand-in-hand – impacting one another and influencing their health journey. In fact, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, mental illnesses, such as depression, can increase an individual’s risk for physical health

By |2022-04-12T11:27:17-05:00May 2nd, 2022|Categories: Health and Wellness, Topics|Comments Off on Supporting mental health: Recognize the signs and know where to go for care

National Walk at Lunch Day promotes taking steps toward a healthier life

Turn a working lunch into a walking lunch on Wednesday, April 27 during National Walk at Lunch (NW@L) Day. NW@L Day is an annual event hosted by Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska (BCBSNE) and YMCAs across the state encouraging Nebraskans to take a few minutes out of their day, put on their sneakers

By |2022-04-13T09:21:46-05:00April 13th, 2022|Categories: Health and Wellness, Team Blue, Topics|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on National Walk at Lunch Day promotes taking steps toward a healthier life

Connor Berg, an intern turned full-time employee, views wellness as a team effort

Connor Berg (middle) pictured hiking in the mountains of Winter Park, Colorado accompanied by friend Josh (left) and girlfriend Amanda (right) “Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska’s (BCBSNE) wellness program creates a platform for us all to get together and be a part of each other’s journeys toward better health,” says BCBSNE

By |2022-03-17T10:25:58-05:00March 10th, 2022|Categories: Health and Wellness, Topics|Tags: , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Connor Berg, an intern turned full-time employee, views wellness as a team effort

Colorectal cancer screenings save lives

The power of prevention March is National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month, and Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska (BCBSNE) encourages all members to understand their personal risk factors and when they should be tested for colorectal cancer. According to the Great Plains Colon Cancer Task Force (GPCCTF), in 2021, Nebraska ranked 29th in the