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What’s your blood pressure? Know your numbers

Curious about your health? Run the numbers with a little help from your doctor, of course. Math and health care go hand-in-hand with measurements related to your blood pressure, body mass index and cholesterol providing an overall picture of your health, according to BlueHealth Advantage. By knowing your numbers and their potential impact, you and

By |2019-11-20T09:35:40-06:00November 22nd, 2019|Categories: Health and Wellness, Topics|Tags: , , , , , , |Comments Off on What’s your blood pressure? Know your numbers

Local experts share nutrition tips, resources

Learning how to properly fuel your body can be tricky in today’s world. On social media, influencers push products promising weight loss and fad diets monopolize the web. At the grocery store, packages shout fat-free! light! superfood! and other buzzwords from the shelves. But how do you know if a food or product is really

By |2019-10-16T14:14:45-05:00October 25th, 2019|Categories: Health and Wellness, Topics|Tags: , , , , , |Comments Off on Local experts share nutrition tips, resources

Cold and flu season can hit college dorms hard

College is back in session and for students living in the dorms, so is the cold and flu season. In my first year in the dorms I had three or four colds. It’s easy to understand when hundreds of students are packing into one building. Each floor becomes a breeding ground for germs. A cold

By |2019-10-08T09:28:13-05:00October 8th, 2019|Categories: Health and Wellness, Topics|Tags: , , , , , |Comments Off on Cold and flu season can hit college dorms hard

525 BCBSNE employees receive free flu shots

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska (BCBSNE) recently provided 525 employees with free flu vaccines at Blue Cross Centre. Think Whole Person Health Care personnel, including Pharmacy Manager Jennifer Krobot, administered the vaccines. BCBSNE provides free vaccines onsite for employees annually. Krobot recommends getting the vaccine between the end of September and beginning of

By |2019-10-29T09:40:14-05:00September 30th, 2019|Categories: Health and Wellness, Topics|Tags: , , , , , |Comments Off on 525 BCBSNE employees receive free flu shots

BCBSNE hosts annual health, safety and benefits fair

At Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska’s (BCBSNE) travel-themed health fair, employees chose their own adventure while visiting booths and learning more about health, safety and benefits opportunities available in the company and community. BCBSNE hosted the fair at Blue Cross Centre. More than 35 vendors, including Jeana Tortorilla with the National Safety Council,

By |2019-09-25T09:20:52-05:00September 26th, 2019|Categories: Health and Wellness, Topics|Tags: , , , , , , , |Comments Off on BCBSNE hosts annual health, safety and benefits fair

Mindfulness meditation: How it’s practiced and why it can lead to healthier you

Three tones on a cellphone mark the start of a 30-minute “sit” at The Center for Mindful Living in Dundee. The scent of lavender, rich and soothing, hangs in the air as those gathered – some in chairs, others on the floor – give full focus not to the past or to the future but

By |2019-08-05T09:03:43-05:00August 5th, 2019|Categories: Health and Wellness, Topics|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on Mindfulness meditation: How it’s practiced and why it can lead to healthier you

Our perception of ‘old’ changes as we age

When checking the weather in the morning, you can focus on the actual air temperature or you can embrace the calculated “feels like” temperature, which factors in wind and humidity. Many of us take a similar approach to aging. If you were born in 1960, your actual age will be 59 at some point this

By |2019-07-15T08:56:33-05:00July 16th, 2019|Categories: Articles, Health and Wellness, Topics|Tags: , , , , , , |Comments Off on Our perception of ‘old’ changes as we age