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Where you get health care can cost you

Do you know how much a trip to your physician costs? Most of us don’t. We pay the copay at the physician’s office and don’t think much about it. If the doctor determines further tests are needed, most patients go where he or she suggests. When the bill comes, costs may be higher because of

By |2019-06-10T08:59:14-05:00June 10th, 2019|Categories: Our Take, Stories|Tags: , , , , , , |Comments Off on Where you get health care can cost you

Jessie had it all. Then the whisky took over. Without Heart Ministry Center, who knows where she’d be

It’s just before noon on a Monday, and the waiting area at Heart Ministry Center has grown crowded with people needing basic necessities: toothbrushes and toothpaste, deodorant, diapers ... They’ll also receive plenty of kindness and understanding from intake specialist Carlin “Jessie” Green. “Being hospitable and compassionate – just caring about people – is extremely

By |2019-05-28T09:38:06-05:00May 28th, 2019|Categories: Community Engagement, Stories|Tags: , , , , , |Comments Off on Jessie had it all. Then the whisky took over. Without Heart Ministry Center, who knows where she’d be

Millennial health declines at age 27 – Health of America study

A new Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association Health of America study reveals 10.4 million millennials aren’t as healthy as they think. The study found that on average, millennial health begins to decline at 27 years old. A millennial is someone born between 1981 and 1996. “The fact that they are seeing increased chronic conditions

By |2019-04-24T11:12:16-05:00April 24th, 2019|Categories: Our Take, Stories|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Millennial health declines at age 27 – Health of America study

Aksarben businesses walk towards better health on Wednesday, April 24

HDR will join Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska (BCBSNE) in celebrating National Walk at Lunch (NW@L) Day at Aksarben Villiage's Stinson Park from 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. on Wednesday, April 24. “We are very excited to have HDR join us this year,” said Kathy Nellor, BCBSNE’s manager of Wellness Services. “We are

By |2019-04-22T09:23:01-05:00April 22nd, 2019|Categories: News Releases, Stories|Tags: , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Aksarben businesses walk towards better health on Wednesday, April 24

ADHD diagnosis up in Nebraska as awareness grows

According to findings from a new Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association Health of America report, ADHD (attention deficit hyperactive disorder) diagnoses grew 39 percent between 2010 to 2017 among Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska (BCBSNE) members’ children. In Omaha, the percentage of increase was 37 percent. “There has been a slight uptick

By |2019-03-28T08:32:48-05:00March 28th, 2019|Categories: Our Take, Stories|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on ADHD diagnosis up in Nebraska as awareness grows

Hey, boomers, how are you feeling about your financial well-being?

You may be in good physical health. But how’s your financial wellness? It's an increasingly important answer to know for baby boomers rocketing toward retirement (almost 10,000 hit age 65 every day). While many have planned and saved and are eager for their next chapters, others are headed for serious financial anxiety. As a group,

By |2019-03-18T08:46:24-05:00March 18th, 2019|Categories: Our Take, Stories|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Hey, boomers, how are you feeling about your financial well-being?

It’s tough picking up the pieces after the loss of a spouse. Here’s where to start.

At first, they called it “The Widow’s Club,” a group of five women – friends from the neighborhood – who’ve all lost their husbands over the last two years. Karen McCann is the newest addition. Frank, her husband of 52 years, died last July at age 76. “Do I have moments when the tears flow

By |2019-03-04T08:46:49-05:00March 4th, 2019|Categories: Health and Wellness, Stories|Tags: , , , , , , , |Comments Off on It’s tough picking up the pieces after the loss of a spouse. Here’s where to start.

Dad once needed blood; grateful son now gives back delivering critical cargo for the Red Cross

Omahan Darrell Henning spends a lot of time on the road, navigating traffic and weather to shuttle critical cargo across the Heartland. He doesn’t do it for payment – but for repayment. To Henning, volunteering with the American Red Cross (and securing over-achiever status in the process) is a way of saying thank you for

By |2019-02-25T11:39:55-05:00February 25th, 2019|Categories: Community Engagement, Stories|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Dad once needed blood; grateful son now gives back delivering critical cargo for the Red Cross

See a doctor online with telehealth

“The last thing I wanted to do when I wasn’t feeling well was to go outside, start the car in the freezing cold and wait in an urgent care room – possibly contracting more germs,” said Michelle Green, customer service manager. We’ve all been there, you’re at work, feeling absolutely terrible. You’ve got head pressure

By |2019-01-25T09:29:42-05:00January 30th, 2019|Categories: Our Take, Stories|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on See a doctor online with telehealth

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska joining with Clarkson Regional Health Services in new Think Whole Person Healthcare partnership

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska (BCBSNE) is joining with Clarkson Regional Health Services Inc. as partners in Think Whole Person Healthcare in Omaha, NE. “Think has been leading the way in changing how health care is practiced in Nebraska,” said Dr. Joann Schaefer, BCBSNE executive vice president. “The independent primary care model plays

By |2019-01-23T10:11:24-05:00January 22nd, 2019|Categories: News Releases, Stories|Tags: , , , , , , |Comments Off on Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska joining with Clarkson Regional Health Services in new Think Whole Person Healthcare partnership