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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 |2020-09-21T14:40:28-05:00September 22nd, 2020|Categories: Health and Wellness, Topics|Tags: , , , , , , |Comments Off on BCBSNE’s chief medical officer: ‘Protect our state. Get your flu shot’

Flu poses greater risk to Nebraskans than coronavirus

News about COVID-19, a new coronavirus originating in Wuhan, China, spread quickly. However, Nebraskans have a greater risk of catching another illness: The flu. Flu activity is currently widespread in Nebraska, according to estimates on the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) website. Of the 46,145 influenza diagnostic tests performed so far in the

By |2020-02-20T09:00:57-06:00February 20th, 2020|Categories: Health and Wellness, Topics|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on Flu poses greater risk to Nebraskans than coronavirus

12 months of healthy tips for a more vibrant 2020

Make 2020 your healthiest year yet with a month-by-month commitment to wellness. “If you want to shed bad habits and develop healthy ones, make your move,” says Sarah Emanuel, manager of wellness services for Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska (BCBSNE). “Start with one healthy choice and keep going. Good habits can improve your

By |2020-01-13T15:41:27-06:00December 23rd, 2019|Categories: Health and Wellness, Topics|Tags: , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on 12 months of healthy tips for a more vibrant 2020

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 provides free flu shots to employees

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska (BCBSNE) employees had the opportunity to prepare for flu season on Wednesday, Sept. 19 with free flu shots available at Blue Cross Centre. The flu shots were administered by Think Whole Person Healthcare pharmacy staff from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. During this time, a total of 500

By |2018-09-21T09:15:27-05:00September 21st, 2018|Categories: Health and Wellness, Topics|Tags: , , , , , |Comments Off on BCBSNE provides free flu shots to employees

Nebraska doing good job with childhood vaccinations but must remain vigilant

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska members are doing a good job keeping their children’s vaccinations current.  Eighty-five percent received the seven required shots during the first three years of life.  That compares to 80 percent nationwide. The findings come from the latest Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association Health of America study on

By |2018-01-19T13:42:00-06:00January 19th, 2018|Categories: Health and Wellness, Topics|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Nebraska doing good job with childhood vaccinations but must remain vigilant