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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

Wise & Well: Matt Barry strengthens heart health with exercise

“Getting to the gym isn’t always easy—living a healthy lifestyle isn’t always easy,” says Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska (BCBSNE) Senior Systems Engineer Matt Barry. For Barry, he has no choice but to make his health a priority. At the age of 33, Barry received news from doctors that his cholesterol levels were

By |2022-01-05T09:44:55-06:00January 6th, 2022|Categories: Health and Wellness, Topics|Tags: , , , , , |Comments Off on Wise & Well: Matt Barry strengthens heart health with exercise

Wise & Well: Julie Klein’s health and wellness journey

“I do my best to be active at least once a day. I get up early to squeeze in a walk with my dog, a quick run around the neighborhood or strength training before starting work,” said Julie Klein, strategic account executive at Blue Cross Blue Shield of Nebraska (BCBSNE). What started as a lifestyle

By |2021-10-25T10:46:04-05:00October 25th, 2021|Categories: Topics|Tags: , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Wise & Well: Julie Klein’s health and wellness journey

BCBSNE medical director says vaccines are still vital to children’s health with e-learning

As Nebraska moves through an uncertain school year, there is one aspect that should remain consistent with year’s past: Ensuring children receive their immunizations. Vaccines are crucial to protect children from preventable diseases, even if they are not attending in-person classes. “It is important that children receive their scheduled immunizations, and that they get the

By |2020-10-01T09:18:08-05:00September 15th, 2020|Categories: Health and Wellness, Topics|Tags: , , |Comments Off on BCBSNE medical director says vaccines are still vital to children’s health with e-learning

Don’t put off your preventive care

While it may be easy to push a preventive health screening back on your calendar, screenings, especially for cancer, are crucial to your health. “Cancer is the second leading cause of death in the U.S.,” said Dr. Jo Gardner, a medical director at Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska (BCBSNE). “The U.S. Preventive Services

By |2020-08-17T10:46:49-05:00July 22nd, 2020|Categories: Health and Wellness, Topics|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Don’t put off your preventive care

Wise & Well: Matthew Pleggenkuhle and his state of wellness

While wellness is usually discussed as an activity or attribute, Matthew Pleggenkuhle views wellness differently. “Wellness is a state of being, not having or doing, and it is important to recognize that emotional and mental wellness are often more important than physical wellness,” said Pleggenkuhle, business process manager at Blue Cross and Blue Shield of

By |2020-05-07T15:35:42-05:00May 18th, 2020|Categories: Health and Wellness, Topics|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Wise & Well: Matthew Pleggenkuhle and his state of wellness

Wise & Well: Justin Cavanaugh’s well-rounded wellness

Wellness has been a part of Justin Cavanaugh’s life since his youth, and over the years, he has learned what it means to him. “It’s feeling good about yourself and being able to do what you want,” said Cavanaugh. “For me, that means being physically active. I like to move and sweat. Ideally, I’d be

By |2020-03-26T11:15:41-05:00March 31st, 2020|Categories: Health and Wellness|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Wise & Well: Justin Cavanaugh’s well-rounded wellness

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

Tan no sign of health

Do you believe a tan makes a person look healthy? You are not alone. A recent Blue Cross Blue Shield Association Health of America study found 53 percent of millennials believe getting a tan is a sign of health. It’s a misconception that can have serious consequences. “I just didn’t do anything to prevent bad

By |2019-08-07T10:12:44-05:00June 3rd, 2019|Categories: Articles, Health and Wellness|Tags: , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Tan no sign of health