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Cancer is a leading cause of Nebraska deaths

Cancer and heart disease are the two leading causes of death among Nebraskans. They account for nearly half of the deaths in the state. Learning more about cancer and how to treat it is the subject of the latest Good, Healthy Life program on NET Television. Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska is a

By |2019-04-17T09:27:15-05:00April 17th, 2019|Categories: Articles, Health and Wellness|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Cancer is a leading cause of Nebraska deaths

Suntans, sunburns can add up over time, cause skin cancer

It’s August and you probably have a suntan by now.  Most of us get a little ”color” during the summer months, but few think of the consequences. “I just didn’t do anything to prevent bad sunburns when I was a teen,” Angel Champion said. Years of “laying out” and using tanning beds caught up with

By |2018-08-16T09:23:35-05:00August 16th, 2018|Categories: Health and Wellness, Topics|Tags: , , , , , |Comments Off on Suntans, sunburns can add up over time, cause skin cancer

Skin cancer rates in BCBSNE members are decreasing, bucking national trend

Skin cancer is diagnosed at a much lower level in Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska members than people living in other parts of the country.  From 2014 to 2017, our members had a 0.7 percent rate of diagnosed skin cancer.   Nebraska men have a higher rate of skin cancer than women.  Costs

By |2018-06-01T09:48:12-05:00June 1st, 2018|Categories: Our Take, Stories|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Skin cancer rates in BCBSNE members are decreasing, bucking national trend