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Rural opioid deaths outpacing urban, Nebraska remains vigilant, makes suggestions to USDA

With rural opioid deaths now outnumbering urban deaths, representatives of the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) recently came to Lincoln to hold a roundtable discussion on what can be done to combat this growing nationwide problem. While Nebraska has a relatively low rate of addiction, members of law enforcement, lawmakers, health experts and the

By |2019-08-07T11:12:34-06:00November 6th, 2018|Categories: Articles, Health and Wellness, Topics|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Rural opioid deaths outpacing urban, Nebraska remains vigilant, makes suggestions to USDA

Opioid prescriptions decrease nearly 20 percent in Nebraska

The number of opioid medications filled by Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska (BCBSNE) members declined 19 percent from 2014 to 2017.  “There has been a lot more attention given by providers to their patients who may be misusing the drugs, filling too frequently, filling before they’ve run out, or maybe having symptoms

By |2018-07-12T11:18:51-06:00July 12th, 2018|Categories: Stories|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Opioid prescriptions decrease nearly 20 percent in Nebraska

Identity theft may impact your medical care

High-profile data breaches are making headlines, and affected consumers are no-doubt on high alert when it comes to their credit, banking, and brokerage accounts—but have you thought about the relation between identity theft and medical care? According to the Federal Trade Commission, medical identity theft occurs when a thief uses “your name or health insurance

By |2017-12-14T12:14:26-06:00November 21st, 2017|Categories: Security|Tags: , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Identity theft may impact your medical care