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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 |2019-10-08T09:28:13-06:00October 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 |2019-10-29T09:40:14-06:00September 30th, 2019|Categories: Health and Wellness, Topics|Tags: , , , , , |Comments Off on 525 BCBSNE employees receive free flu shots

Older Nebraskans taking control of health with YMCA assist

Larry Newill is actively working to keep his Type 2 diabetes in check. Aletheir Evans is now in the habit of monitoring her own blood pressure. Both say their quality of life is improving – and the “why” can be traced back to the Y. Throughout the state, older Nebraskans are taking control of their

By |2018-10-22T09:58:48-06:00October 22nd, 2018|Categories: Community Engagement, Topics|Tags: , , , , , , |Comments Off on Older Nebraskans taking control of health with YMCA assist

With age comes rising risk of fall, chance of serious injury. Here’s how to protect yourself

Ann B. Davis, who played Alice the housekeeper on “The Brady Bunch” television show. Robert Culp of “I Spy” TV fame. Musician Leonard Cohen and author Kurt Vonnegut. What do they all have in common? They all died after a fall in their home. One in four older Americans fall every year. Of those, one-third suffer hip fractures

By |2018-08-28T09:46:58-06:00August 28th, 2018|Categories: Stories|Tags: , , , , , , , |Comments Off on With age comes rising risk of fall, chance of serious injury. Here’s how to protect yourself