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BCBSNE health coach helps members ‘achieve a healthier way of life’

From navigating weight loss to managing a diabetes diagnosis, Registered Health Coach Sara Schneider is there to help Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska (BCBSNE) members reach their health goals step-by-step. Schneider, a registered nurse and diabetic educator, works with BCBSNE members through Wellframe, a free mobile app. The app, which is available to

By |2020-07-08T15:19:53-05:00July 15th, 2020|Categories: Health and Wellness, Topics|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on BCBSNE health coach helps members ‘achieve a healthier way of life’

Health of America study finds increase in pregnancy, childbirth complications

The number of women experiencing pregnancy and childbirth complications has increased, according to a Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS) Health of America study. The study examined 1.8 million pregnancies between 2014 to 2018 among commercially-insured women ages 18 to 44. Key findings include a 16.4% increase in pregnancy complications and a 14.2% increase in childbirth

By |2020-06-30T11:59:08-05:00July 8th, 2020|Categories: Health and Wellness, Topics|Tags: , , , , , |Comments Off on Health of America study finds increase in pregnancy, childbirth complications

‘Diabetes saved my life.’ At 60, 5-mile walks, 60-minute workouts are daily priorities

It looks like a small home gym, complete with a weight bench and an elliptical machine, but to Clint Baker, this is his “House of Pain,” a designation stenciled on the wall in big, black letters. “Every morning, it’s a mental fight to go into the House of Pain,” he says. And yet, he does

By |2020-01-13T11:40:00-06:00September 10th, 2018|Categories: Health and Wellness|Tags: , , , , , , |Comments Off on ‘Diabetes saved my life.’ At 60, 5-mile walks, 60-minute workouts are daily priorities

‘My life has changed,’ after collaborative approach to losing 45 pounds

Wade Whitsel knows what it’s like to receive that phone call. “It’s pretty mind-boggling,” he says. Over the last 10 months, the 50-year-old resident of Rosalie, Nebraska, has flashed from ominous test results to a biopsy to that call confirming an aggressive form of prostate cancer. A radical prostatectomy in May gave way to seven

By |2018-08-13T08:32:15-05:00August 13th, 2018|Categories: Our Take, Topics|Tags: , , , , , , , |Comments Off on ‘My life has changed,’ after collaborative approach to losing 45 pounds