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June 24, 2011

UNMC Physicians takes an individual approach to wellness

When it comes to treating patients, the staff at UNMC Physicians knows there’s no such thing as one size fits all. At each of their 36 locations throughout the Omaha…

May 7, 2011

Live Well Omaha Kids: Greatest Hits 3

Each year, Live Well Omaha Kids (LWOK), a community collaboration led by Live Well Omaha and Alegent Health, publishes a report on the impact of their programs on our community’s…

May 6, 2011

One simple switch, one positive change

For lots of companies, soda is the beverage of choice. That was the case at the Heartland Workers Center, an organization that helps promote leadership skills and civic participation for…

May 4, 2011

A healthy testimony from Mount Moriah Missionary Baptist Church

Rev. Ralph B. Lassiter, Pastor, Mount Moriah Baptist Church, Omaha, Nebraska and Doris Lassiter, Health Ministry Director Prior to our partnership with the Douglas County Live Well Omaha Initiative, Mount…

March 29, 2011

Trainer Tip: Good carbs/bad carbs

Joseph O’Meara Last week we talked about eating good carbs during the day to avoid the afternoon crash, but did not explain what good carbs are! Some popular fad diets…

March 28, 2011

Trainer Tip: Avoid the afternoon crash

Joseph O’Meara We all know the feeling. 2 p.m. rolls around and we just want to crawl under the desk or go out to the car and sleep. Here are…

March 25, 2011

At SilverStone Group, healthy options always come first

Take a peek in the oversized refrigerator in the employee lounge and you can tell SilverStone Group is serious about keeping workers healthy. The commercial-grade fridge is always stocked with…

March 24, 2011

Lunchtime walkers rock the Qwest Center Arena

As manager of Qwest Center Omaha, the Metropolitan Entertainment and Convention Authority (MECA) is busy year-round preparing for events, both local and global. Each year, tens of thousands of people…

March 23, 2011

Healthy meals are a priority for senior care services company

To be able to provide effective care, you need to take of yourself first. For Home Instead Senior Care, that means making wellness a priority for the 110 employees who…

February 15, 2011

Trainer Tip: The humble walnut — a superfood

Joseph O’Meara Walnuts are one of the best plant sources of protein. They are rich in fiber, B vitamins, magnesium, and antioxidants such as Vitamin E. Nuts are also high…

February 10, 2011

CPA firm counters long hours with healthy food, exercise options

Tax season can bring with it lots of stress, and especially for the accountants crunching all those numbers. Just ask the 120-member staff at Lutz & Company, PC. The Omaha-based…

February 9, 2011

Just say yes to be a Partner for a Healthy City

Our Partners for a Healthy City trainers have been very busy lately. Since beginning their efforts last fall, more than 90 Douglas County organizations have responded to invitations to join…