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Simplify for the Holidays

By: Aprill Murphy

Experts are still learning about the impact stress can have on the body. The holidays can be wonderful, but they can also add extra duties and worry to our already busy schedules. Here are five ideas to help you simplify for the holidays: Plan down time. Your calendar will fill More…

Get Free Help Signing Up for Insurance

By: Aprill Murphy

The Health Insurance Marketplace is open right now, but it will be closing soon. To sign up for a new 2019 health plan or renew or change a health plan for 2019 visit: www.healthcare.gov. The last day to do this is December 15th, 2018. After this date, a “Special Enrollment Period” More…

Boone County Health Center Receives National Recognition

By: Jenni DeWitt

Today, on National Rural Health Day, Boone County Health Center (BCHC) announced it has been recognized by The Chartis Center of Rural Health and the National Organization of State Offices of Rural Health (NOSORH) for excellence in all three categories: Quality, Patient Perspective and Outcomes, reflecting top quartile performance among More…

Husk the Habit: Break the Addiction & Be Smoke-Free!

By: Jenni DeWitt

Did you know the number of former smokers in the United States has been higher than the number of current smokers since 2002? Are you ready to join the group of former smokers? Quitting can be intimidating, but with free resources like the Nebraska Tobacco Quitline, it can be so More…

New Physical Therapy Assistant at Health Center

By: Jenni DeWitt

Boone County Health Center (BCHC) has added Physical Therapy Assistant (PTA) Katie Alder to the Physical Therapy (PT) team. Alder grew up near Newman Grove and earned her Associated Degree of Applied Science in PTA from Northeast Community College in August of 2007. She lives in St. Edward with her More…

Notice of Scholarship

By: Jenni DeWitt

Boone County Health Center (BCHC) Foundation annually offers the Marilyn Nissen Nursing Scholarship to assist students who are pursuing a degree in nursing. Marilyn Nissen, R.N. was a long-time oncology nurse at BCHC. She performed an amazing service and many patients are alive and well because of her expertise. Marilyn More…

Don’t Tough It Out

By: Jenni DeWitt

Nebraskans are tough. We work hard and power through problems. These are great traits and ones I hope to instill in my own kids. However, when it comes to health, toughing it out isn’t always the best choice. The earlier we catch an illness, the better we can treat it. More…

Thank You to The “Dam” Spalding Run

By: Jenni DeWitt

The “Dam” Spalding Run made a generous donation to the Boone County Health Center’s (BCHC’s) CancerCare Program. The money will be used to offer gas cards to patients battling cancer. “Our patients are always so grateful for the gas cards and often comment on how special it makes them feel More…

2018-2019 Priority Project Is “3D – a Clearer View”

By: Jenni DeWitt

A 3D movie is fun, but a 3D mammogram, which is an x-ray of the breast, could be lifesaving. New research shows 43% of women have dense breasts and are six times more likely to get breast cancer. A 2D mammogram only offers doctors a top and side view. For the More…

Gayla Oakley Selected to Be Online Content Resource Editor

By: Jenni DeWitt

Boone County Health Center (BCHC) Director of Cardiology Services and Prevention Gayla Oakley, RN, CCRP, MAACVPR was elected to the  American Association of Cardiovascular Pulmonary Rehabilitation (AACVPR) executive  Board of Directors and selected to become the editor of News & Views. News & Views is AACVPR’s online content resource for More…