Health Notes

It’s Swimmers Ear Season

by Katina Granger on June 27, 2016

With the U.S. Olympic Swim Trials now in full swing here in Omaha, all eyes are on the pool. Many inspired kids and families are beating the heat by taking a few laps of their own. The more time spent in the water means a greater risk for swimmer’s ear.

Swimmer’s ear is an infection of the outer ear canal caused by water remaining in the ear after swimming. The moisture that remains creates an environment that makes it easy for bacteria or fungi grow.

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Kindergarten Teacher at Full Speed After Surgery

by Katina Granger on June 23, 2016

“I feel like I got my life back. THIS IS ME.”

Before her hip replacement surgery, kindergarten teacher Julie Jernstrom lived her life in pain.

“It hurt to sit. It hurt to stand. It hurt to lie down,” said Julie. “On a scale of one to 10, I was at a 25. It was constant and there was nothing I could do to find relief. It was horrible.”

It was getting more and more difficult to keep up with her energetic students. For years, Julie attributed her constant pain to her scoliosis. It wasn’t until she visited with her doctor that she discovered the source of her pain.

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Family Grateful For Delivery Day Care

June 22, 2016
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The arrival of a newborn baby is supposed to be a day of joy. When that joy turns to grief, providers at Methodist provide compassionate comfort for the family. In March, a Labor and Delivery nurse at Methodist Women’s Hospital, helped one such family through a devastating loss. “My son and his wife were expecting […]

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Summer Safety Begins with Beating the Heat

June 17, 2016
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Temperatures in early June here in Omaha are already at the “mid-summer” mark. And with the numbers steadily climbing towards the triple digits, it’s important to brush up on how to stay safe in the extreme heat. “When it is this hot out, heat-related illness can come on quickly,” said Dr. Ariana Bauer, a internal […]

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Leaves of Three, Let Them Be

June 14, 2016
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Perhaps you’ve heard the saying, “Leaves of three, let them be.” It’s a great little warning for a summertime nuisance that could leave you very uncomfortable: poison ivy. Itching and rash from poison ivy (and its evil twins poison oak and sumac) is something Methodist Physicians Clinic doctors are seeing a lot of these days. […]

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From Omaha to South Sudan: Nurses Deliver The Meaning of Care

June 10, 2016
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In the poverty-stricken region of South Sudan, Africa, much-needed medical care comes straight from the heartland. A medical mission team of doctors and nurses, led by Methodist Physicians Clinic provider Joseph Dumba, MD, treats thousands of patients over a two-week period. Among those providing healing and hope are Alicia Abboud, BSN, RN, CCRN, and Jocelyn […]

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Methodist 125: Where It All Began

June 6, 2016
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As Methodist Health System celebrates its 125th Anniversary, we take a look back at the journey from our humble beginnings to today. 1891. Omaha was only a mere 37 years old. With horse-drawn carriages and Native Americans on the plains, it was a very different time: The city’s population topped 100,000. The city had nine […]

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Top Ten Apps for Seniors’ Healthier Living

June 3, 2016
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Betty Edzards texts and plays online games with her granddaughters. These days, when the phone rings at Betty Edzards’ house, it’s likely her iPhone. At 63, she spends a lot of time on her smartphone for both business and pleasure. “I have an iPhone, a MacBook, a tablet and a desktop Mac,” said Betty. “I […]

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State-of-the-Art Technology and Expanded Space Help Methodist Lead the Way

May 31, 2016

A current expansion project nearing completion at Methodist Hospital is focused on providing the highest quality surgical care in the region – and that starts with the very tools at surgeons’ fingertips. The $90 million expansion and renovation project at Methodist Hospital to increase the size and number of surgical suites also included the addition […]

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Methodist 125th Anniversary Event Hits a Home Run

May 31, 2016
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More than 2,500 Methodist employees were among a sold-out crowd enjoying a beautiful night at Werner Park on Monday. They were there to celebrate Methodist’s 125th Anniversary… and of course, enjoy a Storm Chasers win. “What a wonderful way to celebrate our 125th anniversary with the Omaha community,” said Stephen Zubrod, VP and Chief Marketing […]

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