Health Notes

Methodist Team Breaks Record Marching for Babies

by Katina Granger on April 25, 2016

March for Babies 2016Max and Madelynn Ivey had the perfect way to celebrate their first birthday – with 4,000 of their closest friends and supporters.

Under sunny Omaha skies on Sunday, thousands of people – including the Ivey family – gathered at Lewis and Clark Landing for the annual March of Dimes March for Babies. Each family was there to support little ones like Max and Madelynn who were born too soon.

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A Focus on Staying Alcohol-Free

by Dr. Lindsay Northam on April 25, 2016

Underage DrinkingDid you know that April is Alcohol Awareness Month? Established in 1987, the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence has used Alcohol Awareness Month to increase public awareness of alcoholism and alcohol-related issues.

This year the focus is on teen alcohol use and the role parents and all adults can play in preventing underage drinking. By increasing education and awareness of the consequences of underage drinking, we all can come together to help stop teen alcohol use.

Let’s look at the facts.

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Like One of the Family

April 18, 2016
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Julie Frolio shares playtime with her oldest daughter, Danielle, and grandson Knox. “Right away I knew he was the one for me. I just knew.” Julie Frolio doesn’t mince words when it comes to her relationship with Dr. Thomas Martin, an OB/GYN with Methodist Physicians Clinic. “No matter how many good doctors are out there, […]

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Because it’s Your Decision

April 14, 2016
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When it comes to making decisions about your own health care, it’s important to make your own voice heard – especially when you are no longer able to make those decisions on your own. National Healthcare Decisions Day encourages all people to prepare Advance Directives such as Living Wills and Medical Powers of Attorney. An […]

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Methodist #NoMore Trends on Twitter

April 12, 2016
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The loudest conversation in Omaha Tuesday originated from one of the quietest rooms. On the second floor of Methodist Hospital, 25 people took to Twitter to chat about domestic violence and sexual assault. As the talking gave way to keystrokes, the hashtag #NoMore quickly rose to become the top trending topic in Omaha and one […]

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Methodist Goes “Beyond” 125 Years of Tradition

April 11, 2016
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As Methodist turns the page to its 125th year, the focus isn’t just on a rich history and tradition of excellence. All eyes are on the next years, decades and centuries to come. “It’s not only an opportunity to celebrate our history but also to showcase how we are moving forward,” said Stephen Zubrod, vice […]

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Free Screening Can Save Lives

April 9, 2016
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A small lump, a strange freckle, ear pain or having trouble swallowing. They may all seem like tiny nuisances but each could be a sign pointing to a potentially deadly illness. An upcoming free screening may be your chance to stop it in its tracks. “Cancer is a scary thing,” said Dr. Andrew Coughlin, head […]

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Nurse an Extraordinary Asset to Methodist

April 5, 2016
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On January 25, 2016, the emergency call light at a patient’s room blinked on and Methodist Hospital nurse Andy Sass, BSN, RN, raced inside. It was a matter of life or death. When he saw the patient choking on a piece of food, he quickly got the patient to his feet, got behind him and […]

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Making Safety Behind the Wheel #1

April 1, 2016
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Since 2011, Kelina Moore, has held a very important seat at Methodist Hospital. The passenger seat. Moore, a Certified Driver Rehabilitation Specialist, has been helping hundreds of drivers feel safer behind the wheel through the Methodist Driver Rehabilitation Program. “Sometimes it’s a decision to either seek help or perhaps lose their license,” said Moore, OTD, […]

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Family Finds Comfort in Hospice Care

March 31, 2016
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My mother is in hospice so I haven’t had time to send a letter, but I wanted to let you know how amazing your care at Methodist Hospital has been for my mom. She has been in the hospital three separate times the last three months and the care has been so incredible. Your nurses […]

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