Health Notes

Over-the-Counter Relief: Which One is Right For You?

by Katina Granger on April 24, 2017

Do you ever find yourself in the medicine aisle, staring at the hundreds of choices of pain medication and wondering which one is right for you?

Trust me, you’re not alone.

With the countless choices, how can you find the right medicine that will provide you some relief? Start by identifying the source of your pain.

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Called to Hospice Nursing

by Julie Cerney on April 21, 2017


Methodist hospice nurse Eileen Heitman with patient Wally Jernigan.

Some people think Eileen Heitman, BSN, RN, CHPN, must spend her days dealing only with death and sadness.

Not Eileen.

She sees her role as a Methodist Home Health and Hospice  nurse case manager as an opportunity to focus on the deepest joys in life, including family, faith, friendship and laughter.

“We get one shot at making a bad situation as good as it can be,” said Eileen, “and I want to leave families with the best memories.”

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“Methodist, for when I need them.”

April 17, 2017
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When it comes to health care, it’s never just about the patient. Beside each patient is one or many family members – waiting, watching, praying and hoping. Each is touched by The Meaning of Care delivered every day. Our providers also know that the same quality care, medical excellence and innovation patients need today, might […]

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Mother’s Excellent Care Shapes Daughter’s Career

April 13, 2017
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“Methodist runs in our family blood.” Kelsey Haswell works in the Lung/Thoracic Oncology Clinic at Methodist Estabrook Cancer Center. It was a job she was inspired to take, after her mother received “The Meaning of Care” just a few years ago. “I was diagnosed Oct. 7th, 2011,” said Missy Haswell, Kelsey’s mom, a breast cancer […]

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Reliable Nurse Becomes Patient’s Rock

April 11, 2017
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“I call Katie, like, three times a week,” confessed Elizabeth Pettinger, a thyroid cancer patient at Methodist Estabrook Cancer Center Head and Neck Oncology Clinic. “She is honest, and always works to come up with a good answer for my questions.” Elizabeth’s questions came fast and furious during her diagnosis and treatment. Nurse Katie Schmaderer, […]

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Feet, Don’t Fail Me Now

April 7, 2017
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Our feet have carried us through the years – chased after children and grandchildren, walked school and hospital hallways, exercised our bodies, and helped us stand tall in our finest hour. Given the amount of stress we put on our feet in a lifetime, it’s easy to see why certain foot problems seem unavoidable. But […]

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A Resounding Voice: #NoMore

April 5, 2017
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An amazing room of individuals delivered a powerful message heard across the Twitterverse on Sexual Assault Awareness Day: NO MORE. Through hundreds of tweets using the hashtag #NoMore, information, education and help for victims of domestic violence, sexual assault and human trafficking was shared by local experts and community organizations. Within minutes of the Twitter […]

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Taking Over Twitter for Sexual Assault Awareness

March 31, 2017
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Last year, 25 individuals with a single message became Omaha’s loudest voice on Twitter. Each had a single purpose: to spread information and awareness about sexual assault, domestic violence and human trafficking. Thanks to their efforts, the hashtag #NoMore became the number one trending topic in Omaha during Twitter Chat 2016, with more than 7 […]

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It’s National Doctors Day!

March 30, 2017
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Happy National Doctors Day to all the providers who deliver The Meaning of Care at our Methodist hospitals and clinics every day! Click image to enlarge, zoom in and search by provider name.

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The Healing Touch on Four Legs

March 27, 2017
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Methodist Hospital patient Carol Keefover welcomes a visit from pet therapy dog Macee. “Oh look at you! You are so beautiful! You’re so happy and wiggly!” Carol Keefover lit up with joy when Macee the golden retriever walked into her room. “Oh my goodness, you’re going to have to come every day!” Carol said through […]

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