Health Notes

Artistic Kids Work Hard for Backpack Donations

by Katina Granger on July 26, 2016

The dozens of blue barrels collecting back-to-school supplies for Omaha kids in need have a colorful new look. It’s all thanks to the artistic talents of children who will benefit from your donation.

Children attending the Salvation Army Kroc Center’s summer day camp, Camp Kroc, decorated the dozens of barrels located at Methodist Hospital, Methodist Women’s Hospital, Methodist Jennie Edmundson Hospital and all metro area Methodist Physicians Clinic locations. The barrels are collecting backpacks and back to school supplies for the KETV 7 Can Help/Salvation Army Back-to-School Backpack Program.
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Happy Birthday Methodist Physicians Clinic Gretna!

by Katina Granger on July 22, 2016

Happy Birthday to Methodist Physicians Clinic Gretna!
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Even the extreme heat couldn’t stop the celebrations in Gretna Friday as Methodist Physicians Clinic celebrated one year of service to the community.

Patients, guests, physicians and clinic staff enjoyed free burgers, hot dogs and drinks under the Methodist tents while fresh cupcakes were kept cool inside. Local radio station Star 104.5 played music outside and even interviewed Methodist Physicians Clinic providers Dr. Katrena Lacey and Dr. Ryan Isherwood live on the air.

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Methodist Hospital Opens New Surgical Wing

July 20, 2016
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Click here to see a slideshow of the Methodist Hospital surgical expansion. It’s a project that was years in the making – an expanded space that solidifies Methodist as the regional leader in surgical technology and care. Over the next few weeks, Methodist Hospital will officially open its new surgical suites. Built into an expanded […]

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Send Us Your School Supply Selfies!

July 13, 2016
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You’ve seen the blue barrels, and perhaps even already dropped off your backpacks. Now, time to snap and share! Methodist is once again a proud sponsor of the KETV 7 Can Help/Salvation Army Back-to-School Backpack Program, collecting backpacks and other school supplies for children in need in our community. The goal is to beat last […]

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Move over Poison Ivy, Watch Out for the Parsnip!

July 11, 2016
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While poison ivy, poison oak and poison sumac are first to come to mind when it comes to poisonous plants, Iowans and Nebraskans need to beware of another dangerous weed quickly spreading right now. It’s called wild parsnip. Many say this yellow, four foot tall plant looks like a dill plant or Queen Anne’s lace, […]

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Blue Barrels are Back!

July 8, 2016
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With 100 degree days in the dead heat of summer, it’s hard to imagine we’re only about 6 weeks away from the start of yet another school year. And with back-to-school approaching fast, now is the time to help metro students get a healthy start. Methodist is once again proudly sponsoring the KETV 7 Can […]

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Methodist 125: A New Home for Health Care

July 5, 2016

It wasn’t long after the Methodist Episcopal Hospital & Deaconess Home Association of Omaha opened its doors at 20th and Harney that caregivers realized they needed more space. The tiny hospital had more patients than their 28-bed capacity would allow. Twenty years later, a crowning jewel of modern medicine was erected at 36th and Cuming […]

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Top 7 Tips for Summer Picnic Food Safety

July 1, 2016
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Summertime and outdoor picnics seem to go hand-in-hand. Sunny days and beautiful weather are simply built for summer fun. But with the warm temperatures comes an extra ounce of precaution when it comes to keeping your food safe. Along with making healthy food choices for your outdoor barbeque, it’s important to know the steps you […]

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It’s Swimmers Ear Season

June 27, 2016
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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 […]

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Kindergarten Teacher at Full Speed After Surgery

June 23, 2016
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“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 […]

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