Health Notes

Carve Out Time for Halloween Safety

by Dr. Cindy Janssen on October 24, 2014

One week from now, our streets will be overrun with pint-sized princesses, cowboys and zombies. Even the tiniest of the undead will all thirst for…. candy.

As you are carving out your Halloween plans, this Omaha physician has a plea for you to put some extra thought behind safety. Tricks-or-treats are meant to be fun, so here are a just few ideas from the American Academy of Pediatrics to keep it that way:

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Fighting Cancer as a Family

by Katina Gordon on October 22, 2014

Jayne Dean knows he’s out there somewhere… her older son, Andrew, wandering around the CenturyLink Center before the 2014 Race for the Cure in a tight pink body suit that hugs him from head to toe.

She also knows he wouldn’t be wearing it if it weren’t for her.

Signing the Methodist banners recognizing breast cancer survivors with her husband and younger son, Michael, Jayne is surrounded by a strong support system – just as she has been since day one of her diagnosis.

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Flamingo Friends Fight Cancer Together

October 15, 2014

People participate in the 2014 Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure – sponsored by Methodist Health System – for many different reasons. They are mothers, daughters, husbands, grandmothers and friends, all fighting for the same cause. Learn why these two “flamingo friends” come back to race year after year.

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New Help for Victims of Domestic Violence

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Methodist Hospital and Methodist Women’s Hospital are expanding services offered by the Heidi Wilke SANE/SART Survivor Program to provide healing and hope to survivors of domestic violence. “We are really here to help victims start that process of healing the second they walk through our doors,” said Anne Boatright, SANE/SART Program Coordinator. The program offers […]

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Seven Steps to Reduce Your Risk of Falls

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How do you envision your retirement? Whether it’s leisure and relaxation or enjoying travel and adventure, a fall could put your dreams at risk. You don’t need to be elderly to suffer a serious fall or the devastating injuries they can cause. “The majority of our patients are ages 40 to 65, and when it […]

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“Life Was a Blur”

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Almost two years to the day before Sandy Miller’s breast cancer was diagnosed, her husband received his own cancer diagnosis. The esophageal cancer raced through his body quickly, and seven months later he was gone. “It went pretty quick right down the tubes,” said Sandy. Dressed in pink and wearing her pink survivor’s race numbers, […]

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Thousands Think Pink and Prevention

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Hundreds of participants signed banners supporting breast cancer survivors at the 2014 Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure. Methodist Health System is a proud sponsor of the annual event. Click here to view a slideshow. They came by the thousands, sporting their signature pink – some in very clever ways. The 2014 Susan G. […]

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Patient Experiences The Meaning of Care First-Hand

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It is not often I am moved to write a note of commendation, but the expertise, care and attention displayed during my recent experience has prompted me to do so. I had been referred to the ER by a local urgent care for possible heart issues. Upon arrival, I was evaluated with lightning speed by […]

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Methodist Women’s Hospital Breaking Records in Births

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Meet Tennyson Davis Cromer, the 400th baby born at Methodist Women’s Hospital in September, a new record for the hospital and Methodist Health System. Watch a video about his exciting record-breaking arrival. Nearly 14 times a day last month, the familiar lullaby echoed through the halls at Methodist Women’s Hospital. Each signifying a new arrival […]

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Racers Will Offer Personal Messages of Hope

September 30, 2014
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The power of pink will fill downtown Omaha on Sunday, October 5th. And as usual, most participants in the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure will have a personal story to tell. They’re racing for a wife, a mother, a grandmother or a friend. Many are survivors themselves. As a proud platinum sponsor of […]

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